How To Survive the 5 Days of Waiting for Dan and Phil’s Book
HAPPY THE AMAZING BOOK IS NOT ON FIRE RELEASE DAY!
Oh wait. Just kidding.
If you’re like us and live in the U.S., you’re well aware of the painful reality that Dan and Phil’s book has reached its long awaited October 8th release date… but not here. The book doesn’t come out in the states until October 13th. That’s right. We’ve got five full days to wait before we get to experience the joy that is TABINOF.
Luckily, we’re all in this together. We’ve mapped out a five day plan for surviving the TABINOF release gap. Trust us, we’ll be following along, too.
DAY ONE: GUILT FREE WALLOWING
Everyone knows keeping your feelings bottled up is never a good idea. So listen, just embrace it. Today is probably not going to be super fun. You’ll either have to swear off social media to avoid spoilers or face the oncoming tidal wave of meet and greet photos that will make you feel simultaneously super happy for the people who got to go, and also kind of like you want to crawl into a hole and cry. Just skip all the other steps and go straight to the crawling into a hole and crying part. No shame.
DAY TWO: FACE THE FACTS
It’s the day after the first tour show, and everyone will most likely have had a chance to look through the book by now, so reality’s just going to be hard to ignore today. Put on your positivity pants and dive in. Read people’s stories about meeting Dan and Phil, check out some recaps of the show, laugh at whatever dumb thing the boys did on stage, scroll through the endless feed of photos, and cry because you’re overwhelmed with emotions. Yes, crying is still allowed. (Crying is always allowed.)
DAY THREE: THE ULTIMATE DISTRACTION DAY
Today, you need to keep your mind on anything else but TABINOF. You’ll be getting antsy, anxious, and annoyed that it’s been three days and you STILL DON’T HAVE THE BOOK. Think about anything else. Play some video games, listen to a new band, hang out with some friends, do something you’ve been procrastinating (lol). Today, of all days, would be the perfect day to… dun dun dun… GO OUTSIDE. Seriously. Distract yo self. REPRESS THOSE FEELINGS.
DAY FOUR: HYPE DAY
So, obviously repressing your feelings didn’t work. Now it’s time to EMBRACE THEM. In the 24 hours counting down to the TABINOF release, bring out your inner promoter and spread the Dan and Phil cheer. Make some fan art, draft up some fliers and post them all around your town, break into your neighbor’s house to tell them about the book. (JK don’t do that one.) Channel all your anticipation energy into some hardcore promo. Do not hold back. (Well, hold back some things, like the urge to break into your neighbor’s house. Again, do not do that.) Bonus: If you’re lucky, your book may even arrive a day early. Make sure you give your mailman a big hug if it does.
DAY FIVE: RELEASE DAY
YOU MADE IT! Today is the day that beautiful book will be in your hands! Make sure you’ve cleared all your plans… like every plan… like don’t even schedule in any bathroom breaks. You will be obsessively flipping through the book for the next 24 hours at least, so enjoy your wonderful celebration that you waited so long for. If you do post about the book, do your fellow fans a favor and tag any spoilers so you don’t ruin anything for people who may still be waiting. As we mentioned, definitely give your mailman a big old hug for bringing you possibly the best thing you’ve ever gotten in the mail. ENJOY!
This wait will go by faster than you know it! Just follow the plan, and definitely cry with us over on Twitter, because we totally get it. @FakeTeamFangirl
Katie Wingfield is a Co-Founder of TeamFangirl.com. She literally wrote this as advice to herself. @Katie_Wingfield