Hey there excitable friends! Happy Leap Year! Time to meet yet another cool 311 fan. Here is the story of Madison Adeline Tenaglia!
Madison states she didn’t become a real genuine fan until meeting the Familia on the cruise in 2012. She always loved the song “Amber” but didn’t fully embrace the whole experience of 311 until the cruise. “I formed an instant emotional attachment to 311 when I experienced their music lift the collective vibe of the beach that fateful day in the Bahamas. The love exchanged amongst the familia and non-familia on the beach that afternoon sealed the deal.”
Twelve shows total is how many times she’s seen them live currently. Of those the shows from the cruises in 2012 and 2015 stand as her favorites. Song that means the most to her is “Eons.” Two of her favorite quotes are “My name is volatile, I’ve been this way a long while,” and “Your body is a country that you know I’ll return to, craving like a family heirloom that I’m into.”
Detroit, Michigan is where Madison was born. There she grew up with four brothers who she says she got into a lot of mischief with! She spent a few years building park structures at the Detroit Metro Airport. “Yes, construction, as in concrete…as in labor. ME! Pouring concrete and welding steel.” After that she went away to a university in Denver, Colorado to study international business. She also lived in Sweden for awhile, studying the European Union, then jetted off to Spain where she studied International Relations.
A couple of years after her time in Europe was when she had her first 311 experience on the cruise, which was right before she moved to London to work in a Swiss investment bank. She traveled from London to Miami for the cruise in 2013. “I remember that my flight back to London arrived at 7:30 AM and I had to go straight back to work with the worst depression and head ache in the world. AT that point, I promised to never go back to work the day after a 311 event.” Madison remained an investment banker until the middle of 2015 when she suddenly quit her job and followed her heart all the way to southern California. She traveled for a few months last summer and then settled in Orange County in the fall. “I’m now a Metaphysics Researcher, hoping to write a book and begin hosting retreats for Metaphysical and Astrological experiences.”
Madison said if she could go back in time and marry any person, it would be Albert Einstein. “Because I’m in love with him.” When she was younger, around the age of 15, she wanted to be a gangster rapper. “I wrote freestyles, wore Ecko Unit track suits, and had baby dreadlocks.”
Something that makes her unique is her style of dance and passion for flow (hula hooping). “I got into dance because when I was younger, I felt energy moving in my body. It started with feeling energy that came alive in my body when I would hear a good song…. Its transcendental, to be one with the harmony of musical vibrations.” Guilty pleasures are as follows: Smoking weed, writing in my diary, and charting the stars in the sky. “I’d love for this to turn into a Spoken Word Poetry talent.” Some other music Madison loves include Radiohead, Atmosphere, Nirvana, Thievery Corporation, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
What Madison would like to say to 311 comes in the form of a question – “If you could work with your 311 fans to accomplish anything in the world, what would it be?” (This is a great question if any of the guys are reading – inquiring minds want to know!)
Now to all the fans, her message is this:
“We must have gratitude for this opportunity to participate in a community that has been contrived to promote, Peace, Unity, Love and connection through music. We must always remember to ask ourselves, what can we do to BE the change that we want to see in the world (or the familia.)”
Now you have all met Madison my friends! Thanks to her for being a part of this project and to all of you for supporting and reading. Keep on promoting that peace, love, and unity like Madison mentions. “Take on the love and the good karma.”
Until next time!
Much love – The Runt