Reblogged from jarshaarashi
Hello! ^_^ My name is Amber. I don't know where else to begin.. Basically, I had a rough young adult life. My parents divorced when I was 12, and I was forced to grow up at a young age. My father re-married a woman that I didn't like when I was 13. I knew something wasn't quite right with her, but I couldn't convince him otherwise. That summer, my gut feeling was proved right when her son and his friend forced me to have sex when I wasn't ready.
After everything that happened, I felt lonely and hopeless. There wasn't anyone I could talk to, so instead, I turned to music to express my emotions. The first band I really connected with was The Used. I bought their album, "In Love and Death", and found that the lyrics (although depressing and angry) rang truthful in my situation. At the time, Bert McCracken of The Used and Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance were good friends. I first discovered MCR when I bought their album, "Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge". I was instantly hooked when I heard Gerard's voice. Every song and word was filled to the brim with emotion, and I had finally found what I was looking for. I found something that had stability, which is one of the things that my life lacked. I listened to that CD for hours and hours on end.. And after awhile, I realized that it didn't laugh or yell at me when I cried, or poured my emotions out. I remember the rest of that summer very well. I spent the rest of my vacation staying up until the sun rose in the sky; either listening to my favorite CD, or reading fan fictions about My Chemical Romance.
After things in my life had settled down a bit, I began to delve into more of their music. I purchased "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love" and saw the raw side of Gerard's emotions. I did some research and found out that he had been a heavy drinker during the making of that album, and once again I could relate to his pain and suffering in a way.
I am now 19 years old. Even after all these years, I have kept up to date with every album that they have released and can still relate to their lyrics. When I was younger, I remember my dad saying "They're not going to be your favorite band forever"... And yet, they still are. When I saw that they were going on a new tour, I looked through all of the venues to see where they would be. I was not expecting them to come to SPAC in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY. The closest they have ever been is Buffalo or NYC, and every new tour they went on, I was disappointed to see that they weren't even coming to the capital city of Albany. When I saw that Saratoga Springs was on the venue list for the Honda Civic Tour, I started crying. All of the raw emotions that I had pent up all this time came out... I was finally going to see my favorite band that had kept me going all of this time.
I would be honored if I was chosen to be the Road Reporter for this concert. I am going to go regardless; although I am a broke college student so I would only be able to purchase lawn tickets. If that's what it takes, then so be it. I just can't believe that I finally get to see my favorite band in concert!!