Punk Rock Parents: I Got the Only VIP Pass

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

I Got the Only VIP Pass

I remember the day I first laid eyes on Joey. It was the summer of 2003 and my sister and I were at the Vans Warped Tour in Pasadena. I was wearing jean shorts and a yellow Endless Summer t-shirt. We went over to The Erks booth to say hi to the band. We were walking away when we stopped the bass player in line for food. He was with his best friend/roommate. The roommate had dickies shorts, a black t-shirt, dark sunglasses and a black goatee. I can close my eyes and still see the exact moment Joey turned his head and I saw his face for the first time. Of course he doesn't remember this at all but I will never forget it. Somehow I knew that at that moment everything changed.

Joey is like the most exclusive show that everyone wants to get into and I have the only VIP pass. He is my dream come true. Today is our 9th wedding anniversary. The past 9 years have thrown good times, bad times and hard times but we are very lucky in that the good outweighs the bad by a whole lot. Our life is not perfect but its good and fun and easy. And no matter what my day brings I can handle it all because I have him by my side.


I'll stay the short and sweet and you stay the strong and steady.

Here is to our last 9 years and to the 31 years you still owe me.

P.S. I love you

Forever and Today. 

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