Shit on New York City as much as you want (or as much as progressive policies do), but performing at The Garden is still a career milestone for any artist, fighter, or musician. It's a literal dream if you are from New York, like comedian
. He just announced his first headlining show at "The Mecca," but before he told Twitter... he told his dad.
On the floor of the empty arena.
Some of this video might get a little lost in translation. As someone who has been going to The Garden since my dad took me to my first NYPD vs. NYFD hockey game (or his first NYPD vs. NYFD fight where a hockey game broke out), you can FEEL every major event that has been there. I'm forty-eight, and looking up at the ceiling still brings me back to being a kid fantasizing about maineventing WrestleMania.
Schulz as a kid, wanted to headline The Garden
as a comedian
. When he shared his silly dream with his dad, his dad said, "I'll be there." Mr. Schulz was the first person to believe in Andrew. This video is his way of saying thank you and that he hoped he made his dad proud.
"I know sometimes, as you get older, some things become hard to remember. But I remember everything. I remember all the time you put into me. All the effort that you made and how much you always supported me and believed in me. And it made all the difference. I want to say thank you for being the most amazing dad ever."
Excuse me for a second.
The bond between a father and a son is one that isn't highlighted in culture all that much. The last (and one of the few) movies to get it kinda right is 2013's
It's every boy's dream to make their dad proud. Little league. Grades. Bringing home the hottest girl from school. Starting a family of your own. Making him a grandfather. Headlining Madison Square Garden.
Maybe it's because my dad is no longer with us that this hit me right in the feels. But I'm sure it's getting dusty where you're watching right now too.
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