It’s no secret around here that I love my rock music, Myles Kennedy and Alter Bridge (AB) in particular. One thing I have really missed this year is my AB family.
Rock/metal fans get a bit of a rough press at times. There’s a misconception that its all big hairy greasy leather-clad biker guys with chains and piercings and tattoos by the dozen. Yeah, sometimes it is but these are music fans with hearts of gold. Male or female, young or old, the people I have met at the numerous rock shows I’ve attended look out for one another. Rock fans take care of each other all the time.
2020 has been rough on us all in one way or another and, personally speaking, I am really missing queuing out in the cold for hours before sharing the rail with my music family. Throughout the year, the AB family have found new ways to stay connected – weekly Facebook Live parties where we all watch a recording of a set show, messenger check-ins to check we’re ok etc. And, when one of our own needs or deserves a little extra helping hand, that’s when the hearts of gold shine through.
A couple of wonderful people have put together a fundraiser to help one of our treasured AB family members, who is currently going through an arduous cancer journey. It’s a raffle with some awesome and totally unique prizes. ALL proceeds will go to the AB family member. (The costs of running this have been absorbed already) This it totally fan run and not directly linked to Myles Kennedy or Alter Bridge or endorsed by them – just to make that bit clear.( Don’t want to get in trouble from Tim!)
In the interests of sharing the love and the opportunity to contribute to a great cause, I thought I’d share the link and offer each of you the chance to join in.
And the next time you pass a rock/metal fan in the street or in a shop, just remember that heart of gold that beats inside them 😊
Horns up! Stay safe! \m/
(credits to the owners of all images used)