Wednesday night, Bryan and I attended a concert at the TLA on South Street in Philly. It was the first time we've ever been to that venue, and we liked it very much. As usual, we were awkwardly early. We got there and had to wait 15 minutes or so for the doors to even open. It gave us a perfect amount of time to go upstairs and get ourselves shirts and we still made it to the stage in time to be right on the fence up front! Compared to the Electric Factory where we've seen most of our shows, the stage is lower and closer to the fence, so it made for a REALLY awesome show!
I do want to express again how awesome of a venue we found it to be. We were so close to the band that when they got really close to the edge of the stage and leaned in we could reach their instruments. Then the security guard brought us free cups of ice water(I think for standing in the one spot the whole time and having to get kicked around as they tried to grab crowd surfers from directly above our heads). Also, after the show, the bands stuck around to hang out with the fans. One of their friends spun records and we were all invited to hang out and drink with them. We didn't end up staying very long because the bevy of 16-year-olds were driving us CRAZY! (And it was already 12, Bryan had to wake up for work at 5:30, and it was an hour drive home)
It was definitely one of the best concerts we've been to so far!