Last Call and Liabilities Tour: A Sept. 11th to Remember

With all the coverage and documentaries playing on Sunday Sept. 11th, 2011 (the 10th anniversary), it was good to take time to remember. It doesn’t feel like it has been 10 years since that tragic day. 10 years ago, I was a Junior in high school-only 16 years old at the time. So when I walked into my drawing class that Tuesday morning to see the news on the TV, I didn’t know how to comprehend it. My friends and I ended up leaving school early that day, just to go and sit at one of their houses only to keep watching the coverage.

This past week, I saw amazing documentaries from Dateline’s special “9/11: America Remembers” to Biography’s doc “When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9/11 Story” http://www.biography.com/listings/episode_details.do?episodeid=17197066&airingid=17198324. However, I think there is a point when you need a break from it, it can be emotionally draining to keep watching the news coverage of that day be replayed over and over–each time it brings me to tears.

Think of it like a study break…giving yourself a breather, let your mind rest for a while. So on Sunday night, I had a study break of my own to attend to: The Last Call and Liabilities tour @ the House of Blues Chicago (featuring three bands: Pepper, The Expendables and Ballyhoo). It was nice to just lose myself in the music for the night and when I started to almost forget it was 9/11, the crowd started a ‘USA’ chant before Pepper’s encore.

“We will never forget.”

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