One Chapter Ends and Another Begins… Or Maybe a Whole New Book.

  This week I posted my centenary blog and today it has been exactly one year since this. And this.

  I still remember how the pit of my stomach fell twenty floors when I read that… How could they do this to us? The MCRmy is a family and FAMILIES TELL EACH OTHER STUFF. I was so freaked out I think I punched a tree. I was so distracted by the thought of my favourite band ending before I’d even got to see them live that I forgot to be nervous for my first GCSE module. One year on, MCR have definitely not broken up. I have seen them live twice and, because everything comes full circle, had another module this morning.

  Looking back on it, I wasn’t just upset because Bob had left and they didn’t tell us (though that was part of their lives more directly than ours and they had – still have – the right to privacy). I was freaking out because I thought one of the only constants in my life was kaput. I’m pretty cynical when it comes to pretty much everything so I don’t trust an awful lot of people. I had put my trust in My Chem, and where the hell had it got me? A sore fist and some battered CDs.

  Since last March, the band has made a comeback that is, quite frankly, way cooler than Take That’s first show with Robbie in fifteen years. Their music has taken a slightly different direction, their hair colour has swapped ends of the spectrum and you are now expected to bring rayguns to shows. Danger Days has changed the way My Chemical Romance are portrayed, again.

 

 

  Thinking back to 23rd October and 12th February, two of the best days of my life because I got to see them live with some of the people who I love most in the world, I don’t think they would have happened if My Chem ended with Bob’s departure. We had to wait four years and deal with the fallout of the fourth-album-that-never-was-but-someday-could-be in order to get Danger Days. Looking at those pictures of the band over the last nine and-a-half years, some aspects of the band have never changed. Their determination to make art as different to their previous work as possible and their passion for what they do, for example.

  Which is why I’m making an effort to tell you this exactly one year on: sometimes you have to be patient and ride out the storm. Sometimes something you think will last forever will kind of crash and burn while you watch. Sometimes, when you look back, that’s the best thing that could possibly have happened. In retrospect, I could have said things or treated people differently over the last twelve months and then maybe some of the stuff I’ve had to deal with wouldn’t have been so difficult… I will bet my My-Chem-commemorating ring you could have too.

  But hey. Sit something out and perhaps it’ll turn into the most brilliant thing that’s ever happened.

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12 thoughts on “One Chapter Ends and Another Begins… Or Maybe a Whole New Book.

  1. I LOVE MCR….BUT I REALLY THINK THE´RE SOLD ´CAUSE HAVE A LOT OF CHANGE ON THEIR LOOK AND MUSIC IS SOME STRANGE… THEY DON´T NEED THAT THEIR MUSIC AND LOOK JUST WAS FANTASTIC AND THE NEW ALBUM REALLY KILLS ME… IT WAS LIKE OTHERS GUYS WERE SINGING IT SO HORRIBLE BUT IT´S TRUE AND I HOPE THE NEW ALBUM WILL BE TOTALY DIFERENT AND MUCH BETTER
    I JUST WISH THAT THE TRUE MCR COME BACK SOON LIKE I BROUGHT YOU MY BULLETS YOU BROUGHT ME YOUR LOVE 😀

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  2. er, i meant Bel. I haven’t changed my name. And if i did, i wouldn’t change it to vel. or mikey surprisingly.
    something cool.

    but yeah.

    Bel x 🙂

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  3. hmmmmm. oh yeah. ok fare enough then. But GERARDS????

    you need an eye test woman. That is the WRONG answer.

    try again.

    🙂 x

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  4. FRANCESCA!!!!! i never knew you rated their jawlines as sexy!!

    But who’s, in your opinion is sexiest?

    and the whole ripping off their trousers bit? what were you hoping to see/achieve in your imagination?

    bel x 😀

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  5. well, that was, er, deep. for you frank anyway. no offense. but it is nice to kniw that i am one of those people you love the most.
    and also, i didn’t like bob much. yeah, he was a brill drummer, ill give him that, but his hair really didn’t fit in. it had a gingery blonde colour to it. i’m sure ellen will agree with me here. 🙂 Liking the 2nd, 3rd and 4th pic (going round clockwise that is) but not the first, because mikey looks strange in it.
    ever noticed how gerrd is always in the middle/nearer the front. i think thats favouritism.

    sorry about the long comment. 🙂

    Bel x

    p.s NOBODY is to pour frank a drink. judging by what i saw at new year, she will spit it down herself, or anyone near. Trust me on this one!

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    1. Yes, I noticed that they have a order to stand in.

      Hey, I’m DEEP and THOUGHTFUL! Even if usually I’m grumpy and stamp around a lot…

      I have respect for Bob for keeping his hair its natural colour during Parade. He brought the natural look to the stage, dude.

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