my fun. experience
Back in November of 2009, I was living with my grandmother during the week so that I’d have easy access to school. I had to move practically all my possessions into her unfamiliar bedroom. I felt so alone and displaced. One day, I was flipping through the pages of Teen Vogue like I usually do in the evenings hoping that I’d find something that’d inspire me for a better life- when suddenly, I saw it. An article about the indie pop band, fun. The article praised the group and highly recommending their music.
The next morning, as I was getting ready to go to school, I started my computer and immediately checked out “Be Calm” on YouTube. I immediately fell in love within the very first measure. I was instantly intrigued by instruments that I heard-the organ, the violin- and as soon as Nate started singing, I knew I was in love. His voice is beautiful, truly. The lyrics were creative, the tune was great and the message was empowering. It actually brought me pain to walk away to go to school. The music was playing in my head all day and I couldn’t wait to listen to more as soon as I got home. I spent the whole afternoon listening to their music and that’s the way it’s been for the past 18 months. I’ve been devotedly and proudly addicted to fun. In the shower, walking down the street, cleaning my room- I happily sing along to their songs and feel like I’m apart of the magic that’s happening. That November, fun. changed my life for the better and made me a generally more gleeful person.
Sitting alone in my grandmothers’ room listening to fun. for the first time, I would have never imagined that in due time, I’d be standing right in front of them taking pictures and rocking out to the voice of Nate Ruess. Last night, I saw my favorite band perform the songs that have been so willingly embedded into my heart and even a new song. I nearly cried. It was all so beautiful and I thank God that I was able to have this experience.