Band Stress || M.C.

'Welcome to Band Stress, the blog about how bands and singers are ruining my social life. Sounds cliché, doesn't it?' Aspen is the owner of the blog Band Stress. It's a blog about what kind of music she listens to and she posts reviews or just experiences on it. She puts a lot of time in her blog and she really enjoys it. She loves music and she has a very unique music taste. She also has her own opinion. If she likes bands she has no problem saying it, the same goes for bands she doesn't like. What happens when she meets a band she doesn't like? Does spending time with them change her opinion?

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1. Welcome to Band Stress

'Welcome to Band Stress, the blog about how bands and singers are ruining my social life. Sounds cliché, doesn't it? Oh well, I'm just one of millions of girls trying to get to concerts, buying their merch and always listening to their music. The bands/singers I like? A lot. The bands/singers I don't like? Too many. I just love music and I've always wanted to write about it, hence this blog.

What's so great about bands and singers? Believe me, I have no idea. It so happens to be a big part of my life and I really like music. I'm NOT a crazy stalker fangirl or something, nope. Those people scare me, why would I want to know how long they've been together with this girl and where she lives and what she's like? Hello, every person needs a little privacy in their lives, even when they're super famous and all. The people are fun to be around, because they like the same bands and singers but I'll never be comfortable with the thought they know every single thing about them.

But I still see myself as a fan. I can't help it if Ed Sheeran has a new album and I need to have it as soon as possible. A fan is an enthusiastic devotee, follower, or admirer of a sport, pastime, celebrity, etc. Some people mistake being a fan by being a crazily obsessed girl who doesn't leave her room for hours because her favourite singer just tweeted 'Eating some cereal'. They need to realise not every fan is like the other. People always stare at me when I'm wearing band shirts, isn't it normal? Girls at my school wear high brand clothes, it's the same, isn't it? I'm proud of being fan of bands and singers and I'm not afraid to show it.

I've got great friends who think the same thing as me. Every person can like who she/he wants and people shouldn't judge them for that. No, my friends aren't the same as me. Some of my friends like classical music and other people never talk about music. Of course some of my friends like the same bands and singers as me, but I've never met anyone who has exactly the same music taste. But they're still my friends and I think you can be friends with anyone, no matter what they look like and what their passion is.

If you ever come in to my room, which will be a miracle, you'll see I'm a fan. Not because of the many, many posters I own, which is none, but because of the CDs and other merchandise that's scattered across my room. I don't have enough room to put everything away but hey, I don't like being organised! If there's no music coming from my room it either means I'm not there or I've forced myself to do homework. That's why it's rare when there's no music playing in my room since I never do homework.

I've met a lot of people who didn't/don't accept the fact I'm a fan. People always complain I've got no good music taste, my music is too loud, I'm wearing my merchandise too often, I need to focus on school and so on. Since when are other people able to judge me for who I am? A lot of people have a different music taste. A lot of people's music is too loud. A lot of people don't focus on school, you don't have to be fan of something for that. And I must admit, I do wear my merchandise very often, but I enjoy wearing it! Why can't people just let me be who I want to be?

My parents for example, they've sent me to my aunt once because I didn't listen to them when they told me to turn the volume down. They told me 'they were sick of always having to listen to my music and that I needed someone to help me focus on school'. The fact that I'm not focussing on school has nothing to do with my music! Well, maybe a little but that's my decision, right?

Alright, enough about me. This blog is going to be about, of course, bands and singers but also about my life. I want to give you a little insight in my life as a fan and I will be giving you recommendations, reviews etc. But in the end, I still want everyone to have their own music taste. That is what makes being a fan fun.

~ Aspen x'

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