That just fucking sounds mouth-watering haha...
The Used show was (of course) a college show back in '03, right before Anchors Aweigh was released. It was (in order) Thrice, Story of the Year, My Chemical Romance, The Bouncing Souls, and The Used. I spent the entire time talking to Bryan, Pete, and Kate at their merch booth while The Used were playing. It was at a baseball field and was hosted by Dr. Dre & Ed Lover from YO MTV Raps...I can't make that shit up lol.
That is beyond odd, haha. But whatever works. They actually played a radio show up in Boston around that time too. It was a free, outdoor gig and they opened for Fountains of Wayne. Of course, the radio station didn't announce they were playing until the day of and I was at school in CT at the time so I missed it.
But yeah--that sounds like a trip! Haha.
I was fortunate enough to be able to book them at my college in '05. Which was awesome, hah. I put together a bill with the Bouncing Souls, the Explosion, and the Loved Ones...It was insane that I was able to take my school's money and bring bands to campus that I wanted to see.