Category: Noteworthy

Is It Worth It?

We anxiously wait to see our town on a long list of dates a year away.
We save every penny just to make sure we get a ticket the say they’re released.
We start marking days off the calendars even as they drag on so slowly it seems time is standing still.
We make plans and talk with friends, the excitement growing.
We rehearse what we want to say when we finally get to meet the people that mean so much to us even though we know words are a futile attempt to explain.
We spend the day and night before getting ready. Making sure everything is perfect. Checking and rechecking a million times.
We show up hours early simply because we can’t stand the thought of not being there for one more second.
We walk through the gates, truly happy for the first time in what seems like an eternity. We’re home.
We crowd the stages waiting for hours in the blistering sun for our favorite band to take the stage.
This all seems like a lot to go through for a set that lasts less than half an hour.
So you ask us, is it worth it?
The answer to your question is in the eyes of every individual out in the crowd who’s eyes have been dim until the moment they light up when they see that band walk out on stage. It’s in the voices of hundreds screaming lyrics at the top of their lungs like those words are the only thing worth saying. It’s in the hearts of the fans who for that half an hour feel like they belong. Like they aren’t alone.
So you tell me.
Is it worth it?

 

Help support Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice’s Anti Bullying Efforts

Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice has been very instrumental with his efforts against bullying. You can support the Anti-bullying, Pro-Kindness efforts of Ray Rice with his trademark wristband which says “You can be a HERO to someone, just by being their friend!”
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As part of CustomInk’s 3rd annual Be Good To Each Other campaign, celebrities have come together to show their support! Please consider participating by purchasing one of these shirts designed by Baltimore Ravens running back: Ray Rice.

CustomInk will print and fulfill the shirts at cost and will donate 100% of our profits (at least $10 per shirt) to PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. PACER unites, engages, and educates communities nationwide on bullying.

Shirts will be delivered approximately 2 weeks after the close date. Make sure to order today to receive your shirt by the end of National Bullying Prevention Month in October!

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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month – New Maryland Law!

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. New law goes into effect in Maryland.

A cyberbullying law, also known as “Grace’s Law,” makes it a criminal offense to use an interactive computer service, like Twitter or Facebook, to cause “serious emotional distress on a minor” or causes the minor to fear for his or her life or physical safety.

Those found guilty of the misdemeanor offense face up to a year in prison in addition to a possible $500 fine.

The law is named after Grace McComas, a 15-year-old from Woodbine, Md., who committed suicide in 2012 after being bullied on Twitter.

 

Stand Together – Rock vs The Bullies

This week’s Kerrang! issue (#1482) has an article on rock musicians and bullying. They interviewed Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Davey Suicide and Laurence Beveridge (Fearless Vampire Killers) and myself. Here’s a screenshot of the article. For those of you not in the UK, you can purchase a digital copy of the magazine through google play and it is also available at Barnes & Noble. Thank you to Kerrang! for this article!

 

Escape the Fate Debut Powerful Video for “Ungrateful”

Escape the Fate have debuted their video for “Ungrateful”, the lead off single from their soon to be released album of the same name. The video which comes with a warning “Portions of this video may contain graphic imagery which may offend/or trigger sensitive viewers and is not recommended for viewing by persons under the age of 18. Viewer discretion is advised.” The video is graphic and covers an important topic for the band and illustrates brutally graphic stories touching on bullying and abuse.



 

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