"This sort of thing is spreading like an evil virus around the country," he said. "We felt we better stop this, we should try and stop this early, and hopefully other people will rise up and join us."
"He was a very important friend," Van Zandt said. "When you are a freak by yourself it's one thing. But if there's someone else, you don't feel as freaky. It's a big deal to have someone feel the same way you do."