Listen, Alex is a people person. It’s why he’s so close to every one of his fans, it’s why he’ll stay out until 2am to get to know you after a show. He’s proud to know your name and where you’re from. He loves getting to know people. People who have things to share. People who have stories to tell him. People he looks up to. People he can learn from. Who cares if those people are famous? Who cares if he gets excited to meet them and tweets about it?
He doesn’t care how old you are or what your job is, if you’re a member of One Direction or a 13 year old in a puffy paint tee shirt. Because you know what the coolest part of fandom is? It doesn’t discriminate. You can be a fan of Alex and a fan of things Alex is a fan of and be happy about it when your worlds collide. His fans are the ones who call him a name dropper and it needs to stop because the truth of the matter is, he doesn’t like it. It hurts him a lot, especially when it comes from the Symphony Soldiers he’d do anything for. He’s not a name dropper. Alex is a friend and he’s a fan, just like you, but most of all: he’s a people person. That’s why we love him.