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Behind the Fan: @paramoreitalia 🎸

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

In the first Behind the Fan of 2023, we interviewed Claudia! She’s from Milan, Italy, and runs the fan account @paramoreitalia on Instagram! We’re excited to share her story and how Paramore has impacted her life! 🤘🏼

Claudia first became a fan of Paramore when "Misery Business" was still premiering on MTV! She says that she immediately fell in love with their music due to the rock influences she heard and loved so much. She didn’t want to expose herself too much with this, but for a while, she thought that Paramore’s music reminded her of the stuff Hannah Montana was releasing! She thought that everything Paramore was putting out was so catchy and stood out among all of the other bands playing on MTV. She loved that the lead singer, Hayley Williams, was someone who reminded her of herself and was somewhat close to her age! Claudia told us that Paramore made her feel like she was part of something and that’s what drew her to them!🤍

When we asked Claudia what her favorite Paramore song is, she had an incredible answer! She told us that her favorite song is “Anklebiters,” which she notes is definitely not a crowd favorite, but the song still means so much to her. The song is about falling in love with yourself and being your own biggest fan, and when Claudia saw them live in 2013, Hayley actually pulled her up on stage during "Anklebiters!" She told us how much that song and moment impacted her, and we agree with her that it was definitely meant to happen! 🎤

Not only is it hard to choose a favorite song, but it’s equally as hard for any fan

to choose a favorite video! Claudia told us that she loves and misses all of the “vlog-style” videos that Paramore used to make, specifically the ones from when they were on tour back in 2011, and taught us “How To Pack In Under Five Minutes!” ✈️

Claudia’s been lucky enough to have seen Paramore in concert 14 times! She’s only seen them once in Italy and has had such great experiences traveling to see her favorite band. They played in Milan in 2013, which was a hometown show for her, and not only was it her first-ever concert, but also the show where she got invited to be on stage! The day after the show, the band was still in town doing radio interviews, and Claudia was fortunate enough to be able to meet them while they were there! She told us that they remembered her from the night before and that it was one of the most special moments for her. 🥰

Since she’s had so many incredible memories with the band, it was hard for her to pick a favorite, but eventually, she narrowed it down to when she saw them on the first Parahoy cruise! Parahoy was a fun, four-day cruise that Paramore started in 2014, and Claudia said that it was one of the rawest and most intimate experiences she’s ever had. She feels so grateful that she was able to participate in all three Parahoys and hopes that it’s something that everyone is able to experience at least once in their life! ⚓️

When we asked her if she had a bucket list opener for Paramore, Claudia said that she didn’t trust anyone to make that decision except the band themselves! She said one of her favorite things is that through them, she can discover music she might not have since they know such a large community of other musicians from living in Nashville. She did know what songs she would want to hear, including anything from the self-titled album, but “Renegade,” “Hello Cold World,” and “Careful” were on her top list of songs she wants to hear! 🤘🏼

We know that having a fan account is a doorway into making fun memories and new friends, and Claudia said the community is definitely one of her favorite things about being part of a fandom. She loves running an update account because she knows she isn’t missing anything, and also knows that she’s able to keep everyone else updated without them having to actively look for news or new pictures! She told us that the best experience she’s had through running her fan account is being recognized by the band themselves! Hayley used to follow her account on Twitter back when she still used it. Just recently, when Paramore released “The News,” Claudia was one of the people they dm’ed some of the new lyrics to before it came out! She also told us how Hayley’s mom still follows her on Twitter and is part of the community as well. 🥺

The last thing we asked Claudia was what she would say to Paramore if she could send them a message, and this is what she said: “Do what you do best, without worrying about us misinterpreting the lyrics of a song or not understanding why you choose to experiment with some new sounds. The stranger, edgier, rawer, spicier the song is, the more we will support you.” We hope that you get to tell them this yourself! 🎸

Make sure to follow Claudia on @paramoreitalia for all of your Paramore news and updates, especially with their album being released soon and a tour to follow! Let us know what your favorite Paramore songs and memories are on our Instagram or Twitter and keep an eye out for more Behind the Fan content in 2023! 💜

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