#indieamnesty Trended On Twitter And Absolutely Everyone Got Involved
6 April 2016, 15:29
See some of the best tweets from the likes of The Coral's Bill Ryder-Jones and John Prescott.
One day after Johnny Borrell trended for his "Landfill Indie" interview, #indieamnesty started to trend.
What followed was people sharing their most embarrassing and hilarious indie-related confessions, with rock stars joining in too.
Most people just used it as an excuse to share their indie sightings of yesteryear...
met Preston from The Ordinary Boys at a party once. I said "hey, you're Preston" and he said "I am, yeah". #indieamnesty— Sam Diss (@SamDiss) April 6, 2016
i asked the keyboardist from alt-j "where did u get ur doc martens?" his answer being: "doc martens" #indieamnesty— callum house (@ledzepp1998) April 6, 2016
Met Weezer's Matt Sharp after a Rentals (his sideband) gig. Told him it was the best concert ever. His reply? "No it wasn't." #indieamnesty— Matthew Crosby (@matthewcrosby) April 6, 2016
These lot admitted to being admins on fan forums and Facebook groups:
Dumped by my internet forum gf, deleted everything on my Myspace except for Maximo Park lyric "I'm going missing for a while" #indieamnesty— Jack Ciarán C (@JackShankly) April 6, 2016
I was a fully signed up arguing self righteous self promoting member of the drowned in sound forums #indieamnesty— Daniel Copeman (@dcopem) April 6, 2016
Was once admin on the Facebook pages of Glasvegas, The Charlatans *and* Toploader #indieamnesty— Will Grant (@williamggrant) April 6, 2016
I still post on a Libertines forum #indieamnesty— gdpreston (@gdpreston) April 6, 2016
One guy accused Alex Zane on stealing his girlfriend...
Alex Zane stole my girlfriend #indieamnesty— Will Street (@WillStweet) April 6, 2016
And people embarrassed themselves... A LOT.
AND in my student single reviews column I said the Von Bondies were "detonating landmines across the musical landscape". #indieamnesty— Daisy Buchanan (@NotRollergirl) April 6, 2016
Used to carefully draw Pete and Carl's tattoos on my arms in Sharpie before school EVERY DAY FOR A YEAR #indieamnesty— Laura Snapes (@laurasnapes) April 6, 2016
tried to do a handstand in the middle of a Foals gig (astronauts and all era) and ripped my jeans down the middle #indieamnesty— Ryan Bassil (@ryanbassil) April 6, 2016
But it wasn't just mere mortals who got in on the hashtag, with ACTUAL Indie stars joining in on the fun...
Spectre's Fred MacPherson got involved:
Sung along to The Others' This Is For The Poor. Wasn't poor. #indieamnesty— Fred Macpherson (@fredmacpherson) April 6, 2016
The Coral's Bill Ryder Jones also got in on the act:
Was in the coral #indieamnesty— Bill Ryder-Jones (@BRyderJones) April 6, 2016
And politician John Prescott joined in... in true John Prescott fashion:
When I met Damon Albarn I kept calling him Damian. #indieamnesty— John Prescott (@johnprescott) April 6, 2016
But like all Indie trends, there's always someone who thinks they were into it first...
#indieamnesty is so over. I was into it hours ago, now it's just a lame sell-out.— Dave Haslam (@Mr_Dave_Haslam) April 6, 2016
Now who else wishes they could go back?
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