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dr pepper memorial

July 12th, 2009 by

dr pepper memorial

dr pepper memorial

After spending 48 hours being numb, Hawthorne Heights bassist Matt Ridenour finally decided that it was time to pay tribute to Casey Calvert, his fallen bandmate and best friend, whose body was discovered on the band’s tour bus outside the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. So he got a tattoo on his right leg, one he was sure Calvert would have approved of.

“I got this,” he smiled, rolling up his pant leg to reveal some fresh ink. “It’s a grilled cheese and a Dr. Pepper, because that was his diet of choice, and ‘9:30′ because that’s the club where this all happened. And around it, it says, ‘A piece of American History,’ because that was something [Casey] said onstage once, in Texas, during his birthday.

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