(For reference I am 5'2" and this was mainly done by memory so its not exact)
I first heard of Anarbor in 2008. I was in 8? 9? and the brightest green was my favorite song. In 2009 Free Your Mind came out and I told everyone I knew about it, but they only knew them as the 'Scooby Doo Band'. 2010 The Words You Don't Swallow became the first CD I ever bought.
2012, I bought the warped tour documentary only because Anarbor was featured.
I was never old enough to see them live until 2013. I waited all year to see them at warped tour (I'll admit I cried as i bought my ticket), their set hit I was barricade and god damn did I scream my lungs out, i was rewarded with a drum stick used during their set (I still have it). I bought two shirts (I'm wearing one of them in the picture fun fact), and a bracelet from their merch as I waited to meet them. My brothers were with me and fuck was I crying my eyes out. I've been in love with band since 2008.
Their signing was canceled due to a tornado warning. They were the only reason I went to warped tour that year and I was heart broken.
2014 (if i remember right) When they announced a small break I genuinely thought my life was over for a second, looking back I know it was melodramatic.
2015, WLFPCK put out an album and that's when I started this painting. I only worked when I listened to them. I was in a rough point in my life and this was all I had.
2016 hit and a tour came with it. I had just been kicked out of where I lived not too long ago and was working my ass off to get it together. I didn't have the money to go and holy fuck was I crushed.
At this point I really thought I'd never see them live and I'd never meet them. (Still believe the latter)
But then 2017 came. Another tour and I see a Detroit date. All I want is to make my 8 year old self proud and see them. Maybe even make up for not meeting them at warped tour. If I meet them I'll probably get something related to them tattooed on me. Mark my words.
I've never felt so connected with music as I have with Anarbor.
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