I was feeling punk rock.
Tom stole this photo from one of our admins fyi ;)
I will always be so proud that I have the first fan Taking Hayley tattoo.
There are others and there will be so many more, but this will always sum up not just the band, but us.
You each have your own part on this tattoo because each of you are an amazing part of my life. It might not be the best one, but I know the meaning behind it.
This is actually the first time I have ever explained this, but you each have a twinklie star on it because it’s like when people read stars like a map. You have all guided me to where I am in my life right now. I’m the person I am now thanks to all of you. Yeah, I sound like such an emotional twat right now ._. Dear god what have you turned me into?!?
Never going to forget the reactions to these presents >.< Especially Levi! ‘I got a hip flask!! *takes it out bubble wrap* OHMYGODIT’SGOTMYNAMEON!!!!’ :’)
Hi guys, Im posting in here again cos yeah.
Basically since I wrote the last ‘letter’ thing a lot has changed. My whole feelings towards you guys.
I need to say thank to you four a lot. You have done so much for me and even to me it seems unreal that you have.
You have probably heard it thousands of times before, but, Taking Hayley are an amazing band with four of the most genuine and hard working guys
you will ever meet. I first heard about the band when I received a random inbox message from a certain Levi Keeling. He messaged me to check out
Taking Hayley because they were similar sounding to another band I like, You Me At Six. I was quite surprised but I gave them a listen, I haven’t
looked back since! Hearing about their Tricks And Games tour made me feel excited and upset at the same time. My city doesn’t have a good track
record for pulling in live music and I was hoping and praying that they would come near to where I live…they did. There it was in black and
white! Sheffield! They were going to Sheffield! Ok…it was going to be a 70 mile journey each way but I really wanted to see them live. I was
lucky enough to get hold of a AAA wristband and meet the band at the gig. Now this is where I explain a little about me. I have depression and
anxiety problems, stemming from my problems at university and my life after university. I basically had to pull out of my university course after
the first year because I was being severely bullied by almost all the guys on my course. The course was sports journalism and there were only two
girls on the course. The other girl was an athlete and that made her interesting to the guys, whereas I had nothing special like that to tell
anyone. I was different. I was a music fan as well as a sports fan. I dressed differently. I had certain morals about self respect that I had
always had since I was little. That is why I got bullied. I was a complete loner at college before that because I was different. Anyway that is
the basic outline of how I was diagnosed with anxiety/depression. Now back to Taking Hayley and the Sheffield gig. It is a well known fact that
music has pulled me out of the darkest of places over the past year. Well, when I first got to the gig, I was really anxious because I didn’t
think I was going to get accepted (all stemming from the things that happened at uni). It wasn’t like that at all! Everyone at the gig accepted
me and the band had a laugh and made jokes. It was a great laugh! When the music started playing, that was all that mattered to me. When they
sung “Crying Eyes” I closed my eyes for a part of the performance, just to hear the lyrics and the passion in Alistair’s voice. I can honestly
say that I was getting teary. That song really did hit my emotions. The gig was one of the best nights of my life! Without even knowing it, the
band made me feel happy! They made me feel like I was a part of something. That I should be proud of being different. They made me feel like I
did belong somewhere in the world and not in that dark place that I always thought I did.
From Emma York
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!
so THIS is what happens when certain lads from a certain band go on tour in the land of the Scottish…
i was amused… so it got posted on here… thats how these things work ;)
Ash :) x
its been ten days since we released this monstrosity, and we still want more!
We shall be posting the lads reactions on here - personally they are one of my fondest TH memories!
we still want / need your memories. messages, pictures and more! so email us
email@example.com you know what to do!
Photset by Chloe Vickers
so i guess this is the start then! two months of hard work all comes down to this!
We would like to say thank you to the people that have helped us, to Emma Newell who has literally supported us from the start, to the people who have got involved - this is nothing without you! and to Taking Hayley, for not asking too many questions and have helped publicise this :D
so guys time to look through everything, go to the start on this page — > http://deartakinghayley.tumblr.com/page/6 and look see what the lovely people of #TeamTakingHayley have left for you
Enjoy guys, because its all for you :)