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I'm not even sure if Rise Against even comes onto this.  If this is even the real guys or if all my words are going to end up floating around and fall on deaf ears.  I have a 16year old son.  Being his mom is literally the greatest gift I've ever received.  He is my mini me in every way.  That young man has had to endure alot of bad in his life because of me.  10 years ago i had brain surgery twice.  Since then it has been a roller coaster ride for him with my headaches and seizures.  He literally has had to call 911 at least 20 times maybe more for me. .......... see i don't care about me.  I care what he has to witness and what he suffers through because I'm often sick.  Poor me right and poor my son?  No that's not why I'm writing this.  I'm writing this because everything you sing and everything you stand for is everything i see in my young man.  He sees the world with such different eyes than most even through the horrific.  He turned me on to your music and there truly isn't a band out there that I could be happier he listens to.  About an hour away from us is Mohegan sun where you guys will be playing in August.  I could care less about me but I would do anything to be able to get my son to see you guys even if it means one ticket and me standing in the parking lot waiting for him to tell me what am amazing time he had seeing men who he looks up to just like his dad.  I can't work as much as I want and my husband, his father,  takes care of the majority of bills so we can scrape by.  I have gone as far as trying to sell stuff on Ebay,  letgo,  and craigslist to get my boy a ticket.  I know people need a lot more than a concert ticket in life right now.  But if you knew what the smile on his face would do for me.  Well hell, to me.  ...... that's everything. 

Belladonna798's picture

I'm not even sure if Rise Against even comes onto this.  If this is even the real guys or if all my words are going to end up floating around and fall on deaf ears.  I have a 16year old son.  Being his mom is literally the greatest gift I've ever received.  He is my mini me in every way.  That young man has had to endure alot of bad in his life because of me.  10 years ago i had brain surgery twice.  Since then it has been a roller coaster ride for him with my headaches and seizures.  He literally has had to call 911 at least 20 times maybe more for me. .......... see i don't care about me.  I care what he has to witness and what he suffers through because I'm often sick.  Poor me right and poor my son?  No that's not why I'm writing this.  I'm writing this because everything you sing and everything you stand for is everything i see in my young man.  He sees the world with such different eyes than most even through the horrific.  He turned me on to your music and there truly isn't a band out there that I could be happier he listens to.  About an hour away from us is Mohegan sun where you guys will be playing in August.  I could care less about me but I would do anything to be able to get my son to see you guys even if it means one ticket and me standing in the parking lot waiting for him to tell me what am amazing time he had seeing men who he looks up to just like his dad.  I can't work as much as I want and my husband, his father,  takes care of the majority of bills so we can scrape by.  I have gone as far as trying to sell stuff on Ebay,  letgo,  and craigslist to get my boy a ticket.  I know people need a lot more than a concert ticket in life right now.  But if you knew what the smile on his face would do for me.  Well hell, to me.  ...... that's everything. 

Claire_Broadbent's picture
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I am so excited to go see you guys in concert, you have NO IDEA!!! I am tempted to make it to a few concerts of yours this summer and fall just to make up for lost time. I hope I can catch a picture with one or all of you. Your fight for social justice brings joy to my heart and I love you so much.

Claire_Broadbent's picture

I recently discovered Rise Against and  LOVE you  so much! I'm from Champaign, Illinois and I can't believe I didn't know about you! I support what  you guys represent and love that you speak out against social injustice. I love you all. Consider yourselves open-mouth kissed.

david.dwilson's picture

Hi guys:

 I wanted to let you know that I am finally going to see you in concert and I am really looking forward to this. This is my third attempt, and this time it's going to happen! I still have the unused tickets from one of your previous shows I was unable to attend. Long story, but let's just say life got in the way. I'm going to your show in London, ON. I am flying in from Halifax, NS, to see you because who knows if I'll ever get another chance, and this is very important to me. For me, as a huge fan of your work, it's absolutely one of those "bucket list" things I must do! As well, I do hope I get the opportunity to meet you someday, so I can express my sincere appreciation in person. Your music, and especially your lyrics, have had a profound affect on me, and I'm sure many others. Your moral compass is bang on and it shows throughout your work. Thank you! I am truly grateful for bands like yours and I look forward to seeing you in London. FYI, I'll be the "old" guy near or at the front, wearing the t-shirt I bought on your website, holding up my personal copy of Appeal To Reason.

David W

david.dwilson's picture

Hi guys:

 I wanted to let you know that I am finally going to see you in concert and I am really looking forward to this. This is my third attempt, and this time it's going to happen! I still have the unused tickets from one of your previous shows I was unable to attend. Long story, but let's just say life got in the way. I'm going to your show in London, ON. I am flying in from Halifax, NS, to see you because who knows if I'll ever get another chance, and this is very important to me. For me, as a huge fan of your work, it's absolutely one of those "bucket list" things I must do! As well, I do hope I get the opportunity to meet you someday, so I can express my sincere appreciation in person. Your music, and especially your lyrics, have had a profound affect on me, and I'm sure many others. Your moral compass is bang on and it shows throughout your work. Thank you! I am truly grateful for bands like yours and I look forward to seeing you in London. FYI, I'll be the "old" guy near or at the front, wearing the t-shirt I bought on your website, holding up my personal copy of Appeal To Reason.

David W