Hostage Calm were the first band that kind of made me feel like I was kind of a part of something. Like, I was very much into Crime In Stereo, but I felt an outsider in a way. CiS were kind of there own established thing, and going to see them felt like I was left out of something that everyone was already well aware of. Maybe it was my own community where I live, but I feel like there was a magic that I missed out on.
I saw Hostage Calm for the first time opening for Crime In Stereo and really, REALLY liked what I heard, so I made an effort to really keep up with them. Whenever I saw them I really felt a good sense of belonging. Maybe it was because I was going to shows more often, maybe it was something else, but those feelings were still there.
I’ve traveled far and wide across the tri-state area to see them, and because of them, I’ve met several amazing friends because of these travels. Hell, I even opened the doors of my house to Hostage Calm when they needed a place to stay.
Suffice to stay, this band left an everlasting impact on me that I won’t forget anytime soon. The right band at the right time in my life.
"And may good fortune follow us into the fire"