Road Warrior - Concert Tour Crew
Hometown: Edison, New Jersey
Favorite Bands/Music: Well, anything that I happen to be around a fair amount—but as far as favorites go, it'll always be Bayside, Midtown, Bright Eyes, and Such Gold. Other than that, Saves The Day, Brand New, Fireworks, Foster the People, New Found Glory, One Direction (my not-so-guilty pleasure), The Sidekicks, The Honorary Title, Tigers Jaw, Two Door Cinema Club—and the list just keeps growing.
About Me: I'm from New Jersey, the land where the majority of people really don't have accents, and I can definitely attest to that, but yes, we most certainly do have that high-paced tri-state area manner and a need for everything to be in our favor. My friends are my family members, and my little dog is my everything.
I Like: Puppies, kittens. Literally, you name the animal, and I will probably say, "Aww." I love driving to see friends and spending a day where they live. I enjoy it when they don't use my actual name and instead give me a nickname while introducing me to others. Pizza and shoes are my weaknesses. No matter whether I'm on tour or not, I still enjoy going to a good show (for instance, I just saw Balance and Composure in Austin). I also really enjoy admiring a good mustache or beard.
I Dislike: "But if we don't kill them, they'll reproduce and take over." No, humans are the ones breeding animals, who then go directly toward commercial uses, so shut your mouth. Unfairness, teasing people about their taste in music, farting (ugh, the grossest thing), and overall stupidity.
Why I Went Vegetarian: I actually went vegetarian after a trip to Colombia at age 15. I witnessed an animal die, and my mother noted that this was going to be our food. It was going to be our chicken nuggets, and I just couldn't handle it. How can you watch an animal suffer and die and be so calm, so matter-of-fact about it? It made no sense to me. The animals hadn't done anything to us, so how could we treat them as if they were just at our disposal? So I went back home and did my research, went vegetarian, and started a new and improved lifestyle.
Companion Animal: I have a Chihuahua named Snowball. She is practically my everything. She was the "runt" of her litter, and all the other puppies were given away except for her, because she had car-sickness issues. She's epileptic, and they didn't know what they were going to do with her. Before my parents could even think about it, I picked her up, and she was in my arms and has been ever since. No matter what issues arise within my family or with my friends, she has been there, and I try my hardest every day to make sure that she feels that I'm there for her. When I call my folks, I request that they put her on the phone so that she can hear my voice. The truth is, I miss her every day that I'm away from home. Also, she likes to sing to "Happy Birthday"—not sure why, but it's rad.
What Is Your Favorite Part About Touring: Talking to kids, obviously! Being able to reach out to people and talk to them about the issues, such as going vegetarian, animal experimentation, and factory farming. Yes, we might have some rough people here and there, but if you can really get through to kids and make a difference in their lives, it's the best feeling. You know that you're helping them and, through them, helping animals, too—and who doesn't want to do that?
No posts by this author.