Imagine Dragons Fan Explains How Dan Reynolds' LoveLoud Festival Inspired Him to Come Out: Exclusive

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Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds was the topic of Believer, a strong documentary launched by HBO this yr that adopted him by way of the method of launching his LoveLoud Festival in Utah in hopes of advocating and fundraising for LGBTQ youth.

As a sort-of epilogue to Believer, director Don Argott premieres a brief movie solely with Billboard beneath that follows a LoveLoud attendee whose life was altered by the occasions he had witnessed on the competition.

The quick movie is a bittersweet and hopeful look into the lifetime of Eric Michels, a Mormon who got here out to his household after going to the first-ever LoveLoud Festival.

“The entire time, my coronary heart was on the sting, and man, I’ve not felt that quantity of affection in direction of myself since I used to be a child,” says Michels about LoveLoud.

It ends on a hopeful be aware, as Michels lastly meets Reynolds backstage simply earlier than Imagine Dragons' set begins.

“I hope that you simply proceed to comply with your fact,” says Reynolds moments earlier than he will get onstage. “That’s what it’s all about: following your fact, following your gentle.”

Hosted by Cameron Esposito, this yr's LoveLoud Festival achieved its aim of elevating $1 million for LGBTQ charities.

Watch the highly effective quick movie above.