Happy 10th birthday, American Idiot!
celebrating the bae’s birthday 2day
no, i literally can. i don’t listen to bands for their looks and i never will. it doesn’t even make sense to me. when i’m listening to a song i don’t say “damn, the bass player is so hot” i say “damn, this is a really awesome bass solo”. i can honestly only recall one band i like that i saw the members before i heard the music. it just kinda happens that some of the bands i like have somewhat attractive members. But you know what? There are tons of bands i like that don’t have attractive members (at least to me) and i love them the same. Looks literally don’t matter when something is coming to you in the form of airwaves and the fact that you’re accusing me of something like this is sad.
some perspective: I didn’t know what the members of Green Day looked like until I owned about half of their discography (at the time). The first time I actually saw what they looked like was when I bought Warning and saw the cover.
- a lot of the lyrics are about women being terrible and/or ‘sluts’"do you look yourself straight in the eyes and think about who you let between your thighs" - mt diablo, the story so far (which by the way, i’ve seen tssf live a few times and that is always the loudest line screamed by the crowd without fail)
- although girls make up a large part of the scene (as fans) we are not accepted into it by the male fanbase at all unless it’s fall out boy or all time low or one of the more popular radio friendly bands
- dude fans actually get pissed when more and more girls show up to a pop punk show
- some BANDS even get pissed about that
- lots of times its assumed girls are only fans because a band member is attractive, not because we like the music
- people actually measure how good a band is based on boy to girl fan ratio. so like if there’s 90% boys in the crowd the band is still ‘good’ but if it’s 90% girls, they ‘sold out’
Happy 10th Anniversary, American Idiot!
Happy Birthday American Idiot | September 21st, 2004
↳ It’s crazy to think that 10 years ago I got into a band that would change my life forever- and it started with one album. If this album hadn’t come along, I wouldn’t have picked up a guitar or become the music fanatic that I am today. For the first time in my life I began to understand the importance of forming my own opinions and my own sense of individuality. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so strongly about music until I heard American Idiot for the first time. This album means more to me than I could possibly put into words and these 3 guys from the Bay Area made me a better person. I couldn’t be more grateful.