My adventure with 30 Seconds To Mars began over a year ago. My music taste was completely different than it's now. I was in love with musicals and Bollywood. Then I made friends with Ola. She gave me her music. It began with the concert of The Killers from Royal Albert Hall. I remember that day like it was yesterday. She gave me The Killers, 30 Seconds To Mars, John Mayer and everything I listen to now. I still love musicals, of course, and somehow Bollywood, too. I owe that girl so much. She gave me my current life. She created me. She gave me the best memories. The best concerts I've been to, were the ones with her. I'm sure, I can call her my best friend I've ever had and probably ever will. But I wanted to tell a story about Mars in my life…
Once, Ola gave me Mars music. I didn't like it at the beginning. I was listening to This Is War only. Only this one song was for me then. I still thought that Jared was hot. Some time later we found out that Mars are coming to Poland. Excitment was enormous. I wanted to go even though I didn't like them. I wanted to go to see Jared. We bought tickets on 1st of August. I was at my mate's lil B-Day party. Ola called me and said that she's buying tickets. I was screaming and running around like an idiot. I had been trying to start listening to them but I couldn't. It still wasn't for me but counting till November, 8th began.
It was neon theme night and we didn't have anything neon. We went shopping just before the concert and couldn't find anything proper. Neon wasn't trendy that time. We finally found something, not neon but colourful at least. I still have the top I bought and I love it. It's striped yellow and white. Tops was everything we had for Neon Night. The shopping centre was full of teenage girls going to that concert, too. They weren't Echelons, just fangirls.
We finally arrived to Atlas Arena where huge crowd of people waited for us. I stood in a queue, wrong one as we noticed after half an hour. I was complaining all the time. I was talking all the time, which is weird for me. Ola was shocked that I can talk so much. I was like: What am I doing here? I don't even like them. I should be at home watching Bear Grylls now not standing in that stupid queue to see some stupid band! (Yes, I said something like that!) When we moved to the right queue I calmed down a bit. That queue was moving faster and we got inside.
We were waiting inside, just in front of the stage. People there had real neon clothes and warpaint on their faces and triads everywhere. We were standing there wearing normal clothes, normal make-up and being all normal. Some people gave us yellow paint 'cause we were 'too normal'. My emotions quickly took over when I felt the atmosphere of such concert. I was getting more and more excited about it.
Support was good. Our Mountain they were. Australian band. Progressive. I got their picks
But then THEY came at the stage. The most beautiful human beings. I fell in love. Jared's voice was incredible. I didn't know he could sing so well. Total magic. I fell for the Echelon. They were the best part of it probably. And that night, my slow proces of becoming Echelon began. I joined Tumblr and here I learned everything about Mars, Echelon and all that jazz. For Valentine's Day I got triad bracelet. Ola bought the same one for herself. She's not an Echelon. She's just a fan but she created me. She's sometimes pretty scared how things turned out with me.
Mars are coming back to Poland in June 2013 to Impakt Festival. Hopefully, I'll be there. I'm quite sure I'm gonna die there. I was way to excited when I didn't like them but now, as an Echelon… My heart's going to stop when I see them on the stage again. I'm a bit sad that Ola won't be there with me. She's going to Eric Clapton's concert. I'm so happy for her that she's gonna see someone so important for her. That chance may be the only one to see him live. But I'm still sad she won't be with me in the most important day of my life. She doesn't like Mars as much as she used to. It won't be the same without her beside me. Fortunately, I won't be alone. My roommate is going with me. She's not an Echelon yet but I'm working on this and I'm good at it. She will VyRT with me, too
Is it only me or it's more about my friendship with Ola that about Mars? I don't know but I only wanna say what do I feel to them. Nobody has ever been so meaningful for me. Nobody has ever possessed my heart, mind and soul at this level. They are my life, my joy, my love. If I have to die for some reason I want them to be that reason. I wish I died for something I believe in, something I would fight for till the very end as a hero. I believe in them. When I found out that their music saved many lives I didn't understand. Now I do. Somehow, they saved mine. Without them my life would be just plain. They make me cry so easily. I worry about them, I care, I would do anything to bring smiles at their faces. I'm happy when they are happy and I cry when they're sad and suffer because I can't cheer them up. I wish I could tell them so many things, how important they are to me, how much I love them, how much they changed me. I can't imagine my life without them, they're everything I have. They gave me the best family I could ever dream of. Echelon helped me so many times. I'm so proud to be one of them. Even crying over Mars and Echelon is good. These are the best tears. I enjoy every single one of them. I really…. I just can't describe my feelings. This is just the best thing that could ever happen to me. The best.