So I'm not able to make a video unfortunately, so I have to put my two cents in writing! It's nothing fancy but I do attribute this to fate in finding the best band ever.
The first time I heard My Chemical Romance was when I was in middle school. It was probably sometime in 2005, because Three Cheers would have already been released. Anyway, since I was in middle school, I was picked up by my Dad on some days from school. On this particular day, he actually let me fiddle with the radio!! I know, right? So I switch it over to the local rock station (which would be pretty taboo at that time, but now I listen whenever, obviously) and this song starts... and its super catchy and the lyrics are both WTF and hilarious! I kept wondering what my dad was thinking about it but I didn't care, this was MY music!! So yeah, the very first song was I'm Not Okay, and I filed them away in my brain for awhile after I heard that song.
The next time I heard/saw MCR was watching MTV one morning before school, again. When the video started, I was like oooooh this name is familiar! So it was the Helena video I was watching, which is a freakin' amazing video. And by this point I was putting faces to a band name, and considering these guys aren't too bad looking (right guys and gals? haha) I was pretty interested. Plus, their style was something that I totally dig, even now. But I absolutely fell in love with that song, Helena. Sometimes the video still gives me chills, but that was when I just KNEW I had to buy their CD. I think I might've begged my mom to get it for me for Christmas, or just in general, because I really wanted it. Although me and a friend did find a few songs online after that, which is how I discovered the Bullets CD, but I didn't get that one until later off of Eyeball's site. Since then, Black Parade and Danger Days have followed, and there is just no way to pick a favorite. Each one is just great, because it's the heart and soul of these guys.
The first time I saw and heard MCR live was in April 2007. They came to my state (unfortunately not my home town so there was a few hours drive involved, but totally worth it). That was also my first real experience being in a crowd like that. It was a tight bunch and my friends and I were holding on to each other for dear life. It was the Black Parade tour, and when Gerard came out on the stretcher, I thought I was going to die. I sang EVERY word, no matter how exhausting it got being tousled around in the pit. Nothing mattered but me, them and the music. I got to see them again this year in May in Atlanta, and that was just freakin' fantabulous all over again! I avoided the pit this time, in the interest of taking some pics, haha! My mom and I (yes I have my mom totally hooked on them now too!) went up to the second balcony of the place to get a really awesome view of the stage. It was certainly a different vantage point but it did NOT take away from the show. MCR has such wonderful songs and stage presence that it has to be near impossible for them to have a sucky show.
I'm not really one of those fans that has a "MCR saved my life" story. Sure, their music is sometimes what I go for if I'm in a particular mood, or I just need to get away from thinking, but I've never been faced with anything yet that I've needed saved from. But the good news is, I know that they will always be there to turn to if something does come up, and that is another reason to love this band even more!
So anyway, I'm rambling, but I will include a picture from this year's show!