Summary: Sequel to The Five Of Us Are Dying (x). Your friendship with Frank is never quite the same after that night on the Black Parade World Tour. Five years later, on a different tour, a post-concert game of Truth or Dare on a rainy night in Boise threatens to spill the secret you’ve kept buried all this time. 2/4 of my The Five of Us…. Alternate Endings series.
After the Black Parade World Tour ended, you thought maybe Frank
was sick of your shit. He’d gotten more irritable towards you as the tour went
on, criticizing you harshly for little mistakes during practice, and not
talking to you, even when you had nothing else to do but sit on the bus and
stare at each other for hours.
It’s not like you couldn’t guess where this coldness had
come from. He was salty that you’d never confessed which of your bandmates it
was you had a crush on. The others had mostly gotten over it- even made jokes
about it. But, maybe Frank’s hopes that he had been the one you were into had
been more serious.
The ironic thing was that he was the one you had a crush on. But, if you admitted that, and you
two started dating, the tabloids would be all over you. The last thing you
wanted was for the media to focus on the fact that two members of My Chemical
Romance were a couple, rather than on the serious music that MCR was trying to
make. Besides, what if Frank and one of your other bandmates fought over you?
If you ruined the friendship these boys had had before you even entered the
picture, you would never stop feeling guilty about it.
“Frank, I’ll look at pictures of your dog now if you want,”
you offered on the last night of the tour.
“I don’t want to fucking show you anymore,” Frank had
snapped, and gone back to practicing his guitar. It had hurt you. But if Frank
learned to hate you a little bit, maybe that was for the best. Maybe you two
would both get over your feelings and everything would go back to the way it
had been before that stupid interview.
But, Gerard’s words to the crowd that night when the five of
you got on stage and played together seemed like an omen: “If we never play another show……just please try to stay alive.”
For a while after that, you and your bandmates didn’t do
anything together. You’d had to hear secondhand, from Ray (who you still hung
out with occasionally), that Frank had started a new band called Leathermouth.
You bought the record. It sounded nothing like the music he had made with you
in MCR. Maybe that was what he liked about it – that it had nothing to do with
Maybe he needed this separation, you thought. Maybe you did,
But, when the band got back together again to try recording
some more songs, you found that your feelings were as strong as ever. You fell
in love with the melodies he was writing. It broke your heart when Gerard said
that the whole project (which you’d taken to calling Conventional Weapons) should be scrapped. You and Frank were the
only ones who disagreed, who thought those recording sessions had merit.
“I just feel like we’re……not in the best state right now,”
Gerard insisted, looking at you pointedly. You realized what he was implying:
that as long as the question about who your heart belonged to hung, unanswered,
over the band’s head, you might never be able to jam together like you used to
Even when he basically accused you of this, you still couldn’t
bring yourself to fess up. And, so, for a time, the band simply went inactive.
You worked on other projects, drummed for other bands and tried to forgot your
stupid crush on Frank.
It didn’t work.
But, then, in 2010, the band finally decided to all sit down
together and go into the studio again. Frank’s anger seemed to have faded, and
as long as you avoided talking about The Interview, you started to become friends
again. You were relieved just to have that – relieved he didn’t hate you. You
were too scared of fucking that recently rekindled friendship up that you
decided it was for the best to keep burying your feelings.
For the band’s sake, you
told yourself. With that mindset, you, Frank, Gerard, Mikey, and Ray composed Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous
Killjoys. You were more confident as a musician this time than you had been
during the making of Black Parade.
You honestly thought the album was your best work, and you couldn’t wait to
play the new songs live onstage.
The World Contamination Tour began without a hitch, and, for
a while, it felt just like old times.
But, just like before, it only took a few, clumsy words to
send everything crashing down.
Ever since I discovered Hatsune Miku back 2007, I knew I’d always be in love. Then, in 2013 when her concerts began, it became one of the many things I had to do on my bucket list. On May 25, at 20 years old, 11-year-old me just about died - I actually went and experienced her concert firsthand, as a VIP.
On their Sports Festival 2013 DVD, Smiley*2G play this game where the different departments compete against each other, trying to shoot a beach ball through a floating device, and during Kogeinu’s turn, everybody was cheering, “Kogetan! Kogetan!” and, well…
He accidentally hit Kettaro in the face with the ball, and Kettaro didn’t see it coming, so when it happened, his face was just “FFFFFFFFFFF-” and Michan’s was all “Oh, snap,” and then everybody laughed uncontrollably while Kettaro registered what happened, giving Kogeinu this “WTF” and then “you bitch” expression before smiling like “I’m going to kill you” and chasing Koge partially off-stage.
It was brilliant; it truly was.
Note: There were other photos I took, but I figured this was enough to explain the story.
Here is the ultimate collection of Mets related songs to get you pumped for the postseason.
Barracuda - Heart
A Citi Field staple. This classic goes along with video on Citivision right before the team takes the field. Bonus points for Heart playing a post-game concert following a game in July.
Right Now - Van Halen
This is simply and epic song and it blasts over the Citi Field speakers as the team takes the field. It means the moment is finally here; Mets baseball is about to begin.
Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jacob deGrom’s warm-up song fits his personality perfectly. He might not be flashy off the field but deGrom certainly lets his stuff doing the talking for him on the mound. He also has the hair to fit right into the band.
Heart of the Bloody City - Jay-Z vs. U2
If you are into mashups, Matt Harvey’s warm-up tune is for you. It is the perfect blend of Jay-Z’s “Heart of the City” and U2′s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”
GoT’s Main Title - Ramin Djawadi
Even if you are not a fan of Game of Thrones, Noah Syndergaard’s warm-up song certainly prepares you for battle.
Call Me the Breeze - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Like deGrom, Steven Matz gets warm to a classic Skynyrd song.
XXplosive - Dr. Dre feat Hittman, Six-Two, Nate Dogg, & Kurupt
The beat to Curtis Granderson’s walk-up song is epic. It has to pump you up for the Mets to start batting in the bottom of the first.
Kick the Dust Up - Luke Bryan
The Captain switched to this song shortly after he came of the DL. If it’s good enough for David Wright it’s good enough for us.
Shipping Up to Boston - Dropkick Murphys
Quite fittingly, Daniel Murphy walks up to the Dropkick Murphys most iconic song. The bagpipes add a unique element to this playlist.
Empire State of Mind - Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys
Yo knows walk-up songs! Yoenis Cespedes recently changed his music to Jay-Z’s 2009 hit. Now that he’s in New York there is nothing he can’t do.
All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix
Fun fact: this song was originally by Bob Dylan. Lucas Duda prefers to go with the Hendrix version.
0 to 100 - Drake
Travis d’Arnaud’s walk-up song has to be one of the better pump up jams on this list.
Vivir Mi Vida - Marc Anthony
Juan Uribe’s song is so much fun, much like Juan himself.
Hotline Bling - Drake
This one wasn’t heard at Citi Field until late in the season when Addison Reed joined the team. Thank you Addison for bringing this jam with you.
Lazy Mary - Lou Monte
A Mets classic. After “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” you know what time it is.
Ready or Not - Fugees
Ready or Not opposing hitters can’t hide from Tyler Clippard’s devastating changeup. This is secretly a very solid choice by Clippard.
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Sing along! You know the words!
Danza Kuduro - Don Omar & Lucenzo
You hear the first few notes from this song and it mean’s one thing: Familia Time. Opposing hitters probably hear this one in their nightmares.
New York Groove - Ace Frehley
Mets win! Mets win!
We Dem Boyz - Wiz Khalifa, Classic Man - Jidenna feat Roman GianArthur, Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) - Silento
If you ever want to be reminded of the Mets clinch celebration put these three songs on repeat.