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Amy Fans who supported her in 2007-2011, What was it like seeing her all over the news and tabloids?


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#1 mayday

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 12:37 AM

i got into amy way after her death so i can only imagine but what was it like seeing your favorite artist going through so much trouble? did you ever have hope she'd be healthy again?


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#2 Philip404

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Posted 03 April 2017 - 06:52 AM

I was wondering the same! I have always liked Back to Black (the song itself) but never even knew who was singing it, and only last year a friend told me about "Amy Winehouse" so I googled her up and I found the song, I was like "oh yeah I love this song I've been looking it for ages" then I realized she was dead :( I began to listen to more songs and a few months later I became a fan and had seen almost any video that exists, read many things about her and tried to understand how the media was like back then (people act different after a person is dead)


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#3 Angelamyjade

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Posted 04 April 2017 - 04:12 PM

I wasn't exactly her biggest fan considering I was kind of small back then ( my celebrity knowledge peaked at like Hannah Montana haha ). But I knew who she was and I really, really liked her music, so did my most of my family. I very distinctly remember everything being extremely negative about Amy. The media was so obsessed with Amy and her life that they forgot she was a human being. Every week or so, there was some tabloid or something that wrote the usual things about her, being a drug addict and so on. It was like she couldn't catch a break from anyone. Everyone always wanted something from her. Amy was not made to be famous and frankly, most people are not. The media and the fame left a huge scar on Amy ( as well as other things and people ). But that's kind of what I remember, and I even though I was kinda young ( about 7 / 8 years ) I still felt this connection to Amy, like she was a misunderstood soul. And now when I'm a bit older I connect with her even more and I love her so much. She has been and is such a big part of my life. I don't know what I'd do without her honestly.
Sorry if this is really long, hehe.
But, like I mentioned, the media was very one sided ( if that makes any sense ), they ONLY cared and reported about her drug abuse and alcoholism etc. and they would only show those awful pictures of Amy at her worst. Instead of backing of and leaving her alone a bit.
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#4 pattieboyd2

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 10:27 AM

I think I started to notice her around early 2008 and I really liked her music.  I was very into 60s music and I liked that she was influenced by 60s music.  I was a bit confused by her look because she was like 60s gone feral!  I distinctly remember the first time I saw her on TV and thinking "she's got a beehive and cats eyeliner but not anything like I've ever seen in my life".  It's strange because now her look is so familiar to me but it was really new and unique then. Anyway, as far as tabloids go I'm happy to say I didn't see much of it at all.  I didn't read tabloids or trashy magazines so while I was aware of the talk I didn't see much of that side of things so for me it was really just about the music and her style.


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#5 Chris

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 02:47 PM

what was it like seeing your favorite artist going through so much trouble?

 

Her publicized downward spiral was heartbreaking to witness. She was ruthlessly judged and ridiculed by the media and the general public and many were unsympathetic towards her even after her death. I'm glad she's finally being recognized, but I find it disingenuous that the same people who picked her apart are now singing her praises.

 

did you ever have hope she'd be healthy again?

 

I never stopped rooting for her to overcome her struggles. Her death still saddens me to this day.



#6 WhoDat

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 06:12 PM

It was very sad. She was ridiculed a lot and it was difficult to really convince anyone who wasn't familiar with her music just how talented she was. The lack of empathy, even after she had died, was shocking and pretty disturbing. There was a strong sense of "she got what she deserved" from some people. It was a real eye-opener for how people regard individuals with addiction problems, especially women. A lot of the criticism Amy was on the receiving end was undoubtedly gendered.

 

No matter how grim things became, I still kind of believed she'd pull through. Her death still feels very needless and preventable.


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 02:09 PM

check out the comments on this video. I believe this is what most of the comments used to be back then on most of her videos.

(And let's ignore the fact that her stupid husband at the time recorded her while she was on drugs).


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Posted 25 April 2017 - 09:10 PM

I could write a book on this, but I'll tell you it was heartbreaking.  Personally, almost all of the bands and artists that I love either broke up, died, or left their prime before I was out of my childhood.  And since Amy was instantly one of my very favorite artists ever, I was always so thankful that I was alive while she was in her prime.  But yes, it was frustrating to read the almost exclusively negative (and usually unfair, ill-informed or flat-out wrong) press about her.  Possibly the worst aspect of it was the fact that she would often take one step forward, followed by two steps back. 

 

I never stopped hoping for her recovery until Belgrade.  I'm not a religious person, but I once found myself earnestly praying for her to get better when she was at her worst.  After Belgrade, I knew (or felt) that it was over, and believe I started mourning her death the moment I saw the videos of that "show".


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#9 HelloSailor

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:20 AM

After Belgrade, I knew (or felt) that it was over, and believe I started mourning her death the moment I saw the videos of that "show".

 

I also felt that Belgrade was a whole other ordeal.

 

I was not so much shocked by how wasted she was, as I imagine she has been in much worse states in the privacy of her own home, but by the fact that her entourage were letting her continue to sing when she was so visibly in distress!

 

This wasn't just a video of someone so wasted they can't sing...this was someone in mental emotional distress who seemed to desperately need to be dragged off stage, put into bed and given a hug...and some serious around the clock professional help.

 

I remember feeling scared at that moment, and realized that this was the end in a way... I naïvely thought it might be the end of her self-abuse and the beginning of real recovery, like an opportunity to do a complete 180. For me this was her rock bottom that would make her change her ways (by maybe finally dealing with the emotional turmoil in her life that pushed her to drink). At least I hoped it would be...

 

And then when she died, I thought "fuck, no one got to her in time, and yet she was dying in front of us all on that Belgrade stage, how could we let this happen?"


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 05:29 PM

Think I first heard of her in 2007 when I randomly saw Rehab video on tv. Loved the song but wasn't a big fan yet as I hadn't heard any other stuff. Then I started seeing all these articles online on blogs. I was interested in her but again, I have only heard like 3 of her songs. I thought wow she's so cool and different, hope she cleans up soon. Thought she was striking as well and loved all the interviews I saw of her. It wasn't till right before her death and after that I became a huge fan as I seeked out all the songs she ever sang and loved them! Loved everything about her




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