2009 was an incredible year for me creatively and it was largely because of this band The Cullens that I was in. Sometime early in the year (lets say April?) my older sister showed me the movie Twilight. I was one of those people who felt it was just another lame teen girl craze and not worth my time, but after some persistence my sister persuaded me to at least give them film a chance.
After watching it I was hooked, it was incredible, no movie has ever reached me the same way Twilight did. By the summer time (I think it was June or July) I had finally convinced my close friends Andrew & Tristan to come over and watch the movie with me. It inspired them so much that during the following weeks we had about 6-7 Twilight parties! each one getting better than the last.
It eventually reached a point (once Diana came to a twilight party) that we decided we must start a Twilight band and write rock n roll about this movie. We recruited our good friend Dave to play keyboard and from September-November we wrote and recorded a full length and did a successful 2 week tour from Phoenix, AZ to Forks, WA and back. It was amazing, I am honestly still amazed that we pulled it off and that it kicked so much ass.
The band continued to play shows sporadically for the next year and a half, and did a short tour the summer of 2010 up to San Francisco and back. Then we broke up do to lack of excitement for the Twilight series. New Moon was awful and really hard to write songs for, it didn’t make us inspired like the first film did.
Anyway, I was just organizing my boxes of old merchandise and I found 3 copies left of our full length CD. there are only 100 in existence, and I thought they were all gone. If you want a copy of this you can order it from the Hi My Name Is Ryan bandcamp. They are only $3.