Here at CelebMix, we love our boy bands especially ones with catchy tunes, great personalities and the feel good factor. The Vamps tick all these boxes AND have one of the best fanbases around – supportive, up to date and in the know about everything the quartet do. With a lot of fansites out there we chatted to The Vamps France, who update regularly on The Vamps wherever in the world they are.
We chatted to Juliet from the account to find out a little bit more about her and The Vamps France.
Can you briefly introduce yourself? State your name, age, and roughly where you are from?
My name is Juliet. I am 18 years old and I live in France in a city called Lyon.
Can you explain when and how you first became a fan of The Vamps?
I first became a fan of The Vamps in 2014. I saw their Wild Heart music video on a channel which broadcasts music videos and I thought their music was great but that’s it. I wasn’t really keen at first. But I decided to look them up on YouTube regardless. And the same day, there was a news programme which talked about them, referring to them as the new Beatles (you know the “Four Boys in the Wind” expression) haha I was like ‘oh I know them’. As the day passed, I followed their accounts on Twitter, then followed fan accounts. And well, here I am!
Why are you a fan of The Vamps?
Honestly, I do not have that much of an argument because it’s kind of something I can’t explain. There’s this sort of feeling. I’d never done the whole fan thing before discovering them — although I’ve always loved Lady Gaga’s music and it was kind of a first « being a fan » experience. But not to the same extent as with The Vamps. I would say that I am a fan because first, I really enjoy their music, both studio and live. And then, their amazing personalities. It is so rare nowadays to find down-to-earth famous people. I really appreciate and admire the fact that they always try to meet and do things for us- the fans. They always try their best to please everyone, whether it’s by selling cheap tickets so that everyone can go and see them or simply doing livestream during their time-off or even doing songs in foreign languages like they did for Wake Up – I though this was such an amazing thing. All of these simple gestures, added up, makes this whole amount of qualities that one can’t ignore about them.
What made you want to run an update account about The Vamps?
When I am really into something, I like to do as many things related to it as I can. When I wasn’t running the account, I would look for information myself because I liked – and still do – to know a little more about what they are up to musically and professionally, than what they share with us. So I would look for concert pictures (because they usually do not share any themselves) or interviews, etc. And then one day, I had the opportunity to become an administrator on @TheVampsSr, because the old ones were looking for a new one, on so I thought why not!
Roughly how much time to you spend running your account?
It really depends. For example, in December I spent a rough average of 10-15 minutes a day because there were only pictures from Snapchat or Instagram – nothing really important. When they are touring or working, then I can spend a couple of hours looking for professional pictures, interviews that I will then translate if I think the content is worth it, videos, articles, etc.
Do you have anyone who runs the account with you?
We are two but my friend is really busy so most of the time it’s me who runs the account.
How many followers do you currently have and do they talk to you/ask you things often?
We currently have 4031 followers. Yes, they do talk and ask a few things every now and then :)
Do you prefer to just write updates (keeping it writing/informative based) or post pictures on your account?
Both. I also really enjoy making PDF documents, to sum up things clearly (for example the one I made for the UK tour with all the prices converted to euro, etc.) or when I launch a contest.
Would you say that you have met any friends online through your account/fansite?
Definitely. I have met most of my best friends through The Vamps which makes me extremely grateful.
Has The Vamps/any members of The Vamps (meaning the cast/crew) ever noticed your account/fansite and how did it feel?
Yes! It’s always nice getting noticed, whether it is by the guys themselves or their crew. It’s even better when you’ve wanted them to see something in particular for a long time and they eventually do!
What is your favourite The Vamps song?
It’s so hard to pick!!! Right now, I would say ‘Shout About It’ because I think it’s a very simple song yet a very meaningful and relatable one. Besides, I’ve waited almost two years to get to hear it live and so it makes it very special to me.
What is your favourite thing about The Vamps?
I think I’ve already stated it in question 3, but their kindness and humbleness.
Thank you for your time, Juliet. Be sure to go and follow The Vamps France on Twitter at @TheVampsSr.
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