PIP: Mastadon @ The Metro Event Recap!

By: Victoria Goodman

On Saturday, September 9th, Hope For The Day hosted a concert featuring Mastodon, Powermad, and Brain Tentacles at the Metro in Chicago, IL!


On Saturday, September 9th, Hope For The Day hosted a concert featuring Mastodon, Powermad, and Brain Tentacles at the Metro in Chicago, IL!

IMG_5418.jpg\\Our founder and CEO, Jonny Boucher, speaking during the concert. Photo: Rob Haberman//

The concert was a massive success and people traveled from all over in order to attend; we even had people travel from Canada in order to attend the show. It was a great testament to the power that music has to connect people; which is why it provides a great platform to spread a message of hope and to let people know that It Is OK to Not Be OK. The topic of suicide prevention is personal to Mastodon; their drummer, Brann Dailor, lost his sister Skye to suicide in 1990. This is the inspiration for their song "Crack The Skye". Thankfully awareness for proactive suicide prevention and mental health education has spread since 1990, thanks to the willingness of musicians, artists, and communities to start the conversation about mental health with organizations such as Hope For The Day.

IMG_5130.jpg\\Mastodon performing at the Metro for Hope For The Day. Photo: Kaitlyn Johnston//

However, there is still plenty of progress to be made as we lose approximately 800,000 people worldwide to suicide each year. The largest obstacle that we face in lowering this statistic is the silence of stigma that is attached to mental health. This is why partnerships with bands such as Mastodon are so important; they start conversations among their fans and provide a platform to talk about the Things We Don't Say. We are very thankful for Mastodon and their involvement with this concert! Thank you to everyone who made this concert a success; Mastodon, Powermad, Brain Tentacles, The Metro, 3 Floyds Brewing, and Dark Matter Coffee!

Event Photo Gallery:

IMG_5969.jpg\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

 IMG_5458\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

IMG_5285\\Photo: Kaitlyn Johnston//

IMG_5769\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

IMG_5290\\Photo: Kaitlyn Johnston//

 IMG_5130 (1) Photo: Kaitlyn Johnston//

IMG_5903\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

IMG_5738\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

IMG_5460\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

IMG_5617\\Photo: Rob Haberman//

 IMG_5316-2\\Photo: Kaitlyn Johnston//