Against Me! has been in my life since around age fourteen, if I remember correctly. I don't know how it happened, but I do clearly remember blasting As the Eternal Cowboy on my jank mp3 player before high school. As of last weekend, I've now seen this incredible band play three times in the last 365 days: once at FEST last October and twice in the last two months. Plus, the last two shows I had the great privilege of photographing! To not only shoot such an influential band multiple times this summer, but to jump and dance and scream along with some of my greatest friends at the same time is a real blessing.
If you are unfamiliar with Laura Jane Grace, Against Me!'s frontwoman (or even AM! at all), change that. Now. Please.