Excuse the username change after I’d already posted with the previous one - I wanted to change it for privacy reasons, even though the previous one was my DF username (feel free to ask me for it via PM if you believe you remember me and would like to reconnect!).
Anyway! I live in the UK, I’m 28 years old and I’ve been with AFI and the DF since the DU era (I then went through their entire back catalogue and fell in love with STS especially - I think it remains my favourite album, if I had to choose). My other interests are cars, football (as in soccer) and writing (mostly poetry). I also sing a bit and listen to pretty much every genre of music nowadays but AFI remain the most important band in my life. I owe them a lot, I owe my friends I met via the fandom a lot and AFI’s music has always provided me with catharsis, emotional relief and great musical experiences. They have helped me feel less isolated, less lost and less insane when I felt as if I would lose my mind. I actually joined the DF within probably at most three months (or maybe even within weeks) of first hearing AFI, because I knew I had stumbled onto something lifechanging. I tend to dive headfirst into things, but with AFI that instinct was spot-on. I can’t describe how much their music means to me and how grateful I am to them and to my fellow fans with whom I later found such a community. Due to some complicated circumstances I stopped being active for long spells and eventually stopped vising most AFI forums but, to put it cheesily, the love remained.
Sorry this was so long. I am really happy this place exists! Thank you for being here