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  1. fine china liked a post in a topic by IanadeIrey in "Prettiest Girl in Country Music"   
    The backstory…the lyrics…we love self-actualized, self-assured women telling their story. 
  2. fine china liked a post in a topic by West Coast in "Prettiest Girl in Country Music"   
    Really enjoyed this, I like how they're just living the bar life
  3. fine china liked a post in a topic by Surf Noir in "Prettiest Girl in Country Music"   
    this is the third time lana's referenced "lucy's in the sky with diamonds"!  
  4. fine china liked a post in a topic by yourolllikethunder in "Prettiest Girl in Country Music"   
    WTF!!!! THE WAY I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH ?!!!! I had chills. Twin peaks. Cherry pie. Calling out sexism. We have no choice but to stan hugely 
     
    I’d rather be the real damn thing than the prettiest girl in country music 
  5. fine china liked a post in a topic by Elle in "Prettiest Girl in Country Music"   
    Nikki & Lana performed a new song that they wrote together tonight at Sam's Town Point in Austin, Texas! Possibly called "Prettiest Girl in Country Music"
     
    [Lana & Nikki]
    How does it feel to be the prettiest girl in country music?
    You got it all, you’re the belle of the ball
    It would be a shame to lose it
    If you get the chance to turn down the dance
    Only you can choose it
    I’d rather be the real damn thing than the prettiest girl in, one, two…
    Country music
    Uh, oh
    Ooh
    Uh, uh, oh
     
    [Lana]
    I got to thinking as he sat too close to me
    I guess this is a meeting in the music industry
     
    [Lana & Nikki]
    I’ve got blood on my boots, I’ve got nothing to hide
    Normally I’m always down for the ride
    But I’ve got a price I’m not willing to pay
    Even if I’m playing the game
     
    How does it feel to be the prettiest girl in country music?
    You got it all, you’re the belle of the ball
    It would be a shame to lose it
    If you get the chance to turn down the dance
    Only you can choose it
    I’d rather be the real damn thing than the prettiest girl in, one, two…
    In country music
    Uh, oh
    Uh, uh, oh
     
    [Nikki]
    My momma raised me on Twin Peaks & sweet cherry pie
    My life was sweet like honey, I ain’t gonna lie
     
    [Lana & Nikki]
    ‘Cause I’m well dressed and I do my best
    At least I always try
    To stay true to myself, can’t be nobody else
    I’m Lucy in the sky
     
    How does it feel to be the prettiest girl in country music?
    You got it all, you’re the belle of the ball
    It would be a shame to lose it
    If you get the chance to turn down the dance
    Only you can choose it
    I’d rather be the real damn thing than the prettiest girl, prettiest girl
    I’d rather be the real damn thing than the prettiest girl, the prettiest girl, the prettiest girl
    In country music
     
    Ah, ah
    Uh, oh
    Uh, uh, uh, oh
    Uh, oh
    Ah, ah
    Ah, ah, oh
    Ah, ooh
    Uh, uh, uh, oh
     
     
     
     
     
     
  6. fine china liked a post in a topic by Fordham Rd in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    listing to BTD again for the first time in like 1.5 years... omg the feels I have rn, it sounds so amazing still?
  7. fine china liked a post in a topic by Doll Harlow in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    just her underboobs
  8. fine china liked a post in a topic by The Siren in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    Oh btw let's revisit AJay's first album reaction 
     
    Also
     
     
  9. fine china liked a post in a topic by COCC in Instagram Updates   
  10. fine china liked a post in a topic by COCC in Instagram Updates   
    and the DNC announcement

  11. fine china liked a post in a topic by bluechemtrails in Instagram Updates   
    I think she posted this daring selfie just for the witty OnlyFans joke, which is really good.
  12. sweetcinnamondealer liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  13. fine china liked a post in a topic by Coney Island King in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    This album literally changed my entire music world. 
  14. fine china liked a post in a topic by Thunder in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    Some of my favorite music videos ever. What an era.
     
  15. fine china liked a post in a topic by WhiteHot4ever in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    How 💋 beautiful 💋 you are! 
    I was broke, literally a homeless, living with bad bad people , with no family around, drop out of school, pretty awful situation.. I was dealing with a borderline personality disorder and taking no meds bc can’t afford it so… you can imagine.  
    But this album give me something. A lifeguard. Life can be more, more, more!  Now I’m finishing a degree, taking meds, a part-time job and I think a find my tru love… oh god life can really change for everyone don’t give up !!! Never!!  
  16. fine china liked a post in a topic by Elle in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    Sure! That technically wasn't my first interaction, as I'd say that was back in 2015. I saw Lana in Atlanta with said best friend mentioned above, and I had made Lana a little photobook with pictures that showed my journey with her up until that point - photos I had taken at previous shows, photos from the Ultraviolence release party I hosted, and other little Lana memories. Right when she walked on stage, she headed straight to me as I was waving the book out, and bent down and asked, "Is that for me?" I was in such shock as she hadn't even been on the stage for a full 30 seconds, so all I could really do was nod my head and say, "Yes!" and hand it to her. She looked at the cover, smiled, showed it to the audience, and then headed to the mic to begin singing Cruel World.
    I think though, I have a stagehand to thank for that. A couple weeks before that show in Atlanta, my bestie and I saw her in Indiana too and as we were waiting at barricade, we noticed a stagehand eating ice cream. My friend yelled to him jokingly asking if she could have a bite, and he pointed a finger at her, disappeared for a minute, and came back with a bag of chocolates and gave us some. We talked for a bit before he went off to continue setting up. Then at the Atlanta show, we saw him again, eating another ice cream while setting up! We yelled at him again, he looked our way and his jaw dropped, and then disappeared to come back and give us more chocolates. He seemed pretty surprised to see us again and asked us where we were actually from, so we told him we actually lived there in Atlanta, but we travel to see other shows. I then told him about the photo book I made that I was planning to give to Lana that had some of the photos from other shows I had been to inside, including the Indiana one. He said, "That's so special. I think Lana will really like that." and gave me a wink before going back to continue setting up for the show. So, I kind of think he told Lana that I had something for her and that's why she came straight to me when she came onstage. Maybe not though, maybe it was just coinicidence, but I really wish I had gotten that guy's name to properly thank him for that if he was the one behind it.
     
    My second interaction with Lana was the one in London I told in my other post, and then a few months later when the LA to the Moon tour began, I saw her again in DC. The same best friend in all these stories had since moved to DC and I had moved to Brooklyn NY, so I took the Amtrack over to see her for the show! In the middle of the set, the band played the Burnt Norton instrumental while Lana came down and talked to some fans. She was there for quite awhile! She started in the middle of the barricade and went all the way to the very end of the right side, which is where me and my friends were. I was with my best friend and then two other friends who I also met and stood by at the London show! Such a huge coincidence. She came up to me and I told her it was nice to see her again and introduced her to my friends, and she signed my Ultraviolence CD and we snapped a picture. After she finished talking to us, she stood in front of us an let us know how she could really feel our energy and thanked us for that. Then she went back onstage to continue her show!
     
    Another interaction that I don't always count but still feel like it was worth mentioning was at the Ally Coalition later that year at the end of 2018. I wasn't even planning on going, but the show was on my girlfriend at the time's birthday, and she really wanted me to come with her, so I shelled out the $500 for front row seats. At the end of her set, she was talking to fans on the side of the stage while Jack thanked her for performing. Even though it was my girlfriend's birthday, she had brought a gift for Lana! Lana was sort of at the opposite side of where we were and my girlfriend was so shy and I was like "yell out to her!" and she was like "no, I'm scared!" So finally, I just shouted, "Lana, she has a gift for you!" Lana heard and came over, accepted the gift, and talked to me and my girlfriend for a bit. I didn't ask her to sign anything or take a picture because I wanted that moment to be for my girlfriend and Jack was just closing out his little speech, so right after she talked to us she walked offstage. It was still such a sweet moment that I remember (even if things didn't end well w my gf a couple months after that skkkk.) Chuck also took a picture of the group I was friends I was with after the show and posted it on her IG story!
     
    Then, my most recent interaction was during the NFR Tour at the Wichita date! After the show, another close friend of mine who I brought with me & I went out to the gates by her tour bus since she had been chatting with fans after the show by her bus at the last couple of shows. We were also by a fellow LanaBoards member I met up with and his friends! We waited for an hour, and then Lana came out. She was out there with us for 2 whole hours in the Kansas cold of November talking to every single person who was out there waiting for her. There wasn't a crazy amount of people, but still somewhere between 50-100. This just shows how much of a heart of gold she has. While we were waiting, I actually got to talk to Lana's dad for awhile too! He was super cool. He told us about Lana's journey to learning to fly (and I sang a bit of "Aviation" in response and he was like, "Yes! I'm surprised you know that song!") and a little story about how one time when they were canoeing, Lana tipped it into the lake because she saw a spider. We were one of the final people Lana talked to, but came over to us after Rob told her it was someone's birthday (one of the personal friends of the LanaBoards buddy I was with.) The girl was turning 18, and so Lana shared that the first thing she did when she was 18 was go up to Canada to have a glass of champagne since the legal drinking age permitted it, and got a tattoo. Then, I got a chance to have a little chat with Lana. In the months prior to that show, I had gone through a really, really dark time. Definitely the hardest part of my life thus far, and I don't think I really quite completely overcame it until mid-2020 - early 2021. I told her that some of the Songs on Norman such as Hope and The Greatest were really helping guide me through that rough time, and I thanked her for her and her music. She gave me a hug, signed my NFR booklet, and snapped another picture! She then went down a few people and someone asked her about the rumoured East Coast leg of the tour at the time, and she asked where she should go. I said, "ATL, ATL!" and she looked at me, smiled, and said, "ATL? Okay!" Since we were towards the last final people she talked to, it was super quiet and personal. Everyone was very respectful of everyone else's chats, and it's a moment I'll remember forever. Like all of them!
     
    She's also interacted with me several times on Instagram throughout the years - liking my comments, liking my posts, and shouting me out during livestreams. I always get so happy whenever she recognises me!
     
     
     
    Looking back on all these special memories just goes to show how Lana has truly brought me so many of the best days of my life over all these years. I hate to imagine an alternate reality where I never discovered her back in January 2012, just two days after the album release, by stumbling across the Born to Die music video on YouTube after being given a recommendation to check out her music. I truly don't know where I'd be without her or how different my life would be
  17. fine china liked a post in a topic by longtimeman in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I've told this story many times before, but I came to Lana a little late (November 2013), the morning after the 50th Anniversary of JFK's assassination. She was just in the air for some reason, and I think one of the Tropico trailers came out that weekend, but I kept seeing this hate for this artist who I vaguely remember had a lot of love sent her way not that much earlier.
    I was in my late thirties, and thought that I'd seen it all in music. I'd been through (personally) Heavy metal, punk, indie rock, noise, jazz, and on and on. I didn't think I could still be surprised. And then I saw the Born To Die cover and something sparked in me. There was something about it. It was the opposite of any other pop record cover at the time. I can't even explain how it made me feel, and then to be hit with the Paradise Edition cover as well, which was posed and framed the same as BTD, but was so different as well. It felt like art. I downloaded the album from Youtube and put it on my ipod, and went for a walk.
    The first thing I noticed was that it didn't sound like anything else I'd heard. People talked about it being trip-hop or sadcore, but I'd grown up on the first waves of those styles. This was its own thing. But it was everything. Lana's voice. The production. The music. The lyrics. The songs. All perfect. Song after song, and by the time I found myself back at home, I was up to National Anthem, and was lost in it. The shift in tone between the first and second verses - of someone finding themselves through presenting a front for people, of telling white lies about yourself, of figuring out how to get what you want. It was satirical without distancing itself ironically from real life. I was sick of songs with no stakes, and here were (so far) six songs that all were about things that mattered to the singer.
    For the next three months or so, (I bought The Paradise Edition the day after I heard it), I coudn't listen to anything else. I don't mean that I didn't want to - I would flick something on, and listen for ten seconds, before putting Born To Die back on. I had been like that with records when I was twelve years old, but not since then. And back then, I only had access to about twenty records in total, and if I wanted to hear a different record, I'd have to go through the whole process of getting together some money, getting myself to a record shop, sneaking it in to the house, and finally finding a time when my parents were away and I could copy it onto a cassette so I could listen to it in my room. But here, with the whole world of music at my fingertips, I could only listen to this one record.
    Born To Die might not still be my favourite Lana record, but it's the one that started it all, both for her and for me, and it will forever be a masterpiece.
  18. boom like that liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  19. Deadly Nightshade liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  20. Crys10 liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  21. Urbanney liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  22. heatwaves liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  23. 13beachess liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  24. TRENCH liked a post in a topic by fine china in 10 Years of Born to Die   
    I first heard Born to Die when I was sitting on my bed with a current (terrible) boyfriend and I came across the video on Youtube. I was instantaneously obsessed with it. It was the end of 2011. I was a junior in high school. I showed my parents the song and my dad was already familiar with Lana because he had heard Video Games on his radio station and loved it. I have a very deep love for my dad so this made me so happy. From ages 13-18 I had a hard time socially. I didn't know who I was, or how to act, or how to fit in. By the time I was a junior/senior in high school I felt very tortured mentally and emotionally. Everyone in school had close relationships and I didn't have that nor did I know how to form those bonds with people. Lana's music was something I could escape to because I didn't have anyone. I still remember listening to the album for the first time the day it was released in the US. I had a long bus ride to my high school so I got to listen to most of it and I loved it. She is the only artist I have been faithfully devoted to since 2011.
     
    Her music has shaped me, comforted me, saddened me, and raised me up from dark emotions. I'll be 27 this year and it has been nice to think about how far I have come in a decade when I look back to my younger self who was so desperately sad. 
  25. fine china liked a post in a topic by Clampigirl in Instagram Updates   
    Me and Lana are on the same vibe line, I put a square of cheap milk chocolate in my instant coffee the other day just to experience what a bad version of caffe mocha would taste like.
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