Journal Entry: Sat Mar 22, 2014, 11:53 AM
I dunno if it feels like a longer or shorter amount of time than that. Sometimes I have the scary notion that I can barely remember how it was before. But I do remember the weekend of the break up very clearly. Today it feels like it was just last week, not last year.
Of course, with all perfection of timing, my copy of the Greatest Hits came in the post today, complete with t-shirt designed after the one Gerard wore for their first show, and black arm band.
Ever the theatrical, to the last. It's like others have said, most bands just split up. MCR throw the band a funeral. Complete with eulogy.
I will leave this on a positive, as best I can.
Last year saw the return of the first band I ever loved (I still feel like it might have been my trade off), and early this year, when the anniversary of that bands break up came around one of the bands members tweeted:
"For the past 9 years today has always been a shit day. But today I'm smiling."
I hope for the year when, on this day, I'll see something similar from one of the MCR guys. Though I recognise it may never come.
Until then, I'll continue to enjoy whatever they have to offer individually. A year on, and we're still not quite sure what that will be, but I guess we've all had to find our feet in that time. In the scheme of things, a year isn't long at all.
Lead on guys, I'm still here, waiting to follow.