The journey started in the summer of 96. My friend and I decided to go to the Mad Platter, a local record stored in Riverside, CA. We took a few buses but we got there but we got there. Once we got there, we went straight to the listening station for the new releases. As I listened to numerous random albums, my friend said hey listen to this! Put on the head phones and it was AFI Very Proud of Ya. Instantly fell in love with this band. That fast aggressive hardcore punk sound was what my teenage soul needed. I’ve never looked back! AFI continues to be my favorite band 25 years later. The evolution of their music continues to evolve like just my life. The journey continues….