As I said earlier, today was probably the best day of my whole life, because today, I met my hero.
I went to Skate and Surf thinking that I wouldn’t get to meet Frank, due to the tweet on the DeathSpells account announcing that there would be no meet and greet, but here is the story of how I did:
After DeathSpells had finished playing, I ran to the back of the stage, to try and say hi to Frank. But caught by security, I as well as several other fans were told to move back. As I was being pushed back, I screamed Frank’s name and waved to him, hoping he would at least notice me. Lo and behold, he did, and with a huge grin, he waved back. This was when I began to cry, and when I say cry, I here mean sob uncontrollably. The fact that Frank Iero, my inspiration and hero just looked at me, and waved to me, made me feel like bursting into a billion pieces.
The security guard continued to try and push me back, but through my tears, I told him I was not moving until I could see Frank (and looking back I realize how childish that sounds). Anyway, Frank called over the security guard, and he motioned for him to hold us back, and that he would be leaving for a moment. I had a feeling he would be coming back, so I decided to wait for a few minutes. Of course, he returned, and told security that he would like to meet all the people that were waiting here for him.
One by one, he gave hugs, and signatures, etc… and there I was, waiting my turn, still sobbing. I finally got up to him, and before I could even ask for a hug, he pulled me in for one, and rubbed my back a little. As he was hugging me, he said “Sh, it’s okay just relax, I’m right here.” He signed the small piece of paper I held in my hand, and the security guard was quick to tell me “sorry, but no pictures.” Before I walked away, I told Frank the one thing I thought I would never be able to.
“Frank, you’re my hero, and you saved my life, thank you so much.”
Again, I started to sob, thinking this moment would never come. He grabbed me again for another hug, rested his head on my shoulder, and said, “It means so much to me that I could do that for you, so thank you! Everything’s going to be okay, I promise.”
I walked away from him, and I had never been so happy in my entire life.
Frank Iero has done so much for me, and helped me through things that some of you couldn’t even imagine. Having the chance to meet him today was a life changing experience. I can’t thank him enough.
*ANGRILY OPPA GANGNAM STYLES TOWARDS YOU*
*VIOLENTLY TWERKS AWAY*
DO yOU KNOW HOW FUCKING FUNNY IT IS TO MENTALLY PICTURE THIS LIKE IMAGINE THIS LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS JUST START FUCKING DANCING TOWARD YOU WITH A MEAN LOOK AND YOU JUST TURN AROUND LIKE A SASS GOD AND START SHAKING YOUR ASS AND RUNNING AWAY LIK E THAT IS SO FUCKING FUNNY I CANT
for when you’re writing, reading, studying, or just need to clear your head → [ l i s t e n ]
i. to build a home - the cinematic orchestra / ii. oblivion- bastille / iii. i don’t mind- defeater / iv. england - the national / v. can’t help falling in love - fleet foxes / vi. trojans - atlas genius / vii. morning song - the lumineers / viii. blindsided - bon iver / ix. gone - the weeknd / x. dead sea - the lumineers / xi. summer skin - death cab for cutie / xii. boy with a coin - iron & wine / xiii. small hands - keaton henson / xiv. faster - matt nathanson
My Chemical Romance’s set list at the 2012 Bamboozle Festival in Asbury Park, NJ:
I’m Not Okay
Thank You For The Venom
Na Na Na
Our Lady of Sorrows
Famous Last Words
Welcome to the Black Parade
Vampires Will Never Hurt You
The last words were “So long and good night”. Feels like they knew this is would be the end. Forever in my heart you guys. Thanks for awesome shows all around the world. We love you, guys.
Mark Hoppus: 41 year old man on a jumping castle, further proving he’s more punk rock than you.