Fall Out Boy will always be my all-time favorite band. They saved my life. Their music was an escape for me just like making music and performing for millions of fans is their escape. I’m not just a fan of their music like some of the kids that go to their shows. I’ve been an FOB fan since 2002. Fall Out Boy’s Evening Out with Your Girlfriend came out in 2003 and it was their first LP but before that, I was on forums talking to other punk fans online from all over the country. We all loved Fueled by Ramen bands and anything related. At the time, FOB were still performing tiny underground shows in Chicago. This is back when Pete Wentz still included his home address on CD’s. Their lyrics were so powerful that it reached kids like me in The Bronx, NY. Sometimes I look bad and think, what would I have done if I didn’t stumble upon them? What would my taste in music be? Would I still be extremely messed up and trying to sort through life as an outcast? FOB taught me it was okay to be weird. We all have issues and cope with them differently.
I just want to say thanks Fall Out Boy for being an amazing band a nerdy girl can escape too and fall in love again and again. Thanks for making me feel like a 15 year old girl for just one more time. Thanks for saving rock and roll and getting back together. Thanks for the memories because they were great. #FOBforever
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