Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by Jason Tate, Jan 9, 2016.
don't worry, no one actually thought anything MCR was gonna happen hah
This is another reason I want seated shows. Lol
What is sus?? And did we ever figure out what that post was about?
Ok, this was the Pencey Prep quote, right? I just wanted to ask/comment- has the hoodie already sold out?! I so wanted that!
Gerard and Mikey are writing a story for this. And Joe Trohman, among a few other names
Danger Days came out 10 years ago tomorrow. It is, without a doubt, my favorite album of all time, and it has been that way for ten years. This album will always mean the world to me. I had been a fan since Revenge, and Black Parade was of course amazing, but this album was just so amazing to me, and it came along at a really pivotal moment of my life. I genuinely believe that front-to-back, it is the best album to listen to in full. It's just such a ride from start to finish.
I will never forget the morning I, ahem, acquired all the songs, burned them to a CD, and then went for a drive to listen to the album at full blast. I remember exactly where I was the first time I heard each of those songs. I will *never* forget hearing Bulletproof Heart for the first time. Finally getting to hear studio versions of Planetary, Party Poison, and the Kids from Yesterday after surviving off LQ live versions. My mind being blown hearing such a unique song like S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W for the first time, or listening to Summertime and immediately feeling every moment of it.
It was the first time I traveled to see a band. My gut told me, going into this era, that MCR was going to wind down soon. So I was determined to see them as many times as possible. So, as a naive 21 year old boy, I jumped in my car and drove from Denver to Kansas City, in the middle of December, to see MCR headline a radio holiday show. That was my 5th time seeing them, but it was my first time right up front in the pit, and my first Danger Days show. Not to mention the first time I took a trip anywhere by myself. That show was one of the best I had ever seen. I knew I had to go to as many tour dates the next year as I could. I drove to Salt Lake City the following April for a World Contamination Tour show, then almost died driving home in a massive snowstorm. I managed to make it home to Denver to see the show there the next day, on Gerard's birthday. Then came the announcement of the Honda Civic Tour with blink-182 (one of my favorites from middle school). What a tour! I went to the Salt Lake City and Denver shows again, as well as another Kansas City show, and my final MCR show before the breakup, in Albuquerque. That last show was truly special - there was a windstorm at the venue, so none of the bands could use any of their production or video, so it was just the bands playing. What an amazing show, and even though I had no idea it would be my last, I still could tell how special it was.
These songs feel like they mean even more now than they did back then. The world of Danger Days is all-too eerily similar to the world we live in right now. And even a song like SING, which was just always average and never a favorite for me, feels so important right now in 2020. This album has always been about trying to find the color, even amongst the darkness.
3,004 days then passed until the reunion show in California 2019. Now, a year later, the 10th anniversary of Danger Days. My favorite album of all time.
Ohh, I'm so jealous you got to see both MCR and blink together!! @heymattrick
Happy birthday, Danger Days!!
Wow, a decade of Danger Days. Also one of my favorite albums of all time. It came out when I was 16 and changed everything for me. Absolutely informed me as an artist, music listener, and human being. I love it dearly. Art is the weapon!
I remember MCR live streamed a concert on release night -- way ahead of the curve. I think it was the first live-stream performance I'd ever seen and it was so exciting. I was 15 at the time and that night remains the closest I've gotten to seeing them live in concert, but holy hell, did they put on an amazing show.
the first time I ever got to see them was just before Danger Days came out. It was amazing! I saw them two nights in a row and I was so worn out after but definitely one of the best experiences of my life.
Nice call out, I forget about that. I think their Black Parade House of Blues live stream on Halloween was my first live stream I tuned into, but the Danger Days release day one was so fun to watch live
My three biggest memories of the Danger Days release show are being ridiculously excited because I hadn't seen them live in 2.5 years (which felt like forever and now makes me laugh), how they had Show Pony skate around before they played along with the Trans Am parked outside the venue but my fav memory has to be when I was leaving the venue I looked up and there was Leonard Nimoy just casually chilling at an MCR show. I always assumed he was there with family but that was definitely my favorite celebrity sighting at a show.
I say it a lot in here, but Danger Days is my favorite MCR album. I listen to it regularly. I can’t believe it’s been ten years.
I remember when they dropped NaNa and I thought it was so fun and it reminded of the Kickass movie theme song. I thought the album art was SO dope too. I had it has my desktop background for a while. I just loved everything about the album and it’s aesthetics when it came out. It was such a fun and difficult change for them and they delivered. I saw them twice during the Danger Days era and they did not disappointment.
Also, this article was trending on my google news app this morning.
Ten years of Danger Days: The most important album My Chemical Romance ever made | Louder
Oh yeah in case anyone wants to buy some super rad MCR fan-made merch check out what Kerin dropped today for the DD anniversary.
I literally want everything in that store.
Hot Topic also has added a ton of new MCR merch lately. I hate buying tons of things from Hot Topic but damn, there's some really good MCR merch right now.
Have they ever played Bad Romance live?
They also have the Danger Days Gerard Way Funko Pop for $12.50 right now.
I snagged some of the new Hot Topic items about two weeks ago when they had a big sale going on. Prices have gone way up. I got that Pepe Christmas sweatshirt for $52 an now it's more than $70. I did not need that sweatshirt, but I'm glad I got it because it's sweet.
I wanted to get some mcr merch but I wasn't really vibing on any of the merch on sale, I ended up getting a dope slipknot shirt tho
Also, I had no idea this song or the Mad Gear & Missile Kid EP even existed . What?!
People try to tell me Danger Days isn't that good and I'm like Nah Nah Nah (Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah)
what’s the over/under on the amount of times that has been posted in this thread/the ap thread
Just a reminder that Life on the Murder Scene came out on vinyl today!
Was able to snag one! It looks fantastic.