March 23, 2013, Saturday.
Me and my family went to a mountain resort to start the summer vacation. It was a fun filled day and I must say that I’ve experienced lots of “first times” that day but I’ll talk about that in another blog post. Anyway, the day ended and it left a smile on our faces.
March 24, 2013, Sunday.
I was browsing the internet when suddenly I learned of a horrific news. The news drained the color in my face. I was in shock and it left me paralyzed. You might think that I’m exaggerating but no. It really did happen. If you’re in my place, what would you do/feel about your favorite band disbanding? I bet you’d be experiencing the same thing as me. This whole thing just happened with no warning. It was all so sudden. It hit me as hard as Hulk can hit his enemy. I can feel myself slowly disintegrating, slowly fading away. The band disbanded on March 23, 2013 and I only heard of the news the day after. Suddenly, all the laughter and fun from the day before vanished in a blink of an eye. I was devastated. I cried quietly in my room. I listened and sang along to their songs over and over again hoping that everything was just a lie, hoping that they’ll be back after some time.
Will you defeat them?
Your demons and all the non-believers
The plans that they have made?
Because one day, I’ll leave you
A phantom to lead you in the summer
To join the Black Parade
- MCR, Welcome To The Black Parade
I started became a fan of MCR when I was 12 and it all started with the song Welcome To The Black Parade. I must admit that I criticized them at first. I was a child and it was my first time seeing someone with bleached hair. I didn’t like them the first time I saw them but there’s something in the song that pulls me in. Every single time I listen to it, I can feel that they’re trying to tell me a message. A message that says: Don’t be afraid. Be brave. As a child, I have lots of things that I’m afraid of. I’m afraid of growing up and I’m afraid of entering the new chapter of my life which is high school. Through the song Welcome To The Black Parade I found courage to face these fears of mine.
My Chemical Romance taught me lots of things. Most especially through life. They’ve been a great part of my life. Their songs helped me through these 6 years. I would never be who I am today without their music.
Some would say, “MCR is just a band. Get over it.” They don’t understand how much this event affected the lives of everyone in the MCRmy (refers to MCR fans). We’re not asking for your understanding, we’re just asking for respect. Let us grieve for this tragic event. We just need some time to mourn for the end of MCR so please, don’t criticize us. Don’t tell us that we’re being exaggerated about this whole break up thing. If your favorite band is going through the same, you’d feel what we feel.
To those who said that the world is better without MCR. You just don’t know how much lives they’ve saved with their music. Stop treating them like they’re a cult because they’re not. I’m a Catholic and I listen to MCR. I believe in GOD and so do MCR. Don’t judge MCR so easily because you don’t know them. You don’t know their story.
I never forget a feeling- and that is what I have left from all of you.
I feel love.
- Gerard Way
I don’t care what other people may think. I am proud to say that I am a soldier in the MCRmy. I loved MCR yesterday. I love MCR today. I will love MCR tomorrow. I will love MCR forever.
Since I am bad with goodbyes. I refuse to let this be one. But I will leave you with one last thing-
My Chemical Romance is done. But it can never die.
It is alive in me, in the guys, and it is alive inside all of you.
I always knew that, and I think you did too.
Because it is not a band-
it is an idea.
- Gerard Way