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Humanity at it’s finest

This caught my eye on Twitter. Tonight I saw an interesting trend going on Twitter, and I was really surprised and disgusted that this incident happened. 

#RespectTylerJoseph

Today’s the first day of the Reading festival and this “little incident” made me ashamed of living in Britain. The behaviour of the fans were appalling and disgusting and this should never have happen. When the band is on stage, they are there pouring their heart out and giving their all to the fans, but in return all they got was downright violence. THEY ARE NOT YOURS ALONE. 

He’s screaming to the fans telling them to stop, the securities are not listening to him, people are stealing his properties and the lists goes on. If you’re a fan of Twenty One Pilots, like me, please have a little decency for them and stop this from happening.

When the band’s on stage, they are there to entertain you. Do want a fan does.

RESPECT THE BAND.

I am angered

I don’t care if you started listening to them yesterday, that does not make you a fake fan. I don’t care if Stressed Out is your favorite song, that does not make you a fake fan. But if you go to their concerts and assault, yes that is assault, the bands members, tear their clothes, take their things, THIS makes you a fake fan. You are a fake fan. A true fan wouldn’t do this. A true fan respects the band members. If any of the people involved still call themselves members of the clique after this, just know that you are not welcome. This goes for the people in the past who have done similar things too.

FUCKING PLEASE JUST STOP I CANT TAKE THE FACT THAT THEY GOT HURT. THAT THEY WERE MISTREATED. FUCK YOU BBC I JUST FUCK YOU.

EVERYONE FUCKING OUT THERE IF ANYONE IS IN DANGER A CELEBRITY OR EVEN FANS HELP THEM ANY EAY YOU CAN. BECAUSE PEOPLE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHE TYLER IS GETTING HURT IT AFFECTS FANS TOO, WE WORRY WE CRY, SOME OF US GET HURT IN THE PROCESS OF TRYING TO HELP. IF ANYONE WHO WAS AT THE AHOW AND REALLY TRIED TO HELP TYLER THANK YOU. IF ANYONE COULDNT AND WANTED TO ITS OKAY YOU PHYSICALLY COULDNT. JUST STOP ALL THIS BULLSHIT. PLEASE FUCKING RESPECT BANDS AND CELEBRITIES. FUCKING RESPECT TYLER JOSEPH
RESPECT JOSH DUN
PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS PURE RESPECT TWENTY ONE PILOTS.

OKAY RANT TIME i really don’t wanna quit band but everything i’ve experienced these past two weeks is just telling me that i should quit. the band director is being an arrogant asshole, and while that’s normal, he’s being an arrogant asshole that is refusing to work with me to fit band in while working a job and not being able to take the class itself. i send him the most polite, thoughtful emails and he responds in sarcastic, rude, sloppy sentences and it’s so insulting.

he’s the one that decided to make change band into a 5th and 6th period only class, that’s right, TWO CLASSES, and is suddenly trying to make me feel guilty for not enrolling.

and the leaders dude. not all of them, but some are just so, so unfit to be leading anyone at all. they just go overboard, giving instruction or criticism in the downright most unprofessional and rude ways i’ve ever seen. there’s a huge issue with RESPECT and PROFESSIONALISM in the band, and whenever i’ve brought it up to the leaders i’ve been shut down for “talking shit” on leaders. i’m not trying to talk shit- i’m trying to show some legitimate concerns i have and problems i am experiencing, and for my voice to be shut out completely only further reiterates the idea to me that i don’t matter to this band and that i shouldn’t be in it.

tbh i’m just so done. i dunno if this will change or get worse once school starts, but i just want this to be over with. being a band senior is by far the worst experience i’ve had in my entire high school career thus far, and that’s something i never expected. i am so, so disappointed.

I just don’t understand why people can’t just enjoy the music and respect the band members. A lot of you will disagree with me, but a lot of things fans do is disrespectful. Sorry but it’s true.

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Well this is just stupid. RESPECT YOUR BAND

This.  This is just the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen.  Why would you do that to a band?  You do realize that these kids are usually forced to sit there and watch your game right, win or lose (evidently, usually LOSE with this football team, been there and suffered through that)?  Have they ever interrupted you in the middle of a game? 

I mean honestly.  I’m not asking you to go to their competitions (from what I hear these kids are damned amazing though).  I’m asking you to show the band some respect.  The band director obviously knows more about football than you do if he asked the officials and opposing school for a bit more time at half time.  This band won a State Championship (also been there done that IT WAS FUN AS BUTTS TOO).  They have earned some respect.  Show some class. 

My heart goes out to everyone in this band and that works with this band.  As a native from Ohio who grew up on The Best Damn Band In The Land I learned the rule YOU DO NOT LEAVE YOUR SEAT AT HALFTIME UNTIL AFTER YOUR BAND PERFORMS pretty early on in life.  Marching Band is as big a part of Football as anything else.  Without the band, there is no home field advantage.  The band is the team’s staunchest ally, with them through thick and thin.  You have a damn good band in Annandale.  Props to the band for being the best thing to step out on the field for their high school all year.  Props to the kids for handling it with class. 

Imma tag this in DCI just because its a damned awesome community (I’m sure its already there by now though)

Just a reminder to respect the band’s privacy, dont leak their shit, dont hack their shit. Also asking to see/hear leaked material is just as bad as doing it yourself. Have common sense and courtesy. I’m not gonna explain this to people who don’t know because honestly it’s too much of a hassle.

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Wow just wow.
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Clique, you’ll love this video believe me.


“I’ve been to a ton of concerts, hundrets.. and this is cool. They put a lot into their show, it’s awesome. […] I respect the hell out this band. They care.” - Adam

anonymous asked:

What would Cal do if you miscarried?

TRIGGER WARNING!

He wouldn’t know how to react. His heart would shatter and I could see him isolating himself from the world for a long while. He’d want to be with you 110% making sure you were okay. He wouldn’t want to hurt you in anyway shape or form, so he’d stop with the sarcasm and smart ass attitude for a while. I guess you could say he’d become depressed for about a year. I could see the band respecting that and canceling/rescheduling so he could recollect himself. He’d probably spend most days writing and trying not to cry. Especially if he was very excited; it would just destroy him for a long time.

and if you guys haven’t figured it out yet. I ship Omega and Papa phard. like…phard.

and please, please please PLEASE. there is a very fine line that I draw. of course I respect the band members as people. it’s not like I’m going to be putting together smutty scenarios of seeing them on stage if I were to see them live again. it’s purely just fantasy.
and as they’ve said before- they don’t care.

not like I’m going to be completely gross if I were to meet them or anything. it’s just merely something fun that I do. and a lot of people on the bandom (fandom whatever) do. I would never ship actual people. just characters. or…caricatures..

I think tomorrow everyone should rep their architects merch. And if some of yall want you can tag me in your pics so I can reblog them as a sign of respect for the band.

AN INTERVIEW WITH SWINGS 

Dan and Jamie (drums and vocals respectively) of the D.C. band Swings met on the baseball field at the age of 12 and Zach (bass) went to Wilson High School with Jamie. From then on they were Swings releasing Detergent Hymns in January 2015 with Sugarwater coming out a few months later in November of the same year. Alongside of Swings, Dan, Jamie and Zach have been involved in lots of other projects such as Poppy Patica, June Gloom, Woof, Diocese, Petty, Pisca, and Anchor 3. All of which have content on bandcamp.

You guys released Sugarwater back in November of 2015 via Exploding in Sound and Como Tapes. What was it like to work with Dan Goldin and be a part of the Exploding in Sound roster of bands?

Working with Exploding in Sound has been great. I really admire how hard Dan (of Exploding Sound) works for the bands he releases especially because he gets very little in return. I trust him implicitly because I know he only puts out music he really cares about and for me that trust is so important. Dan is also just a wonderful and kind man. He recently gave me a free 20’’ Dell monitor which I am really excited about. Of course it is also great to be on a label with so many bands who I love, like Palehound, Palm, Two Inch Astronaut, and Big Ups.

Throughout your live performances you guys have slowly floated away from using guitar for some songs and have introduced synth keyboards, and other instruments. To me this panned out as a very natural progression into something of a slightly different sound. How has this progression been for you guys and what does it mean for the next release?

Yeah at this point we have seven new songs finished and none of them use guitars so things have changed a lot. Our next record, whenever it comes out, will definitely sound a whole lot different than Sugarwater. I am glad for that because I love when artists totally change up their sound. Like what Grimes did from Visions to Art Angels or what Bjork has done throughout her entire career is very inspiring to me. I think that kind of dynamism helps you grow as a musician. That being said, its also important to make sure dramatic shifts like that are not forced and I think that the change in our sound has happened in a really natural way. To be honest we were probably never meant to be a guitar band. I think that format is kind of restrictive for us. Jamie has always been a keyboard player in his soul. He recently revealed to me that the only reason he started playing guitar when we started a band is because he thought playing keyboard on stage looks dumb.

At times the D.C. music scene to me can feel self contained. Following the release of Sugarwater you guys went on a what I assume was a full U.S. tour. What was it like to tour extensively after that release and did seeing music scenes across the country give you guys any perspective on our scene in D.C.?

It was a full U.S. tour. 55 days I think and around 45 shows. It was a heck of a lot of work to book. Like having a second job for two months. That part of it is something I do not want to do again, but the tour itself was an amazing experience. I am really grateful we got to do it and I hope to do it again. I think it helped me appreciate the DC scene more. In my experience people who go to shows in DC are usually very much about the music and very kind. The audiences are usually polite which is something I appreciate a lot since we are sometimes a very quiet band. Also DC’s scene is functional and active, which in itself is a blessing. Going to a place like Bozeman, Montana where the only place we could play was at a bar called the Railyard Alehouse where a bunch of crust punks heckled and harassed us for not playing “fast sh*t” definitely made me appreciate DC more.

Two thirds of swings attend Oberlin College in Ohio. What is the music scene as a whole like in such an isolated place?  

Like at a lot of small colleges, I think that sometimes the music scene can get weirdly competitive and people can get too into their micro scene celebrity which is weird, but Oberlin is also full of a lot of very talented people so there is a lot of great music being made. There are some great campus resources like Studio B (the student run recording studio) and the Gear Co-op (they provide a practice space and gear for students to start their own bands). Some of my favorite Oberlin bands include: The Blood Pact, Julia Julian, Drama Section, Idol Hour, Shya, Joey Nebulous and I am sure I am forgetting some. They are all on bandcamp and there is also a healthy Oberlin bandcamp tag. There is also a lot of wonderful jazz and experimental music to be seen and a well-funded college booking organization which brings a ton of cool artists every year.

LISTEN TO SWINGS HERE

interview and photo by NATHANIEL SALFI 

the fact that some ppl respect artists/bands less simply because their fan base is mainly teenage girls is really stupid, but like the most annoying thing is when you can tell that musicians actually wish that they had a more mature audience or a more masculine one. not only because it’s disrespectful, but because it’s like so stupid??? like literally if i was an artist and gained a fandom of teenage girls rather than any other demographic group i’d feel like i’d hit the fucking jackpot. teenage girls are like the most dedicated fans ever, and has time and time again proved that they are the ones who create superstars; and better than any pr firm could ever even dream of. and let’s not forget who brought all that “real music” that white dudes love to fame in the first place?! like have you ever seen a pic of a beatles or rolling stones concert from the 60′s????