As I am sure most of you already know, last night the deadliest mass shooting in America’s history happened. It happened in Las Vegas, a shooter stationed himself in the Mandalay Bay hotel, just across the street from the Route 91 Harvest music festival and rained terror down on those trying to enjoy music.
Now I usually try not to get too serious on this blog, I try and keep things light but then there are moments like this. There are moments where you start to think, what if I was there? As a music lover, a concert goer, a human being, my heart is absolutely broken for everyone affected by this senseless act of terror.
As political as I want to get I am going to simply say one thing. This is a terrorist attack. This lone gunman (I will not say his name) wanted to inflict terror on a populated place, and he did. He killed 58 people and that number is still expected to rise since over 400 people are considered wounded.
Concerts are a place that people go to enjoy music, enjoy the atmosphere, and it’s truly beautiful. You can sit there for two hours among a sea of strangers but in those two hours, you have something in common with them. It doesn’t matter your age, race, weight, political beliefs. All that matters is that you are there to enjoy the music.
Through all of this chaos though, look for the good people. Look for the people who shielded their loved ones, look for the people who ran towards the shots to help others. Those are the people we should focus on, not on the shooter. I don’t want to see his face anywhere, I want to hear the uplifting stories.
So I will leave it at this. Let’s put political positions down for just the day. Mourn this tragedy, mourn those who lost their lives.
Life is unpredictable. Let the music heal you through these dark times.