I really think that Jack is under appreciated in the band. I feel as if people only see him as the Jack we see on stage; the one who is constantly telling dick jokes and drinking and partying. I don’t feel as if we look at him as the man who is extremely grateful for everything he has achieved, or the man who couldn’t be more thankful for the fans. We don’t see him as the man who has a huge smile on his face throughout every show, interview, signing and meet and greet.
Going back to my point of Jack being grateful to all of his fans; I can honestly say that I have seen this first hand. When I went to my first All Time Low meet and greet, my dad went with me and took my picture with each member. Jack was the only one to acknowledge my dad and shake his hand and thank him for coming to show and bringing me and my friend.
I have nothing against the other members of the band, each member is so unbelievably important to me to the point I can’t even explain it. I know that every member loves their fans unconditionally and that they are also unbelievably grateful for everything that has happened, but if the story I mentioned above isn’t gratitude then I don’t know what is.
So here’s to Jack Barakat, one of the four men which mean everything to me. The man who loves everything and everyone, especially his fans. The one who is caring, loving and so unbelievably beautiful both inside and out.
YES. EXACTLY. THE PAIN YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED IS NOT A FUCKING COMPETITION!!!! This is one reason I don’t even care about making friends
I don’t have friends because people don’t want to put up with the remains of myself that I have from putting myself back together because of this. I have to tell myself I’m an abuse survivor, as terrible as that sounds. If I don’t say that, I’ll drive myself insane thinking I deserved it. And I still do sometimes.