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Being a Beatles fan
Tuesday, November 27, 2007

I'm not a fan since I learned to walk like pretty big number of people out there, but I've loved their music since I can remember. I called myself a fan for the very first time at the age of 18 in 2003. Even if I liked them, I never dared to call myself a fan 'cause I barely recognized who sang what, so it was until I knew a little bit more that I called myself a fan, BUT, I liked them mostly because of the music, so it wasn't until 2005 that I got hooked by their lives and stories, that's when I started to research more about them and learn things I totally ignored. (I learn new things every day, seriously).

Anyway, at first, it wasn't easy... I was known as a rocker (even though, I totally hate labels) a rebel, the weird girl that always wore black xD. And the kind of music I listened to is completely different to the Beatles' music (Linkin Park, Slipknot, Korn, Mudvayne, Kitty, etc, I still listen to them anyway haha). But there was these people that thought they were Music Elitist when they're not, anyway, there was always this stupid comment round my head for years "You don't deserve them, forget about them and stick with Linkin Park" firstly, they were literally telling me Linkin Park was a bad band, suckers, what do they know? but as I was saying, it really bothered me those kind of comments, eventually, after The Beatles, I started to listen to bands/artists like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, The Who, Pink Floyd, etc (Not as much as The Beatles of course) so then a friend told me "Oh, you're learning, now you kind of deserve 'em" ¬¬' who would have thought that now he comes to me to ask me about The Beatles, HA!.

There's also these old people that just can't believe one can be a Beatles' fan and they're always asking you stupid questions to prove that you really are, funny thing is that I always end up knowing more than them too, again, HA!. The questions goes for "Who was the first Beatles' drummer?" "Pete Best" "Are you sure?" "Yes, he was the son of the owner of the Casbah and played the drums, the guys needed a drummer so they asked Pete, but kicked him out because Ringo was better, BTW Ringo was in a band called Rory Storm & The Hurricanes, Stu was The Beatles' first bassist but died and Paul took his place, need more?" and they feel really stupid afterwards xD. They should never doubt a fan knowledge, they could have lived it, but we have INTERNET hahaha.

But on the wonderful side of being a Beatles' fan is that their music is awesome, they were four real human beings, with flaws and such, they smoke, they cursed, they were/are also really really funny and witty. They were original, controversial and honest. They did what they wanted, they said what they wanted, they acted how they wanted (ok, at least after they got rid of the clean boys image).

There are also like a billion of other devoted fans like me, which whom are AWESOME too, I've met so many wonderful people through this fandom it makes me love 'em even more (yes, that's possible). We (the fans) are crazy and live Beatlemania 40 years later not caring if we scare people away. It's just awesome being a fan.

The guys are also so normal you kind of feel like you do REALLY know them, back then, they were so exposed to the press their personal lives are known all around the globe, so their mistakes as their success are well known by the fans. Yes, it sucks that they were treated like things or possessions, but thanks to that we feel a bit more related to them in a deeper way. Like me with Linkin Park, I love 'em, yes I do, but I only know little things about them, I don't really know them, but with The Beatles, I feel like I do (and I know I'm not the only one). Actually, over the communities, we have such talks it sounds like we have psychoanalyzed them one by one until we get to understand what they acted that way, and to be quite honest, lots of people seems to be right.

Also, to make it even funnier, we have the music, yes, but we also have a lot of funny footage like Piramus and Thisbe and other great interviews like "Ready Steady Go" in which the girl asked Paul if it's true that he sleeps with his eyes open and he answered something like "Well, I haven't actually seen me sleeping" HAHAHA, or the Anthologies, but better yet, their movies, they're hilarious, witty and some times also very sentimental, intriguing, and sad (Let it Be). Or kinda weird like Magical Mystery Tour. As a Beatles fan you have something sure, you'll never get bored, not of their music, not of their movies, they're simply AWESOME!.

Being a Beatles' fan is something you'll never ever regret.



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