I’ve liked Paramore since Misery Business was released as a single on Q101 here in Chicago.
I bought their (then) newly released CD as well as the one before it right away.
Then they went further into the mainstream with Decode on the Twilight soundtrack. This brought in tons of tween fans, and made Paramore superfamous.
On the coattails of that fame they released a new CD, as well as frontwoman Hayley Williams did a song with B.o.B. called Airplanes, both of which brought in even more fans.
Now, what bothers me is that hardcore fans are annoyed by people who are newly discovering Hayley Williams and Paramore.
Things like “I hate it when people say ‘Oh I love Hayley Williams, she’s so good in Airplanes.’”
Wouldn’t you want Hayley and Paramore exposed by these new releases? Don’t you want them to gain new fans? Don’t you think these new releases are any good? Don’t you think if newfound fans like their most recent song released on the radio, that they would buy or download old songs?
What is with the sense of snobbery against new or young fans?
A fan is a fan.
They give appreciation, attention, money, and word-of-mouth to Paramore.