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25 Days / Day 24 / Brandon Flowers



Who: Brandon Flowers. Lead singer of The Killers. Object of my intense scrutiny 24/7 for the last four months

Why: His voice. His music. His attitude. His look. I am at the dangerous level of oh look he kicked a puppy! and I’d still find something appealing in it

When: September 4, 2009 Boston Garden – right now I’m sitting next to a pillow that a Sister Obsessive had made for me with his face on it

Level of Obsession: He made me do this. And this;  He’s tagged 27 times in this four month old blog; The Killers have five albums yet I have over 100 songs of theirs on my iPod (and six different TK playlists); I cannot estimate the amount I have spent on Killers related items in the past few months but I would say – ballpark – alot; my laptop is running out of disk space because I keep downloading pictures of him; he’s taken over my iPhone, twice

“Ahhhh!” Moment(s): I almost had a crush on him 4 years ago because I was totally in love with the Mr. Brightside video; the minute he walked on stage in all his feathered epaulet glory to open our Boston show (talk about Obsession at First Sight); this performance; and this one; the Spaceman performance in “Live from Royal Albert Hall” (we call it The Kneeling & The Rocking and it is very, very hot)

I have to be careful here because I could easily write a detailed dissertation on my BrandonLove because clearly, I am in the thick of it. Let me attempt to be objective and start by saying I truly love The Killers music. They don’t sound like anyone else and a huge part of that is his incredible voice. He can go through a range in one song that blows your mind. There is a reason Very Famous Singers in Very Famous Bands all bring him on stage to perform with them (U2, Springsteen, Duran Duran) and let him outsing them. Which brings me to another reason I love him – his musical tastes are carbon copies of mine as a teenager. Everytime he does a cover of another song by an English Band I Loved I become even more obsessed. And because I am totally shallow – he is absolutely beautiful and right now is sporting a look that I sometimes think sprang from my inner-14-year-olds-fantasy: the black clothes, combat boots, and spiky hair are tapping the perfect combination of nostalgia with current crush material (he even looks good in plaid for godssakes.) He is also an incredibly charismatic and energetic performer. You cannot take your eyes off of him he has total command of stage, audience, band and music. He is a born Rock Star and his love for the music and singing the songs shoot off him like sparks. So for all of this, and so much more (believe me, I am sparing you alot. You have NO idea) I forgive the fact that he’s a Mormon. I know – right? A Mormon Rock Star? As Craig Ferguson would say, “Whaaaa?!?!”

Author: Amy H. Johnson

Amy H. Johnson is the author of The Fangirl Files a memoir about Boy Bands, TV Boyfriends and imaginary betrothals to 80s English pop stars. She prefers to be referred to as a "Cute Famous Boy Aficionado".

8 thoughts on “25 Days / Day 24 / Brandon Flowers

  1. who the hell is brandon flowers?

    and where is Morten Harket????
    Ok, back then, like you i was one of the John-Taylor girls, but now Morten Harket has turned 50, and he´s singing and looking better than ever. Think about day 26, will you? 😉

    • Oh I loved a-ha! Actually I was more about Pal bc my best friend was a Mags girl! My dad actually got me Mags autograph in Boston while he was shopping at Banana Republic!

  2. I understand completely. I am in truly obsessed lust also. Queued at the Royal Albert Hall from 6am to get tickets, getting up at 4am and taking a day’s leave. I don’t know how this happened to me! Their music – his voice – its almost spiritual 🙂

    • Hi Alison! Yes I now mark time as “Before The Obsession” and “After The Obsession”!

      I love your RAH story. I have a friend who was there as well – came all the way from the States to see them. It is fun watching it w/ her because she can point out which songs were her show.

      If you’re on Facebook you should check out “Don’t Blame Me, Blame Brandon Flowers”. I started it in homage to all the damn time he’s sucked up in my life since September. ;-P

  3. This is perfect…

    You cannot take your eyes off of him he has total command of stage, audience, band and music. He is a born Rock Star and his love for the music and singing the songs shoot off him like sparks.

    That describes him perfectly! Excellent always!

  4. Another amazing thing about Brandon- when teenyboppers are squealing for him, he still looks like a sexy Mormon when he looks to the side in photos-and you’ve seen the evidence lol 😉

    Welcome to the “brightside”!!

  5. Oh what a beautiful sight on the Eve of Christmas.
    I think you might be able to dedicate a whole blog to him, so I amazed by your conciseness in one entry. 😉

    Merry Christmas!!!

    • You, of all people – know how much restraint it took to write this in a concise and “appropriate” way! Put your feet up baby, it’s Christmastime!

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