I live by one simple rule: never doubt any member of Blink-182, especially when they're talking about aliens.
SO a while back, Blink guitarist and singer Tom DeLonge left music to pursue aliens. Well, to prove that they exist. He co-founded To The Stars... Academy of Arts and Sciences to that end... Well, as of yesterday it appears his work was not in vain.
On Wednesday, UFO whistleblower and former U.S. intelligence officer David Grusch testified in front of the House Oversight Committee that not only UFOs but aliens exist! Grusch sited aircraft of "nonhuman" origin and "biologics" that were recovered from a UAP (UFO) crash site!!!! DUDE! ALIENS!!!
After this revelation, Tom DeLonge took to social media to say, "AH-HA!!!" Well, he didn't really say that specifically, but it was definitely an "I told you so" moment for the Blink guitarist and true believer.
Well, Tom, on behalf of all of us who never doubted you I ask, is it cool if we crash with you during the alien revolution?
Fall Out Boy is Fall Out Boy. Blossom is Blossom. But you? You're something special.
Don't get me wrong - Fall Out Boy rivals any other band that's currently touring, as they proved at Blossom this week. And as for our local venue, nestled deep in the woods of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Well, I don't have to tell you that it's one of the best concert venues in the country, hands down.
But I'm here to remind you what you're bringing to the table. I had the honor of meeting dozens of you who stopped by the 107.3 Alternative Cleveland tent on your way into Blossom Tuesday night. You made me smile, you made me laugh, heck, a couple of you nearly brought me to tears - no joke! And I appreciate every single one of you.
My man Walt, a Northeast Ohio LEGEND, stopped by for a hug. I appreciate you, Walt! Cindy and Tom told me about the concerts they've seen so far this summer and I got to meet their kids. I appreciate you, Cindy and Tom! Dave wearing his tie-dyed Alt CLE shirt, I appreciate you! Kay and Reagen, two young fans, were able to tell Brady Marks how much they love listening to her. We appreciate you Kay and Reagan! And the young couple from Pittsburgh visiting Blossom for the first time who took an Alt CLE magnet with them, I appreciate you! And the countless others who stopped by to say they won tickets from us, we appreciate you!
Beyond the words here on this page, we appreciate you so very much! You're the reason we do it every day - don't ever doubt that. So until next time, thanks for the memories!
I know, I know - no one wants to see my fireworks videos... Which is why I'm posting someone else's fireworks (thanks Cleveland.com). And it's from a drone camera, so it's even cooler!
Happy Fourth, everyone!
The first week of "The Morning Hang w/ Ryan Lang" is in the books!
It all started even before my first official show with a great night out at Blossom. Brady Marks and I had the unbelievable opportunity to introduce Don Broco to the stage! The Brittish band, along with Girlfriends, opened up for Pierce the Veil and The Used Saturday night. The crowd was electric, the music was incredible, and the night was one I'll never forget.
Then, after a wonderful Father's Day bouncing around Cleveland with my wife and kids, it was time to start the show Monday morning. A few bumps in the road at first (sorry Tame Impala *cringe emoji*), but with the help of Jake and Brady Marks, it's been an incredible week.
Growing up listening to Cleveland radio legends, some of the best this business has to offer, I can honestly say this is a dream come true! Thank you for the chance to talk to you every morning. I'm beyond grateful!
Now, let's have a Lang Hang!