Yesterday I headed downtown with Jenia because I won a meet & greet with The New Cities. We made a lot of jokes about it because we honestly didn’t NEED to win- we’ve met the Montreal band dozens of times- but now that they’re getting bigger and more well known, we thought why not? Let’s just go!
We’re not the kind of fans who constantly ask for pictures with the guys. We just love going to shows, hanging out for a bit afterwards to say hi, and to letting them know we were there & it was awesome. I’ve been going to see them play since February 2008, back in the day when there were only 5 or 6 people there to see THEM. Me and two of my best friends have been there through all of it, and I think we can all agree that it’s been crazy and amazing to see them become the band they are today.
It’s been an incredibly fun four years, that’s for sure. I fell in love with the music industry because of this band, I basically grew up going to their shows. I can distinctly remember the different me from four years ago, and it’s indescribable. Their music has always been fun and filled with memories. Even though the three of us don’t have as much time or money to dedicate to road trips and shows, we’ve still had some amazing times together traveling for their music.
In big part, it has to do with these guys. We might joke about getting to *meet them*, but really, it’s kind of cool to see the different people we’ve all become over time!
Have you ever had an artist influence your life positively over the years?