We as a group Rustik decided to take a break from the band to start families, etc. and so we had our farewell show in 2006. It was a mutual decision and we always remained amazing friends. Rustik had talks in 2009-2010 about reuniting but what nobody knows is that I started getting scared at the thought of going on stage and performing. I ran away from any talks about getting back together, although I never lost the passion for music in my heart. What I did lose was my confidence. I didn’t think I was a good enough vocalist or front man. My head was screwed up. I wasn’t going to go on stage and make a fool of myself. When reunion talks came back to life again in January of this year, I still couldn’t imagine singing on stage but I decided I wasn’t going to run away this time. I agreed to jump on board and face my anxieties. The last 6 months have been difficult for me. Started stressing out a lot. The guys in the band really helped me out and encouraged me. I will thank them forever for their support. After playing a few warm up shows my confidence returned and I couldn’t wait to hit the stage again. It’s my second home. I missed it so much. I have never revealed this to anyone outside of the band and family before today.
So, the break was supposed to be for a short period of time but turned into a decade.
Sometimes I punch myself in the head because I waited so long to reunite, but maybe it was meant to be this way. Maybe this is the moment that people need to hear us, right now, in 2016.
Rustik Reunion Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/563704433799207/
Rustik FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Rustik-400534900155617