More than anything. I live a 3eb lifestyle by spreading the music, love and making new friends because of it.
— Louis Vera
 

Mad Blind Love

 

I love Third Eye Blind, because their music makes me feel understood, like I'm not alone, and its going to be okay... And also because their music FUCKING ROCKS!!!! I love that not only do they keep cranking out amazing music, they also have a voice and speak out politically. I love that their concerts are kick ass and when you attend one, you're part of an entire community that comes together.

— Nic Sams

Third Eye Blind has saved my life. Literally and Figuratively.  I live the lifestyle because i accept and embrace others no matter who and what they are. I like to think i help others through my volunteer work and be a catalyst for change. That is what 3EB is about and i feel like i exemplify that in my every day life.

— John Michael LoRusso

Because they are and have been a huge part of my life since like 1998. I always fall back on them, when I'm sad, when i'm happy I listen to 3eb. They are the sound track to my life and each album holds for me not only great music but memories of what was happening in my life at the time they I was listening to that album for the first, second or hundredth time.

— Charity Kennedy Bixler

I love 3eb because they really play to your emotion. If you’ve ever been through a tough time, which we all have, they have a way of singing to you and showing you that you’re not alone. And as they progress, you can really feel the experiences Stephan sings about, and you can feel his growth and relate to it. And their music keeps getting better and better!

- Brandon Ramirez

 

They have been the soundtrack of my life. From the release of the self titled when I was 16 to this very second. Songs that meant so much then hold nostalgia. But then I hear my kids (6yrs and 4yrs) singing along or humming them while they play in the living and I realize those songs are still so much alive and are making new memories all the time! Plus, they are the band that my husband and I are equally passionate about! The best date nights are the ones spent at a 3EB show!

— Kristin Stephens

I love Third Eye Blind because their music speaks to me in a way no other artist does. Each song is a story. Even though SJ states he writes lyrics that have a impact on him. The lyrics fit everyone at sometime in their life. I support the band in all their endeavors. I go to as many concerts as possible. I introduce the group to people who are not familiar with the guys or their songs. A lot of people do not realize they go beyond Semi-Charmed Life and are surprised when they go deeper into their catalog. Living the life includes accepting everyone for who they are embracing similarities and differences.

— Lisa Murphy

I love 3eb for many of the same reasons you all do. Every album, every song contains an emotion, a time in my life where something was going wrong, or going so right. My first 3eb show was the best live show I've ever seen. It was an amazing collective experience where everyone knew the words, and SJ asked us what we wanted to hear. The different mixes of classical style guitar picking and straight up electric shredding are incredible and unique. The lyrics have a prophetic way of speaking right to my soul. they always remind me to keep my head up and keep fighting during the rough times. During the best times of my life, they remind me to slow down and enjoy every single moment to it's fullest. There has never been and will never be a band as special to me as 3eb

— Brandon Crinklaw

This bands music has been the soundtrack to my life since I can remember. Their music is actually the first music that I can recall ever remembering the lyrics to. It’s crazy, but I can still remember the very first time time I heard a 3eb song, long with where I was and what I was doing. I was young when this bands first album came out, but it became a vital part of my life. Over time I picked up different musical preferences, as I grew up in the boy band era, pop punk era, etc, but I always found myself replaying these songs regardless of the music I was “into” at the time. My last few years of high school is when I really started to understand and take their music to heart. Since then, nothing has compared to the way their music speaks to me. I live a 3eb lifestyle by attending as many of their shows as possible, listening to their music everyday and just by simply incorporating them into my life daily. I also wear many third eye blind tattoos to represent my love for the band. I have a tattoo on my wrist that says “live through lyrics” and that’s exactly what I do when I listen to them.

— Kara Elkins

 

Through every defining moment of my life these albums have been the soundtrack. I listen to them on shuffle daily and I’m constantly amazed at the depth of the lyrics and the heart that’s put into their music. I can never hear them enough. The last 20 years has had some serious highs and lows but 3eb has been a constant staple in my everyday life.

- Alana Curtis

I love TEB because the lyrics and music help me through the good and bad! The albums have helped me through two divorces, coming out to friends and family, breakups with girlfriends and boyfriends and the marriage to my best friend. I listen to TEB atleast every other day! I love rocking out at all times! Even at work as a vet tech I will rock out to TEB while I'm wrapping surgery packs! TEB is one of me and my two sisters favorite bands. We went to the last Berkeley show this summer and a few nights a go to end the current tour in Sacramento <3. We just can't get enough <3

- Kris Comer

Don't write a book Haleigh, don't write a book for this answer... I can not name anything about Third Eye Blind that I don't love. All five of them, I love everything about each of them down to the smallest details. I love Third Eye Blind because what I see when I watch them is five beautiful people working together to create something that makes so many people so happy. The energy that Stephan puts into the atmosphere wherever he is is amazing. Everything about Third Eye Blind is just right. To me, living a Third Eye Blind lifestyle just means being yourself, accepting and loving others, and not letting negativity have any hold over you. It's also being ridiculously excited to meet other fans.

- Haleigh Wright

Listening to their lyrics and music brought me out of a very dark time in my life. Their lyrics saved me & helped me become the confident woman I am today. 
I live life to the fullest and don't let anyone keep me down. I encourage people around me to be positive!

- Sarah Yenser

 

I love Third Eye Blind because I instantly connected with their music, and I instantly connected with their fans. I've traveled to so many different and new places just to see them, and really connected with people. I've been to plenty of concerts for plenty of bands and they were fun sure, but they never had the energy that I feel at a Third Eye Blind show. I live a "3EB lifestyle" because I'm always listening to the music, always repping the band, and always learning more about them. My current "project" is downloading all of their unreleased stuff, and then soon I'd like to start more 3EB artwork. I basically live my life looking forward to the next concert or the next music. This band really runs my life.

- Taylor Labrador

To many reasons to sum up without being excessive. The recent article contribution to 3eb lifestyle fine gives a pretty good summary of My personal connection with the band, the music etc...

- Ryan Spitzer

Not to be too nerdy but their music puts out a special pheromone that completely intoxicates me!! I enjoy reading random posts from people praising the nostalgia of their older songs. BUT I also want to shout from the rooftops that their current music is also so amazing and so relevant! I literally listen to them every single day. I will do my part to spread the MAD.BLIND.LOVE.

- Tiffany David

I love Third Eye Blind for countless reasons. I could type a 5 page paper on this and still not say enough. I started out listening to them when I was just a little kid, with my dad in my grandfather's garage when he was lifting weights. I remember hearing them on the current pop radio, and then listening to the deeper cuts that didn't air on the radio. As I've grown and matured, their music has grown with me. I find that the lyrics are always relatable and relevant no matter where I am in my life. Third Eye Blind has always been there to lift my spirits and piece me back together, when I'm happy and when I'm sad, just always there. I also love them for the way they love their fans. I had problems with my tickets this past summer and messaged Brad, he messaged me right before the show to make sure to make sure I got in. They're always engaging with fans on Twitter, and at the shows you can just see the passion and love they have for all of us. I love the family I have found that I never knew I had through this band and the love we all share for them. I live a 3eb lifestyle every day by trying to be the best human I can be, engaging with fellow fans and the band via Twitter (maybe annoying them, haha) I could go on and on. Third Eye Blind has changed my life.

- Cassie Yorba

 

I love Third eye blind music more then anything, even the beach boys. (Which means a lot) The only way I can describe them, is how the Japanese describe "Kintsukuroi"- Golden Repair. It treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise... The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". Wabi-sabi acknowledges three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.

 - Kim Comer-Moody

There is so much music in the world, but few bands reach you in the way that Third Eye Blind has embedded their music in my heart. There's a song for every moment. It's so rare. They've enriched my life in so many ways - from inspiring my own music, to being the security when the ground collapsed beneath my feet.

- Carly DuHain

I feel like when I first started really caring about lyrics and their deeper meanings Third Eye Blind was the band that meant the most. I was about 15 when I started listening harder and deeper than just the surface lyric. To me they opened my eyes to what real deep lyrics are. I use themes from 3EB lyrics and apply it. Today I wore black on black like "back to zero" and posted lyrics from that song. My Twitter is dedicated to mainly 3EB fans and postings. I also attend as many shows as I can afford and make it to. I make my entire team at work listen to Third Eye Blind sometimes all day. Also SJ is my idol.

— Robyn Santiago

I have loved this band from beginning
20 yrs gone by, I'm older but this band makes me feel alive...
i listen frequently and own all CDs, have been to several shows, met Stephan in 98, last show was Boise, ID in 11/11/17 and it was amazing...I didn't bring my phone in bc I just wanted to really enjoy the show
absolutely amazing...love our band

- Susan Ferrara

 

With the depth of lyrical content and the diversity of each song in composure third eye blind brings to life the best and worst piece of us all, the truth we must face and the hope we live for each day.

- Ashley Batten

 

I have loved them since I was a child. Stealing my older brother's self-titled and jamming out to it in my room. Throughout the years I never realized how much I truly love this band. I can remember being in a foul mood or having a bad day, if SML came on the radio, I'd crank it up, sing every lyric at the top of my lungs, and my mood was instantly changed! 
One day my partner and I were on a road trip, and we were disagreeing over what to listen to. He said how about 3eb? I said okay! And it was then that I realized they are literally the only band we have in common. It's now 'our' band. Every song had a special meaning or deeper sentiment because we share that love together. I could go on for days about my love for this band but I'll stop here!

- Stephanie Gardea

If I was ever asked to only support one band or artist for the rest of my life, there would be no other choice but Third Eye Blind. They have been part of my life for exactly half of it! That is literally the longest commitment I’ve ever had  I turned 40 this year and, like most, I fell for the catchy riffs of Semi-Charmed Life 20 years ago. But it was the heart, soul and pure poetry of the other songs from Self-Titled that I knew I was experiencing something very very special, and continue to with every new release. 3EB is a part of me, I’d be lost without them honestly. Music is life and strengthens my soul immeasurably.

-  CC Lee

 

I love Third Eye Blind because no matter how I am feeling, or what I am going through, there is a song that corresponds. Stephan is a wordsmith and can articulate how I am feeling through song when I am at a loss for words. I have been a fan since I was 16 and am not planning on going anywhere! There is something about the music that transcends time!

- Ali Kery-Hanewicz

3eb has been in my life since my early high school days. Each song, album, specific lyrics have been the soundtrack to my life. The crush's, boyfriends, tears, love, the high notes to the low days, and best of all it's something that binds me with my sisters. We've all gone through so much and we're always there for each other and the band, the music, the concerts is our tradition. Third eye blind has never let us down.

- Kelly Comer

Third Eye Blind has been there when I'm happy, sad, crying, celebrating, driving, singing in my head, etc. It’s comforting to have them around. I have a wide spectrum of memories with so many songs- mostly happy, some sad, some bittersweet. Sometimes its bittersweet as they've been there for breakups and during happy times in relationships that have ended. I still flashback to my ex-boyfriend slamming my car door shut one Fall eve as “muffled I love you from an oxygen mask” played. So many one liners apply to specific situations in my life, and as years go on and experiences happen, the meanings change. I could listen to a song at multiple points throughout the day and still sing at full volume w/ pure joy. They make me so happy just to have them around- a picture, a song, background music, a video, youtube, anything! Just to be talking about them brings comfort and calm and a smile to my face. I’m constantly checking up on the band on social media, excited to see a glimpse and have them share new music, clothing companies, political views, places and venues, etc. It’s a lifestyle because it goes beyond the songs. It’s connection you don’t always experience w a band. Third Eye Blind has a really unique way of making fans feel apart of something, and special, like its a cult, or you’ve stumbled upon something, but not everyone is in on the secret. I love them so much.

-Angela Rose