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(Inspired by Green Day's "Wake Me Up When September Ends.") Canton & Community: Reflecting on Home

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The still photos of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival, Italian-American Festival, and Jackson Community Festival, ARE NOT MY OWN. They were gathered from WWW.CANTONREP.COM. Those photos and more can be viewed and purchased through the following link. All other footage is mine. http://www.cantonrep.com/photos The SONG, of course, is the property of Warner Music Group. Purchase Green Day's familiar tune on iTunes or Amazon here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/wake-me-up-when-september-ends/id346259796 http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Me-When-September-Ends/dp/B0011Z110G For updates on upcoming tours, albums, and other news for Green Day, follow them on Facebook and Twitter here: http://www.facebook.com/GreenDay https://twitter.com/GreenDay Past all that, you'd might like to know why I made this video (since there are plenty of Canton videos on YouTube already). I am a Canton native (clearly), but completed my undergraduate degree out of state. Getting out of Ohio wasn't necessarily something I wanted to do, but felt that I had to do for my career. Anyhow, one day while I was burning off steam in the university gym, "Wake Me Up When September Ends" came on the stereo. At the time, I hadn't listened to that song in years (or really anything else by Green Day for that matter), but I found myself connecting with the song in a way which I hadn't before. Since I was close to turning 20 at the time, the line "20 years has gone so fast" really stuck out for the first time, and I discovered a whole new personal resonance with the song. As a result, I have since associated this song with home. In the meantime, I also managed to become the avid Green Day supporter which I never really thought I had potential to be, now owning almost every album from Dookie to Tré - Bullet in a Bible and Awesome as **** are the only two excluded. (Originally, I was a hard core Beatles/Frank Sinatra/Musical Theater soundtracks... kind of listener, and artists like Green Day were more so my brother's department - Well, up until more recenty. ;) ) Oh, and one last thing - turns out, the best thing for my career, ended up being right back here in Ohio. How about that? :) Just as the saying goes, there really is no place like home. Enjoy the video, Gang. Cheers.