Zenigame96 wrote:Wow. Just wow. What a wild ride the last 24 hours have been...
I don't even know what to say to be honest. I've tried so hard to trust in Tom, and in turn trust in Blink. Out of all my friends I was the one who had faith that things would work out and we'd get more albums, and honestly even though I didn't like TDW that much, Tom sounded better vocally on that album than he has since Untitled. That alone made me excited for the new album, especially with the whole promise of recording it in the same way they did Untitled etc etc.
I really truly believed that Tom would follow through this time, and he let me down again. He let us down again.
And yet while everybody on here is sitting here talking about how he's such a dick and a tool and a piece of shit and everything I just can't help but feel bad for the guy. Don't get me wrong.... I was incredibly bitter about all the AVA stuff after I found out what actually went down. I really enjoyed WDNTW but when the actual circumstances behind the original hiatus came to light I couldn't stomach the album anymore and got 100% on the Mark and Travis support train. (+44) quickly became one of my favorite groups and WYHSB was an incredible album. I always longed for Blink to make up as friends but I was worried about the potential of the band because of the bad blood... Of course when they re-united I pushed those doubts away and embraced Blink to the fullest. I finally got a chance to see them live (3 times!) and even though they didn't perform the best, the shows were still super fun.
I still just can't believe this is happening all over again.
Anyway.... Is Tom messed up? Yes. Has he acted like a complete idiot? Yes. Do I think he deserves this? Yes. But...I still, somehow, for some odd reason, feel bad for him. I felt nothing like this in 2005/2006. Granted I was 16 then and being a teenager is hard enough, so when your favorite band breaks up like that of course there's going to be tons of emotion. I don't expect myself to be kept up at night sobbing to "I'm Lost Without You" this time around, but it's still a pretty intense roller coaster of negative emotions. I'm just not.... gah I don't even know. I can't sort my thoughts. This is all too much.
TL;DR I wish I were mad at Tom, and I am a little bit. But mostly I just feel bad for him. I feel like Mark and Travis are doing what has to be done, but it's still a sucky situation and really honestly truly genuinely I just want the guys to be friends again. Fuck the band if that's what it comes down to. Just salvage your stupid friendship and go your separate ways with your own projects.... Ugh.
Alsodoitforthekids wrote:I swear if this happened with any other band it wouldn't effect me as much, but something about Blink fighting so publicly makes me feel sick. It's like watching 3 of your best friends slowly fall apart.
I feel like that sums up my feelings nicely... :(
Its like your parents fighting