Project Thank You
My name is Gee.
I am a 24 year old girl from South Central Pennsylvania.
And I need your help.
My two best friends and I have started this project to collect life stories, letters, videos and fan art from the MCRmy for My Chemical Romance and compile them into a book.
Our ultimate goal is to give this to them in person in either the New Jersey or DC show this coming May.
So far, we have 68 beautiful stories from all around the world.
68 is not enough.
If we want this to make enough of an impact for it to actually catch the attention of the boys, we need it to be huge.
We know it can be.
We know the MCRmy is strong.
We know that you all have things that you've been dying to tell them from the second you first heard them.
Now is your chance to share it with them.
Make your voice heard, boys and girls.
Killjoys, make some noise.
Due to the success and popularity of this project, word has spread around, and I think I've generated enough interest to do a second book.
This one has no deadline, as of yet.
The details are all the same, if you have any questions, you can reach any of us at any of the links posted on the contacts page.
Thank you for your support and your interest.
Last night was basically the best night of my entire life. So I'm going to tell you about the whole day.
Dani, Arin, Kyle and I left my house at 3 am and got to the club around 5. At this point, we were 10, 11, 12, and 13 in line. (Numbers come into play later.) We laid down, took a nap, and woke up and few hours later. A very nice redhaired lady at the very front came and told us that she had friends coming to join her, only three, and we agreed. We made friends with the sisters in front of us and the girls behind us. Around 10, a group of 7 people came and joined one girl who hadn't warned us that she had anyone coming. As you can imagine, everyone was livid. Actually, we didn't let them hear the end of it all day. But we'll come back to that later.
We had friends from Columbia, Ana and Yeye, who we met in Jersey on Saturday. This was the 7th (or 8th, maybe) show that they had been to, and we made friends with them very, very quickly. They are absolutely amazing and I'm going to miss them so much. They helped us in our efforts to get PTY to the guys, they helped us get justice for everyone in line when that group of girls was so inconsiderate to everyone else. I love them.
Did I mention that at this time, we still didn't have a ticket for Kyle? He'd been calling DC101 all day to see if they had any left over, but they were constantly busy. But we found one, and for only $67. I had seen them online for up to $500. So we lucked out there. At the same time, I got a $30 parking ticket. But whatever, that's how DC is. I hate it. This was Kyle's first MCR show, so it was a big, big deal.
At about 6, Ana and Yeye had to make a decision. Stay in line and be at the barrier for the show, or meet and greet. Eventually, they chose meet and greet. So it was at this time that Dani, Arin, Kyle and I decided that we should give them PTY to hand over to the guys. They had been there on Saturday when My Chem's head of security had told us to give it Tuesday, so they were just as excited as we were. They were so honored and took it to give them. Ana and Yeye also got the first 30 of the line early entry, so that people who had been screwed by the group of girls cutting in line earlier would have a shot. I told you, these girls are amazing.
We got let in at 6:30 and waited...and waited...and waited. When finally let upstairs, we ran to the barricade, front and center. Ana and Yeye came and found us and told us how excited the boys had been and how they wanted to thank us after. As you can imagine, I died. I cried so hard.
I won't go in detail about the show. How could you? You HAVE to be there. All I can say is that I'm still blown away by the fact that they did Our Lady Of Sorrows. I still can't even. Oh my God I really can't.
As soon as the crowd let up, I went down. I had been having a really hard time all throughout Architects and Thursday, I was positive that I wasn't going to make it through My Chem. But that rush of adrenaline hit me and I made it just long enough.
Dani, Arin and Kyle walked me outside, sat me down, got me water and a cigarette, and Dani held my hair back while I puked. (Gross, I know, but I just need to tell you how amazing my friends are.) Or rather, I would have puked if I had eaten that day. I'm alright now, I was just super dehydrated.
Then, OH MY GOD. We're told to line up single file, calmly, put away cameras, no video, no recording. And then, there was Mikey. In all of his glory, there was Mikey. We told him that we were PTY and he shook our hands hard and told us how excited he was, how Gerard had said that we are amazing, that the MCRmy blows his mind. I thought I was going to lose it there. But I didn't have time, because Frank was right behind him. (And he is literally only like half an inch taller than me. I'm like, 4' 10 or something. I lol'ed on the inside.) I got a hug from Frank, we all did, and we told him that we were PTY. He looked me dead in the eyes and said, “That is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. How did you even make it?” So I told him about the program and he shook my hand and said, “You are amazing.” He looked at Arin, Dani, and Kyle and said, “Really, that's incredible. Thank you guys so much. Gerard and I are going to read every single entry. It's really amazing.” He promised to tweet about it and had to keep going down the line.
Needless to say, everything after that is fuzzy, because Jesus Christ, how awesome is that?
So there, ladies. Mission accomplished. Your voices have been heard, your art has been seen, they know you exist and how much you love them. And now you know how much they love you.
Get ready for part 2.
May 11, 2011