So, you know one song by a band while another person has met them 16 times, knows every song and has traveled the country to see them.
Allow me to let you in on a little secret: THIS DOES NOT DEFINE HOW BIG OF A FAN YOU ARE.
There have been tons of Twitter posts circulating saying people aren't real fans if they don't know all the songs and that people can't wear a band shirt if they don't know the music.
Newsflash: you don't have to know the entire discography, have every inch of your walls covered in posters and follow them on social media every waking second to be considered a fan.
Telling someone that because they haven't met the band or don't know all of their music doesn't make them a fan is rude and can hurt someone's feelings.
That's not what being in a band fandom is all about. It's about love and welcoming all new fans regardless of how much they know.
And besides, you don't know what's going on in their life. Maybe they are having financial issues, maybe they have a child to support or maybe they have to work a lot to support their family.
When I first got into All Time Low, I didn't know all of their popular songs right off the band. I found a few that I like before branching off and exploring the rest of their music.
I've said it time and time again, because of All Time Low, I've made so many friends from all over the world and I can't wrap my head around how truly amazing that is, because who knew that music could do that?
Music is meant to bring people together regardless of where they stand in their lives. It's about coming together during times of need, loving and accepting everyone and spreading love, not hate, not sadness and definitely not anger.
Instead of bullying someone for only knowing a couple of songs, why not recommend your favorite ones to them? I've seen tons of people posting in Facebook groups asking for song recommendations. It's easy and it's a great way to quickly expand your knowledge of the band.
The biggest thing to remember though is that people may not love the band as much as you do. They may only love a few songs and have no interest in seeing them live or meeting them. Even though it can be hard to wrap your head around the fact that they may not like the band, you have to remember that it's okay and that it doesn't make them any less of a fan.
Remember to spread love, not hate, and that someone's knowledge of a band does not define their love for them!