the sin tour

Pierce The Veil.
Pierce The Veil’s 2016 Australian Tour.
Brisbane, Australia.
16.08.2016.

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Hi Taylor

My Names Richie, I’ve gone to 12 of your shows sense 2009 always been a big fan, on October 21st 2015 I’ll be attending my 13th concert of yours so being lucky number 13 it’s a big deal to me. I was lucky enough to get a picture with your mom when I went to the show in DC but unfortunately when I tried to speak to her my words wouldn’t come out, I was just in shock and froze 😞 yes sad for me. Back In August of 2010 when you released the music video for mine I was lucky enough to b lurking you that day and I herd from a few little birds that you just so happened to b in kennebunkport Maine which at the time wasn’t far from where I lived. So driving around the little town in Maine I figured out very fast what was going on, waited with all the others To get into the live interview and showing of the music video of Mine, any way moving along I was lucky enough to get front row in front of the stage over looking the ocean it was Beautiful, after it aired on CMT live (saw myself on TV) you stayed with all your fans and had a mini concert it was magical and the best day of my life, but you always go above and beyond, so you came down off the stage as u sang Love Story and as u started across the front row I decided very fast that I wanted to try and get you to sign something, only had a few seconds to decide, I had my own Sharpie I handed you, but the only thing I had for you to sign was the only thing I could stick out far enough, haha My Arm. It all happened so fast and I don’t know if you herd me but as u signed away on my arm I told you I was gonna get it tattooed over, well I did. Now I have this amazing tattoo on my arm and I’m dying to show you in person, I know your crazy busy and trying to meet as many people as possible so like so many I’m trying to reach out to you and get your attention on tumblr. Your the kindest person in the world helping so many people and I think that’s why I love you the most, I never cared to much about music but I’ll never forget the first time i herd Tear drops on my Guitar, I was hooked and couldn’t get enough so thank you Taylor for helping me open my eyes. By the pictures above you can see that clearly you inspire me with my Art. I’ve spent years teaching myself how to draw, in high school after taking every art school possible my art teacher showed me how to draw people and of course I went home that very night and drew a huge portrait of you (my self portrait came out bad) but yours came out so good. Now here I am teaching myself how to use color. I’ve always dreamed of meeting the person that inspires me todo what I love. I’ve been waiting so patiently for my turn and I know your US tour is coming to end soon I’m only going to 2 more shows this tour sadly, so please if you read this show some indication that you’ve read and understand how much you mean to me.

Love Richie

I’m attending these 2 shows

October 21st Greensboro NC, PIT A

October 31st Tampa FL, sec 111 row G seat 23

It Ain’t No Sin To Be Glad You’re Alive

Originally posted by brucespringsteenfuckyeah

Seeing a Springsteen show is being buoyed by hope.

It feels like the promise of every first kiss. 

Or that first icy sip of a perfect G&T or a shower that feels more like baptism on a sweltering South Florida evening.

Last night, I danced (in heels) for three hours. I sang and screamed. I clapped until my hands hurt and proselytized to anyone who would listen about the power and the glory and the promise and the mystery and the magic and the ministry of Bruce Springsteen and the heart-stopping, pants-dropping, hard-rocking, booty-shaking, love-making, earth-quaking, Viagra-taking, justifying, death-defying, legendary E Street Band. 

Last night, I cried halfway through Badlands because I heard it again and it still rings true. 

It ain’t no sin to be glad you’re alive.

Happiness should be the default setting for humanity but as I grow older, I realize that this is not the case. Happiness is often hard won and the pursuit of it is something that people feel they have to apologize for.

Yeah. That’s bullshit.

Your happiness matters. You should strive towards it and to hell with anyone who begrudges, condemns or demands atonement from you for being glad you’re alive.

Whenever I hear these words, I am reminded of that fundamental truth. I am reminded of how I am not just glad to be alive but riotously in love with my life. I am reminded of how lucky I am but also, how hard I strive and how Bukowski was right in that nobody can save you but yourself and you’re worth saving. It’s a war not easily won but if anything is worth winning, then this is it

In these words, I find absolution and salvation. 

So, hail hail rock and roll. Last night Bruce Springsteen saved my soul.