I hate when people roll their eyes and look at you like you’re just some teenager going through a ‘phase’ when you mention your favourite bands. Some people just can’t understand how much they actually mean to you. It goes deeper than just the music. You feel like you actually know them; like you have a special connection that you will never have with anyone else. It feels like they know you, like they know what you are going through and are with you every step of the way. People see teenagers at concerts screaming along to their favourite songs and they don’t realise that these are the songs that actually make us feel alive, safe, happy, excited and special; they simply need to be screamed. They look at us like we are obsessed and crazed, but we just see these people as our saviours, and the most down-to-earth, inspiring, wonderful and magical people in the world. Loving a band to us is more than a phase, their lyrics have been burned into our memories and hearts forever and we wouldn’t want it any other way, because that is where we belong. If you can’t understand the love we have for a band than don’t try and put us down about it; chances are that band is one of the things that can actually make us feel good when everyone else makes us feel like shit.