how would you feel if someone tugged on your clothes and forced you into hugging them and taking pictures with them? would you appreciate someone grabbing you like that? no. no you would not. so why is it okay to do it to band members?
You introduce yourself to them with a handshake and if you are lucky enough, well as all my have experienced, you will get a hug. Just don’t force it, that just makes you seem desperate and sad. Oh and always ask if it’s okay to take a photo with them.
Band members are people too!
PS: Never bother them whilst they are having a meal or if they are with their families.
You can always tell who hasn’t had the least bit of experience (first or secondhand) with addiction when they say, “If I were, i’d just make myself stop, it’s simple”.
It’s always so easy to say that when you’ve never even come close to addiction. It’s a beast and you have to feed it. On the…
I know first hand about the heartbreak of addiction. This year will be my fourth year of sobriety. I never had problems with alcohol. I went down the road of prescription drugs and otc medications, mainly NyQuil. Anything that would make me feel like I didn’t care. Whatever would numb my system.
This was after my dad died. I couldn’t deal so I just masked the pain.
But now I am very proud of my sobriety, I don’t readily offer up my story, but if it could help save a life…I would tell them in a heartbeat.