It has to stop



Our hearts are with Paris tonight.

One of most popular posts on this blog is What I Learned from Going to a Metal Concert With My Teen.  I wrote it several years ago after going to a Black Veil Brides concert at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California. It was a great concert. Since then I’ve taken teens to many many many more concerts including Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Never Shout Never, All Time Low, Twenty One Pilots, Pierce the Veil, Van’s Warped Tour and more. It is always loud and always fun. Everybody sings along. Everybody feels good – even the parents.

Today I thought about all the times I’d been with my teens in venues like the Bataclan In Paris. We listened to bands, sometimes not that unlike Eagles of Death Metal (bands covered by Alternative Press). I think of how much fun rock concerts are for young people.

It was a fun night out in Paris with a California band.

It could have been anywhere, anyone, any band, any city. It could have been us.

It has to stop. The hate and violence has to stop.

My heart breaks for the families and friends of those involved today. This hit home.

Our hearts go out to Paris and the families and friends of those lost today. So many hopes and dreams shattered.

It has to stop.

~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman


Vans Warped Tour 2015

Vans Warped Tour 2015

6 thoughts on “It has to stop

  1. You voiced my feelings too, J. When…, How…, ?????? What kind of sane mind can justify the taking of innocent lives? What “religion” sees death of innocents as an acceptable action. I’m not a violent person, but my thoughts and feelings are leaning in that direction anymore. Radical terrorism denies the existence of logic and reason, and respect for humanity on any level. Put a fence around them and, if they’re so dedicated to death, let them kill each other. I can’t say more… 😦

    • This is so so sad. My daughter told me that the band’s manager was killed. He was at the merch table. The list just goes on. It is scary to think that schools, concerts, anywhere people gather to learn, sing, or do anything that makes us human can be attacked for no reason other than because it is a good thing.


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