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