Wednesday, June 13, 2018

If you have my back

My favorite thing about seeing a Frank Turner show is watching people that have never seen him live before get it. That moment when something clicks and they know this is just the first of many more FT shows for them.

Was at the Tabernacle in Atlanta this weekend and when he asked, how many of you are seeing us for the first time I took note to watch some of the hands raised. The show went on and I could see so many moments where those first timers full blown Turnerds.


I had a first of my own in Atlanta. I got to see the Menzingers for the first time ever. They were every bit as good as I had hoped. Next goal: seeing them with my good friend, KK.

The next night, in Orlando, I got to watch friends of mine have their moment. Watching people I love fall in love with Frank makes me smile so big water escapes from the corner of my eyes.

It's like, hey, I love you and here is this part of me and they're all oh my god, I love this part of you and now it's a part of me and you both dance and celebrate because something inside each of you is that much more alive and your bond is a little more unbreakable because of music.

And then, boom, one more Turnerd.

It's way fucking cooler when the men on stage are better human beings than they are musicians. And they are, each of them, beautiful human beings.

Frank hugs like you're the only person on the planet to him. I love that. - TGB.

Yeah. And they play every show like it's their last night on the stage.

I want to do more of everything like that.

Have a day.

Oh yeah, and this happened. But you knew that already.