We sort of had a built-in fan base from day one. To the fans’ credit, they’ve been there since we started, so we made it impossible to ignore us in that regard. Eventually, whether people liked us or not, they had to start writing about us and paying attention because we were there. As long as we maintained a sense of doing it for the right reasons, for ourselves and for our audience, then we weren’t concerned with how others would view it, because once something’s successful, everybody wants to say that they agreed with it; nobody’s going to fight that it’s doing well. People may not like it, but no one ever writes about us and says, “This band has no fans.” They’ll say, “This band is the biggest pile of s--t in the world, but wow, they’ve got a big army.”
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