Oof, when will people learn to embrace a little bit of musical diversity already?
The rumor that the Boys might someday tour with Tokio Hotel, seems to have caused some fractious response in TH-town. One notable fan reaction to this not-yet-concrete potential state of affairs was:
I hate the stupid Jonas Borthers, I hope everyone leaves after Tokio Hotel performs. – comment and its misspelling courtesy of TH fan ‘Cynthia efffff” here…
I personally agree with the words of Internet-Translation Joe that such a tour could be “the mega-hammer” at which “girls would freak out double passionately”. And I am not a big Tokio Hotel fan, though I find them pretty fascinating (and first heard of them from the Boys).
So, why would it be so cool?
Because too many fans get caught in a vicious cycle of thinking everything they listen to has to sound the same and there can never be any significant crossover, and it would be nice to defy that. While some fans really like music and get it, I grow especially tired of the ones who think their favorite pseudo-hardcore type band is any less polished and marketed pop than a so-called “Disney act”…
This also goes for anyone who thinks their favorite music is superior because it is true indie, folk, or adhering to any other quality which is ultimately a subjective part of branding. Sigh. We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a youth thing?
I have to admit I have actually learned some life lessons from being a fan of the Jonas Brothers (really!), one of which has been about tolerance of people feeling and believing things that are different than I do, and being more open to things I dismissed for superficial reasons before.
So when I went to check out their MySpace top friends today (inspired by the White & Nerdy fanvid) I was impressed that the top 4 alone includes a diverse collection of musicians including Band of Horses, Justice and Jordin Sparks. That’s awesome.
We hope all sorts of superfans (and music snobs) can learn to appreciate this someday. After the jump, the guys talk about Tokio Hotel, their diverse music tastes, and other things…
Yep. That is pretty rockin’.