15027969_10206732278940039_3009770448410076285_nJuly 5th, 2016 was the day the band For Today announced that they are breaking up, as well as their Farewell Tour.

I have seen For Today three times. The first was when I discovered them at Warped Tour in 2014. Their message that came with the band was powerful, and thus I wanted to stand behind it. Since then, I have been a fan.

When they announced their final tour, I was pretty bummed. They have been a band for ten years, but I haven’t got to listen to them that long. I wanted to hear more music from them…

When I realized that they were coming to the Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, I knew I had to go. I didn’t really have the funds, but I made it work. They came on November 17, and it was a memorable performance.

I showed up late, so I wasn’t able to see the first two bands. I did, however, get to see Norma Jean perform and it was super lively and the crowd went crazy. Even though I showed up late, I was able to get to the front of the crowd without getting anyone mad at me. Lucky me!

For Today put on a spectacular performance, and in between songs they spoke about their love for us (the fans) and their relationship with God. It was a powerful show that I was so glad I was able to attend.

My favorite part about the night was that I posted a photo of For Today on my Instagram, and the lead singer, Mattie Montgomery reached out to me!! I WAS SO EXCITED. He told me that he saw me in the crowd and it reminded him to talk to a friend of mine. I felt honored and blessed by that. Mattie Montgomery is a genuinely good person who is going to pursue a career of helping others. I included screen shots so you could see what he said.

Sunshine Theater was packed that night, and that made me super happy. For Today has grown in popularity and so it was cool to see them start out as an opener at the Las Cruces Warped Tour, to the Launchpad and finally here. Even though For Today is done, their legacy isn’t. Mattie, as well as the other members in the band are doing great things for this world. Their music and message lives on.