I've found my soulmate: @thenickboxofficial. The first box gave me heart palpitations, and the second box is causing a full-on heart attack. My Google history includes searches for a piece of the Aggro Crag and a Silver Monkey statue, I kid you not. I got to make my own Stick Stickly. Pete and Pete was my jam (huge crush on Danny Tamberelli, duh), and Clarissa was my idol. Plus the great Double Dare nose, a Midnight Society flashlight, and a Good Burger uniform? Is it legal to marry a box?
I may not wait outside venues for hours in the freezing cold to get within spitting distance anymore, but I still faithfully visit @amnthewilderness whenever he's nearby. Fourteen-ish years, 20ish shows, no end in sight.
GGOOLLDD, Imma let you finish, but watching Ryan watch/experience/try to wrap his head around Har Mar Superstar was the best show of all time. Add in Flint Eastwood and man, a night for the books. #bitchesonmyradio
Today I choose to remember the day I took this photo for your mom instead of this day 13 years ago, the worst day. While we waited for our Team USA demos, we listened to Blink-182 in your mom's car and you drummed on the dashboard. I will never forget it, and I will never forget you, kid. To anyone who stumbles across this: Help is out there. Please be brave enough to ask for it. You are important. There's so much to see and do. The world can be ugly, but it's still so, so beautiful.