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Great news to all of you who are going to either Reading or Leeds festivals or even to both of them! This weekend, on Saturday 28th of August and Sunday 29th of August, Paramore is doing a 30 minute signing at both of the festivals! Below is the schedule for the signings at the festivals.
Leeds – Saturday 28th August – 4.20-4.50
Reading – Sunday 29th August – 4.20-4.50
Be there early, because they can only sign for 30 minutes and believe me – a lot of people will show up.
Hayley updated paramoreband.livejournal.com yesterday and answered some questions in the comments.
it’s been long enough…
lordy, where do i start!? miss you guys.
the honda civic tour has been one of the coolest tours that we’ve ever put together. not only because of the size of the crowds but the fact that we have been able to pull off a bigger show, with all the fancy production (never thought it’d happen!) as well as having a line up that is so diverse, i feel like there’s a band for anyone and everyone who comes out to the show. we’ve been having a blast.
right now, we have about a week off of it. and i’m sitting on my living room floor gawking at the TV and everything that is blowing my mind on the new season of True Blood. total vampire anarchy. that’s what’s going down in my house today! if i could count all the times i’ve heard “f*** authority” in the last couple hours i’d be so punk rock, i’d hurt. but anyways, this season is intense. i can barely keep up! between this and dexter coming out in a month my spare time is all booked and busy. which shows are you into right now? anything i should check out? (ps, chad is buying the box set of Lost and i’m going to start that sometime soon!)
the weather at home is so perfect right now. i feel really lucky to come home to a place that is so beautiful. sometimes it’s sad to leave and go out on the road, missing everything that happens here – but honestly, it’s nice to miss the things that you love once in a while. so you never forget to appreciate it. hopefully, i can say this without sounding like a preacher but… remember to enjoy EVERYTHING. the things that feel good, the things that hurt, rejection, acceptance.. it’s all going to make you better. stronger. and more like yourself. every once in a while i get a reminder of how much i’m okay with just being me. i know that sounds ridiculous. cause i’m in this band. we’re lucky. we got successful. but who i am is still this nerdy, silly, flamethrower of a person. and it took me 20 years to see that and get it and love it. now, that i’m home for a few days, seeing some friends and spending some good time alone… with myself… i got one of those reminders:
found one of my old journals. from right around the time we were heading out on tour with NFG in the UK early 2008. i started reading it and couldn’t help but cry a little bit. cause that person was really confused. and very lost. and as it went on, the person behind the pen seemed to get a little bit stronger.. that part felt good. it was the reminder that i needed that right now i’m as strong as ever. there really isn’t a point to telling you all of this. except maybe i want to thank you. cause you are a constant reminder. that i’m not as lost as i once was.
okay, Hoyt from True Blood is cute and distracting. so i’m going to finish watching this episode. hopefully i’ll be back soon! but definitely follow my tumblr if you want more consistent updates. it’s easier to post pictures and what not from the road. ok. Hoyt. gotta run!
love you guys. SEE YOU AT READING AND LEEDS!
Paramore announced last week, that B.o.B and fun. will be their support acts on the UK Fall 2010 tour! That means we’ll 99% sure get to hear Airplanes live. ;)
What do you think about these support acts?
Welcome back to my blog! I’m having a lot of fun with this, however, today I want to get just a little bit serious. As a band, we have worked with a few different charities and non-profit organizations over the years. But there is one in particular that we are extremely passionate about and I really want to share it with you guys. It’s called Love146.
So, question, have any of you ever seen the movie “Taken”? I won’t give away too much in case you haven’t… but this movie deals heavily with the issue of sex-trafficking. (If you’ve never seen it, it’s a must!) And just like in the movie, Love146 has one goal, which is to liberate young girls and boys who have been kidnapped and sold into sex slavery. We’ve been working with them for about 2 years now and have been able to be a part of rescuing young women and men from the grips of sexual and just about every other kind of abuse.
Sex trafficking is not just in third world countries… it is literally everywhere. Even in your own town. The commercial sex industry is one of the most largely successful crimes in the whole world. So why is it that we can ignore this issue so easily? Maybe if we realized that there was something we could actually do, personally, to help stop it then we’d be a little more inspired to take action. Over the past two years we have raised money by selling exclusive merch items and donated profits to Love146 to help their cause… but it wasn’t until early this year, when we met some of the rescued victims, that we really saw all of it come together. When the people at Love146 told us that they were actually going to bring some of the girls they had rescued out to our show, we were expecting to meet a group of people that were lifeless and frail. And at one point, they were… but the girls that we got to meet that night were dancing and laughing and holding on to us like they were the happiest people in the world. I didn’t understand how people who had been imprisoned and treated like they weren’t even human could be so happy now. Made all the problems in my life seem so insignificant. All I wanted to do was hang out with these girls who had once been forgotten. I wanted to tell them how they were actually heroes. It changed my life to see these stories that I’d heard for so long come to life. And I realized that Love146 wasn’t just statistics and percentages. It’s real people who deserve the same chance as all of us.
+ Read more of Hayley’s blog after the jump.
I could write for hours about this but if you really are interested, check out www.love146.org. There are stories and videos to catch you up on what exactly Love146 is doing to stop the disgusting epidemic of human trafficking. And if you want to help by a donation you can text “LOVE” to 85944 and $5 will be charged to your phone bill and go to Love146. Again, please visit their website so you can understand how real and how close this issue is to all of us.
Thanks for reading.