beatles tapestry

I could make a long text post about why Beatles fans are the way we are, but the short version is this:

  • most of us got into them in childhood or early adolescence, and formed an emotional attachment during a turbulent time in life.
  • there’s a rich tapestry of Beatles music, personal history and mythology to get lost in, making it easy to obsess.
  • a disproportionate amount of us have lost at least one parent in youth. (I haven’t, I lost a sibling, but I knew so so so many people in fandom who were bereaved children).