September 18, 2002
The fanbase and scene are intertwined, I don't even think you can listen to the band really without being a part of them on some level. For instance, I am a huge TOOL fan... however, I hate their fans... other than myself and a few others I know. Most of them wouldn't have a clue what any of the songs were about if they had the lyrics dumbed down to meet their fourth grade reading levels and stamped on their own foreheads... despite my hatred for them, the band couldn't pick me out from the rest of their fans when I go to a concert and sit in an arena amongst them. I'm just another guy who paid 45 bucks to see them.