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GUYS. I didn’t tell you about the Beatles night.

So a month or so ago it was the fiftieth anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The next night was Friday and a Hackney club planned a Sgt Pepper night, with DJs playing Beatles (and etc) tracks and a live band doing the whole album.

I went with my friends Violet and the Dark Lady and we were SUPER EXCITED. I love the Beatles and the Dark Lady is a superfan, as are her parents - she was almost named Rita because of the song (and Rita Hayworth). So I got this genuine 60s Sgt-Pepper-style jacket in pure white, and the Dark Lady did incredibly elaborate Twiggy eye make-up, and Violet got out her mod boots. We predrank and had pizza at theirs and headed to the club.

When we arrived the booths were full of late-middle-aged people, and the dancefloor had clumps of young people who’d dressed up like us. We got drinks and listened to Beatles tracks like Come Together, which I fucking adore, and talked about being feminist John Lennon fans and how your favourite Beatle changes as you age. It was great. We also noticed the guy who played Lord Percy on Blackadder in a booth.

Eventually the live band came on. first bad sign )
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So I have a question: what songs do you guys associate with fandom? Not just with a particular character, pairing or canon (although obviously that can end up fitting the bill) but with fandom itself as a place, experience, or group of people.

Here are my three to start, in ascending order of soppiness. Feel free to be more sarcastic in your own selections :D

my people, my partners, my plan )

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Stories of tortures used by debauchers
Lurid, licentious and vile
Make me smile
All books can be indecent books
Though recent books are bolder
For filth, I'm glad to say, is in the mind of the beholder
I could tell you stories about Peter Pan
And the Wizard of Oz, there's a dirty old man!
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Stolen from - well, everyone, basically - here’s the username music meme! This has ended up way more dominated by guitar music than I expected, actually, I always forget how much I actually love indie rock.

L – Lover I Don’t Have To Love by Bright Eyes
O – Odds Are by the Barenaked Ladies. I would legit love this as a first-dance song at my wedding!
K -- Kiss You Off by the Scissor Sisters
I – I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous by Frank Turner; I feel like such a London scene kid for how much I love this but I dooooo.
F -- The Future Freaks Me Out by Motion City Soundtrack. The references are slightly dated but the truth, it burns.
A – Anyway You Choose To Give It by the Black Ghosts. In my head this is a bit of a sub song :)
N – Nancy Boy by Placebo ♥

Youtube of the songs - including a Bettie Serveert cover I love of the Bright Eyes - under the cut )
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Here are my answers to the non-fannish Top Fives you guys gave me! Sorry it’s so beyond late. Skip the first one if you don’t want to see me being embarrassingly consumerist.

[livejournal.com profile] inglevine requested my top five fashion designers, but due to my ignorance I’m instead going to do my my top five labels )

[profile] twillery asked for my top five writing instruments )

[livejournal.com profile] twillery asked for my top five sweet things to eat )

[livejournal.com profile] deathlydragon suggested my top five Eurovision predictions but since that’s now tragically out of date I’ll do my top five Eurovision songs this year )
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So I did the top five meme A MILLION YEARS AGO and I'm trying to actually make answers happen. Comment as you like; disagreement and discussion and squee are all beloved.

[personal profile] writcraft asked for ‘Top five quotes from pretty much anywhere that inspire you’. It was an interesting exerise - “quotes that inspire me” are a very different beat from “favourite quotes”. And like. “Inspirational quotes” always seem a bit weird to me… like, what is it, and who, are they meant to be inspiring? So I went for stuff I find personally helpful or hopeful )

Okay, this was harder than I can possibly explain, but I have listed, as [livejournal.com profile] writcraft asked, my top five poems )

[livejournal.com profile] ariadneelda asked for my top five (non-spoilery) reasons to watch Dark Angel )

[livejournal.com profile] yaycoffee asked for my Top 5 Items Of Clothing )

[livejournal.com profile] teprometo asked for my Top five Jossverse canon pairings )

[livejournal.com profile] yaycoffee asked for my Top five Bands/Musical Artists )


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