This right there might just be the happiest moment of my life.
On April 25th, I went to see Skinny Puppy. That day I attended sound check and was able to chat with the guys for a minute or two before getting my picture taken. They were amazing and really nice!
Ogre (lead vocalist for Skinny Puppy, ohGr and other side projects, actor in Repo! The Genetic Opera and other films) has been my hero for a long time and I’ve been thinking consistently about meeting him for the past 5 years+.
He was really sweet and kind and he recognised me from the FB group this really makes me want to cry!
The first time I saw this matter it instantly made me think of Ogre and I knew I wanted to make one for him. Decided to do a little radioactive symbol on the paw, as I felt this was more suited to him particularly.
In making this, I used knot magic and intention througout, it’s a piece meant to protect him and his health, and to receive love and joy.
I’m so happy that I could give him a piece of my work. That man is part of the reason I’m still alive. One of the things that was keeping me afloat these past months was knowing I was going to see Skinny Puppy.
I was told prior that I could leave my gift with the tour manager and she would get it to him.
And gods was this an awesome show! At shows you normally get to hear a few of your favorite songs and really wanna dance to those, but every. single. song. from the setlist was one of my favorite and I ended up jumping up and down and dancing super intensely the whole night. I now still have a sore neck, sore feet and legs, and a sore throat from screaming all night. But I got a guitar pick and a drum stick this made me so insanely happy. I was already thinking what could possibly top that? And then Matthew comes towards me to hand me the pick. 5 seconds after Justin comes towards me and I’m like nooooo. For me too??? Woah. Insane!
Me with the guys at sound check. They were taking precautions so you only got to talk to them from behind the barricade. In order from left to right we have cEvin Key, Matthew Setzer, Justin Bennett and the one and only Ogre
The cool stuff
My gift for Ogre. Pattern by Bianca Berthelet (not on Ribblr)