If you're new to the classic rock fandom...
…do yourself a favour and retreat at once. Don’t create a blog or talk to anyone before arming yourself with knowledge. Being a fan is not about having fun and liking a thing and meeting others who also like the thing in order to have a great time with them - no. Being a fan, a TRUE fan is hard work. A doctor’s degree? Nothing against being a FAN!!!1!! If you don’t know the blood type of the bassist’s cousin’s friend or the name of the pet goldfish of the singer’s mom’s preschool teacher then you’re not a true fan. You’re unworthy.
…or so it seems lately which makes me feel ashamed to be part of the Zep fandom.
I mean, grow up folks! None of you was born knowing everything about your favourite band. Everyone starts somewhere. I could play the Rain Song before knowing Bonzo’s real name. Bands, music and being a fan is supposed to be fun, not some sick cult with ranks that are determined by useless knowledge about the band. The most popular songs and stories are popular because people like them, so liking them is not a sin, it’s pretty common - but oh, I get it. A true fan is no common person. They’re better.