Magnified Plaid

We all have bands we look up to.  For me,  MxPx is one of them.  Way back in the late 90’s and early 2000’s, there are a few ways to follow your favourite bands.  You can either listen to them on the radio, watch them on MTV or you can send them a snail-mail, which has a fifty-fifty chance of reaching them.  Now fast forward to the present, the internet and social media made it so much easier to connect with your musical heroes.  I was able to get in touch with Mike Herrera the frontman of MxPx.  We exchanged messages about how they influenced my childhood.  Long story short, I sent him a few shirts.  To be honest I was not expecting much.  He’s a rockstar that I used to watch on MTV, there’s a good chance that he wont receive it anyway.  After a month he sent me a message that he got the shirts already and he’ll send some photos soon.  In my mind I was like “Yes! Maybe he’ll send me a selfie wearing my shirt”.  No, I did not get a phone photo of him.  The guy did a real photoshoot.  He doesn’t have to do that, but he did.  What a nice guy.  Moments like these makes me wanna thank myself for chasing my dreams and not getting a safe job.  Check out the photos, shot by the talented Ryan McKinnon.

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