This Week Last Year Sucked Pretty Bad
The first few days of October last year were not good days to say the least. I remember coming into work Monday morning October 2nd, 2017 at 4:30 and learning about the massacre that took place just hours before in Las Vegas.
The Route 91 Harvest Music Festival was being held at an outdoor venue in Las Vegas Nevada when a scumbag opened fire on the crowd from a window in a nearby hotel with a couple of machine guns.
The shooting left 58 people dead and hundreds wounded. Innocent people that were just enjoying and outdoor concert not knowing that was going to be the last thing they ever did. I spent the first few hours of the day gathering updates from news providers from across the country and broadcasting updates on the air all morning long.
Later that Afternoon, we heard that Tom Petty took sick and that he was rushed to a hospital. Rumors started flying that he was already dead. Later that night, his family released a statement saying that he indeed passed away from an accidental overdose of painkillers.
We will always have his incredible music but it sad to think how much more great music he would have made if he was still alive today.
If we take anything away from the first few days of October last year, it should be a reminder never to take the present for granted. Tomorrow is not a guarantee for any of us. Don't hold grudges and make sure you tell the people you love that you love them everyday. And if you have a chance to do something or see an artist or band in concert that you always wanted to see, don't put it off.
Yes, the first week of October last was pretty bad. I hope we never go through another week like that ever again.