In my line of work, I’m pretty well-respected. I teach, I write for a paper and I organize events. For the outfit part, I usually, power dress. The most casual I can be when I work is donning jeans, flats and a collared shirt. A lot of people know how particular I am with grammar and hygiene. I have monster to-do lists. And hey, you may hear a little gay lingo from me here and there but usually, I only do it with the people who I’m very comfortable with. But all this formality and respect-laden countenance disappear when people learn that I love boybands. I know; it’s pretty fucked up right?
What’s not to love? It’s not like they’re doing anything TO YOU. *rolls eyes*
Well, boybands may seem overly cheesy and some may even label them “gay” but really, it’s not them who needs work. It’s YOU. For one, if you use the term “gay” as a derogatory term, then we have a problem here, you homophobic prick. If they are actually gay and they’re not telling people about it, then don’t out them. You have no right to do that. Besides, we’re talking about music here, folks. What does it matter if they’re—or one of them is—gay? I’ve always been a hardcore Westlife fan and I was already swooning over then for almost ten years before I learned that one of their members is gay. And seriously, it didn’t even matter. Same powerful voice.
Another reason why I love boybands is because when they sing, I can really understand what they’re singing. I don’t have a hard time singing along to a tune that I like and it makes me appreciate music better. Most of the time, boybands are also trained to sing in perfect melodies and with awesome voice blending. Ever heard Westlife, Backstreet Boys, Hanson and Take That sing acapella? It’ s beyond amazing. It’s about time you re-learn that these boys weren’t just picked out at random a la Hunger Games. They were auditioned; and they rigorously trained with each other for a long time. Well, except for the siblings, of course.
As an extension of this music appreciation bandwagon, the songwriting is also great! I’ve always been a sucker for super romantic/ poetic lyrics and boybands really do it best. Wait, I mean, second best. The best is 80s slow rock. Amen!
Whenever I’m a little down, I listen to the lesser known songs of my favorite boyband and I instantly feel better. Most of the time, these not-so-famous songs have the best lyrics, only sometimes they’re too deep for the mainstream to appreciate. Whether it’s a song about falling in love, getting one’s heart broken, growing up, failure or life in general, hearing a song sung by a boyband always makes me feel inspired, kilig, happy and/or nostalgic. Good vibes! 🙂 Unlike those trashy hiphop songs or those heavy metal noise that make you want to rape the president or kill 35 babies.
Lastly, they’re good-looking. NO EXPLANATION NEEDED. PASS THE RICE PLEASE.