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Re: “Super Fans

I want to answer the questions it asked, so I shall.

"So what's the big deal?"
Well, where to start? What got me into the Matches in the first place was just how unique their music was to me. But not unique in that we're-trying-too-hard way, unique in that "We just are" way. And their music, I just, I honestly can't describe it. It's like everything good in the world bundled up into little notes and vibrations. I can't get ever get enough of it. Oh, and not to mention, all of them are really, really great to their fans.

"Silent stalker or fan club president?"
Heh. Well, almost everyone I know, knows I'm super into them. In fact, some people just know me as "that girl who likes the Matches". Even if they don't know who I, or the Matches, are. I also like to watch them interact with with other fans. That's kinda stalker-esque.

"Share the band with others?"
Yes, I have gotten many, MANY of my comrades into the Matches. They deserve all the recognition and love they can get. However, that being said . . . I would never want them to get big enough where they have real stalkers (fans in parents' and friends' garbages and all) or big enough where they stop playing acoustic outside of shows. I think my little heart would break.

"Fondest memory related to the band?"
Driving six hours North to see Justin SanSouci's (ex-bassist) last show, it was a breathtaking show, both literally and figuratively. And every time I've met Shawn he's been a doll. Climbing him was pretty rad, so was when he picked me up. But he's kicked a pole of mine before. That kinda upset me (kidding).

"Best thing they've done for you?"
Write this music, keep me sane, be there for me, comfort me, and be themselves. No matter what else is going on.

"Embarrassing moment related to the band?"
I told Jon my friend would go to the bathroom with him when we met him near the bathrooms at a Target.

"Most obsessive thing you've done?"
Well, I have over 21, 090 song plays of them altogether. And all my "top 25 most played" songs on itunes are ALL the Matches, every single one of them. Yeaaah, haha.

"If you could hang out with them, what would you do?"
Oh jeez, I really don't know. I'm sure madness would ensue. I'd most likely take them to the park, where we'd run around reaking havoc and sing the Cure or maybe Modest Mouse. Hopefully we'd swing a little, I love swings.

"Favorite physical characteristic of a band member?"
Not gonna lie, Shawn's voice is gorgeous. I'm not sure if that goes under "physical", but yeah. That, and their snazzy attire, including the pointy shoes.


"And if they suddenly became very popular?"
Be very happy for them, like I said, they deserve it. But I'd be sad and a little scared to loose that intimacy they have now with their fans.

"Ashamed of your obsession?"
Nah, I let my love for them shine for them like Christmas lights in the most decorative part of town! (Although sometimes I'm a little ashamed of how much I listen to them, haha. I mean, I listen to other music too, but just, the Matches always seem to prevail. I love them so very, very much.)

Posted by amber rose on 12/02/2008 at 4:31 PM

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