So Saturday ended up being an incredible day and I’m writing this so I can remember it forever. Ever since I knew The 1975 were in LA, I have been hoping that I run into them and get a chance to thank Matty for how much their music has changed my life and helped me through the crazy dramatic year I have had. I’ve always loved reading other fans experiences meeting them so thought I would share my experience.
My roommate Ashley and I were out in Venice and then went to Santa Monica to shop for an outfit for her work retreat next weekend. We had just parked and were walking to Barnes & Noble where I needed to use the restroom and Ashley decided to wait outside. I walked in and was asking the security at the front where to go and then heard her shout my name Brana! And I knew that meant something was up. She knew how much I’ve been dying to meet them and hoping it would happen in the most organic way possible and I’m so happy it did. I came out of the store and started following her and walked two steps quickly to catch up and saw him walking our way and he saw us and I mentally told myself to calm the fuck down but omg this is actually happening?! Is this real right now? And just said “Hi” and Ashley goes “she’s like your biggest fan!” And I said “no like everyone says that but I do really love you guys so much and saw you 5 times last year and I’m so excited for your tour in December. I’m going to 4 of your shows. And matty was so shocked it was so cute he goes "four?!” And I say “yea I fucking love you guys” Then Ashley asked for a pic of me and him and he asked me my name when he put his arm around me to take the pic and I took my glasses off that I was wearing and he jokes “oh you’re taking the glasses off?” And then Ashley asked if she could have a pic too and he said of course so I took the photo and didn’t realize my hand was shaking like crazy the whole time. And they both looked at me and he was like “are you okay?” Haha and I said no sorry I’m shaking! And he’s like “no I get it! It’s the same for me whenever I’ve met someone….” And then we asked him how he’s liking LA and he said they love it here and they are here till September and then I told him my friend Carina is gonna die that she’s not here with me and he’s like oh is she coming to the shows and I said yea were coming to the shows together! And then I said to him what I’ve been hoping to say for months which is that “I just want to say thank you so much, like I know you get this all the time but I’ve had the craziest year and you’ve helped me so much so thank you” and he said “of course I mean that’s the whole point of this right?” And I was like yea thank you so much and then I asked him for a hug and he gave me the nicest hug and then we said bye matty have such a nice time in LA and he was like thank you I’ll see you at the shows. He was so genuine and sweet and really was in the moment and had zero ego or any attitude whatsoever. He was just walking around like a normal guy and he just seemed like such a genuinely wonderful and kind person. I was so nervous and shaking and he was just so kind. He’s so skinny of course but looked so healthy and great. It was the best experience I could’ve ever asked for meeting him. This is exactly how I’ve always wanted it to happen one on one and I’m so happy it happened like this while they are here.
Thanking 5SOS in your VMA acceptance speech. (Michael)
Anonymous Asked; Could you do a preference where you’re in a girl band (like 5H) and your band won the VMA vs. 5sos, and in the speech, you give thanks to 5sos?
A/N: I just did this as a Michael preference because, yeah cutie. Also I changed it up a tiny bit, I hope that’s okay!
“Oh my god, we’re here!” Your band mate Ashley squeezed your arm. You laughed and straightened out your dress. This was your first big appearance as a band and honestly it was very scary.
There was four of you in said band, Ashley who was the lead singer, Hannah base guitar and Lilly who was an animal on drums. Then there was you, you played lead guitar. Together you formed the band Echo.
Ashley was the first to step out the car, she was the face of the band so she always took the lead. You tended to stay in the background as you didn’t really like to be the centre of attention.
“Y/N! Over here!” You turned around to see interviewers holding microphones in your direction so you politely smiled and made your way over.
Tonnes of questions were thrown your way as you tried your best to answer as many as you can.
“So Y/N who are you most excited to see preform tonight?”
Smiling big you answered “5 seconds of summer of course, they we’re the reason I got serious with guitar! So I’m super pumped to see them live in action.”
The answers you were given seemed to satisfy the news hungry interviewers and you started to make your way back to your band mates but doing so your eye caught a glimpse of four tall Aussie boys getting photographed on the red carpet.
You really wanted to talk to them, but being the socially awkward type it was best to wait until the after party and you had a couple of drinks inside you.
The venue for the VMA’s was incredible, you counted yourself lucky to even be invited but you was also up for the best new artist award and for that you was incredibly grateful to all of your fans.
You watched as the 5 seconds of summer lads made there way onto stage.
“Hi guys!” Ashton boomed into the microphone. “We’re here to present best new artist and the nominees are…”
Calum took the microphone of Ashton and started to read names out “and finally, punk girl band, Echo!”
It was now Luke’s turn to say something “All of these artists are incredible, but of course there can only be one winner and that winner is…”
Ashton opened the envelope and all four said in sync “ECHO!"
You sat frozen in your seat as your band mates jumped up and down celebrating, you couldn’t believe that you had actually won. Ashley started to pull you out of your seat and guide you to the stage where Michael smiled big at you and handed you the moon man before hugging you. "Congratulations.”
You were still in a haze as your band mates said their piece into the microphone and before you knew it, it was being thrust in your direction ready for you to say your piece.
You took a deep breathe and smiled “I know my band mates have thanked our label and music producers and everyone who helped make this happen. But I actually want to thank you guys.” You turned so you was looking at the 5sos lads. “You guys are the reason I got passionate about music and the guitar and without you doing what you do. I wouldn’t be here right now. So for that, I’m eternally thankful"
The lads all smiled big at you and you walked off the stage with them.
Michael tugged on your arm as you were about to walk off. "Y/N, hey so are you going to the after party?”
“Yeah I planned on doing why?”
“I was just hoping I would see you there and hopefully get a chance to talk to you?”
Smiling you kissed his cheek. “See you there Mikey.”
Should I do a part 2? We’re you and Michael meet up at the after party? Let me know!
An elcor talk show featuring the emotional results of a paternity test.
Ashley Williams squirmed in her hospital bed. She couldn’t wait to be discharged. Not only because there was a war on, and her place was out there fighting it, not stuck here in a bed in Huerta Memorial, though that was bad enough–
–but also because someone associated with the hospital had decided that it was too stressful for patients like Ashley to hear the war news, so the only shows she could get on her in-room vidscreen were like this.
“With trepidation: It was only a one-night stand. I never meant for things to come to this. With weepy sincerity: I never wanted my primary mate to know.”
“Oh, come on, you cheater,” Ashley said to one of the four elcor on her screen. Hell if she could tell the difference between a male and a female elcor, but this kind of story was familiar enough from her own species.
“With barely concealed glee: Let us see the results of the DNA testing.”
That one must be the host of the show. “Whatever,” Ash muttered, but somehow she couldn’t bring herself to change the channel before the dramatic reveal.
“Overwhelmed with emotion: Our youngling is my youngling after all.”
“Shocked and disbelieving: I was so sure the youngling was really mine.”
“Are you kidding me?” Ash demanded of no one. “This lady got dragged onto this talk show for nothing?”
The female elcor moved toward the one Ashley supposed was her original partner, away from the disappointed suitor. “Earnestly begging: I hope you can forgive me–”