Hi I'm new to this fandom (my friend freaked about hallelujah, and I'm in love) I'm seriously new and quite scared. Can you give some random facts? Let me in on some inside jokes? I just don't want to be completely clueless. Thanks so much if you don't lie because 'I'm a fake fan' because i don't want to be, that's why I'm asking :)
I don’t like when people use the term “fake fan” for new fans, everyone’s got to start somewhere! And welcome to the fandom! Another blogger, letssintonight, made a “gift basket” informational thing to help new fans! Here’s the link to it . Just to start with some basics, Panic! At The Disco was started by Ryan Ross (guitar), Spencer Smith (drums), Brendon Urie (vocals), and Brent Wilson (bass) back in 2004. They released their first album (A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out) in 2005. In 2006, Brent was kicked out of the band and replaced by Jon Walker. In 2008, Pretty Odd was released, but shortly after that (2009), Ryan and Jon left the band and started a new band, The Young Veins (which has been on an indefinite hiatus since 2010). Brendon and Spencer released a third album, Vices and Virtues, in 2011. They hired Dallon Weeks (bass) and Ian Crawford (guitar) to be touring members, Dallon ended up staying on as a permanent member. In 2013, Too Weird To Live Too Rare To Die was released, and they brought Kenneth Harris on as the touring guitar player. Sadly, around that time Spencer wrote a letter to the fans his abuse of alcohol and prescription medications since the recording of Pretty Odd. He said that he’d be taking a break from Panic!, and in early 2015, he permanently left the band. And that brings us up to now, with the release of Hallelujah and an upcoming fifth album. So that’s the basic history of Panic!, but as far as inside jokes go, I’m kinda blanking on them. Brendon Urie having a big forehead is kinda an inside joke, and there are a lot of jokes about Brent (check out the Brent Wilson tag), and right now there’s also “Cover Important Stuff” (check out this for more info on that). Then there’s the milk fic, which is a fanfiction for Ryden (Ryan Ross x Brendon Urie). It’s kinda gross, but there are jokes about that, too. I’d also suggest following letssintonight, dallonsmiles, marchingclocks, panicatthesocialgathering, girls-girls-panic, shirtlessbrendon, dailypatd and brendon-uries-lips, they’re just some of the great Panic! blogs I follow! And of course panicatthedisco (the band’s main blog). So that’s it, message me if you need help with anything else!