(*This is from my friend Ellie, who is currently Internet-less in Ireland.*)
It is two o clock in the morning, and I am sitting on my temporary bed in Tragumna, Ireland on vacation with my family listening to starship- and writing this letter. well, more like trying to form coherent sentences out of the many different feelings I have for you. Not like “feelings for you”- just like how to physically put down in documentation how thankful i am that I ever heard of you. And I’m sure by now you can see how the coherency part is troublesome. So I’ve just decided to say this- thank you.
Thank you for having such awesome fans.
When i went to your show at Irving Plaza, I have literally never felt so at home surrounded by strangers. It was like everyone there you could look at and know exactly how they were feeling- they felt, well, totally awesome. No one could mess with us. No one could brings down. We were all exhilarated and excited- excited to meet- or at least see- our hero. We were united by a common bond- you.
Thank you for having such awesome friends.
Seriously- your friends pwn.
About a month ago, my friends and I preformed Get Back to Hogwarts for our school cabaret night. Just because of that one number, I have made so many new friendships- and strengthened so many old- wether it be because they saw our performance or were in it with me. But since the performance, we have performed get back to hogwarts at the local Ben and jerrys precisely 4 times- while eating Vermonsters. We actually plan on going into the city and playing central park with all Starkid tunes in August. And as you can probably tell, we are inspired to be like you and your friends- not only with the whole “write our own songs and stop stealing them from you” thing, but also just with the general happy-go-lucky, goofy attitude you guys radiate. So thank you for not only having your Team Starkid, but for giving me mine.
Thank you for your music.
Darren, your music inspires me more than you could ever know. They cheer me up when I’m down, make me laugh, make me cry, (don’t worry it’s a good cry ;D) and is sometimes simply beautiful. I know it sounds cliche, but it really is true. It’s like you know exactly what I’m feeling, and when I listen, it’s like you’re saying, don’t worry, I’ve been there, and we all have. You’ll get through it. I’m here.
And lastly, thank you for being, and remaining you.
For a while there, when you first hit the big time, I’m sorry to admit I was the slightest bit worried. What if you lost your lighthearted goofiness? How would your success would impact your personality? What if you didn’t stay the same Darren?
Ha. What was I ever worried about? Now here, amidst a world tour: lighthearted goofiness, check. Lovable personality, check. Same Darren, check.
Ok so maybe you lost the hair in the process. But sacrifices must be made, yes?
Darren, thank you for remaining the same person, despite a situation that could of quickly changed a lot of people. Thank you for giving me the strength to be myself in situations where without you I wouldnt have know what, or who to be. I hate to picture what my life would be like today without you. Thank you for being my hero and my inspiration. Thank you for playing freaking Mulan to open at Irving plaza. and I’m going to head to bed now, because even though you dont seem to need any sleep, it’s now 2:33 AM and some people do. :)
Lots of love,
Ellie ♥, 16
PS. I hope you have a freakin’ blast at leaky con, you deserve it! (and I am jealous)
I admire you.
A lot of my friends tell me that I am obsessed with you. Some have even banned me from mentioning you or anything StarKid related. That being said, I don’t consider myself obsessed with you. I’m not one of those crazy girls that will ask you to kiss them on TV, plan out a wedding with you, stalk you, or plan to kidnap you. Honestly, I’m just a fan that you have inspired. I’ve watched your rise from minor internet sensation to a rock star. You’re so human, so motivated, so fun, and a total dork. You completely changed my life. I had always lived a life of obscurity and thought of everything as inevitable and not worth the effort. I thought that I couldn’t pursue what I wanted because I am too different or because I come from an underprivileged background. I chose a safe and practical life. But for the first time, I’m starting to realize that I want so much more and I am capable of achieving whatever I want to achieve. I’m still a bit of a Negative Nancy, but I actually have hopes and dreams now. I’ve stepped out of my comfort zone and am now pursuing something that may not guarantee a job or good pay, but it’s something that makes me extremely happy. As frightening as that is, I’m starting to feel okay with that. And if I ever start to forget or to doubt myself, I know that I can pull up your EP and you’ll remind me that I can do anything.
So, thank you Darren. Though it was totally not your intention, I’m sure, you’ve pulled at least one fan out of her lifeless robotic existence and finally gave her inspiration to not only have hopes and dreams but a desire to achieve them.
I know that this won’t happen….buttttttttt.
No matter how popular you get, i hope you never change. because we all love you just the way you are.
it’s because of a very potter musical that i have one of my best friends.
i ran into john outside of the dining hall. we had met at a mixer a week before, but weren’t well-acquainted. neither of us wanted to sit alone for lunch, so we ate together. after going through all of the where-are-you-from-what’s-your-major small talk, he and i launched onto the topic of harry potter, which lasted nearly the entire lunch. toward the end of our conversation and during a rare, small moment of silence, john looked at me with uncertainty in his eyes and asked me, “have you ever heard of a very potter musical?”
from that moment on, he became one of my best friends. and since then, he and i have shared some incredible, fun, and wonderful memories. and i want to thank you, darren, and all your friends at Starkid for bringing this wonderful amazing person into my life. it quite literally has irrecoverably changed my life for the better.
i’m very proud to be a starkid and a glee fan, and i’m very proud of you. but more than anything, i’m thankful for the way you’ve impacted my life. and because of that, i wish you all the best.
As much as I would love to marry you, I really just want to be friends with you. You seem like such a chill guy and you’re just so sweet. Every time I see a picture of you and the rest of Starkid, I feel this little swell of jealousy because I really just want to get to know all of you. That would make my life complete. Unfortunately, I’m only 18 and incredibly awkward when I’m around new people or around people that I like. Oh well, a girl can dream right?
You are an amazing person. I’m so glad that you get to showcase your talents on a show that means so much to so many people. I love your role on glee but I will always see you as than curly haired sassy Harry Potter. You are an amazing singer, actor, and musician, keep doing what you do best.
Thank you for being an awesome human being. Thank you for making music I can be friends with. Thank you for writing lyrics that make me feel less lonely. Thank you for not forgetting yourself in the madness. Thank you for having a good heart. Thank you for your word vomit, your stories, your amazing group of friends and all of your creativity.
You make me want to pick up my guitar and write and smile.
Thank you for being you and sharing it with us.
I’m so proud of you. You never fail to bring a smile to my face. Thanks for being the same fanboy Darren through and through. Actually, thanks for being you! You’ll always have my support, no matter what you do. Love you!
You are an all around amazing man. I aspire to meet you some day and to see you perform your music live is one of my goals. You are an absolutely fantastic singer, performer, and person. I hope I meet many people like you that stay in my life. I just want to say that you deserve everything you have recieved and more. Break a leg on anything you do in the future and come to the midwest sometime! ;)