Day # 300 7Seconds- New Wind
Source: This shirt means more to me than almost any shirt i have. I have managed to do what most people will never do in their life. Track down the shirt form the very first show they ever went to. Crazy right? not to mention find a brand new never worn before dead stock version of it. Someone asked me who much i was willing to pay for this shirt, and my response was..”Anything.” It was priceless to me. It was events like this that literally shaped my life. Growing up a poor kid without a father oddly enough you look to people like Kevin Seconds and listen to what it is they have to say. you take it to heart. It genuinely was the only fatherly advise i would ever get. Shit sounds cheesy i know, but it was a real positive influence on my life. and i fell like the only people that will relate to this are other kids that grew up listening to this music as well. Somehow i doubt the kids who grew up listening to the Scorpions or Rod Stewart got the same thing. who knows. i could b wrong, if you come across that blog let me know, love to read that.
So this shirt, this show. I have such vivd memories of it. I was a freshman in High School. I went with 4 friends to this show. I listened to “Walk Together, Rock Together” a lot so when the opportunity came to go to this show i was reluctant, but was game. shit i was in high School now, I was a skateboarder, i might as well man up and get in there. I was scared as shit ( i think i have mentioned this before) bout “the Pit.” The Pit in My head was always some 10” deep 20” wide hole dug in the ground in the middle of the audience. a pit where anything eat, chainsaws, knives, rape, a Rancor Monster…my brain was very creative. The show was in Sacramento, @ the 2nd Level, or maybe it was called One Edge Up, oh and it was also called Danceteria too. not sure. Regan Youth Played i know that much. I can’t find shit on the net about it either..i wish someone would write me to let me know they were there.
Anyways, no Pit, just a bunch of dudes pointing fingers, dancing in a circle, and holding on to each other all singing the same song, very unifying. I stood in front, right next to the speakers the whole time, i just want balls deep. As soon as i heard the music being played i was pulled in (mentally, not physically) and just felt like i belonged. then i had Kevin at one point look at me singing, grab my head and pull me in to help him sing the chorus of Walk Together, an di was fucking sold. done. not sure i will ever be able to replicate a moment like that in my life. Not that it was the greatest moment i have ever had or something. It wear awesome and everything , but more so cause it was so unique. It was as if that was a spark that ignited a life of love for music. it was solidified at that point. I was de-virginized if you will. Man, even thinking about it it at this point it all seems so vivid and i m getting kind of misty. I wonder if Kevin Seconds knows the kind of effect he may have had on people? serious pressure, but only enforces the idea that you should treat everyone else how you would want to be treated. Who knows maybe you or I are someone else’s spark moment. you never know.
So the show went on till like 2 aM at least and it was a school night. I went to school the next day shredded but emotionally high and insanely deaf. I couldn’t hear shit. my ears rang for 4 days straight. I would trade it all in for the world. and that is why this shirt to me is priceless.