When I was about 8 or 9 my dad introduced me to AFI. He had been a fan since the ’90s and they had remained one of his favorite bands. My dad would play music in the car and one day he put on Sing the Sorrow and I still remember the feeling that opening track had on me. I had never heard anything like it, it was dark, imposing, and most of all grand! It made me want to, no, I needed to hear the rest of the album. As I listened to it in the car I felt feeling’s I never had prior and that was the day I fell in love with music. My dad would later download STS and DU along with some Blaqk audio on my iPod and I was hooked. Ever since then I have been a longtime fan. I honestly wouldn’t be who I am today without this band so thank you for introducing me to the wonderful world of music. Happy 30th!