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A thank you letter to The 1975

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The 1975 first became popular when I was a freshman in high school. With hits like "Chocolate" and "Sex", I got really into their self-titled album. After that, though, I stopped listening to them as often. Once their next album "I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it" came out during my freshman year of college, I had only heard "The Sound" and "Somebody Else". At the time, they honestly sounded like radio garbage to me. I wasn't very impressed. Then my best friend asked if I wanted to go to one of their shows with her. I figured what the heck, why not. I like a few of their songs. I was honestly expecting a mediocre show, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a band so incredible and so talented, that I will enjoy their music forever. I know I talk about them a lot (sorry not sorry), but these guys are so amazing and talented that they deserve recognition. Here are just a few of the things I would like to thank them for. 

Thank you for putting on one hell of a show.
The 1975 is one of the best shows I have ever been to. Matty has so much energy on stage, and the entire vibe from their shows is just to have fun and dance. The energy these guys bring to every show is just amazing. They can hype you up with their upbeat songs, and they can calm you down with their slow songs. The range of emotions I feel at a 1975 show is indescribable. You don't even need to know all of their songs or be a huge fan to have an amazing time. I knew basically none of their songs when I saw them the first time, and it was still so much fun. If you're looking to go to a concert and have a good time, go see The 1975. Seriously. Also- can we talk about the lighting from the ILIWYS tour??? Amazing. Just amazing. 

Thank you for making me appreciate instrumental tracks.
Before I really got into The 1975, I really didn't like instrumental tracks on albums. I thought they were boring, and I always skipped them when they came on. After taking the time to listen to instrumental tracks by The 1975, I now appreciate them. I also didn't used to like hearing them live, and now I love it. It has also made me enjoy similar tracks by other artists, and listen in a way I never had before. Thank you for that.

Thank you for being a symbol of compassion and equality. 
At every show when they are about to play "Loving Someone", Matty makes a short speech about being respectful and compassionate towards everyone, regardless of race, sexual orientation, etc. That is something that most people in our generation are very passionate about, and I'm glad that you guys feel the same way and can make such a lasting impression on people by honestly speaking your mind about current issues. The rainbow lights will always be unforgettable, and my favorite part of your shows. Thank you. 

Thank you for being a support system for so many people.
I have talked to a lot of people who struggle with depression or anxiety who find happiness through your music. Without even really knowing it, your music helps so many people every day. Your music gives people a release, your concerts give people something to look forward to. When we see you live, we get to forget about all of our problems for a little while. Your music inspires people to keep going. Thank you for being so caring towards your fans. 

Thank you for bringing us all together. 
While I will admit that a lot of The 1975 fan base is young and annoying right now, you still have a way of bringing all these people together for one cohesive purpose: enjoying your music. We all instantly have something to talk about, because we all love you and your music. Despite how annoying the fans can be, everyone at shows always looks out for each other and makes sure everyone has a good time. I have talked to some really cool people at your shows, and met a lot of people online. Thank you for giving us a reason to come together and enjoy something as one group. 


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