Timeline of Bandom (Decaydance+, My Chemical Romance)

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Below is a timeline of developments in the music RPF fandom known as bandslash fandom aka weemo bandom aka Bandom. Not to be confused with the other fandom sometimes known as Bandom or the general phenomenon of bandslash.

Some band canon events are included on this page. For a more detailed canon timeline, see the Ultimate Cross-Bandom Timeline.


Fall Out Boy forms.

My Chemical Romance forms.

The Used forms.



The Academy Is... forms.

Gym Class Heroes is signed to Fueled By Ramen.


Panic! at the Disco forms.


The Immortality Project, an MCR fansite, appears circa 2005.

The Hush Sound is signed to Decaydance.


Cobra Starship forms.


The Cab is signed to Decaydance.



FOB announces a hiatus.



frerardfics is created on tumblr.

Fall Out Boy Song Title Meme begins on Tumblr.


Twenty One Pilots is signed to Fueled By Ramen.


  • February 4: FOB announce they are getting back together; fandom rejoices.
  • March 22: MCR breaks up; fandom cries forever.
  • April 12: FOB's fifth album, Save Rock and Roll, is released.
  • September: bandom_holidays dreamwidth community is created, with the first gift exchange to go live in December.
  • October 8: PATD's fourth album, Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, is released. Only album for which Dallon Weekes is an official member.



  • January 16: FOB's sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, is released.
  • April 2: Spencer Smith announces he is leaving PATD.
  • November 10: Cobra Starship breaks up.


  • January 15: PATD's fifth album, Death of a Bachelor, is released. Brendon Urie is the only remaining member.
  • July: Warner Bros releases a cryptic short video for MCR, and fandom flips out for a day until they release a followup statement clarifying that the band isn't getting back together.[12] The Black Parade is re-released instead.



  • January 19: FOB's seventh album, Mania, is released, showcasing FOB's enduring interest in fursuits.
  • February 27: no_tags exchange restarted after three-year hiatus.
  • June 22: PATD's sixth album, Pray for the Wicked, is released.






  1. ^ i_amclandestine. panic at the disco are such sellouts, 15 Mar 2005. Wayback Machine archived page of ljtop's archive of Ryan Ross's LJ post
  2. ^ There was a debate in mcrsecrets whether stfugerard was actually a fan community or not. secrets post no.14: mcrsecrets, Archived version, February 2, 2006.
  3. ^ archived
  4. ^ untitled ohnotheydidnt post, Archived version, 17 May 2006.
  5. ^ various questions..., Archived version, comment by belladonnalin in a bandfandom_ref post, Jan. 5th, 2008.
  6. ^ sad news..., Archived version, posted by swr2_shakeitup in patd, 2006-05-17. The post has 491 comments. (Accessed 13 June 2021.)
  7. ^ untitled damnyouwentz post, Archived version, 2006-05-17.
  8. ^ The comm was deleted by April 2008[1][2], and someone started bandomsecrets2 to replace it, but bandomsecrets2 had only 4 posts and 170 comments. (accessed 13 May 2018)
  9. ^ popoffacork - Profile, Archived version
  10. ^ Rolling Stone, Panic At the Disco Lose Members Ryan Ross and Jon Walker, published July 6, 2009 (retrieved Sept 23, 2014).
  11. ^ P!aTD: Spencer Smith Interview!, Archived version, posted in failboatsinlove, 29 July 2009.
  12. ^ nofunclvb. and there you have it, Archived version, posted to tumblr, 21 July 2016.
  13. ^ instagram post by dallonweekes, 27 December 2017