First, let me say that I’m a long time LP fan. I first joined the LP forums in September of 2000. Back when flash players played compressed 30-second clips of singles – that was cutting edge technology. I remember the occasional change to the color scheme (especially an olive green and black theme and a red and gray theme) and how the length of our signatures had to be limited. There was a forum dedicated to joining online groups that many would then list in our signature (eg. Proud member of the UK LPers). There was also the Lyricist’s Corner where some would post their poetry and original song lyrics. What I remember most about the LP forums from back then was how supportive we were of each other. To get to the forums, you had to click the link titled “Community.” And that’s what I really found here: A community of LP fans like myself who were united in our love for LPs music. Happily, this sense of community seems not to have waned through the years.
I grew up listening to LP, and like many other soldiers here, their music shaped who I am as a person. I remember reading posts when Meteora first came out that many people felt like this music personally speaks to them; like they themselves couldn’t find the words to express themselves, but thru LPs music, they could.
Anyways, I guess I just wanted to say what a big impact this community has had on me and express my thanks.