Alum Barbara Szabo Goes Emo at Taking Back Tuesday

Thursday, March 05, 2015
LA WEEKLY -- It all started last year, with a night of karaoke and Barbara “Babs” Szabo and T.J. Petracca sharing the mic over Dashboard Confessional. Babs — who just recently saw her favorite band, Taking Back Sunday, for the 22nd time — used to organize an weekly emo night with her friends at San Francisco State. It was a beautiful thing. So beautiful that Babs and her coworkers Petracca and Morgan Freed decided to bring emo night to Los Angeles. Thus, Taking Back Tuesday was born, inviting everyone to relive all the complicated feels of adolescence. This time with cleverly named drinks like “Story of the Beer,” Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus DJing, and a crowd of hundreds instead of you and your tears, sobbing to “Ohio Is For Lovers” alone in your bedroom.