They're actually from a city less than an hour away from me. I saw them in May 2008 at a small show for a charity.
My group actually got lost for an hour trying to find the place, but the band was late too. I was talking to the guitarist before the show and he basically asked me what city we were in, I think he had a rough one the nite before, haha. He was really sweet though and stayed around chatting with my group for a bit.
Anyway during the show the lead singer kept his attention focused on me and my friends quite a bit [which pissed the fat chicks who didnt like us anyway off].
After the show I met all the guys [cept for the lead man], who were overly nice and posed for pix etc. My friends didnt want to stay long, so nothing more...but I think I could have got more easily.
On the way out, the lead singer came out of a back room where I guess he was changing, he seemed a bit stoned or buzzed [and I know they were drinking, I saw the cans], but he was really sweet to me and my friend and we got a pic.
I'm a huge fan of this band, I have been for years. They're great live, my advice, get in front, make eye contact and just talk to them.