We'll Carry On
By Felicia Kane
March 22, 2018 2:26pm CST
I know many people do not listen to or care for my type of music. I am not breaking out records and albums that you know. But I am bringing a band that literally listened to every single day since kindergarten to being a senior in high school and still to this day. And I am sure at least half of you have at least heard of the band, not the songs, but maybe your kids had a emo or punk phase, or you heard them about on the radio. Or maybe the outcry that took the internet by storm of when they announced they were breaking up, 5 years ago. Yes, yes, March 22nd, 2013, marks the day that My Chemical Romance was no longer together. How in the holy heck has it been 5 years? I cannot believe it. That is insane. I grew up listening to this band, I listened to radio interviews, I would stay on the computer for hours because we had dialup and download their music in limewire (heck yeah if you remember what that is). I would wait to hear them on the radio and record a song or on MTV and record it from the TV so I could get their songs on my MP3 player. Mikey Way, the bassist was my first every band guy crush! Which made me realized, I like tall nerdy guys more than anything, so that was a nice self-discovery. I named my panda Mikey, after Mikey Way, and then the same day my best friend who was also a build-a-bear with me made a bear with me and she named her Gerard Way. It was just so cute. When I heard the band had broken up I think I was on spring break, I want to say it was prom night and of course I didn't go! Prom is expensive and I had no friends go to with, I was also still healing from knee surgery I had a few months prior to that. I was on twitter like I always am just scrolling when I see a friend of mind literally freaking out. I had no idea what was going on, I just saw they were going nuts, and I had to go to their profile to catch up what they were panicking about, because this was before threads on Twitter. (threads feature on Twitter is literally the best thing to happen to any social media app). And she was screaming that she wanted to die, she could not believe it, they are gone they are gone. And I finally get to the first tweet of all that hysteria, and she posted an article that My Chemical Romance has announced their break up. Of course I cried, I grew up with this band, it was one of my first introductions to this kind of music. I started listening to pop music, I loved and still do Britney Spears, but pop music really didn't help relieve all those emotions wee 6 year old me had. Yeah, a 6 year old have conciousness of emotions and depression? More than anyone knows. I heard this girl talk about a band at school, and I looked them up on dialup and listened to a song, I can't remember my first song of theirs but it changed everything. Of course I didn't dedicate my life to "emo music" until around 2006, but I still wore black and really liked dark things and everyone around me didn't. So it was hard that I didn't fit it but knowing there was a band that had dark clothing, sang about death and struggles, it helped. I felt less alone. It is very sad that this band has been gone, but it is all for the best. All the band members are successful in their solo careers. Gerard is even having his graphic novel turn into a Netflix show, I cannot wait for that to come out. So it is okay that the band is no longer together, it is sad, but it isn't like their music is wiped clean rom the internet and CDs are destroyed and whatnot. Man...5 years. Makes me wonder how I made it through high school with that news. Oh yeah, because Fall Out Boy came out of their Hiatus around the same time...so that was happy news. Goodness, 5 years though.
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• United States
That's cute you named your panda after Mikey. I never knew about the band at all until this past year that my daughter is a hard core fan. Gerard was so cute in her super skinny stage but I'm glad he is healthy now that is always much more important than anything! You and my daughter sound so much alike it's crazy!
• Peoria, Arizona
@shaggin My mom likes the same things I do haha, I don't think age really disturbs that when people like what they like! Plus, I'm always on the internet, so I try and know a little bit of anything that is like somewhat popular.