“So, the rest of my life I’ll be aware of the relentless schedule of shows to attend. Good shows. Cheap, good shows, and at good venues too—ones I’d have died to get into when I was too young.
What’s more, Songkick will never let me miss a single artist I want to see. And yet I will turn these invitations, these un-missable e-mail reminders down, have them sorted into a gmail folder, neatly, and forgotten about.
I will only reliably attend those once-a-year nostalgic band-from-the-first-half-of-my-life tours, either re-forming or touring their classic albums in full.”
And so, over two months early, he unironically bought his ticket to see Taking Back Sunday play his 10 favorite songs of his teen years.
He did not think twice.