04:04 PM on 10/05/11
Blink 182 had been out for a hot minute by the time I got into them. I was in 4th grade so it was like 1999 2000ish and my big brother would play Enema of the State and Dude Ranch and I just fell completely in love with it. I loved how they didnt really take themselves too seriously and you can just hear how much they loved what they did and their emotions in each song. When I got into middle school I started to buy the CD's and eventually I collected all their studio albums except for The Mark Tom and Travis Show and Flyswatter. I remember when I was in 7th grade I wanted to see them so bad but by the time I was "old enough for concerts" the band had broken up but I still listened to each and every album. I love you guys and I hope to always be enthralled in your music. I still want to see them but everytime I cant because they come during the school week and I know I will never be able to wake up on time lol. And Mark Hoppus is one hell of a bassist and he is the main reason why I picked it up and enjoy it even more.
Funny story with MCR, it was 6th grade and at the time Helena was all over the radio and I was like "man who the hell is this!?" and someone said its My Chemical Romance. At the time I couldn't buy Explicit records so I bought I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love and just the sheer intensity of Gerard's voice grabbed me. I already wanted to learn bass because of my idolization of Mark Hoppus but it was Mikey Way's Bass intro to Honey, This Mirror isnt Big Enough for the Both of Us that got me yearning to pick it up. I eventually bought Three Cheers and omg the song writing, the emotion, the heavy riffs, it just grabbed me and never let go. I've followed them through the Black Parade and kept finding more and more to listen to. I always wanted to see them live but they came on days that just never worked with mine but from the live performances its as if I am there. These guys taught me that when you feel alone and that no one knows your pain there are at least 5 guys that may have an inkling of what you are going through, they are just as fucked up or more than you are.