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We are planning to have people from all kinds of fandoms guest blog here about the people they love and admire. Did you meet Jared Padalecki and you want to tell the world? Did you attend a kickass convention, festival, special event and you want to share your story? Did you meet your best friend because of a fandom? Or maybe your special one? Are you an absolute geek and screamed quite loud when the CEO of your favorite startup got back to your e-mail? As long as you have a STORY to tell that will engage the fandom audience, we'd love to hear from you. If you have pictures and/or video even better (it's okay if you don't, even though we'd love to see your selfie with Emily Blunt). E-mail your story over to Diddly at with subject "Fandom experiences".

Fandom Experiences: Patty’s Story About Thirty Seconds To Mars

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This is one of the stories that we are always dying to hear. Patty, a long-time supporter and admirer of the band Thirty Seconds To Mars tells us her fandom story about how one band can change your entire life and help you fullfill your dreams.



About Thirty Seconds To Mars

Thirty Seconds to Mars is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto (yeah the Oscar winner guy), Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević. The band has sold more than 14 million albums to date and has received several awards and accolades throughout their career, including a Guinness World Record.


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Thirty Seconds To Mars at Grammys 2014

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Thirty Seconds To Mars at MTV EMA 2013

About Patty

Patrycja (Patty for short) is from Poland and currently studying American Studies (American culture, society, history stuff). She loves music, movies, animals and claims to be a solid bookworm. She is a singer, writer, photographer, cook, blogger, and handiwork master. She is a dreamer and she has made a lot of her dreams come true at this point, but there are still some to work on. One of them, which may sound funny to some people, is to go to Disneyland. In fact, her BA thesis is entirely based on Disney Princesses. The child within her is doing just fine and she’ll be cherishing it forever.


Patty’s Story

I created my twitter account to be ‘closer’ to my all-time favorite band – Thirty Seconds To Mars, and meet other fans on the way, as there are not many of them where I live. And here’s the story, it’s simple. I met the band, it was a very emotional moment for me, one that I had been waiting for for years, and I will never ever forget that, but thanks to this band I met many amazing people, and two of them are very special.


It’s been 6 years now since I met my very best friend, also a fan of MARS. Something clicked right away with our first twitter interaction. We understand each other, trust each other, support each other no matter what, and share hobbies, passions, and love for music. Some people will find that strange, but I haven’t met her in person, yet. We’ve known each other for such a long time, but we live in different countries and it’s difficult to arrange a meeting. We keep in touch regularly though, and still love each other. I myself find that amazing!


The other person I met is not directly connected to the band and the Echelon (the band’s fnandom), but since I started the Twitter account mainly for the band, I think it’s related to the story. I ‘found’ my boyfriend on Twitter. It was just a random tweet, and it turned out we study together. What the band has taught me is that we should fight for what we believe in, for ourselves, for our dreams and desires, and that is what I did. I used to be (or maybe I am still, but on a different level) very shy and at times pretty awkward with people, but I grabbed this opportunity. We started talking and meeting, and our friendship has developed and turned into a regular relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend.


There are many other things I am and always will be grateful for. One of these precious moments, this time directly connected to Thirty Seconds To Mars, was when I took my whole family (parents and sister) with me to one of the band’s concerts. Not only was that a musically beautiful event, but it was very good for us as a family. We put all our stresses and problems aside, and enjoyed the music and ourselves together. It still brings tears of joy to my eyes when I think about it now, even years later. We always talk about that with smiles on our faces and remember it as one of the best family trips.


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Patty’s picture from the Thirty Seconds To Mars concert she attended with her family
That’s just how much I owe to my favorite band – Thirty Seconds To Mars. Precious family moments, the boyfriend I love, the best friend that always has my back, and many many other amazing people I had a chance to meet throughout the whole journey with the band so far, as well as many beautiful memories. I’ll be forever grateful.


Patty’s story was very powerful and we are so happy she has already achieved so many great things in life (we’re hoping for many more!). We’re looking forward to hearing more stories from you and how you met your idols or even your best friend because of a TV show or a band. Send us your fandom experiences at

Fandom Experience: How Ignacio Met Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez

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We always love hearing stories from people who have met their idols. It’s always kind of inspiring. This time, talked with Ignacio and how he came to meet his football icon Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez.


About Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez

Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez, known simply as Joaquín, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Betis as a right winger. He is well known for his pace and acceleration, as well as excellent dribbling and crossing ability.

Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez
Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez


Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez
Joaquín Sánchez Rodríguez


About Ignacio

Ignacio is 17 years old from Spain and loves playing football and watching films. In his free time he usually reads books and meets up with his friends. Next year, he is going to go to university to study Social Work to help people with personal issues like drugs or financial difficulties. He loves rock music and specially Thirty Seconds To Mars because their music helps him to be more happy every day.


Ignacio’s story

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Joaquín with Ignacio

Two weeks ago, I was walking in my village when my friend called me and told me that Joaquín, the football star, was there. I was so fascinated because for me, he is the best football player of my favourite football team. At first, I thought that he probably he had left at thi point but my friend called me again and told me that he knew where Joaquín was. So we ran quite fast and in a matter of minutes….there he was, hero. I cried and I took a photo with him. He also signed the photo I had of him! It was an AMAZING DAY!

We are so glad about Ignacio and how he was able to meet one of his favorite people in the world. We’re looking forward to hearing more stories from you and how you met your idols or even your best friend because of a TV show or a band. Send us your fandom experiences at

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