The more I think about this whole thing, the more disappointed I am. I cannot believe they took the site down and that the twitter account was simply changed to something else. It’s like wanting to erase someone’s memory.
The band did exist, they have a history, they have fans. The fact that the band is no longer active does not mean their fans don’t want a place where they can congregate and share their passion. I feel betrayed, as a fan, that everything just changed names, with no regards for my feelings and devotion to a certain band I used to love and respect.
I know, they, the members of the band, are hurt. They are going through a lot and they are lost at the moment. I understand that. I feel for them. And I know the fans feel divided and lost, and have a need to do something to show their support or how much they are mourning everything that happened. I get it. But really? Is this the best way to go?
Do you know The Beatles? Have you ever heard of them? Do you know that the band is no longer active? Do you also know that there are still websites and even a twitter account devoted to the band? Do you know that people still listen to and quote their songs? Do you know why? Because the band is and always will be alive in their fans’ hearts.
I’m a fan of a band who shows no regards for the fan I am. I want the websites back. I want the twitter back. I want to be able to post on twitter “Listening to Wings on Fire by @100MonkeysMusic” and have people reply to my tweet. I want us to talk about the good old times and all the concerts we’ve been to. I saw them play live 12 times. That’s pretty awesome. And I refuse to let it go. I want to have a place in this virtual world that is the internet to shout my respect and love for the band that was a part of so many great memories.
New band, no band, I really couldn’t care less at the moment. I just want the band to exist again, active or not. I just want people to stop trying to erase my memory. I’m Joel Barish, erased from existence. I’m Telly Paretta looking for something I know existed and was taken away from me. I just want my memories back.