I like Taking Back Sunday
And I have the whole thing to myself this weekend. Come keep me company and I’ll cook you dinnerz.
In regards to my new job, and I said that I “made it” about a year and a half ago when I found what I’m passionate about and decided that’s what I wanted to do with my life.
Probably the only wise thing I’ve ever said in my life haha. Anyways, I’m super excited about what’s going to happen soon.
I’m going to end my night and celebrate by sitting outside to watch the meteor shower while listening to my ipod and contemplating the awesomeness that is life right now.
September 8th, 2012.
A Plea for Purging & As Hell Retreats are playing their final shows in Nashville, TN. This show was a long time in the making. There was a few of us, a few years back, who talked about what if and when this string of bands break up.
Back then, we were still at the high points in our musical ventures. We made a deal together, that the last band to break up had to bring all the old bands back for their last show, no matter how long away from the original deal. A Plea for Purging was the one who lasted out of all of us. I honestly thought it would be either Alert the Sky or Sophia.
Now, for the people who were not around between late 2004 and early 2010, you missed something that unintentionally bloomed into become something that no one that was involved could figure out why. You know, looking back at the start of it, I just think it was the whole scenario of ‘perfect place and perfect time’. We all embraced it, went for all of our dreams, and we finally were able to see our day dreams play out.
Going from fifty kids to be a “good show” then to being bummed if you have two hundred kids, which would make a “bad show”. We didn’t know what we had. I remember the first “bigger” show was They Said We Were Ghosts Ep Release show. There were five bands, and their bass player at the time wanted to try and do the main venue for an all local show. Which at the time, it scared all of us shitless. It was a huge risk just for the simple fact of..WILL ANYONE SHOW UP?
At that show, there ended up being five hundred plus kids at the show, and we were all shocked, and enthusiastic about the turn out. I remember on the old Nashville shows message board, there were a few people questioning how that could even happen! Believe me, if you could of seen the expression backstage from the bands who played that event, it was unbelievable. This is where we say a glimpse of something, and that something is what I like to call the ’ ERA ‘, it was something that no one will ever recreate, just because those bands, those members, and those involved will never have a hand in it again.
Now fast forwarding to the present. Leading up to the event, I think it will be fun to post on here some random stories, and past shows that happened in that era, leading up to the last Alcina/Alert the Sky show back in 2010. I would also recommend this to be the point and time where everyone comes out to the show on September 8th, because believe me, you know you want to relive some moments, good and bad.
On this night, I will be thinking about those past shows, those good times and the bad I had in my life. I will final bury the one band who has stuck through the thick and thin, a band that helped me get my foot in the door, as well be able to see bands and friends that I haven’t seen in years. Now finally, this will be the last time, that this era will fully exist as a whole. Come say goodbye, and come relive those times.
This will be such a bittersweet show. I’m excited to relive the memories