ARE YOU FOR REAL???? I DO SO MUCH, AND GIVE SO MUCH, THAT ITS NOW EXPECTED OF ME?????? THAT I NOW SOMEHOW OWE YOU MORE THAN THE CD YOU CHOSE TO PURCHASE, OR THE SHOW YOU CHOSE TO BUY A TICKET FOR, OR THE HOURS AND HOURS THAT IVE STOOD OUT IN THE RAIN OR SNOW TO SIGN AUTOGRAPHS AND TALK UNTIL PEOPLE START WALKING AWAY,OR THE THOUSANDS OF FANS THAT IVE GOTTEN INTO A SHOW WHEN THEY TOLD ME THEY DIDNT HAVE A TICKET, OR THE COUNTLESS TIMES IVE BROUGHT FANS ONTO THE BUS OR PUT THEM SIDESTAGE, OR THE COUNTLESS CHARITIES I GIVE TO, OR THE HOURS I SPEND ON THIS SITE, OR THE MEET AND GREETS THAT I DO EVERY DAY, OR THE HUNDREDS OF TIMES IVE GIVEN YOU CREDIT FOR US STILL BEING HERE. IS THAT NOT ENOUGH.........CAN I SOMEHOW GIVE MORE..........MAYBE I SHOULD GIVE MY HOUSE AWAY IN A CONTEST- AFTER ALL, YOURE THE REASON I HAVE IT RIGHT..........MY GUITARS TOO CAUSE AFTER ALL, I WOULDNT NEED THEM IF IT WASNT FOR YOU RIGHT........SHOULD I LEAVE MY KIDS TO YOU AS WELL IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT????????? I BEND OVER BACKWARDS TO MAKE SURE MY FANS FEEL APPRECIATED. YOU ARE THE REASON IM HERE.......BUT IM STARTING TO FEEL LIKE THIS IS NOW REQUIRED OF ME WHICH IS TRUELY NOT THE CASE. I DO THESE THINGS BECAUSE I WANT TO. WOULDNT IT BE SAD IF THAT WASNT THE CASE ANYMORE. IM SORRY TO SOUND SO AGREVATED BUT FRANKLY I AM. I TAKE WHAT YOU ALL HAVE TO SAY VERY PERSONALLY BECAUSE I DO CARE ABOUT THE FANS AND I IM VERY AWARE OF THE FACT THAT I AM STILL HERE BECAUSE OF YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

IN REFERENCE TO THE MOHEGAN SUN INCIDENT THAT HAS ME SO IRRITATED RIGHT NOW, I GUESS MY PROBLEM IS THAT I DO TOO MUCH. I STARTED MY DAY AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY BY DRIVING MY PICK UP TRUCK FROM NIAGARA FALLS(BASICALLY CANADA) WHERE I HAD PLAYED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY NIGHT TO ARRIVE AT THE MOHEGAN SUN AROUND 9 AM. MY INTERVIEWS FOR THE DAY STARTED AT 2:00 WHICH WERE FOLLOWED BY 3 DIFFERENT MEET AND GREETS BEFORE GOING ON STAGE I THEN PLAYED FOR ALMOST TWO HOURS FOR THE THIRD SHOW IN A ROW. AFTER, I FELT THAT I COULD DO A LITTLE MORE FOR EVERYONE BY GOING OUT AND SIGNING SOME MORE AND SAYING THANKS AND HELLO EVEN THOUGH I HAD 80 TO 90 FRIENDS AND FAMILY WAITING BACKSTAGE FOR ME. I THEN LET THE VENUE PUT ME ON DISPLAY IN THE MAIN CORRIDOR OF THE CASINO WITH A LINE THAT REACHED INTO THE OLD CASINO AT THE FAR END. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAD TO BE REGULATED SOMEHOW OR ELSE I MIGHT AS WELL HAVE JUST JUMPED DOWN FROM THE STAGE AFTER THE LAST SONG AND STARTED SIGNING, HENCE WHERE THE BRACELETS CAME INTO PLAY. THE VENDOR OF SUCH BRACELETS TOLD ME RIGHT TO MY FACE THAT THERE WERE 100 BRACELETS ISSUED EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE MORE LIKE 400. WAS I THEN REALLY REQUIRED TO SIGN ALL 400 WHILE MY MOTHER AND FATHER AND UNCLES AND AUNTS AND EVERYONE ELSE WAITED? DID I NOT MAKE ENOUGH OF AN EFFORT TO SHOW MY APPRECIATION??? DO I NEED TO GIVE UP MY FIRST BORN CHILD?????? DOES ANYONE NEED A LIVER IM O+????????

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Comment by Rosie is DOWNwitSTAIND on March 3, 2009 at 12:32am
Your welcome Aaron...but you see i had 2 hats for you the blue one and a black on but the black one wasn't ready by the time i left for AC...but i will be seeing you in May in Vegas...Coachella...and Lemoore (cow shit town)...so i will see if they have silver...if not...will the grey and white but ok?? oh and you don't have to trade me any of your hats...it's just an honor for you to wear the hat i gave you
Comment by Aaron Lewis on March 3, 2009 at 12:28am
THAT DEAL IS ONLY FOR ROSIE............SORRY
Comment by Aaron Lewis on March 3, 2009 at 12:27am
I KNOW ROSIE BY THE WAY,THANKS FOR THE REPLACEMENT HAT CAN I PUT IN A REQUEST FOR A BLACK WITH SILVER 13 FOR NEXT TIME I'LL TRADE FOR WHATEVER HAT IM WEARING AT THE TIME EVEN THE COVETED RED SOX HAT :-)
Comment by Rosie is DOWNwitSTAIND on March 3, 2009 at 12:23am
Aaron I totally appreciate you and what you do for your fans...that is why i go to as many shows as i can and even fly to the other side of US to see you perform and meet up with great people. You go out of your way for your fans...and the people who do appreciate you love you for that!
Comment by Staind413 on March 3, 2009 at 12:02am
you're right Otan, they don't.
Comment by mandy on March 2, 2009 at 11:57pm
i went to the mohegan sun concert it is the first time i just saw you and not all of staind and i loved it. dont get me wrong i love to sit and scream the songs like mudshovel along with you and the crowd at "the dunk" buti loved that it was a little slower and you played alot of the 'quieter' stuff and i could understand every word in the arena, it wasnt muffled by drums or other sounds. i loved the concert i loved epiphany and zoe jane and outside and its been awhile, i could name all of the songs i loved them all and i liked how you were joking around and did fun stuff (puff the magic dragon etc) loved the show love going to see you and the whole band my cousin and i make it a point everythime you are around the RI, MA, CT area to see you i saw you over the summer with 3 doors down ( you should have totally headlined that by the way) keep coming around !!! love your music
Comment by Staind413 on March 2, 2009 at 11:52pm
hey, i'm O+ too. must be cause were twins. you go above and beyond what anyone in your shoes has EVER done. even past the point of being overwhelmed. dont let it get you pissed. you're appreciated my most, but you can't please everyone aaron. i appreciate EVERYTHING you've done for me. no questions nor complaints. just grattitude. family in my book, always comes first. NO MATTER WHAT. so, dont give any body parts or children away. cause in the end, family, are the ones who'll be there. not "fans". so show your appreciation, but dont kill yourself mentally trying to please all. love you tons bro.
Comment by amy brantley on March 2, 2009 at 11:46pm
love ya!! you are the best!
Comment by Lisa (AKA) ADDICTEDtoStAiND on March 2, 2009 at 11:38pm
I love u man! bawhahahaha!
Comment by Aaron Lewis on March 2, 2009 at 11:34pm
BY THE WAY I STILL SAT THERE AND SIGNED AT LEAST 250 PEOPLES THINGS

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