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 19 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
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
Paramore’s Hayley Williams made her Twitter debut with this subtle message.
teehee… oh hush!
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) May 18, 2009
All Time Low’s Alex Gaskarth had quite a bit going on in his introductory tweet.
Good times last night. Check out DC based band ‘The Dance Party.’ If you’re in the LA area, lets hang out tonight. Mmmm.
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) January 9, 2009
Palaye Royale’s Remington Leith started off by promoting his band, which used to be named Kropp Circle.
if u vote 5 stars everyday for kropp circle i will give u a shout out
— Remington Leith (@RemingtonLeith) November 7, 2009
The Dangerous Summer’s AJ Perdomo kept it short and sweet.
— AJ Perdomo (@ajperdomo) March 3, 2009
Ash Costello of New Years Day was apprehensive when she joined the Twitter universe.
um. i dont know about this yet.
— ☠┼ Ash Costello ┼☠ (@Ash_Costello) December 5, 2008
Machine Gun Kelly celebrated his success with his first tweet.
i was just on Shade 45, (Sirius Radio) WHAT THE FUCK!>? im trippin ballz right now…
— young gunner (@machinegunkelly) December 9, 2008
Just started this twitter account today, haven’t announced it yet,
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) July 6, 2009
Derek DiScanio of State Champs seemed to be upset when he made his first tweet.
— Derek DiScanio (@dereksteez) February 23, 2009
Having lunch in LA
— Gerard Way (@gerardway) November 18, 2008
A Day to Remember’s Jeremy McKinnon didn’t seem too excited when he joined the social media site.
i gave in.
— jeremy mckinnon (@jeremymckinnon) May 5, 2009