I love how the energies change from show to show. It really feels like every show can be an authentic experience. It’s not just a production or doing the same show or something like that.
Panic! At the Disco
by lainey taylor
No, I don’t “ship” real people, it’s just weird.
I’m addressing this once and only once. I apologize in advance for how my tone might come off, but this is one of those things that I’m seriously never answering questions about again because I think it’s one of the most ridiculous things about this “bandom” and it’s a personal pet peeve of mine.
I’m not a supporter of this crazy idea of taking two real people and forcing homosexual fantasies on them. I don’t know and really don’t care if they were ever gay together because whether they were or weren’t has very little effect on me, my opinion of the band and their music, my opinion of either Ryan or Brendon as human beings. Who they are fucking or not fucking is really no concern of mine. That said, I do post stuff about Sarah and such with him, because that’s his wife. Sarah is his partner. What these fantasies have brought out in a lot of fans is sick. The way that Sarah gets attacked and harassed about it, is sick. The fact that some girl pretended to be Brendon to Ryan and tried to fuck with him mentally, is sick. The post upon post in Brendon’s tag about Ryden, at this stage, is sick.
Brendon said recently in an interview he hasn’t spoken to Ryan or Jon in two years. I think people that are this sickly delusional or obsessed about where Brendon sticks his dick, needs to take a little step back and start focusing on other things and getting their life together. If homosexual fantasies are your thing, that’s great. A lot of girls and women are into it. I love gay men. But find a fandom of fictional people, and remember that the characters aren’t the real people (I say this, because there was an incident before the 3rd series of Sherlock aired where some woman had Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman read gay slash on stage and made them really uncomfortable. Other people, like the guys from Supernatural [as far as I’ve heard] and then definitely people like Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo totally play off it).
Brendon is a married man. It’s no one’s business but Brendon and Sarah’s anyway. What they do in their private life is up to them and doesn’t concern anyone else. The band broke up due to creative differences. That’s so painfully obvious. They didn’t really get along as people anymore. I really think at this point and with so many years having gone by, this whole sexual fantasy about the two of them needs to be put to rest. We’re reaching a point where Ryan’s not been in the band longer than he was actually in it since they’ve been signed.
To summarize: No, I do not think Brendon and Ryan are secretly still together. I don’t think that they are even friends. Their lives have gone in two completely different directions and that’s real life. That’s what happens as you grow up. But I’m not getting behind and supporting this side of the bandom.
I actually really like Walk the Moon, that’s going to be touring with Panic this time around, and I fell in love with The Colourist at the show I went to. My boyfriend is big in theatre out here in the valley, so I’ve been going to see a lot of plays and musicals, and that’s made it into my rotation. Otherwise, I listen to a lot of music from the 90s and early 2000s from the pop, hip hop, rap, rock. All of it. Years & Years is a recent band with very talented actor/musician, Olly Alexander. And I’ve grow lately to really love Marina and the Diamonds. Always a fan of Grouplove, Of Monsters and Men and Imagine Dragons. And my second love, behind FOB and Panic, is actually the British songwriter/popstar, Mika.
I don’t feel any specific way about it. I get what’s going on. Spencer is going through the some things. The band has never really been about Dallon and Kenneth isn’t official. Right now, the focus is on Brendon’s vision of things and he’s the figurehead of the band. I don’t put any blame on anyone for the situation. I think they’re just doing the best that they can with their given circumstances. Brendon’s taken a lot on himself to keep this group together, which is more admirable than anything.