She had always been a fan of rock music from the time she could remember. Posters of Iron Maiden and Metallica adorned the walls of her room. Head banging to their songs made her feel free from all the stress she had seen at home.
Her parents were having a messy divorce after years of fighting with each other over the simplest of things. Theirs was a classic case of one-upmanship. This had always given her the blues.
Going to the battle of the bands during this period had been a cathartic experience helping stabilize her mental health as well.