When Cameron Crowe put us on the tour bus with William Miller, Penny Lane, and Stillwater around 20 years ago, he did more than just make us a fly on the wall for the circus, pump us full of great music, and make us believe that we’re cool. After we came back to the real world after 122 minutes of thinkpieces, Band Aids, and golden gods, we had a new language to describe our own realities — and love of music.

So, here we are, over two decades later, long after Doris has been retired; drunk on the booze of friendship; dark and mysterious as ever; totally, utterly uncool; and still tossing about the following lines as if we first saw Almost Famous just yesterday. Don’t “fecking” judge us.

Anyway, it’s all happening.

“One day … you’ll be cool.”

Almost Famous - Cool

“Don’t take drugs!”

Almost Famous - Drugs

“It’s all happening.”

Almost Famous - Happening

“If you ever get lonely, you just go to the record store and visit your friends.”

Almost Famous - Friends

“I am a golden god!”

Almost Famous - Golden God

“You are home…”

Almost Famous - You Are Home

“Rock stars have kidnapped my son.”

Almost Famous - Rock Stars

“I am the enemy!”

Almost Famous - The Enemy

“The only true currency in this bankrupt world is what you share with someone else when you’re uncool.”

Almost Famous - Uncool

“See you back in the real world.”

Almost Famous - Music


This article has been updated.