The members are only too happy to show off their own take on their ever-growing fanbase. 'It's actually really cool,' Jimin says. 'It's really cool to see different countries and see how many people we have, because we're so small here.'
While they are the youngest of the group, the members all have different experiences of growing up in South Korea. V's passion was drawing, Jimin learned how to play the guitar, Jungkook came from a poor background and Jin is the oldest at 21. Each member has a different way of learning too. 'I like dancing and I like English classes,' V says. 'But I don't like to learn English too much because I think I'll feel stupid.'
What makes the matter worse is that this is a typical reaction from a band with a lot of potential. Paramore is one of those bands that could have a good run in a few years, but right now, they are just a bunch of dudes that don't know what they are doing and how to market themselves. They should know how to better develop their audience, instead of attacking their fans. The problem is, they are more concerned about what makes them happy than what makes their fans happy. They are a little too out there, and it's not cute.
Over the past month and a half, I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that Paramore is a band I will probably never like. Not because of any quality issue; it's just that the way they come across is blithe and casual, like they have nothing to prove. They seem like they are just doing this thing because it's what a lot of people enjoy. The way they talk about their fans, as if they are a joke, is an absolute turn-off for me. It's almost as if they are embracing their stereotypical image. At least I can admit that I was a huge fan once upon a time, because now that they have a bad reputation, my interest in their music has waned and I don't want to be associated with them.