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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Time and Place: Dedicated


I took this picture Nov. 16 as I was walking down Luckie Street. This group of people were outside the Tabernacle and they were there to see Monday’s AFI (A Fire Inside) show. I spoke with Katie Cannon, 20,  (far right on steps) about her experience.

“The show started at 8:00 p.m. We got there at 8:30 a.m. so that we could be the first people inside. We had just come from their concert in Myrtle Beach the night before. We drove it straight through to Atlanta. We started in Greenville, SC where I live, we left there at 4 a.m. on Sunday morning and drove straight through to Myrtle Beach for their show there Sunday night. It was amazing! After the show in Myrtle Beach, S.C., we drove all night directly to the Tabernacle. We got there at 8:30 a.m. and started waiting in line for the 8:00 p.m. show," said Cannon.

"We are in their fan club called the Despair Faction. It's all the really hardcore fans. The music is a lot different then what’s out there now, the lyrics are a lot more eloquent. My favorite line is tattooed on my forearm, actually it’s on my entire arm. It reads “There are no flowers, no not this time. There will be no angels gracing the lines.”

"It’s kinda depressing actually, to me it means that it's not all good, it's not all beautiful, some times it's bad and not perfect. It’s just about life, that’s just how life is. Their concerts are like a religious experience, it’s so spiritual. The fans are so crazy you get pushed so hard you can barely breathe. We sing along with the lyrics. As soon as they come back to the East Coast I will follow them more.”

(Photo and text by Joeff Davis)

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