My parents divorced when I was 2 years old. I spent most of my formative years wondering why two people I love dearly could not get along and had to fight in front of me and my brother. As an impressionable youth, I looked to my parents as my most constant example of what life is like and how I should live my life. As I grew older, I realized my mother and father are flawed, emotional persons. They gave me a lesson of life on how not to resolve conflict and behave in front of others. I believe their actions--their harsh words to each other and petty actions--cheated me and my brother out of a level of happiness by exposing negativity where it could have been handled away from our eyes on ears for our sake. I still love them as much as ever, and I'd never trade my childhood for another experience (so no need to cue the violin!). This is how I feel about the lawsuit and how it's been managed by all parties involved. Like divorced parents with their children, bandmates and former bandmates (including management on behalf of anyone) exposing their conflicts with the fans hurts the fan experience of enjoying the music and the musicians--every former and current member--who have produced the magic that has made this band what it is today. I look forward to seeing the lady Maidens play in Tacoma (and if I can get earplugs small enough for a 3 month old, I just might bring the boy in, too!), and I do hope all I will hear at the gig is awesome music and some lively banter that draws the crowd deeper into the musical experience.