Fall Out Boy just returned from their recent trip to Uganda where they shot the video for their next single. Joe Trohman from Fall Out Boy posted a journal of what their experience was like during their visit. Here’s a taste:
Theres a lot to be learned from the people of Uganda. Despite the third world living we encountered in Gulu, the friendliness and open arms that the people bestowed upon us was truly wonderful. It’s inspiring to meet people in such dire living conditions who still put on a smile everyday and live their lives to the fullest.
The city of Gulu is one sense of poverty, yet the displacements camp we went to was well below the poverty line. The people, especially the children, are kept there as protection from the Rebels who would abduct them to use as child soldiers in the ongoing civil war. The living conditions at these camps are not so good. Malaria and Typhoid are amongst some of the biggest killers there, and they have no medical attention available to treat that. Like I had said in a photo I posted, there are about 50,000 people at this particular displacement camp. Around 80 percent are kids, most orphans. We were very lucky to have to opportunity to go there, see what its like first hand, meet the people living it, and help Invisible Children document everything, so we can show it to you all. Maybe it will inspire some of you to help in whatever ways you can.
Check out the full post from Joe Trohmans’ journal over at Buzznet. The boys of Fall Out Boy have been busy of late. Pete Wentz just unveiled the new t-shirts from his line Clandestine, and he’s modeling one in this photo.