I was surfing in the internet as usual, and I started to notice that the internet for the majority, is a very special place where you can find some kind of shelter, an escape route from the real world because you can find people with the same tastes as you and you can be able to share it. However, that was not a master key for me to find a door to escape from my emptiness. I didn’t want to go back to reality and the Internet was not my “car radio” anymore. I felt I needed something new, and that is when Twenty One Pilots came into my life.
I was very excited about going to see Paramore in concert in Mexico City. I live in the small town of Puerto Vallarta and go to a concert in the big city would be an unforgettable experience. I was checking my Tumblr and I saw that someone had posted the video "Holding on to you", I saw it, and I was immediately caught by the voice of Tyler and the sick drum beats of Josh’s powerful battery. I started looking for songs of them on Youtube and I have to say that from that moment, I fell in love with them, that emptiness I felt before, it was filled with their melodies and lyrics. I was transporter to the world that I wanted, where I became a happy, stronger and a little rebellious dancer person When I came back to reality when I put pause to their music, I didn't care anymore being back to reality because I knew I had found a great band in every way. And they are the ones who would accompany me everywhere since the day I discovered them.
The next day on Twitter, I saw an announcement from them that they would come to Mexico to open the Paramore’s concert. I was eating my cereal with milk and could not help spitting it on the
table. My heart started pounding gratefully like crazy. I already had my tickets for Paramore, so in that moment I felt the luckiest person in the world.
Finally the day arrived. I was hanging outside waiting with my friends to access the stadium
“Palacio de los Deportes” . I felt I was in the right place, I could not believe I was going to see TOP live, I didn’t care if it was only for 30 minutes. Before the concert began, many were wondering who they were. I gladly told them, "They are a band with a mix of rap, techno, pop and rock" (That is how I classify them), And they had weird face expressions when I told them that. They didn’t believe that that combination sounded good. But as the lights dimmed and Tyler and Josh came out on stage, the whole stadium shouted as if the knew them completely, and that filled me with joy and happiness.
They started with Ode to sleep and they came out with their skeleton hoodies. They put us all to dance like freaks. There were some around me that I looked at me very odd because I knew the songs and I was dancing like I never moved my fucking feet. The only picture and not a very good that I was able to take, was when Tyler sang House of Gold. really chose to dance and sing than take photos. I wanted to enjoy the much as possible.
I could tell these guys live in another wave. Tyler and Josh are wizards from an unknown
world and they throw magic spells to people at their concerts, and once these spells are on you, there is no turning back. They could put 18,000 people to dance and sing along them. And sure most of the people didn’t even know them quite as well.
I have a confession to make ... many people told me that they liked more the stage presence of Twenty one pilots than Paramore’s. Paramore also have a great stage presence, but this guys!... his guys are different, in a AWESOME WAY!. To the boys I had told them about them previously, at the end of their presentation, I saw them again and they told me that I was right, they were very very very good. (In my mind I laughed in a sweet evil way and I whispered: “Welcome aboard to the Twenty One Pilots infinite plane”.) I went out of the concert happy as a worm because I knew since that event; many people came out with their heart filed with TOP VIBES.
The next day, I had the opportunity to go to the MTV Millennial Awards. I didn’t know they were going to play on the event, so I got pretty exited. I was able to see them riding some sponsored bicycles very happy, like children, (those guys have their inner kid out most of times, and that’s another thing I love about them). And finally I saw their presentation., I wanted to scream, but I had no voice coming out of my throat. I lost it completely the day before. ABSOLUTELY NOBODY knew the song; they were all standing just watching. There were few people, but I was jumping like a cricket and singing along. I saw very detailed expressions of both because I was really close on stage. The stage was not that big. During their presentation, I realize that these guys love what they do and that's the most important thing about making music or other things. I felt their passion even if it was with a crowd that nobody knew the, In this presentation I took the opportunity to record a Little of it. They played Holding on to you.
My vacations could not be more perfect. When I returned to home, I decided to open a Twitter account, TOPilotsMX and a Tumblr page (twentyoneMXpilots). I did it to devote 100% to them. To grow make more bigger the Twenty One MEXICAN Pilots and be part of the international unofficial fan page.
I just want to say, thank you to Tyler and Josh for making Twenty One Pilots, the band that fills my emptiness day by day. Thank you for making music that makes me feel stronger and happier every day. I stay alive for me, my family, my friends, my virtual friends and Twenty One Pilots. I’m 20 and I am ready to continue my journey with you guys!. Here in Mexico, I bought you a House of Tacos syou can come back soon and eat it!
See you at your next concert.