Sent: 28/09/2014 23:02:13
From Lizzie Vellozzi
"Today is Allstar Weekend’s last show. To all fans of the band, thank you for your support over the years. If you had a very personal connection to Allstar Weekend’s music, our personalities, or anything else, we’re happy that we were whatever it was to you. We hope as the years go on, your connection to music will continue to grow and evolve. The older I get the more I realize, it wasn’t us, it was how you saw us, and that’s the most important thing. Though we always try to be sincere, and we pride ourselves in what I hope is real honesty, we’d be lying if we told you we were the same people that we set out as 4 years ago. So many things have happened to us as performers and as people and at the end of it all, right here, right now, we’re not the people you’ve seen on stage and in videos anymore. I only say that because I know there is an expectation for the future, and the honest truth is we just don’t want to be that anymore. All that being said, and for lack of the right words, thank you for seeing something in us over these four years, because the things we got to do because of being in this band are not regrets and we are irreversibly defined by these experiences."
-(They don’t want to have to act like their 19 year old selves anymore because theyre afraid of how some people might react. For example, yesterday, when so many people made a big deal out of Cameron holding up the middle finger when really it shouldnt be a big deal at all. Hes not the 19 year old boy you came across on disney anymore, hes a 23 year old man. Also they want their sound to be able to mature with them without them worrying about people getting upset. Like when Life as We Know it came out and a lot of people upset about the lyrics. That really doesnt give them much freedom with their music. Also if they release the more mature music under the allstar weekend name people who havent heard them before might not give it the chance they would if they thought they’d just discovered a new band.)