“There’s 2 incredible things that are close to magic in life and that’s when people get together for sports and when people get together for music. I think you know like people look at a concert as something very simple in life but think about it: there’s gonna be 10.000 people in this room tonight, who know all the lyrics, who love the music for the same reason, it makes them all feel good at the same time and that doesn’t happen unless it’s in music and that’s very special because to get that many humans all together singing the same song, feeling the same way is very rare”
This is what concerts are about. This is what they SHOULD be about.
The characters, the music, the writing, the art, shipping, fanart, thoughts, feelings, etc… It can be really negative sometimes.
And I’m sure it can be pretty scary, especially for newer, younger fans, considering there’s even been death threats involved.
It can be super upsetting, and some people have dropped out of the fandom or deleted their blogs, or even straight up avoided the band, which is an awful shame.
But…. I still really like the fandom.
It’s actually a lot better than other fandoms, which can be even worse, (not going to mention any, but boy are there a lot) and oftentimes it’s a really lovely, funny community.
Not all the time.
But I still see others making such amazing, lovely posts, and so many fans getting so, so excited for what Gorillaz are doing, myself included.
The fact that we can all come together to love and appreciate a band that was formed in 1998, is really brilliant.
Fans that have been with Gorillaz since the very beginning, or fans that have only known them for a week… We’re all coming together to express our happiness and excitement for a group that has really helped people out.
There are fans that keep staying ALIVE, because Gorillaz get them through shit, and help them keep going throughout the really rubbish days.
And in a way, we’re helping each other, by being supportive and coming together and getting hyped and making gorgeous artwork and coming up with fantastic headcanons and creating a sometimes hilarious, kind, fun, crazy and lovely fandom.
Again, it’s usually a mess.
There are constant fights and disgusting displays of negativity scattered about.
But, I think we should focus more on the side of the fandom that makes us smile, and laugh, and discuss, and create, and love, and inspire.
Because whether you like the music, or the story, or the art, or a bit of everything- you’re a part of such a strange and unique fandom, and you’re equally a part of a strange and unique band.
I don’t know.
I just think us all coming together to love and support Gorillaz, and each other, is fucking delightful, and despite everything, I’m glad I’m a part of it.
I love so many of you guys, and I’ve met so many wonderful people because of this fandom.
It’s far from perfect, and it can be really awful, but it still somehow continues to make me smile and make the bad days not seem so bad, and I’m really grateful for that.
I know it sounds super cheesy, but it’s true.
Gorillaz, and all the fans contributing to it, make me so happy sometimes.
Sorry this is so long lolol, I just wanted to get it out there. 😂
I appreciate so many of you, and I’m positive Gorillaz do too. ❤️
And to be even more cheesy, I’m gonna quote We Got The Power from Humanz. 😂
“We got the power to be loving each other, no matter what happens. We’ve got the power to do that!” ❤️❤️❤️❤️
It was really wonderful meeting the band, I love their shows and I always leave them with such a large sum of happiness^^! The fandom and the group of spg are all so spectacular~! And I’m really happy they loved their posters TTwTT ahh~! Thank you so much for always being inspirations in my life, and just flat out being super awesome!
Heh- I even got misty eyed when they looked happy by the gifts QwQ!
I hope all that were there tonight have a wonderful day/noon/night/timezone, and an even more wonderful weekend~!
This video got a little messed up, but basically my friend and I worked with my mom on a little gift for the band (it was really just a lightning mcqueen figurine attached to a tinfoil-covered box like a trophy). Here’s their reactions and my nerdy voice. 🤖💙