What do y’all think of the Ronnie/FIR situation?
This was the highlight of Skate and Surf for me. I get to the meet and greet, and Craig is a no show, no one knows where he is. So I talk to the dudes, Monte tells me he likes my bracelets, I tell them my story, and so on, and TJ jumps up, and hugs me tight, and tells me he loved me. I walk away from the AP tent, teary eyed, with my signed ticket in my hand, still upset I didn’t get to meet Craig. I walk past the AP tent after already leaving, and Craig was there. I was permitted back on line to meet him, and I yelled at him. “Craig! Where were you!? I was so upset!” and Robert jumps in “I told you, dude”. And Craig starts laughing, and apologizes, and pulls me into this hug. I explain my story to him, how I’ve followed this band for seven years, discovering them when I was ten, and listening to them now when I turn seventeen in two weeks. I tell him how this band started it all for me, how I started listening to the music I do because of this band, how I go to shows because of this band. And I thank him for saving this band, and becoming their singer, and keeping them around, and he grabbed my right hand, and kissed it, before jumping back up, and pulling me into a second hug, and said “Thank you so much. I love you”. I’m shocked I didn’t cry at this. I told him I love him too, before leaving since other people were waiting to meet them. I love this man so much. I love his band. This was the best part of yesterday.
Saw my favorite band for the 6th time today. Fantastic as always.
I think it’s up to Craig whether or not to disclose that. None of our business. Sorry.
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- Dave Jackson.