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PostSubject: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Tue 23 Nov 2010, 21:47

I know it doesn't matter really but I get so much grief off of people when I talk about Elbow, especially my friends who ususally say things along the lines of "they're crap" and "how can you listen to them they're boring and depressing"

smh

I'm 21 by the way, are there any other fans my age, i'm sure there are.

I hate the fact that there are people who don't get Elbow, it's not fair.

Oh well they are the ones missing out!
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Tue 23 Nov 2010, 23:13

Hi Kayleigh, I'm in my forties, but it happens at any age.

A few years ago, a younger workmate who was more into generic chart stuff said pretty much the same dismissive thing about Elbow and Coldplay. Lo and behold two years on she was chuffed to bits because her OH was taking her (willingly!) to a Coldplay gig. About now, she should be graduating to the 'bow. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 24 Nov 2010, 00:49

I'm 27.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 24 Nov 2010, 09:43

Well I'm 48, but my daughter is a huge fan and she's 16 (we'll be the ones right at the front at the CIA!) Wink
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 24 Nov 2010, 10:10

I'm 18 and i don't know anybody else around my age who likes them either
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 24 Nov 2010, 10:32

I'm 46 but at gigs I've seen ages ranging from teens to sixty year olds.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 24 Nov 2010, 11:17

I'm 39 and there's, I'd say, 5 or 6 of my close friends that would buy their latest album and gig tickets, all ranging from mid to late 30's.....2 of them have loved em since TSSK, the rest of us since AITB.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 24 Nov 2010, 12:26

I am 42 but still 16 inside.
When I was 21 I was into hairmetal, but also I adored (and still do so) Pink Floyd, Genesis, Peter Gabriel and a lot more stuff that was absolutely not from my generation who was listening to German New Wave and New Romantic Stuff Rolling Eyes
If I would have listen to a track like "Any day now" then I'm sure I would have like it because it would have remind me then yet on early PF and early Genesis...

Don't let the people around you bring you down. I've been through this in school and still it is not easy to find a radiostation that does not annoy me with plastic pop.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sun 28 Nov 2010, 02:11

Their entire age range is completely scattered, because they're not the sort of band that strictly attracts one age group like a lot of popular bands. I've been a fan since my early 20s and I'm 26 now. However, I live in the States and locating other fans in the same region is tricky. I've received many laughs when people ask the name of the band I'm listening to, but it means nothing to me. Chances are your friends have only heard one track and have based their opinion strictly on that one song, without realizing that their sound changes constantly.

Guy said it best about the Elbow fan base:
"We tend to keep our fans. And they tend to be music lovers. We get a lot of couples. But we also get a lot of smart kids."

I'd also add that a large percentage of their actual fan base (not the ones who strictly love GFD, ODLT, etc.) have the tendency to be album people.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sun 28 Nov 2010, 14:31

Thanks for the replies guys, you're all awesome for liking Elbow by the way lol

I'm so grateful to the internet for allowing me to communicate with fellow Elbow fans across the globe!
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sun 28 Nov 2010, 15:01

Kayleigh wrote:
Thanks for the replies guys, you're all awesome for liking Elbow by the way lol

I'm so grateful to the internet for allowing me to communicate with fellow Elbow fans across the globe!

Nice one Kayleigh - it's a class forum, ideal when you want to escape the cold and be in your 'comfort zone', enhanced by Richard Hawley in my ears at the moment !
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Tue 30 Nov 2010, 21:57

27, into them since Asleep in the Back, i think there's quite a few of us "In for the long run" fans!

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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Wed 01 Dec 2010, 08:12

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27, into them since Asleep in the Back
This.

I'd guess I was 17 the first time I saw them. As a teenager it was probably 'cooler' to like them then than it is now though!
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Thu 30 Dec 2010, 22:31

I'm 17, I see I'm one of the youngest. People of my age doesn't really listen to Elbow's kind of music, so they don't know Elbow. Specially here, in Spain, where people doesn't speak English fluently... they only listen to national bands and mainstream stuff - which is usually shit.

I feel lucky cause I really love the bands I listen to, and I don't know... I feel quite British. And I love that!
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Thu 30 Dec 2010, 23:17

35. I'm convinced I would've loved them at 17 though.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Fri 31 Dec 2010, 15:27

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35. I'm convinced I would've loved them at 17 though.

Same here! Well, the "would've loved them at 17" bit. Unfortunately, I'm 42, not 35... Razz
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sat 01 Jan 2011, 16:54

15, I guess that makes me one of the youngest.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sat 01 Jan 2011, 23:49

i was 61 yesterday - does that make me the eldest? Feel like 16 when I listen and watch Guy !!

Can't wait to see them again - got three tickets on their way. Will be rushing to the barrier.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sun 02 Jan 2011, 16:40

27. First heard AITB in college, grabbed that and COT at a local used music store, then anxiously awaited the release of LOTFW. I still remember walking back from the mail room on the day it showed up. Needless to say, I was pretty hooked.

But with that said, I've never met another person who listens to the boys, barring the fellow concertgoers in Chicago a couple of years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Sun 02 Jan 2011, 23:48

Well I'm 40 now and loved them fo a few years as does my 8 year old son, obviously he heard them through me but he tells people he is an Elbow fan-has a t-shirt and everything!
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Mon 03 Jan 2011, 02:01

Is anyone making a tally of this for an Elbow Room Census?

For the record, I'm 23, as is Mrs Eag. I go back to the release of COT, and she shortly after, and I think we'd both have Elbow tabbed as our favourite band pretty much since then.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Mon 03 Jan 2011, 02:17

I'm 42 and discovered Elbow during my 30's.
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Fri 14 Jan 2011, 10:47

Just turned 47 which is also around the 10th anniversary of me getting AITB (or is it the 9th? - it was my birthday, depends exactly when it was released. A good chunk of time anyways).

I love the comments along the lines of "I would have liked them when I was 17". If they'd been around when I was anything from 12 upwards I know I'd have been into them. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Fri 14 Jan 2011, 19:26

Im 52 been into them since they supported Muse in 2003
and Im never the oldest at Gigs nor do I try to be the youngest !!!
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PostSubject: Re: What's the general age range of Elbow fans?   Thu 03 Feb 2011, 01:32

Holy crap, I'm actually one of the youngest people on here. Shocked As I'm one of the oldest members on the main forum I've visited for the past (almost) two years, this is completely different.

I turn 21 next month, by the way.
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