Artificial Red
Sending out some love into the Universe…

Dear @ShannonLeto ~

I hope this gets to you, as I know you’re not online much (understandably) and are going through some very personal issues. But I thought I’d just send something out into the Universe anyway. This is the letter I wish I had given to you in NYC in 2011. But I chickened out and gave you the other one, which is still from the heart, it’s just…this one is truly to you, and only you.

So now that it’s been awhile for me to sit on this, I think it’s time I just send it. Thank you for taking the time…I feel stupid writing a letter on such a public forum, but this will have to do. What I want to say is…personal. But I wanted to share it with you. I can’t say these things to you in a meet & greet due to time, but also I’m not the kind of person who likes a lot of people to hear my business. In essence, I’m private and like to keep what I feel away from strangers who may misunderstand, or see me as vulnerable. But whatever…
So…

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Happy birthday Shannon Leto! 
Thanks for the years of inspiration. Here’s to many more…and thanks for helping me find my strength, burn with passion, live fully, and to love deeply…
Download Love Lust Faith Dreams by Thirty Seconds To Mars…

I’ve been on a personal journey with Thirty Seconds To Mars for quite some time. It started in 2005, and has been quite an exciting ride. MARS music has always been a driving force of self discovery, change, and moments of clarity for me. In particular, their 2013 album Love Lust Faith + Dreams (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/love-lust-faith-+-dreams/id620572548?ign-mpt=uo%3D4) has been a guiding light to helping me find my way towards realizing my truest potential again. If you haven’t done so yet, listen to this incredible album and see what doors it opens for you. 

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Thirty Seconds To Mars & “Grrl” Seven - December 21, 2013 - Tulsa, OK

Yes, I look like a dork. This was actually the second picture Reni called me back to re-take because apparently the first one didn’t come out. I snugglebuggled Shannon when I first walked up, and we all squished in so I wish that one had come out. I was probably laughing too hard. Oh well. I was actually shaking really bad during this second picture, so I think I was biting my lip because I was trying not to say anything dumb.

Thirty Seconds To Mars & “Grrl” Seven - December 21, 2013 - Tulsa, OK

Yes, I look like a dork. This was actually the second picture Reni called me back to re-take because apparently the first one didn’t come out. I snugglebuggled Shannon when I first walked up, and we all squished in so I wish that one had come out. I was probably laughing too hard. Oh well. I was actually shaking really bad during this second picture, so I think I was biting my lip because I was trying not to say anything dumb.

 

Thirty Seconds To Mars & “Grrl” Seven - Grand Prairie, TX - Dec 5, 2013

Thanks for the awesome m&g guys, and killer show! See you in Tulsa =)
Jared has a very natural charisma and magnetism about him. I never intentionally go into the photo saying “I’m going to latch onto Jared like a dolt” but it never fails! I’m just happy to see I don’t have my head in his armpit like I did in Tahoe. Or looking like I’m playing with Shannon’s chest like my MARS300 m&g photos (I wasn’t, I swear! *lol*) I keep telling myself, next m&g I’m going to plant myself by Tomo and get a pic with that mofo. I’m a woman on a mission now… 
Super sweet Shannon said he liked my pants and thought they were really cool. Tomo was his usual upbeat, silly self. I feel bad because usually I’m so shy, I never manage to say much or make eye-contact but Shannon seems to make it a mission to make people feel comfortable….and always gets me to smile or laugh. 
When the q&a started, Jared asked us a lot of questions at first. I honestly turned to the girl next to me and joked, “So, I guess q&a meant Jared asks us questions?”
Anyway, I will never get tired of meeting these guys. Super cool, very down to earth. Even with the shit weather, they seemed in good spirits and took the time to do a q&a, signed our stuff (no pre-signed merch), and did the pics. I’d already given Reni my gifts for the guys earlier - which I never bring, but this time I had something special for each of them - so luckily I didn’t have to bring those into the m&g.
We were a small group, so it was nice and relaxed. And the handful of us that had side stage (inc me) got to go onstage for “Up In The Air” later that night.
I’m not much of a concert photographer, as I’m busy having fun…and my camera phone sucks. But I did manage to get some pics and videos I’ll try to sort through and upload later.
~Seven

Thirty Seconds To Mars & “Grrl” Seven - Grand Prairie, TX - Dec 5, 2013

Thanks for the awesome m&g guys, and killer show! See you in Tulsa =)

Jared has a very natural charisma and magnetism about him. I never intentionally go into the photo saying “I’m going to latch onto Jared like a dolt” but it never fails! I’m just happy to see I don’t have my head in his armpit like I did in Tahoe. Or looking like I’m playing with Shannon’s chest like my MARS300 m&g photos (I wasn’t, I swear! *lol*)
I keep telling myself, next m&g I’m going to plant myself by Tomo and get a pic with that mofo. I’m a woman on a mission now… 

Super sweet Shannon said he liked my pants and thought they were really cool. Tomo was his usual upbeat, silly self. I feel bad because usually I’m so shy, I never manage to say much or make eye-contact but Shannon seems to make it a mission to make people feel comfortable….and always gets me to smile or laugh. 

When the q&a started, Jared asked us a lot of questions at first. I honestly turned to the girl next to me and joked, “So, I guess q&a meant Jared asks us questions?”

Anyway, I will never get tired of meeting these guys. Super cool, very down to earth. Even with the shit weather, they seemed in good spirits and took the time to do a q&a, signed our stuff (no pre-signed merch), and did the pics. I’d already given Reni my gifts for the guys earlier - which I never bring, but this time I had something special for each of them - so luckily I didn’t have to bring those into the m&g.

We were a small group, so it was nice and relaxed. And the handful of us that had side stage (inc me) got to go onstage for “Up In The Air” later that night.

I’m not much of a concert photographer, as I’m busy having fun…and my camera phone sucks. But I did manage to get some pics and videos I’ll try to sort through and upload later.

~Seven