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It’s Brandon Flowers Birthday. Why do we have to go to work?!?


I feel I may have set the bar too high last year when I wrote a Dustland Fairytale ode to Brandon Flowers on his 29th birthday!

Now it’s his 30th Birthday and I’m not sure how to mark it here. I mean, when in the last year you’ve decorated a public garden with his image, made a gingerbread man in his likeness, put his beautiful face all over a calendar, thrown a flamingo themed party to celebrate his album, chased him down the Eastern Seaboard, flown to Vegas on two weeks notice for 38 hours – 4 months to the day when you flew to Vegas on 3 weeks notice for his first ever solo show, gone to ENGLAND to see him, and been lucky enough to meet him several times – just how DO you celebrate this milestone???

How about this?

My life in infinitely better because of him. My BranFandom has given me friends, adventures, fun, music, joy and brought my Fangirling to all new levels of insanity. He makes my life better. That may sound crazy to some – but I know plenty of people who will nod their heads here in agreement – if not for him than for someone who they are grateful to have gracing their lives with their talent.

From the moment I first saw him perform in 2009, to yesterday when this incredible portrait (yes, that is a PAINTING!!) was revealed, he has kept me intrigued every single day with what he’s doing, saying, singing, wearing and performing.

He's even exquisite as a PAINTING!!


As the song goes – my life – would suck – without you!

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".

7 thoughts on “It’s Brandon Flowers Birthday. Why do we have to go to work?!?

  1. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam feedback? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can suggest? I get so much lately it’s driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.

  2. Ok i’m a month late getting to this, but i love it, i’m in total agreement with you. He has literally changed our lives. i mean i wouldn’t have you Jilly and Kat in my life without him and that just doesn’t bear thinking about!!!!!!!!
    So well said, perfectly put, love him, TK and love you xoxo

  3. I suggest you make his birthday your own personal national holiday…seriously — you’ve given so many readers such joy with your hilarious and incredibly creative posts about him, and so many others. ….thanks for all you do and Happy BFBday to you!

    • Awww Wendy thank you so much! blushing. I can’t think of anything he could do to make me not adore him, so you can look forward to many more BranPosts I’m sure 😉

  4. Clearly you pretty much celebrate his birth all year round! 🙂

  5. I was wondering how you were going to top the epic poem of his 29th year! But I think this suits the celebration well because it’s so personal and from the heart. It touches on everything that he’s done for you and it’s rare to find people who have done so much to make an impact on one’s life. And how perfect before his birthday, a photo is released of an actual painting of him! Why can’t it be like one of those paintings in fantasy movies that somehow come alive?!?!

    It’s weird to think of my world without Brandon or TK. You sort of feel like you have a lot in your life to be proud of. But when one element is missing, you surely don’t feel complete. And that’s how I would feel if I didn’t have him in my life. I cherish every song, concert, and meeting because it’s the most wonderful thing about him because he’s so wonderful to begin with. And at 30, I feel like he is just getting started.

    Happy 30th Brandon xoxoxoxoxo

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