I can’t remember what festival it was, but I saw some guy from some band bump into some kid. He just brushed this kid off. You get that 20 times a day - I get that. That is the only time that kid is ever going to see you. That’s their one. Your 100,000th is their one. And you just blew it for them. Forever, you’re that guy who just blew them off. And you have a certain responsibility to an audience because the music we make doesn’t belong to us. So, I feel like in that same way we had to go back to small clubs. We have to prove that us playing music is worthy of their attention.It’s almost a canned answer because we’ve said it so many times now, but the older I get, the more we do this, I realize that our fans really are our driving force. We’re pretty driven by trying to be the band we would want to see. Like when we were kids and bands would let us down and were total jerks or didn’t care, we remembered that. So we always try to put ourselves in that position. I remember saving up for weeks to get that one CD. To save up to go to that show.
Patrick Stump - Big Cheese Magazine
I appreciate him saying this SO much. If he ever sees this, that’s the one thing I would want him to know - THANK YOU. You get it. This is why you and the rest of Fall Out Boy are, and forever will be, my favorite band.