It Isn’t All About You (Installment 347, Stupid Writers)

I’m not the kind to post things that will welcome haters and trolls to my blog. I hope this will not start a shit storm but I’m doing it anyway. I blocked out the names here to try to prevent it, but who knows what will happen. I have friends in Las Vegas. They are still so sad about the recent tragedy there. They are doing wonderful loving things to help the victims and the community. They don’t need this. It is way too soon. It is tacky. It is wrong.

If you are trying to sell your writing don’t do THIS. If you have kids tell them not to do shit like this. Show some respect.

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It has to stop

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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