My Chemical Romance opening their second stage Download '05 set on June 10th, with their then recently released UK single, "Helena", from the album "Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge" (2004).
I had just walked over from the main stage with @bgsel, having seen thrash metal legends Megadeth for the first time in concert. Since I was more into metalcore and heavier music at the time, I went to the MCR show with some scepticism. But really, the vocalist, Gerard Way, he blew me away. Even today, I have rarely seen such stage presence from a front man (unisex). The rest of the band was good, but he stood out and owned that audience. I stood in the back (like a hard ass metalhead😂), but the energy of that singer got to me. I immediately thought of Freddie Mercury. That arrogant/confident demeanor, owning everything and everyone at the concert. The clip doesn't do the concert any justice. They never do. Great memory for me though. I've never been a dedicated fan if them, but damn, My Chemical Romance will always have my respect... Top notch.
#mychemicalromance #mcr #helena #single #threecheersforsweetrevenge #gerardway #raytoro #mikeyway #frankiero #bobbryar #punkrock #rock #punk #emo #pop #live #concert #jpdl2005 #download2005 #downloadfestival