Tokio Hotel Fans on Being Aliens: 'It's Definitely Out of This World!'

As part of Billboard's Fan Army Face-Off 2015, we've asked people to write about what being part of the fandom means to them. Read below for an essay from Tokio Hotel fans, who are called Aliens.

If there's an adjective that describes the fanbase of Tokio Hotel, it's loyal. It's been almost 10 years since the band released its first single. 10 years!!! And we are here with the same energy and dedication like it was the first day.

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From the beginning, the response of the Aliens has been huge. Age, religion, culture or gender don't matter -- we are like one person. We've been together through good times and bad times, but always together. We are known for being unstoppable, unbeatable and give everything for our band.

Thanks to the guys, we've met a lot of people from all around the world and made some great friends. We've travelled, shared concerts and endless days of waiting -- but it's always been worth it. We are a big family.

Our passion for Tokio Hotel will never die because the Aliens are always ready for whatever may come. It doesn't matter how long we have to wait or what we must confront, the Aliens will always be there for our band. As they say, love is our gasoline and thanks to them we are living on this endless dream.

-- Tokio Hotel Spain

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Being an Alien is definitely out of this world! Our fandom is an outstanding community -- aka family -- where everything is possible. No matter what, we are here for each other and we're constantly ready to support our four terrifically talented guys. We always do our best to win every single competition we are nominated in. Our motto? "Tokio Ranger Power Aktiviert!"

For the past 10 years, we've been growing up with the band and its tremendous music. Nothing's louder than love... except perhaps our hearts beating to the sound of Tokio Hotel! Like seriously, nothing is as breathtaking as a Tokio Hotel concert! They throw the most incredible parties ever. No wonder why we all travel together to diverse cities, countries or even continents just to see them live!

These guys are undeniably some of the greatest artists in the world! They produce their own music and give their best at all times. Moreover, they're authentic and extremely inspiring; they taught us open-mindedness, perseverance, solidarity, friendship, bravery, etc. Throughout our journey, we've also learned how to live every second fully. As a result, we're cheerful, patient and creative folks with a great sense of humor.

Being incessantly proud of them and of our united fan army is the best feeling of accomplishment. Even in the worst moments we have a family who we can forever count, regardless of where its members are, as well as something that reminds us of who we are. We'll be forever grateful for that.

-- Anonymous

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The best way to explain why the Alien fandom means so much to us is to talk about the heart of it: Tokio Hotel.

Everyone can agree that music is a universal language that transcends barriers. Even if you don't speak German, the music resonates with you. For those of us who battle depression, "Spring Nicht (Don't Jump)" gave us the strength to get through another day. "Feel It All" inspires us to experience all that life has to offer, the good and the bad.

Tokio Hotel's music has seen us through our toughest moments and our greatest milestones. Because of them, we are able to love, have the courage to be ourselves and stand up for what we believe in. They have not only filled us with a purpose, but also given us a second family. We have a sense of community where we belong and are understood.

We share one common goal: to always be there for our band as they have always been there for us. Our support and love for them and their music is unwavering. We have seen them grow as musicians, constantly innovating their sound. How else can we pay them back? We give our all, every time. If called on to vote, we vote… and crash a few sites while doing so. The Aliens take any opportunity to help spread Tokio Hotel's music, all while opening others' eyes to an amazing band. After all, being passionate is the s--t. Right, Tokio Hotel?

-- @tokiohotelusa