At fifteen years old I jumped in the car.
I was sweaty and covered in bruises.
My scraped hands and knees had bled over my
tired arms and legs
but I had never been happier.
I had successfully survived my first concert.
Little did I know that that day would be
the day my life changed.
At 18 years old I hopped on a train
headed for Manhattan and my 27th concert.
I realized that I could never live my life without music
while sitting in that blue seat covered in crumbs.
Over the three years I had met over 50 musicians
and the people that toured with them.
I met all the people that made these shows possible.
The merch guys, tech guys, tour managers.
I realized at my 27th concert that I needed to be at
concerts for the rest of my life.
I realized that day that I had to be tour manager.
I had to make these shows possible for more
kids like me.
Kids who were alone and scared in this
big, vicious world.
Kids who only found love in music
when they couldn't love themselves.
I had to help them.