no. 11 — Rory Strong

This post is more about a friendship than it is about a band, but Rory and I became friends because of the bands they were in. Rory is maybe the only person who has been physically by my side through high school, my punk phase, college, and now. They were a big part of the Maine DIY scene and a few projects that I really admired, and when I learned we were going to the same college we made a point of it to introduce ourselves. We didn’t become real friends until my first semester, where we spent weeks playing card games on my bed, listening to music and waiting for the awkwardness to subside.