Thinking a lot about the lyric “crowds are won and lost and won again but our hearts beat for the diehards” from Thriller
And how the Infinity on High opens up with this and how they’re like “haha we changed our sound, you’re not getting a carbon copy of futct, this is what WE want to do, and you can stick around if you want” but simultaneously they are so grateful to their fans like. It’s so hard to walk the fine line between confidence and arrogance. Like this line is not “fuck you I don’t need anybody, this is my show and deal with it, im amazing and have nothing to lose”…. it’s “this is our show, but we love our fans, and we know some of you will leave because we’re different now, but if you don’t leave, you’re literally putting food on our table and our hearts beat for you”. Like THAT is so hard to do, that kind of blasé “crowds will come and go, oh well!” thing and not really caring about the dramatics and being above it all and then in the same breath thanking the people who put you there and will stay til the end.
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