I don’t know if I will have the time to write anymore letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school, and you helped me. Even if you didn’t know what I was talking about, or know someone who’s gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things don’t happen. There are people who forget what it’s like to be 16 when they turn 17. And these will all be stories someday and all our pictures will become old photographs, and we’ll all become somebody’s mom or dad. But right now, these moments are not stories, this is happening. I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it, this one moment when you know your not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And your listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment, I swear, we are infinite.
I never got the chance to tell you just how AMAZING my first ever gaga concert was! Despite the Seattle artrave being postponed from May, it was still totally worth the wait. I couldn’t have ever asked for anything more. I took my dad with me and he even danced! I’m not super shy but I’m also not entirely comfortable dressing up in a costume and walking around in public in it but I did! I spent so long on it and when I got to the concert everybody was so wonderful and and positive about it that I felt like I just fit in. I honestly can not imagine ever missing another concert of hers. Also, when artpop was first released, It was a decent album and I enjoyed it but a lot of it I just didn’t relate to and I was stuck on born this way. After going to the concert and experiencing it in the way she intended us to experience it, I couldn’t appreciate it more if I tried! Now artpop is one of my favorite albums and the single artpop really has become my favorite from it (I honestly hated it when I first heard the album haha). I just love it so much because if I’m having a rough day, I just put this cd in and jam out to it in my car and it completely turns my day around. I’m so glad I got to experience this with you Seattle monsters and to all of you who have had the chance to go, I hope you had he time of your life! -Kelly Fairbanks
Going to make a book out of all the artRAVE experiences.
Are you interested in being a part of the “Spoonie video project?”
I make collaboration videos with people all over the world on youtube, and would like to start organizing a video to help spread awareness! If interested please message me and I will send over the details.
-Maria (writer for lupuschick.com)
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett at this time, on stage in the Grand Place square in Brussels.
OMG I LOVE THEM WHY HAVE I NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE