Of Greetings and Goodbyes

I saw AFI at the Wiltern in Los Angeles in 2017 when they were touring on The Blood Album.  I’d seen AFI about 6 times at this point in my life and for the most part they had similar set lists each time.  This time was different.  The set list was absolutely stacked with Paper Airplanes, This Celluloid Dream, and Total Immortal.  But nothing will compare to when they played my absolute favorite song, Of Greetings and Goodbyes.  I got into AFI when I was 13.  In 2017 I was 28 years old and I never thought I’d hear that song live ever.  When they kicked in with those first 2 snare/kick drum hits I lost my fucking mind.  My wife and I looked at each other like oh my God it’s finally happening!  I’ve been to hundreds of concerts over the course of my life and that moment, that 2 minutes will forever be at the top of the list.  There will never be a more important band in my life than AFI.  Thank you Davey, Adam, Jade, and Hunter for the music you’ve made and will hopefully continue to make.  Long Live A Fire Inside.