why be a fan of "just a band"

"I like hearing what a band is up to when it's not just writing a single. That's when you get to really know what a band is all about. That's when you love a band and not just music.

There's a big difference between being just a music fan or a popular music fan and you're a fan of a band. When you're a fan of a band you don't have to like everything, but you have to follow them because they know better than you do what their band is supposed to be doing and when you do follow and you do give it as many listens as it needs to like it or to appreciate it, then that band has opened your mind a little bit and you're a better person because of that band and that's why you're a fan of that band."
- Frank Iero