So having been one of the four-dozen some people (and also happening to be a teenage girl) waiting outside in the cold for Bastille’s Royal Oak show, I take personal offense to Q Magazine’s article, seeing as my friends and I were there 3 hours before doors not so we can see Bastille’s “pretty faces” (one of my friends and my brother both being straight males), but to experience the sheer talent and gorgeous music that they wrote and perform.
The Royal Oak show was my third Bastille concert that I’ve been to, and the reason I keep going back is not because they’re nice to look at (for what, like an the hour their set lasts?), but because they can put on a killer show. It’s energetic, well-composed, interactive—ethereal. They love what they are doing and you can tell—they truly are appreciative of their fans who support them as well.
I have been lucky enough as to meet the whole band, and they truly are some of the nicest and most humble people I have ever met (it even surprised some of my company I was with how nice they were). Besides, wouldn’t you rather want them to be humbled than to flaunt their success?
Sure, there are the people who are only in it for the looks, but those are the people who aren’t their true fans; neither were those who went as far as to stalk the band afterwards.
Much of the Stormer fan base are those who found their music by chance, and only from there did they learn that there were faces to the music as well. It truly sickens me to see that there are so many false pretenses being made against one of the very few genuine bands left out there today.
As weird as a choice as Oblivion was for Bastille to perform live on SNL (seeing as it showcased Dan and a strings section more so than Kyle, Will and Woody), I still love it so much and can’t stop watching it. So, so beautiful.
Hahahhaa no I just commented on a bastille post