On Friday, we ran 'Ten slightly passive aggressive tweets from Kelly Clarkson fans awaiting a song snippet', a post assessing the hysteria, sorrow and anger surrounding an hour-late Kelly Clarkson song clip.
Fans had been invited by Kelly to share details of forthcoming single 'Heartbeat Song', but even though they'd met their target within the required time, the song clip was nowhere to be seen.
Things got pretty ugly, albeit in a polite Kelly Clarkson fan sort of way. But once the song eventually appeared, how did those fans change their tune?
Let's find out. (There are only nine tweets here because we included one fan twice.)
1. "DIVINE LISTENING"
On Friday, @KCFColombia had been disappointed by the lack of professionalism shown by Kelly's team. "Next time we hope for the team to be more accurate," they noted.
Their reaction when it appeared:
— Kelly Clarkson Col (@KCFColombia) January 9, 2015
That's three hearts there — a decent response.
2. QUOTING LYRICS HAS TO BE A GOOD THING
During those dark hours when a teaser clip seemed increasingly unlikely and doubts began to form regarding Kelly Clarkson's very existence, @JusticeGrande noted that she was "just gonna wait patiently". There was an aggressive, some might say murderous subtext to that tweet.
When the song appeared?
This is my heartbeat song and I'm gonna play it..turned it on but I know you can take it up up up all night long @kelly_clarkson
— mar (@JusticeGrande) January 10, 2015
We'd say that's a positive reaction.
3. BEHIND THESE RAVIOLIS
@Joseph_Riz was annoyed that waiting for the clip to appear was interfering with his studies.
Within a matter of days, those woes had been forgotten, as Joseph acknowledged via a photograph of some pasta.
Some worryingly uneven mushroom distribution there Joseph — please pay more attention to this in future.
4. 10x PLAYS = CAUTIOUS THUMBS UP
On Friday afternoon, @KellyClarksonAl was very annoyed that Kelly's social media team didn't have a YouTube clip uploaded and set to private in anticipation of the big reveal.
Within days, they were able to overlook the pain they once felt.
— Team Kelly Clarkson (@KellyClarksonAI) January 12, 2015
5. STILL ANGRY
On Friday, @Vickyweaver7 was waiting impatiently.
She's since heard the clip, but she's still waiting.
— VickyWeaverKCFAN (@vickyweaver7) January 13, 2015
6. THAT $0.0003 SPOTIFY PAYOUT IS IN THE BAG
On Friday, @mvgomez20 was getting twitchy. "Watch them be like 'y'all didn't share enough," he wrote.
Something tells us he didn't have to worry about Kelly's play counts.
— heyitsmariomon (@mvgomez20) January 12, 2015
7. "KELLY IS BACK"
On Friday, as the minutes turned to hours, music blogger @josepvinaixa tweeted Kelly to tell her she'd forgotten to set her alarm clock. Here at Popjustice we think Josep crossed a line there, and brought journalism into disrepute for almost forty minutes, but we understand that it's easy to become hot-headed when you're refreshing a VEVO page every three seconds.
Anyway, Josep was able to overlook his troubles by the time the full stream rolled around.
8. THE FINAL STRAW
On Friday, it looked like @rileylange had finally had enough of Kelly's arsing around. Here's his original tweet:
OKAY, @KELLY_CLARKSON. YOU AND I BOTH KNOW YOUR POST GOT ENOUGH SHARES, AND NOW I WANT THIS CLIP. I NEED THIS CLIP.
— Riley Lange (@rileylange) January 9, 2015
He may well have had enough: after the song appeared, Riley didn't mention it once. (Give it a spin, Lango, it's quite good.)
9. WHAT A RELIEF
Finally on Friday, tweet-embedding content provider Popjustice was feeling hungry, and asked Kelly if there was time to go and buy a Twix before the song appeared.
When the song did indeed appear?
What a woman.
— Peter Robinson (@Popjustice) January 12, 2015
What have we learned?
Fans don't like being dicked around, but at the same time they're not really that bothered if the song they've been waiting for turns out to be half amazing.