Finch - What It Is To Burn.
I’ve been in a huge Finch mood these past two weeks, or maybe it’s longer or less, but it feels like that.
Nobody really wants to know why, but I stumbled on R2K’s Instagram from Ian’s [bass player of NFG] because of a photo he posted and tagged Randy in it. Alas, I started to follow Randy, who later regramed the photo and tagged Nate, the singer of Finch, on it, and that led me to follow him and that also led me to find Finch’s own Instagram. That right there led me [yes, I’ve been led to a lot of things, I know] to see a photo that said ‘Finch, warped tour 2014’.
I paused for a moment and just blinked and got excited and anxious and nauseated at the same time.
I did everything I could to avoid Warped Tour this year. I didn’t check who was playing and what date landed on Chicago. I missed last years Warped and I really wanted to go, but I wasn’t fortunate with money and blah blah blah. I missed my first year since 2003. It was upsetting. A lot of rad bands were on that year.
So, needless to say, I checked Chicago’s date to see if Finch was on and they weren’t. I checked my second option which was Indianapolis, where I’ve traveled there before for a Warped. So, they’re on. So, I need to go.
It’s been an insane ride since finding all of this shit out. I fucking adore finch. They were a huge part of my life when I was a teenager and that feeling hasn’t left me. They broke up and once they came back to play their 10th anniversary show of their first full length, ‘What it is to burn’ — which is my favorite album…ahha. but it sold out so quickly, I missed it.
I’m just unlucky with shit like this.
So for this to happen, I can not not go, y’know? I don’t think people remember them or even care for them now. Which is fine, more for me. Then again, the forum I was on reading\asking about Warped tour this year, were kids. They wanted all of that new poppy punk. Granted I like some of the new pop punk they mentioned and I was introduced to, but man….FINCH! and I love that Saves The Day will be playing as well.
There are 13 bands I want to see this year. I have a handful of maybes.
I’m just happy I’ll get to see Finch after all of these years.
I found Finch off of a compilation cd for a ‘Plea for peace’ tour. It was the second cd to come out and that was in 2002. 2002 was right when Finch’s first full length had came out. I had that demo version of the ‘what it is to burn’ song and it was so much better than the one of their full length. I just appreciate demos and junk. I love both versions equally. I’m a fan, what can I say.
I was 13! Fucking 13! I had graduated 8th grade. I was discovering music at the end of 6th. It was right when my brother wasn’t such a fucking asshole with music to me and how everyone I knew was starting a band.
I could have had an amazing life at that age if I didn’t listen to my brother. I wanted to go to shows and shit but he would tell me I couldn’t. Can you fucking imagine if I had went to warped in 2002?! BLINK 182 WAS HEADLINING. That’s when I went to my first one in 2003 without him and with my friend.
Anyway…..I found finch at a young age and at their peek of start-um[yes? correct term?] so, they’re pretty embedded in my life.