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Brandon Flowers Comments on Las Vegas Shooting

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Brandon Flowers of The Killers has released a statement about the Las Vegas shooting:

    I’m a Vegas boy. I always have been and — even though I just moved my wife and kids to Utah — I always will be. This past Sunday on a flight home from Australia, I flew over my hometown. Forehead to the window I looked down on Las Vegas and felt a prick of nostalgia. I thought about my mother buried below, I thought about my friends in Henderson, and I even traced Flamingo road down to where it meets the 95 and pin pointed my high school, Chaparral. I could see the city as a whole, but I couldn’t look close enough to see what was about to unfold. It’s hard to believe it’s real. My prayers go out to those whose lives were taken and to everyone else affected by this nightmare. I’m devastated for my community and for all of the people who gather together to see live music. Some of the happiest moments of my life have happened at concerts. They are a rite of passage, a holy communion, or just the kind of escape from the stress and the grind of daily life that so many people need. My heart swells when I hear the stories of people putting their lives on the line to help each other — defying the stereotypes of what people say Las Vegas is all about. We’re all long lost brothers and sisters. I miss my town, I miss my mom, I miss these victims I didn’t even know, but I look forward to getting together with you real soon to keep their memory alive.

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  2. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Really nice statement. Also probably his 1st statement where he doesn't mention how good-looking he is or how his band is the best on the planet. So, that's cool too.
  3. myawrld


    Doesn't matter if the statement says it or not if we always have comments like these that can bring it up even at the most inappropriate of times. The statement was a good one - don't cheapen it by trying to once again make it about the guy's ego.
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  4. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Fair, my b.
  5. Muzick


    Class act.
  6. Serenity Now

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    This message and the monologue from Jimmy Kimmel have really been the most touching I've seen on this whole massacre:

  7. chcougar1


    The Jimmy video crushed me. Makes me feel hopeless and helpless about how messed up our country is.
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  8. youwontknow

    If I smile with my teeth, bet you'd believe me

    Thanks for sharing!
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  9. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    What happened in Las Vegas was tragic

    I’m happy I live in Australia where mass shootings are not a thing, and haven’t been for decades
  10. Serenity Now

    deliver us from e-mail Supporter

    In this respect, yes, consider yourself lucky.