Submitted by christina_p56 on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 1:14pm
i was looking for a concert for tenth avenue north...and i searched tenth avenue north in waterloo iowa
and up popped BARLOW GIRL, SUPER CHICK, AND VOTA IN WATERLOO IOWA
yup i almost crapped my pants...lol just kidding but i was super pumped
i tried to make it so my whole youth group could go...but my youth pastor or advisor chick said there was no "religeous value" uhm yes lady there is i have been to three of their concerts and i get like 3 sundays worth of religeous information in ONE concert lol...
well i didnt get my whole group tickets...but at least i get to go....VIP BABY!!
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