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.
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.
30 Seconds To Mars performing “Up In The Air” at How The Edge Stole Christmas 2013 in Grand Prairie, TX on Dec 5th.
Thirty Seconds To Mars performing “Conquistador” at How The Edge Stole Christmas. December 5th, 2013 - Grand Prairie, TX My friend took these videos, and the…
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.
That moment you look up and Tomo is headbanging with you, sharing that brilliant energy he has.
That moment Jared makes eye contact with you and sees the tears in your eyes because his words have moved you so deeply.
That moment when you feel your heartbeat in time with Shannon’s drumming and you feel yourself on another plane of existence where nothing else matters…because at that moment, everything is perfect.
Then you look around and realize other people feel this way, too.
But you don’t feel like a tiny voice in a sea of millions. You feel alive.
Then you know … this is where you belong.
I AM THE ECHELON. And we are one…