I became inspired to respond to this tread when I read “ryan is stuck in 2005”... mostly because its ironic that this post is on abolutepunk.net. (http://www.google.com/trends/?q=absolute+punk)
First of all, I went a few shows on the last tour and they were insane. Totally worth every penny. He sometimes plays in smaller towns...I have been to those shows too. He doesn't draw as much but if anything, that is a dedication to his fans in small towns, like you apparently because you must have went to the show if you know it was small. Personally, I think the smaller shows are amazing. Something tells me you don't know a lot about amazing though.
To comment on the bands he plays with- I have talked to him a few times about it and he pays the bills with those bands buy-ons. So when you move out of your moms house and find something other to do than bash good bands on a website, then maybe you’ll understand.
Lastly, if Ryan acts better than you, its probably because he is. Then again, based on these pathetic attempts at an insult, a lot of people probably are. If you’re worried about his ego enough to post it here, you probably need to discuss that with your therapist in 5 years. Ryan is still around because hes an amazing musician.
Before you start getting excited about responding to this, just know, I created this account to write this and Ill never check it again. But, I know you, and you need to protect your absolutepunk.net ego—which is cute.
Sincerely, Real Rookie Fan
Ry: Love ya, man. Keep doing what you do.