Dear Tom, Danny, Dougie and Harry,
I am astounded and excited that you’ve been going for 10 years. Not only has that been 10 years of amazing music, it’s been a 10 years of you four helping me through so much. I’m not one for flaunting my problems or writing “fanmail” to celebrities that I know may never even read it or will have tonnes of “fanmail” saying that same thing.
I’ve been a fan since I heard Obviously on CD:UK all that time ago and, despite the change in music, I’ve been a fan since that day. In that time, I’ve been through some issues; I battled with depression and self-harm. But, even when my “issues” weren’t that severe, I clung to your music with both hands. I’m not going to say you saved my life, but it definitely helped me get through stuff that may have become too much for me in the end.
During your 10 year concert, the songs that got me the most were “Not Alone” and “I’ll Be Okay”. They were the two songs that helped me through everything. They both made me realise that, as part of the Mcfly family, I’m not alone. I’ll never be alone as long as I’m a Galaxy Defender. They both also made me realise that my issues will end, I’m not going to be this way forever.
Aside from this, your personalities and other music has become a great distraction from everything. If I was ever feeling terrible, and the songs didn’t really help, I’d turn on one of your videos and your humour and loving personalities have made everything easier to bare. Also, meeting you twice and seeing how, after already meeting hundreds of other fans that day, you’re still willing to meet me and you’re still loving and caring. It just makes me feel part of something, like you really, really care about every single one of your fans. So, for that, I thank you so much.
I just want to thank you for everything, for being who you are and helping me in the way you did. Through everything, you’re my favourite band and always will be, because you’ve helped me through so much.
p.s. Is it really cheeky for me to ask you to write “only the strong survive” on a piece of paper for me because I am determined to have it tattooed in the handwriting of one of you?