Twitter is a very different place than it was more than a decade ago when it was created. Many people, including big-name musicians, were just trying to get the hang of it when they joined the social media site. Luckily, those tweets are (kind of) there forever for us to enjoy, and allow us to see just how much our favorites have changed. Check out 20 musicians’ first tweets below.
Geoff Wigington of Waterparks apparently broke down and got a Twitter, which he professed in his first tweet.
k so… i finally decided to break down and get one of these lol.
— Geoff Wigington (@underscoregeoff) January 5, 2010
Pvris’s Lynn Gunn made a vague tweet about growing up.
They grow up so fast :’)
— LANEGŌØN (@LYNNGVNN) May 11, 2011
this is my new twitter. i’m losing my fucking mind
— Billie Joe Armstrong (@billiejoe) January 21, 2011
http://twitpic.com/2or8v – now, does having an april birthday make one an april fool? in my case, most likely.
— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) April 1, 2009
Halsey called out the “friendzone” in her first tweet.
— h (@halsey) July 30, 2011
Neck Deep’s Ben Barlow simply greeted his followers when he first joined Twitter.
— Ben Barlow (@ben_barlyo) April 5, 2012
Chrissy Costanza of Against The Current relayed a traumatic experience involving bugs to kick off her Twitter career.
Recording in my basement. I’ve seen a cricket and a daddy long legs already. Trying not to freak out. #ihatebugs
— Chrissy Costanza (@ChrissyCostanza) May 11, 2011
Mayday Parade’s Alex Garcia decided to start off with an update about his TV preferences.
— Alex Garcia (@maydayalex) February 12, 2009
Vic Fuentes of Pierce The Veil kept his first tweet pretty simple.
— Vic Fuentes (@piercethevic) December 20, 2008
Post Malone promoted new music with his inaugural tweet in 2012.
Got a new song coming this weekend yo. SPREAD THE WORD #postmalone
— Beerbongs & Bentleys (@PostMalone) November 2, 2012