some of you have never obsessed over Queen to the degree that simply reading or hearing something related to them makes your heart swell up like a big balloon and you feel filled with such instant happiness that you could burst in that moment and honestly it shows

WHY BANDSTAND IS IMPORTANT
  • Talks about PTSD and mental illness in veterans
  • Ignorance is addressed and confronted
  • Restores faith in humanity
  • Addresses OCD, alcoholism, insomnia, mental disabilities, trauma, and loss 
  • Addresses stigma around mental illness
  • The song ‘Everything happens’ emphasizes that people are held accountable for their actions and that you just have to move on
  • the humor mixes in heavily to even out trauma
  • MEN CRYING
  • Adresses mental illness 
  • Realistic representation of veterans
  • Every show was in honor of a veteran or veteran’s wife
  • Shows the unfairness of how veterans are generally trated
  • REALISTIC REPRESENTATION OF PTSD AND OTHER TABOO TOPICS

Bandstand is in movie theaters and I saw it and it is so good for so many reasons. I went to go see it with my mother and she wants all of my relatives to see it, since the majority of them are veterans. Guys this show means so much to so many people. Not to mention the fantastic music, lighting, choreography, instrumentation, and of course acting. (This show deserved so much more than it received)