My co-worker (now one of my best friends) told me about Twenty One Pilots and when I looked them up on youtube Holding on To You hooked me and then Car Radio broke me. Every wall I had built up to hide the side of me I was afraid to deal with fell down and I realized that what I felt and the things I thought were okay and I was not the only person who felt those things. I felt an immediate connection to six words that Tyler sang: "I could pull the steering wheel" He knew me without knowing me. I have never felt such a strong connection to not only a band but the members as well. They will forever be the band who saved me. It was like I had been hiding my soul under the ice of a frozen lake and Tyler and Josh broke the ice and pulled me to the surface. EVERY single song speaks to me in a new and different way.
I wanted to wait to write my story until I got the full Twenty One Pilots experience. And they did not fail me. Watching them on that stage is the best thing I've ever seen. I didnt know a drummer could play with such raw emotion. He throws everything he has at those drums. Josh is a mystery and I love that, but when he plays you can feel it. You know that he knows what your going through and he's been there too. What I loved most about that concert was seeing the pure joy on Josh and Tyler's face when the crowd would just scream or when HE got to sing with US. It was like he couldnt believe his eyes/ears and he was just filled with JOY.
I wanted so bad to meet them and tell them both what they mean to me and what they did for but as you can see, Im not good with the "short story". I hope you two read this and just know that I am so grateful for you guys. What you do is incredible and as I stare at this screen with tear-filled eyes I say THANK YOU, for hitting the drums as hard as you can and bearing your soul in a song in the hopes of saving just one life. Please never stop.