Message from Danny Fanboy:
Hey yo, Fanboy here.
Taking a break, might not come back actually… If there’s anything major, I might jump back on & write about it. You’ll find it in the News Posts section. To get notified, be sure you’re following us via Newsletter, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. I wish this website was my full time job & paid my bills. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to find a way. However that was never the plan anyway, it was always for the love of the band. Working hard physical heavy 10 hour work days & a family to support now. I just don’t have the time to give this website respect it deserves. So it’s on hold with all the content intact. Fanboy Forum is highly active & I’ll be on from time to time.
I started this website for a few reasons. I wanted to create a website that was amazing for the Prodigy community. I want to show my love for this incredible band. I also had this really crazy idea, this crazy dream that one day, the website would get recognised & maybe, just maybe I’ll get to shake the hands of the members & say thank you for everything. I’ve been a very lucky fan, I’ve had that moment a few times now. Lucky enough to tour around, loosing count of how many times I’ve seen them live. Also, very lucky to meet some amazing people in management.
In the early days, I was just a visitor… a fan on the legendary Neko site & later a news contributor on The Prodigy NL. I launched this website in July 2009 and it has quickly become one of the biggest Prodigy fan sites. Often wish I had started Fanboy much earlier but hey better late than never. During 2010, The Prodigy NL had merged with Fanboy, bringing in two Authors: ET & MartinProdigy. In 2013, cosmicbadger joined the team for Graphics Design and GL0WKiD also joined our team of Authors & also bringing his Music Podcast to the site. Over the years we’ve been lucky enough to interview Liam Howlett (1 & 2), Maxim, Paul Dugdale, Leeroy Thornhill & many more. My favourite one is definitely Paul’s. We’ve done some incredible competitions as well, customised cassette player by Liam, signed CDs, gig tickets & much more. Fanboy hit it’s highest peak in the month of April 2012, with 2,172,652 hits. There have been quite a few major milestones over the years. Have to also mention GL0WKiDs Prodigy Fanboy Music Podcast, which has been noticed around the whole world & now GL0WKiD has expanded into bigger things. cosmicbadger helping us out with his graphic design skills are major for the site. GL0WKiD & cosmicbadger put Fanboy on another level man.
My favourite Prodigy track is Smack My Bitch Up hands down. That track is on another level man. As for my favourite album. For many years it was the album that takes you on a journey, Music For The Jilted Generation. However when Invaders Must Die came out, man this record was the best. What I think would be neater, this Fanboy Edit I put together. Something I wish would happen. But I think it’s on the same list of things like No Souvenirs, AONO Version 1 & Dirtchamber 2… as in, never happen.
Looking back on Fanboy. Man, I put in hundreds of hours into this. In the beginning, I spent at least 1 to 2 hours daily for a few years, searching, learning, always wanting to make things better. To give The Prodigy & the fans an amazing fan site. I’m never 100% happy no matter how incredible this site was, I always was hungry to make it better. After a few years, I still spent 30 minutes daily. Honestly so much time of my life has gone into this website. It’s a part of me, my life. It’s my baby. I won’t lie, there’s been times where I was going to shut down due to bullying. Had some really ruff times. However, somehow managed to put forward. Looking back on that, competition is always good & brings out the best product for those who want to be great. There’s also been times I was going to sell. However I cannot leave it go… like I said, it’s my baby. Unless… the price is right, I could use the cash to support my family & also not loose my house, doing it tough right now. How did I come up with the website name? The Prodigy Fanboy? Well, I wanted to be different, I knew it had to be different. There are so many fan sites out there & I didn’t want to be just another fan site. Growing up on professional wrestling, those with great gimmicks & great character always succeed. So the site was built on that idea. I gave it an identity. At the time, I was a PlayStation junkie… I used to visit a website called PlayStation Fanboy for news. So I went with that. Colour is important as well, the website was always going to be dark… so I needed something to go with black… everything goes with black so after some time, I went with “Fanboy Pink”. Which went well with the Fanboy identity.
The Prodigy means the world to me. They’ve been a big part of my life. To me, the music, the beats, what they represent. Has been & will always be who I am today. The Prodigy got me through the tough times. Their music gives me the power, energy, the motivation to stand tall and take on all my obstacles. At their gigs being in that crowd and the boys in attack mode. That moment, I have no worries. My mind & body is free. Dancing to Prodigy beats. The gigs are the most amazing life experiences man. There are many stand out moments. The ones that stick close to me. The first time I saw them live. Seeing them on stage for the first time was unbelievable, I knew this was my home. Also, the first time I got to hangout with the boys. Finally getting the opportunity to shake their hands and say thanks. Plus hearing that they love what I do with the fansite, man that means so much to me. The Prodigy is a way of life, they are my religion.
Much respect & thanks to the band & management. They’ve been very good to me over the years. They’ve done amazing things & looked after me very well. They truely are the coolest & nicest people. Friends for life.
Hard work pays off, dreams come true.
The Prodigy Fanboy Banner over the years:
A big part of Fanboy has always been The Prodigy Fanboy Banner. For the website, ease of used design is key. Graphic design plays a big role here. Over the years the Banner has evolved quite a bit. Many thanks to everyone who helped us along this journey: