I’m planning to spend a lot of my hard-earned money on Big Time Rush’s summer tour.
It just feels right. I was saving up to buy a handbag, but that seems a bit pointless now. Music is such a huge part of my life, and seeing BTR live really evoked memories of what made me fall in love with music in the first place. I’ve been to more gigs over the years than I can remember, but for some reason BTR sparked something new in me.
One reason for my sudden love and desire to see them again, I think, comes from the fact that the guys and I are the same age. Seeing others similar to myself succeed highly makes me want to challenge and raise my own goals and ambitions.
Secondly, they really went above and beyond my expectations. I went alone to the show (although I did text obscene things to some people, haha), so I actually had the opportunity to just watch them perform. I rarely let myself do that as I always get caught up in the craziness, and it meant a lot. They had so much stage presence, and they genuinely looked like they were having the time of their lives up there. I felt like I was a teenager again, like nothing could go wrong. I didn’t notice anyone or anything else, my attention was completely focused on them and the music.
It was only after I got home that I realized how much I missed feeling so carefree. I’m such a self-conscious, self-deprecating type of person that it’s hard for me to feel like anything is ever truly okay. And as cheesy as it sounds, in that moment, I swear I was alive for the first time in a long time.
This post really wasn’t supposed to turn into what it is. But, I’m kind of glad it did. I don’t care if you hate Big Time Rush or think boybands are stupid. It’s less about that than the idea that music can do so much more than be listened to. It can change your perspective on things (not just pertaining to music), and it can make you feel emotions you thought were long dead.
I guess what I’m essentially getting at here is that I truly hope everyone gets to have an incredible experience like I did. You’ll know when it happens, because it just feels different yet absolutely perfect, like it was meant to be all along.
The Academy Is… has parted ways with members Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek and Michael Guy Chislett. The band is still moving forward and will head into the studio to record their fourth album in the near future. Read a statement from the band below:
BUTCH AND CHISLETT! ;( This makes me sad. TAI made it fine after Michael, AJ, and Tom’s departures. They certainly won’t be the same, but I’ll love them forever!
She doesn’t particularly look bad with red hair, just more like Jessica Rabbit!
upharsin: (by PhotoScenics)
I want autumn again. Thank you.
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“Change. It’s a wonderful thing. Look, you know how subatomic particles don’t obey physical laws? They act according to chance, chaos, coincidence. They run into each other in the middle of the universe somewhere, and bang! Energy! We’re the same as that. That’s the great thing about the universe: unpredictable. That’s why it’s so much fun!”
Skins (UK) | Episode 1x5, “Sid”
Help give clean water to those in need for Justin’s 17th birthday!
I have had an incredible year and it is all due to the fans helping me live my dream. I’m turning 17 years old on Tuesday, and have so much to be grateful for!
So this year, I really want my birthday to be all about helping others. Instead of asking for gifts, I’m asking friends, family and fans to consider donating $17 for my 17th birthday to help make a change.
100% of all donations go directly to building clean water projects in developing countries with charity: water, and we’ll be able to see photos and GPS of the projects we helped build!
Together, we’ve made a big difference for many causes. Did you know that about 4,500 kids die each day from waterborne disease? By building clean water projects for villages that need them, we can prevent this!
I want to make my birthday matter this year — let’s make it so more kids can grow up to have a 17th birthday like me. Join me to make a change.
I’m really so grateful for my family, friends and fans — and I believe we can do something big to help bring clean water to people in need. Even if you don’t have $17 to give I just ask you to go out in your community and try and make a positive difference. Even the smallest act of kindness can go a long way.
Thanks and God Bless!
DONATE TO JUSTIN’S CAMPAIGN VIA CHARITYWATER.
“Don’t listen to ‘em when they say, ‘You’re just a fool, just a fool to believe you can change the world.’ The smallest thing can make all the difference; love is alive.”