i absolutly love your page! i check it everyday lol Born Ruffians are my favourite band EVER! i wish they would come to Ireland. i dont really have a question, i just wanted to say how amazing your page is lol (:
thanks for saying so! it always makes my day to know that people come by to visit often :) and I’m sure they’ll be visiting Ireland when their third album comes out.. more party times ahead!
how and when did you first meet the ruffians? and what made you start this site? it's not very often you see a fan with such dedication and simultaneously a good relationship with the band, though absolutely great to see.
Gosh, thank you, that’s nice to hear :) It’s 2.30 am so here goes. The first time I saw them was exactly three years ago .. to the date actually! Crazy. Sooo I have 3 years of vivid Ruffian memories. I’ll try to keep it short haha. As always, everyone’s free to email me to chat, trade stories, etc etc. I’ll answer!
Said 3 years ago was a free show at Central Park - Born Ruffians, Kid Sister + Vampire Weekend headlining. I went only knowing Vampy (joys of 08), but only got to see BR.. worst rainstorm I’ve ever experienced in New York. Had to leave a couple songs in.
I saw them next at Roger’s Picnic Festival in Toronto (rained) before the first time I met them at an acoustic performance in a Brooklyn record store - Fall of 2008 (rained). I was pm a young, whimpering, wide-eyed mess lolol. (this is a heart2heart fanblog confession 2k11)
FYBR started in August of 2009. I made it simply because it didn’t exist! I can’t really explain it. They weren’t on tumblr, and I was coming across people who were fans, so I made a page for all of us.
The first time I met them as ‘Julia from tumblr’ was in June 2010 at Santos Party House in New York, and I also went out with them after their show at Bowery Ballroom this past fall. I’m really humbled by their kindness to me, and all the people I’ve met and things I’ve gotten to do because of fybr. And a whopping ten shows later, a little bit of that awe-struck, whimpering kid from three years ago is still here.
(add’l: Because of FYBR …. title for my memoirs???)