I’m thankful for those of you that read my last post. I didn’t get many comments but I did get a decent number of views and it means a lot to me that people hear my story. I hope that this band can help many more people in the ways that they have helped me. I realize that a good number of people hear and sing their words but don’t know quite what they mean. I feel that I do. I’ve felt a connection with them since day one and it’s only grown since. Last Saturday I had the great fortune of seeing them again live. It was definitely one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. The energy in the crowd and in the band was just phenomenal! We were all pouring sweat and jumping and singing and smiling…always smiling. They opened with “na na na na” so that completely set the scene for the whole night. They played so many of my favorite songs. “House of Wolves,” “Welcome to the Black Parade,” “Cancer,” “Sing,” “Destroya,” and “Helena” just to name a few. I cried of course, during “Helena,” as I quite often do. With the energy and the emotion it was just so overwhelming. I’m so glad that I had my best friend, Mychelle, with me, who knows how I feel about that song. She held my hand the whole time and almost came to tears herself. I miss my grandma so much and I love singing that song for her, especially since that song helped me say goodbye. I know it sounds odd, and maybe a little stalker-like but I have always felt this strange connection with Gerard Way. Kind of like a soul mate although I don’t completely believe that. His words are so overpowering for me sometimes. I have felt those same feelings before, written about those same feelings (just not as well), it’s just strange how his songs have made me feel. Sometimes even just looking at a picture of him makes me genuinely smile. Not like giggly rock star crush that a lot of girls feel, but it’s something oddly familiar with him. Reading this over again makes me sound kind of creepy but I just don’t know how else to explain it. I hope that one day I can tell him thank you. Either for him to read my blog, or even better, for me to be able to tell him in person. I just want to say thank you, Gerard Way, for everything. Also, about a week before the show, I got my other wrist tattoos. “We’ll carry on” is a lyric from “Welcome to the Black Parade” and I got the spider logo from Danger Days. I now have a tattoo from each album and hopefully in some way this also shows the band my gratitude for everything they’ve done.