Elisa, 1994,North Italy. Student of Communication at University, in Verona.
Taken by:[Elliott Williams (appreciation blog)]
I really gotta say something about that X Factor thing.
First of all, a kind friend of mine who’s one of my University mates shot some video with her smartphone and sent it to me via Whatsapp.
In the end I could see everything, ” A Ton Of Love” plus the very little interview with Tom.
The only thing I am sad for is that I could not share the video with you because I don’t know how to do it (first) and then that’s really nothing special as the exhibition was really an ordinary one, the interview really short (they only talk about the Bologna gig in February, not even mentioning the past one in Milano) and as my friend, who didn’t knew Editors before she knew me at Uni two months ago, but of course you know how it ends with me, sang after the whole song and commented on the boys just to make me laugh.
I could hear also her mum asking her why she was singing so loud, plus I can also see her sofa sometimes ( I laughed after the whole exhibition for these little things). So I really hope that someone has taken the video in a more serious way so I can share it with you.
For now I just have some good quality pics I’ll share later.
BY THE WAY let’s now talk seriously: yesterday evening I followed the debate in the official page of the programme (I just read, I didn’t comment as I would REALLY have turned mad and rude) concering Editors exhibition and I was really disappointed by some comments I saw on that page.
There were some fans liking the whole thing, some didn’t (because of the place) and that’s ok, no problem.
There were also some people who didn’t see Editors before, some liked them, some didn’t, but that’s ok if you only say “well they are not so good”. Everyone has its taste: “de gustibus non disputandum est”.
BUT what really made me DISGUSTED is something I am going to explain now.
Some people that saw Editors for the first time only judged Tom in a silly, evil, superficial way I didn’t see before.
They said that Tom is only a drunk man, they called him “extra - facto” or ” fatto” (in English: really drunk person), they criticised his moves, they said that he doesn’t sing, but he screams. (Whaaat??)
About the very short interview they said that he is a rude man because he always looked at the ground.
What’s wrong with you people??
Why being so superficial???
Tom is super powerful on the stage, as ALL the band members are, but he is shy and very calm in other cases.
And come on, how can you say that he is rude?
He is really polite, and if he doesn’t look you in the eyes, expecially if in THAT place in front of so many people, mostly not Editors fans, isn’t it because he is shy?
Artists are human beings as all we are, first of all, why don’t you consider it?
Why judging in such a superficial way?
I considered this X Factor thing as a opportunity for Editors to be seen by a great quantity of people, I tried to look at the good side of the thing.
But, in the end, it wasn’t a great thing.
I am really, really, really disappointed.
- Elisa, the admin.