Well I know I’ve already done a letter, but after reading through the hundreds that have been added, I feel like I really need to do this justice.
Round about now, it’s been a year since I went to my first ‘Minor gig. Sure, I didn’t know all the words to the songs, or all the songs for that matter, but it was amazing, incredible… indescribable. I couldn’t believe that a band could be that graceful on stage. Luckily, I have been blessed with being able to see you time after time (see what I did there? XD), and I have never regretted it once.
Whenever I was feeling stressed (my friends had been arguing a lot and they were trying to get the rest of us involved), I would just sing one of your songs in my head, and it reminded me about how there’s more to life than high-school, where everybody bitches behind everybody else’s back, but that there’s a whole world out there, just waiting to be explored, and that I shouldn’t be confined to a life that I had been living up to that point.
I have made some of my best friends because of all of you, and there is nothing on this Earth that could ever repay it. With friends at school (with the exception of one), I’d never be sure where I was with them, but all of my friends I have made from ‘Minor, I could honestly trust them with my life and know that it would be safe. I never thought friends as good as them actually existed. Probably, they’ll never read this, but I just need to get it out.
Seerat - You are the first ‘Minor friend that I made, and definitely one of the randomest! We bonded over Dan’s passion of banging things and, who could forget, Pizza Hut. I promise one day we’ll have that Stuffed Crust pizza! And even if we don’t agree on everything (okay, most things :L), it doesn’t make you any less of a friend to me :)
Lydia - Wow, where do I begin? We’ve known each other for months, and yet it feels like we’ve been through so much together. I still smile whenever I think of your phonecall to Ed, when he said to me about you being very quiet, because you are not a shy person! Also, you have introduced me to lots of new music, something that I would never have been able to do on my own. One day, I promise, we will meet up :)
Poppy - Ah, the girl who’s as random as a fish on Tuesdays. Even though I’ll never understand your obsession with trying to printscreen that thing ( ;) ) on Yorkledon Cup, you’re awesome in just about every way imaginable. One day I promise that Ed will come for his sausage girl :’)
Lucy - Oh boy, the crazy one. Well… you’re one of the only people I’ve become friends with because of a gig. That Oxford show will always hold a special place in my heart, with bras and ‘hey, ‘Minor person! You want some pizza?’ And both Birmingham shows… well, they were crazy with a capital everything! But on a serious note, I love how I feel I can talk to you about everything, and vice versa, but when you first spoke to me, it actually scared me a bit how you could be so honest with someone that you didn’t even know. Stuff like that deserved trust, and I want you to know that I’ll always be here for you, no matter what happens.
Becky & Rachie - I’ve put you two together because sadly, we haven’t talked as much as I would have liked, but you’re still really awesome! Becky, trust me, you didn’t sound like a twat when you spoke to Alex, it sounded like you were having a good conversation with him (which is scary… Alex having a normal conversation?!) And Rachie… I loved it how you stole my Alex bear off me TWICE to show off to people XD
Then the news came that rocked most people’s world. When I first saw #wewillmissyoualipaul on Twitter, I thought lots of people had been watching Killing Ali, but then something clicked in my mind and I thought to check my emails, and sure enough, there it was, the one thing that had given me stability was changing. It took me about a week, but I realised that it was what he wanted to do, and anyway, it wasn’t like he was going to stay if we all begged him; it was his own choice, and we had to respect him for that.
I guess I’ll finish now, but I just want to say:
Alex - AKA The Homeless Tramp How anybody could write music that is so beautiful to listen to and lyrics that everybody can relate to, I’ll never know. If I was ever only half as good as you talent-wise, I’d die a very happy person.
Ed M - AKA The Chinese Guy The first time I saw you in Time After Time, I was screaming in my mind at Alex ‘how can you bump into the cute guy?!?!’ Then my obsession grew from there, and now I know all about the certifiably crazy guy that likes to set fire to people’s hair, streak on tennis courts, and have sexual dreams involving Justin Bieber. But it’s all good, because you’re so cute ^.^
Dan - AKA Barbie Wow, how anybody could be so blonde and not be… blonde is beyond me!!! But it surprised me when you said you were shy in person, because you seem like such a confident person online! However, it made me feel like your feet are still firmly attached to the ground, and I’m glad that it made me realise that shyness doesn’t just happen to people like me.
Ed H - AKA The Nerd Even though it says on your Formspring that you keep up the low end of Elliot Minor, I don’t think you realise just how many people are missing you from these few tours. Also, thanks for saying that my picture of you was ‘niiiiiiice’, it makes me feel like you actually appreciate what the fans have done for you :)
Ali - AKA Kebab Boy It’s still hard to realise sometimes that you’re actually gone, especially when you’re still doing one or two shows. And you’re the only one that I’ve managed to have a proper conversation with, proving that you’re really nice and now I think I’m about to cry.
I cannot thank you all enough for what you have given me. I hope someday that you all get what you deserve, because none of us will ever forget you.