Fan Account Of The Week: @Tha5SOSFamily
Get to know the face behind one of the hardest working 5SOS accounts out there...
Whenever there’s a social vote that involves 5 Seconds of Summer, you can always rely on @Tha5SOSFamily to keep the 5SOS Fam motivated and that’s why we’ve chosen them as this week’s Fan Account of the Week!
So, who’s behind @Tha5SOSFamily?
I (Brad) do mostly the technical side of the account like promoting and spending 90% of my life voting. I’m 17 from Glasgow in Scotland and still in school. We also have Ellie from England, Paula from Argentina (the owner), Ash from Canada, and Bianca from the Philippines.
How long have you been a fan of 5SOS?
I've been a fan of 5SOS since late 2012/early 2013, I began liking them when I was around 14 and they were the first band I properly began liking. It's been quite a long time.
Why are you a fan of them?
I'm a fan of 5SOS because at the time, I was a typical teenager to be honest. When I first heard them it was on YouTube, I was looking through covers of songs and one of Luke's popped up and I really liked his voice so I kept going back to hear more.
And you dedicate 90% of your life to the account?!
Well recently, due to voting, it's been like 10-11 hours a day, it's caused a severe lack of sleep. I usually am only on when 5SOS have something that needs promoting so if it's something like that, it's just 2/3 hours I usually spend on the account.
You support the boys a lot when it comes to social votes, how do you keep the motivation?!
You have no idea how hard it is to just stop logging in. When it comes to voting in this fandom, people are either very motivated or they're very lazy. We usually just try and push them. But it gets extremely frustrating when 5SOS are stubborn and won't help us!
What’s your favourite social vote you’ve been a part of?
The voting season is always full of surprises, each of the times have different memories but for me, it's either the VMA award for Best Lyric Video or the EMA that we voted 105 MILLION times for in a week. What I love about both those occasions is that one, we won and two, we got a lot of praise off fans and the band account noticed us a lot.
Who’s your favourite member of 5SOS?
My favourite member of 5SOS is probably Malum, even though that's not a person. I can't choose between them and it's been that way since the start. They're both just really funny, talented guys and I've always felt that they're my favourites, neither of them have stood out over the other.
So, you’re a Malum shipper?
I ship Malum (as friends of course) because they're infatuated with each other...Muke is dead.
Do you have a favourite song?
My favourite 5SOS song is definitely either 'Lost Boy' or 'Broken Home'. I don't know why I like 'Lost Boy' so much but it's just always been one of my favourites and 'Broken Home' just hits me really hard, it's really emotional and it's relatable to things that've happened.
Have you been lucky enough to meet them in person?
I have met them quite a few times, had so many opportunities. I met them at a radio tour in Edinburgh in February 2014, they were all really nice, except I was really ill so I was like trying my hardest not to vomit lol. Then I just met them in November 2015, Michael told me he remembered me from the June ROWYSO date where they took me on stage.
Wow! What are they like live?
I have seen them live three times and seen them just acoustically play 'Hey Everybody' once, but, In Glasgow, I've seen them play the O2 ABC and the SSE Hydro (where I was taken on stage!) and they were both amazing concerts. I also went to the WWA tour in Edinburgh to see 5SOS. They were brilliant there too.
Some people think 5SOS are ‘just another boyband’, do you think they deserve a lot more credit?
I think 5SOS deserve more credit for the fact that they are songwriters and the fact they can play their own instruments. It's something that had died down quite a bit as it was replaced by boybands who were just fed with lyrics and music... But that's just my take on it.
What’s your favourite thing about the #5SOSFam?
My favourite thing about the 5SOSFam is that even when things get hard, they keep going.
Are there any other 5SOS fan accounts you follow and recommend?
A 5SOS fan account that I recommend is @5SOSVoteStats as they are currently voting tirelessly with us to win Best Fan Army at the iHeartAwards.
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