I pushed the button on 2/16/2014 -
A night that changed my life. I had spent hours on my sign and day dreamed of pushing the button - and meeting my idols- every single day. When they didn’t show up to Resolution, I was heart broken. But it made me even more determined! Being chosen for such an experience…..is truly unbelievable. I’m still having a hard time processing that this actually happened to me.
I was balling the entire time (clearly) and being guided through the narrow hallways of the Showbox to get backstage is something I will never forget. When I was waiting for my time to get on, I felt like my legs were going to give out, then Paavo started walking towards me, and I was introduced to him. I couldn’t help but run/tackle hug him, almost knocking him off his feet as he said ‘Hello Kyra!’. He brought me out to the stage and Jono, where I hugged him too and he kissed me on the cheek. I looked out to the crowd, and the first thing I thought was, ‘wow, my A&B family looks so fucking beautiful from up here!’, and I immediately had love for every single person in the crowd. We were all one that night. Jono told me to ‘push the button whenever I was ready’, I took a deep breath, drank it all in, and then boom. Next thing I know i’m dancing and crying even harder and Paavo and I are jumping together.
There were so many things I wanted to say to them but everything was happening so fast and I was so overwhelmed that all I could do was hug them and cry. I can’t believe I was given this gift of pushing the button, and making my dreams come true.
This is something I will never, ever forget and I will cherish it forever.
Thank you USC, thank you Above & Beyond, and thank you to everyone who was there to make my night so special.It makes me so happy to see all the beautiful things happening in the scene here. After this show, it’s hard to believe how much Seattle has grown up. It’s literally these moments that are pulling the scene together up here. I’m so happy for you :) rave on my Seattle ravers