Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Speechless after this movie. So beautiful.
I knew I wanted to propose to my girlfriend Amanda with music somehow. It’s a major part of our relationship, and it gets us through everything. We discovered Walk The Moon a few years ago, and I was lucky to have the opportunity to do some design work for them. We became friends through the work, and have stayed in touch since.
When it came time to pop the question, I asked the guys if I could do it before “I Can Lift A Car” at their show on 9/28/13 at the Cat’s Cradle. It’s a special song for the two of us, and it’s all about that amazing feeling you get when you’re with someone and you feel like you can do anything. Not knowing what they’d say, I was super excited when they said “yes.” When the day came around, they gave me the setlist to know when the song would be played. They were amazing, and kept checking up on me to see how I was doing, haha!
We went up to the side of the stage before the big song, and Amanda had no clue what was happening. The guys brought me on stage by introducing me as the designer of their backdrop. From there, with the help of their tour manager, Blake, we convinced Amanda to come on stage with me, even though she didn’t understand why!
The rest of the story is captured in this amazing video, taken by Bill Collette of BillCo Productions. Check out his video work here: http://www.youtube.com/user/airforcepilot8282
Thanks so much to Nick, Eli, Sean, Kevin, Blake, Lauren, Alex, and the whole crew from Walk The Moon’s tour for helping coordinate this amazing moment.
Thanks to Bill for the beautiful video and Daniel Kirkpatrick for the audio.
We will always cherish this video. You guys are amazing.
The Batkid story made me lie to people and tell them my eyes were watering because my contacts were irritated. Here’s a roundup of his best social media moments.
Hey, John Mayer fans! Kick off your Friday by clicking on this link and giving “Who You Love” a view! It’s a great tune, and I’ll love you forever.
It’s crazy how there are people out there that can’t see LOVE.
I understand the idea of being blind in the scientific sense. I understand not being able to see in the dark without a light. I get it.
But how can you not see LOVE?
Who’s down with making a Kickstarter to fund some special glasses like the ones in the 80s movie “They Live,” where instead of exposing subliminal messages, we give them to these people that CAN’T SEE LOVE and we open their EYES!?
Anyone down? Give me one yes, and I’ll start editing the video.
It doesn’t. Make. Sense.
I feel sorry for these people. I feel sorry for them because they see their lives and what they’ve done in their pasts and they’re so scared of it happening again that they have to try to take it away from the ones who aren’t going through that negativity. If they were cartoons, they’d look like a ball and chain with a face and they would tie themselves around your legs to try and hold you back. If they were in Harry Potter, they’d be those dudes in black hoods that suck the life out of you.
How do you avoid letting these people crack you or break you? This is a rhetorical question, because i’m about to answer it for you. Don’t worry.
You talk about it. You talk about it with the ones you love and the ones that love you. You write about it [check!]. You look in the mirror and you smile at yourself. Try it. Laugh. FAKE laugh to make yourself laugh. It works. Grab the person you love by the hand and bring them in front of the mirror, too. Look at your reflection TOGETHER. Smile at each other. Smile in the mirror. Roll your eyes. Remember that you have each other. Remember that there are more people like YOU than there are of the people that can’t see LOVE.
Hold hands. Hug. Kiss. And know in your hearts that things will work out.
YOU are loved, and that’s all I got.
Saturday night I got on one knee and asked Amanda to marry me. I became the luckiest guy in the world when she said “yes.”
Sincerest thanks to our wonderful friends with Walk The Moon for helping make this amazing moment happen. You guys are the best and we will always be grateful for everything about this night. So, so thankful for the hurricane of love that has hit us since this moment.