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Some amazing, wonderful, incredible news was announced today. Not just for me, but for the whole world of music. Two of my favourite bands of all time are joining forces and touring together.

Let's go back in time, the year is 2003, a new type of band has exploded on to the scene with the type of credible pop music everyone was waiting for. Now picture me, and angsty 13 year old - desperate for something beautiful but relevant, fun and accessible. That's where Busted came in, their two albums were interchangeably on repeat and every chord resonated with me. I was elated when I secured tickets to see their arena tour, and as the first band I'd ever seen play live I couldn't have been more enamoured. Before Busted took to the stage their support act came on, four fresh faced cheeky teenagers singing about a weirdo with 5 colours in her hair and after that I was hooked.

I spent my spare time cutting every photo or mention of either band from every magazine I could lay my teenage hands on, I'd buy three copies of every single or album and pay for them separately (so they would count for the charts). I'd discuss them on forums for hours and defend them when I got bullied and goaded about it at school.

Not only was it my first experience of love, really loving something so much you cared about every bit of it. I got my first heartbreak when Busted split up but their songs kept their residency on my playlist for years to come. Both Busted and Mcfly gave me a song for everything, taught me how much music could mean and speak to me. They gave me friends that I had shared interests with that I'd never had before and they gave me people I could look up to, who were fun and interesting.

And now, like that very first time I saw them together they will be on stage again , singing the songs that made me fall in love all those years ago. I can't explain what it is that I feel every time I see Mcfly on stage but it's like a warmth inside knowing everything that's happened up till this point they are still consistent. It's very tempting to bankrupt myself so I can relive it every night the tour Is on.

Charlie Simpson will not be joining them, on one hand I feel sad about this because I felt he really brought the tragic,
deep element to Busted's music with his dark vocals and emo subject matter but I'm sure he feels that he has too much to answer to those fans. I'll be interested to see the tone without him.

I feel like I've dreamed about this without realising it for years and I can't wait to see what they have for us. Now I just have to worry about getting the tickets - something tells me they will be in very high demand...

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