one day i was minding my own business looking at my stats for this here blog when i noticed that i had over 900 unique views for the day so far. and it kept climbing with each passing minute.... seriously. by the next check, it was almost up to 1000.
now i don't know about you, but i don't get anywhere near 900 page views a day unless amalah links to me, or the sky is falling, or pigs are flying. so i had to figure out where the hell all these people were coming from.
it was all because of this here post.
every green day fan site known to man was linking and talking about this blog and this picture of blake and billie joe. we're talking about blogs and forums in all languages & countries.
then the comments started coming in. and then the emails. oh, the emails. asking if my son realizes he met the "god of punk." someone also wondered if billie gave me his phone number. when i responded with a no, she promptly wrote back inquiring "email addy?" um, that's a big no, over. and then questioning me as to WHY he has facial hair?! um, because he didn't shave?? how the hell should i know?
i don't mind actually. i totally get that these people are uber fans of billie joe and green day (hello green day spelling nazi, i've been spelling the band name correctly for you- you know, putting the space between green and day. i'm hoping it helps you sleep more soundly at night) and they want to know every single detail about the concert and what he was doing, and who he was with, and what he was wearing, etc. i've answered every email i think. even when it's just been to respond with a "i have no idea" because i don't know half the shit these people are asking me. lol
i would have done the same thing when i was in love with a band years ago, had i had the opportunity, so i get where it's all coming from. i just think it's funny how some of them are so riled up that bj went to a hannah montana concert. like it is the worst thing that he could possibly ever do. it's not like he's killing puppies onstage people. and then i think it's sweet that others are trying so hard to be understanding. i guess it's just funny how we treat and judge celebrities we don't know, but think we do. and how we try to understand their mentality when they do things we don't think they should be doing.... when the bottom line is, he's just a regular guy who is a dad and a husband and also in a band. right? maybe when some of his fans have kids, they'll understand the shit you do for your children. things you wouldn't normally do, but you do because it makes them happy. and that is what makes you happy. becoming a parent takes away your ability to be 100% selfish..... and in all honesty, you don't want to be anymore.