rock on the range 2013

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in 2013 my mom took me to rock on the range to see my favorite band, black veil brides. before I saw them I liked them for a little over 2 years. When I finally got to see them it meant the world to me. I’m so grateful my mom took me. After their set they had a meet and greet. Sadly, Jinx wasn’t able to make it to their set/meet and greet. I waited in like for about 30 minutes before they had to leave. I was the next person to go see them but it ended. so I went to the side where only a couple other girls were and yelled “Andy” he looked over and walked towards us. I asked him for a hug and he said he couldn’t but he could give me a hand hug. then all the girls asked for one. I was pushed away and didn’t get one. so I waited for them all to leave and I went behind the meet and greet tent and waited at the fence for them to come out of their bus. they eventually came out. Andy had a monster can and opened it and sprayed it all over Ashley. he then threw it down and they went back in the bus. I was crying because I couldn’t talk to them so my mom asked the security guard to get the monster can. he did and gave it to me. I didn’t really meet them but it was a great experience.

“When Layne was alive and we were doing this, we were very open about the lifestyles we lived and those lifestyles will end your life… and they have. Jerry and I are just fortunate that it didn’t end ours either. It’s not like it was one guy doing things. We all lived a pretty toxic lives and that’s not rare to music. We’re not an exception to the rule, but the horrible facts are [that] these are the outcomes of those things.
Some of these people, back then, spent all their time chastising [Layne and Mike] and trying to vilify us for what we were doing then and then when they’re no longer here, which I find is really nice, they come to accept that and hold them in a different regard. So I think that’s great, but it can be a little misguided sometimes.
In my fantasy world, maybe if those guys would’ve known that people cared like they apparently do now while they were alive would they have heard that? Would they have known? But these are the facts. This is reality. This is the reality we live with… it’s real to me, you know? Every day… there’s not a day we don’t think about that stuff and it’ll go on for the rest of our lives. This is why I do it.”

Sean Kinney 
Rock On The Range Interview
May 2013