Before the internet people had to write in (and often pay money) to be a part of a fan club, where their burning flames of fandom were fueled by updates and bits of swag that arrived in their mailbox month after month.
Whether they were officially approved by the artist or not didn't really matter, because fans still felt closer to their favorite bands by having that fan club connection.
Cherrybomb from Dangerous Minds collected some cool bits of fan club memorabilia from classic rock royalty like Nirvana, Bowie and The Cure, just to name a few.
It's a fun look back at those bits of paper fans would send in along with a check in the hopes of receiving a little bit of magic in their mailbox.
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