My sophomore year of high school was a tough year. I was short, rather chubby, awkward, had braces, the whole nine. Pop punk music was the only thing that loved me, or at least in my eyes. Bands like Blink-182, Man Overboard, and A Day to Remember (ugh) got me through the facets of everyday life. I thought that music was the most gritty, angsty, relatable music ever written. That was until two bands came into my life when I was 16 that changed me forever. Those bands were Saves the Day and Say Anything; OG pop punk.