The Open Door Era Appreciation Week: Amy Lee’s speech at Download Festival 2007

“That’s right, there’s a grand piano on the stage, what are you gonna do about it? Look, I know I’m the only chick to be up here all day, and I know I’m one of the only ones to be singing any melodies… but that doesn’t mean we fucking suck! And I think you people know that. You guys have been good to us for the past 4 or 5 years, and you’re the reason we’re back here. Thank you.

I’m gonna sit down at this piano for one song, and I swear to you… it’s not going to put you to sleep. If it does, bring it! Keep throwing your shit up here. Because as far as I’m concerned, we fucking belong here.”