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Blog Update (10/3/17)

written by REO Speedwagon

Hi friends, the past thirty-nine hours have been so terribly difficult for so many people. The terror of the mass shooting in Las Vegas leaves us stunned, shocked, numb, horrified. I feel so sad for the victims and their loved ones. Today we wake up with sadness in our hearts as we struggle to understand how and why this tragedy happened, and what can be done to help prevent this type of horror in the future.
I can’t conceive of how I would feel if my wife, one of my children, or a friend was victimized while they were out at a peaceful concert.
I will never stop believing in the goodness of human nature. One man’s depravity pales in comparison to the acts of bravery and sacrifice of so many who acted heroically, protecting others beneath the horrific rain of bullets.
There is no way to square the pain so many people are feeling at the loss of life, with the need for the rest of us to continue on. Yet we need to carry on, and we will.
I met a man at the Las Vegas airport yesterday who shared his story of having traded his two tickets for the Route 91 Festival for two tickets to our Sunday night show just down the street. In his mind, REO saved his life.
I will never forget the horror of October 1, 2017, as I choose to hang on to my faith in the goodness of the human heart. I push myself to get out and take a walk here in Oklahoma City, feeling thankful that my family and friends are safe. My prayers continue for those who are not as fortunate as me today. much love…kc