I can vividly remember buying The Art of Drowning as a freshman in college in 2000. Older friends of mine had made me aware of AFI, but until then I hadn’t really gotten into them. That album just blew me away, and still does. The combination of aggression and melody was like nothing I had heard before then. I immediately bought all of the older albums, and have been with you guys throughout your progression since. My half-sleeve of AOD and All Hallow’s artwork is a constant reminder of how influential your music has been for me over the last two decades. Here’s to another 30 boys! And come back to Buffalo!