Death Of An Idol ...Driving Past Memory Lane

When Michael Jackson died, the music loving world came to a grinding halt. Millions of people mourned and for days and Western culture seemed to hang in limbo. I remember thinking “this is crazy!” Sad as anyone passing is fans did not know him and his death would not directly affect their lives. I did not understand why people who did not know him were distraught. Then Paul Walker died.
If you view cars of any sort as a hobby and you went through high school at any point in the early 2000’s then without even knowing it, this man, his work and his colleagues shaped the culture into what it is today. His death affected me tremendously and honestly speaking like others bought me to tears. What I knew and loved was a fictional character from the Fast and Furious and like all other fictional characters, I enjoyed the few hours of entertainment they give us in films and then went back to normal life.
The culture he represented and introduced me to. Cars and more specifically the modified car scene was venerated in my head by the Fast and Furious films and from that the passion to build the car club sprung.  Having gone to Neptune’s where the fast and furious scene took place in the last movie was mind boggling to know that we were able to pay respect to a man who played a huge role in shaping me into who I am today. 
 
When Michael Jackson died, the music loving world came to a grinding halt. Millions of people mourned and for days and Western culture seemed to hang in limbo. I remember thinking “this is crazy!” Sad as anyone passing is fans did not know him and his death would not directly affect their lives. I did not understand why people who did not know him were distraught. Then Paul Walker died.
If you view cars of any sort as a hobby and you went through high school at any point in the early 2000’s then without even knowing it, this man, his work and his colleagues shaped the culture into what it is today. His death affected me tremendously and honestly speaking like others bought me to tears. What I knew and loved was a fictional character from the Fast and Furious and like all other fictional characters, I enjoyed the few hours of entertainment they give us in films and then went back to normal life.
The culture he represented and introduced me to. Cars and more specifically the modified car scene was venerated in my head by the Fast and Furious films and from that the passion to build the car club sprung.  Having gone to Neptune’s where the fast and furious scene took place in the last movie was mind boggling to know that we were able to pay respect to a man who played a huge role in shaping me into who I am today. 


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