If you haven’t heard of Silent Planet let alone saw them live, you are missing out on the time of your actual life. This last Tuesday they came through The Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis and yet again, like many times I have heard about before, they tore it down. That was my first time seeing them live and my first time in a long time feeling a spiritual connection within a room of people, specifically with the band. This is a band so pure and raw right down to the barefeet. So much love and acceptance within those human beings, the words they sing and notes they play. It was a performance of everlasting growth, love, and grief. I don’t think I can remember the last time I went to a show and truly took the words they told us with me. Not the words from any song but truly right out of mouth, to all of us, a message. A message I took to heart because recently in my life I haven’t been where I wanted to be and I’m always constantly belittling myself. Frontman Garrett Russell said this, “asking the questions that make you feel uncomfortable, helps you grow,” and I will take that statement with me everywhere. I needed to hear those words. I think everyone in that room needed to hear those words. It’s a really scary thing to be afraid and be uncomfortable in a battle you feel like you’re in all alone, but because of those moments last night no one in that room had to be. This bands outstanding encouragement for growth is what has me clinging onto, not only their music but that insane performance. We all have loved, lost, grieved, and grew from the things in our life. I left the venue Tuesday night knowing more than what I did before, about accepting my own battles, asking for help, and growing within myself to be the person I was meant to be.
Photo/Review by Cass Martain/Taken By Cass