You’ve probably already heard the news by now: Chumbawamba has broken up. The British rockers had been going strong for almost 30 years before posting an announcement on their website yesterday that they would be calling it quits.
In 1997, the world had fallen down, and Chumbawamba picked it back up again. Their smash hit, “Tubthumping,” served as inspiration for millions, not only to get back up, but to indulge in a variety of drinks, as well as to sing not only songs about the good times, but songs about the better times. Has a song ever packed such a punch? Oh, Danny Boy, indeed…
Not surprisingly, Twitter has been flooded with outpourings of grief, support and, most of all, confusion. The news has hit especially hard with a particular contingent of fans who have taken to denying that the band was even still in existence. People cope in their own ways.
Below we’ve compiled 25 of the most heartfelt tweets in reaction go the news.