Hey! I know I’ve been absent for a long time, my personal life has been a bit of a mess, but I had to come back today because it is a very special day! For those of you who don’t know, today is Dan Smith’s birthday! Who is Dan Smith? The beloved lead singer of Bastille!
I know this is different from the things I usually post, but I am a huge Bastille fan, and couldn’t let Dan’s birthday pass without expressing how much he and his band mean to me. So, here are 31 reasons why I (and other Stormers) love Dan Smith.
1. First of all, he’s an incredibly kind person.
He (along with the rest of Bastille) has been known to pass out bottles water to fans waiting to see them live, hand out hot chocolate during the winter, etc. One time, someone threw a bag of Goldfish on stage during a show, and he actually stopped to share them with people in the front row.
2. He’s also wicked smart.
The way he uses classic literature and mythology in his music is incredible, and displays a serious understanding of these works. (See: “Weight of Living Part I” is based on The Rime of the Ancient Mariner)
3. He’s not afraid to stand up for what he believes, even if it means standing up to someone in power.
He has been very vocal about his hate for the alt-right, participated in anti-Trump protests, and has even written a song about Trump and other political leaders like him. (“The Currents,” if you were wondering.)
4. He’s a Twin Peaks expert.
5. That hair.
6. His eyes.
While we’re on the topic of his appearance, we have to talk about his eyes. Seriously, those eyes are gorgeous. I’m still not completely convinced they’re real. They’re too perfect. And the way they light up when he talks about music, or film, or his band mates…. Sigh 😍
7. His smile.
Seriously, if the sun were to burn out tomorrow, that smile could light the world. It’s the kind of smile that makes you want to do whatever you have to do to ensure that you can see this man smile forever.
8. Drunk Dan is still super cute somehow.
9. He’s weird, but in a fun, adorable way.
10. He doesn’t seem to know how to take a normal selfie.
11. His weird socks.
12. His glasses.
13. The way he always has to ask questions to the person interviewing him.
14. “Not in a kinky way”
16. Middle finger.
17. All the swearing.
18. “Thank you so much!”
19. The spinny videos.
Oh my god, the “Wild World” spinny videos. My heart can’t handle the cuteness overload. This one is my favorite.
20. Funny live moments
Like the time he started singing “Overjoyed,” and as soon as he said “oh I feel overjoyed,” a girl in the audience shouted “yeah you do!” Cue uncontrollable laughter from Dan. Or the time he read a sign while singing “Pompeii ” and accidentally sang “How am I gonna be an octopus about this?”
22. Calculator watch.
23. The “Glory” video.
24. His dancing.
27. Pointing at things with his name on it.
28. Gameboy phone case.
29. His usual uniform.
30. “Oh my god it’s Adam lavign!” “Sorry love”
31. “Hello you lot!”
*none of these pictures are mine.