Finally starting to post here... became a member in 2004, but just now getting active.
Having grown up in Pasadena Cal, with brothers the same age as the guys in the band, I have been lucky enough to be a fan since my brother took me to see them play a backyard party when i was only 13 or 14. They played several parties within a couple miles of my house in those days. I have seen them live about 30 times, all different tours, including the US Festival. I also saw them individually around town at various times before I moved to North Dakota a few years ago. I will have some stories that will come out during relevant threads as I get more comfortable here.