Samantha Heffner - "Florence's music taught me how to love"
This tour meant the world to me! I've always been a huge fan. I saw a poster once that said “The function of music is to release us from the tyranny of conscious thought,” and that is exactly what Florence's music does. Some days it will intensify something I'm already feeling. Other days, it can turn everything completely around, handing out a much needed renewed vitality.
It has helped me cope with my anxiety and forgive myself for some of the choices I've made in the past I'm not so proud of. Florence reminds us we are all human.
Her music has helped me through so many hard times in my life. My father's drug overdose, which was fatal. Forgiving my life partner for his 2 years of hidden drug abuse. It has helped me cope with my anxiety and forgive myself for some of the choices I've made in the past I'm not so proud of. Florence reminds us we are all human. Her music has taught me to forgive. It has taught me how to love. Her lyrics are thoughts in my mind I'm unable to put into words. It touches my soul in so many ways I cannot describe. She is a rare, brilliant and wondrous songstress. She sings with such prodigious intensity, sending instant chills down my spine; each and every time I hear her undisguisable voice.
What I wouldn't give to travel the world with her. To never miss a moment.. The smallest of claps and slaps, or the largest of howls. So I inked on the skin what I can't feel in the flesh. A tribute to Florence Welch! The HBHBHB symbol reminds me to keep my head above water no matter how hard life may be at times.
I attended 2 shows this tour. One in Minneapolis and another in Chicago (May 2019). Best days of my life. An unforgettable experience. At one point in Chicago, Florence looked me in the eyes and smiled. I was dancing alone in the pit, looking like a fool to some who stared and laughed, but I didn’t care. I never felt more free. I believe Florence felt my energy at that moment. This memory is so vivid in my mind. Chicago was also my daughter's first ever concert. She touched Florence twice. She sang, she danced and even cried. I was so happy her first ever concert was F+TM. However, no other concert she attends will ever compare.
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