Twenty One Pilots band name meaning

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Ok so, I (Tyler) was in theatre class and we were studying a play called “All My Sons” written by Arthur Miller in the 40’s. It was about a father who ran a company that provided parts for airplanes used in WWII. He then found out that his parts were faulty, so he comes to a moral crossroads:1. He can take the parts back and not send them out, but he will lose a lot of money in a financially tough situation. He would also taint his business and his name and be known as ‘unreliable’ in his trade. But this would ultimately be the ‘right’ thing to do. or,2. send the parts out, make the necessary money to provide for his family, not taint his name, etc. He ends up sending the parts out and twenty one pilots died because of it. His son was a pilot in the war who had lost his life. There was no evidence to prove that it was directly related but his daughter blamed her father for her brothers death. He ended up committing suicide at the end of the play. Here’s how we make it relevant: I feel like we are all constantly encountering moral crossroads where the decisions that benefit the “now” will have consequences down the road; but the decision that might seem tough and tolling right away will ultimately be more rewarding. What is our purpose for playing music? We are constantly asking ourselves that question. The answer can change all the time, but for right now we are just going to stick with something as simple as “we want to make people think.”

10 Responses to Twenty One Pilots band name meaning

  1. Bryan

    Keep making us think!

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  3. Chritine

    I think that the way you came up with that band name is remarkable and the story behind it one for the ages. You guys are smart, quick, witty, and amazing song writers for your young age. You have put in the hours and from watching your vines Josh is forever practicing on a homemade set of drums.to me, you are inspirational and ready for the world to take up on as a serious-ly entertaining band. Keep it up, your name IS out there.

  4. Monica

    You’ve been my favorite band for quite some time, and in my theatre class we were reading All My Sons and as soon as we read/acting out the first time they mentioned the twenty one pilots, I among a few others got really excited. The fact that that’s where you got your name makes me really happy. Rock on, you guys are the best.

  5. Janet Muller

    I’m a high school graphic design teacher who loves your music! You’ve probably heard this many times before Tyler but you are like a young Eminem. You’re very talented and your songs are thought-provoking. I wish you both a long rewarding career. Janet

  6. I’m in love with you, that is all.

  7. el

    Excellent thinking, I like it and your music…keep it up!

  8. You are the best band I have ever heard
    My favorite song I’ve ever heard by
    21 pilot’s is stressed out I am like your
    Number #1 fan. I wish I could go to a concert
    Of yours but I am to busy

  9. He ends up sending the parts out and twenty one pilots died because of it. His son was a pilot in the war who had lost his life. There was no evidence to prove that it was directly related but his daughter blamed her father for her brothers death. He ended up committing suicide at the end of the play.

 

 
 
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