Happy Birthday to Feltbeats.com!

A year ago today, on May 20, 2008, Feltbeats.com was born.

I created this site not because I wanted to run a Tom Felton fan site or because I thought the world needed another site about Tom; on the contrary, there has never been a particular shortage of Tom sites out there. But I considered myself more a fan of Tom’s MUSIC, and I wanted to know everything about it, and I just couldn’t seem to find enough information!

So, one day I was hunting through domain names, and there it was – Feltbeats.com, available to be registered. I grabbed it on the spot!

Interestingly, I learned later that Tom Felton himself had tried to register the domain a few weeks before, but it was not available at that time. I think it is funny that I basically snatched it right when I did! It was fate.

After setting up the site, however, I quickly learned that I couldn’t run the site alone. So, I scoured the internet for the best and brightest Tom Felton fans I could find anywhere, and invited them to help me as Feltbeats Admins. When they refused, I later asked bserlori, lumalfoy, cazilla, Mystik Rose, and Tick Tock (just kidding of course – these girls are the BEST!). Later, we added LexaM, Becka and Lilyginny27 to the team as our site grew even bigger!

So, I’d really like to thank these girls for their dedication, commitment, creativity and time. Tom actually asked me once if I paid the site admins for their work. LOL. I think that’s an excellent tribute to the professionalism of our administration team! And, over the last year, I can honestly say we’ve become close friends, and I love each and everyone one of you!

Secondly, I want to thank the Feltbeats fans out there who make this site what it is. So many of you have left a nice comment on the site, joined our forum or our Feltbeats Army, or e-mailed us about new news or photos. We love you, and thank you! For those of you who have not yet interacted with the site and just come for the Tom news – I’d encourage you to get involved! Sign up, leave a comment, join the Feltbeats Army, do something; it’s loads of fun!

And, last but not least, I want to thank Tom and Jade. I am eternally grateful to Tom for his support, and of course there would be no site without him. But there is much more to it than that… over the last year I’ve gotten to know him and am constantly amazed by his kindness, cleverness and amazing talent. He is truly a remarkable young man who deserves the absolute best. πŸ˜‰ As for Jade… let’s just say none of this is possible without her. She’s amazing – like a bottomless pit! (Haha, sorry.) Tom is a lucky man!

In celebration of our first birthday, I wanted to share with you all a few funny or momentous moments the site has experienced in the last year.

49 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Feltbeats.com!

    • From: Lynn Tucker of Canada (twit: WitchAmy)

      Congratulations on Feltbeats’ Birthday! I joined because you were on Tom’s list, and I follow you every day. You picked a really great Guy to follow.
      I am constantly amazed by Tom’s ability to keep normal with the public life he has.
      I agree his music is great! I am glad you are following it.
      I watch your site and Tom’s posts and you all remind my of my own kids so I follow along feeling like a crazy Auntie..
      Cheers to you! (I will join the Feltbeats army even though I am a “crazy Auntie” πŸ™‚

  1. Happy birthday to you happy birtday to you happy birthday dear feltbeats happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!!!!
    Just imagine my singing πŸ˜†
    Have a fun day

  2. Yayyyy Happy Birthdayyyy!!
    Oh and Misha I was right.. the comment on your first ever post on the site, by “MissLiss”… that actually was me! Haha… didn’t want to use my real name and email and so just used the one my best friend was using in forums to that time (she was sitting next to me btw).
    See, I told you the music myspace was fake *pouts* :mrgreen:
    I really don’t know why I joined the forum that “late”. I could have been in the first circle! *sobs*
    People, join the forum if you haven’t already – so much fun and everyone is awesome.

    Thanks for everything, for dedicating your time, heart and money (lol) to the site, thanks to our lovely admins (I love you girlieees) and of course thanks to Tom and Jade. πŸ™‚

    Going through these moments is making me realise how long I was following the updates on here before I actually became a member. All the way back to the Apple Crumble and Fish t-shirt days! haha!
    Where would we be without Tom, Jade and Feltbeats.com!? Well and truly lost!

  4. Well done, Im happy to wish you Happy 1st Birthday, Im sharing with you, its my 21st today. Good luck with everything. x

  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY from me too!
    You’re doing a really good job, thanks so much for all the information and entertainment. Didn’t think I would get so addicted – have to check this site every single day. And mentioning soccer aid: I would never have been there without your “tip”.
    You are the best fansite ever!
    Love & best wishes for the future.

  6. Happy Birthday FeltBeats.com!!!
    I love this site πŸ˜€ And am so proud to be part of Feltbeats Army!!
    Keep up all the good work guys!!

    πŸ˜› “Happy 1st Birthday” πŸ˜›

    Love Yoouu All x

  7. happy happy happy birthday fealtbeats! you’re doing a fabulous job, and you’re the most interesting site based on tom. Thaaaanks a loooot! πŸ˜€
    I think I’ll register now… πŸ˜‰

    oh and thanks to Tom and Jade too!

  8. HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY!!. i’m so proud that i’m part of the FELTBEATS ARMY!. MORE POWER && MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME!. β™₯

  9. Happy Birthday to this amazing site! Have to thank, Misha for starting the whole thing and the rest of the admins for their hard work. And lastly of course, Tom and Jade for being so awesome and well connected with the fans!

  10. A very Happy Birthday to Feltbeats.com (or “Breithla Shona Dhuit!” as we Irish say) – you guys do an awesome job on keeping the News section up-to-date and announcements of updates via Twitter, really help!

    Here’s too many more years! πŸ˜‰ *opens champagne bottle and pours everyone a glass* SlΓ inte, folks!


    What a wonderful site! Misha, you’ve done a superb job, and surrounding yourself with a good team is the sign of a great leader. Thank you Jade for all of your help in getting Tom-info to the use all.

    Most of all Tom. Thanks for sharing your talents with the rest of us common-folks. Please continue to keep us informed, and we’ll continue to follow.

  12. Yay! Happy Birthday, and thank you so much Misha for everything and such kind words. You know I totally all that you, and now, you and Tom and Jade will be attacked by the huggle monster.


    πŸ˜‰ What can I say? I love hugs. πŸ™‚

  13. Today is our one year anniversary!How great job was done in the pass entire year. In just one year we’ve accomplished a lot,
    the forum, gallery pics, Feltbeats Army,…we’ve grown so much and I’m proud to be part of this team!
    Thanks Misha and all admins (I’ve made wonderful friends), thanks for the Feltbeats Army and all Feltbeats Fans around the world!
    I’d also like to thank Tom and Jade for the support like Misha said we are ETERNALLY grateful to them! :mrgreen:
    I’d like to celebrate this one year anniversary and share the happiness with you. As you may know I’m brazilian (and
    very proud) so I’ll sing Happy Birthday in my language.

    ParabΓ©ns pra vocΓͺ
    Nessa data querida
    Muitas felicidades
    Muitos anos de vida!
    Hoje Γ© dia de festa
    Pra alegrar nossas almas
    “Feltbeats” faz anos
    Uma salva de palmas!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜†

    • And I’ll join Lumalfoy :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

      ParabΓ©ns pra vocΓͺ
      Nessa data querida
      Muitas felicidades
      Muitos anos de vida!

      Congrats, Feltbeats. com

  14. I just want to say a great big Happy Birthday to feltbeats.com It has been such a fantastic year.
    Thank you Misha for letting me be a part of it. It’s truely been a privelage to work with all of you. Thanks to my fellow admins who I am proud to call close friends. You all mean the world to me and I all that you so much. Thanks to the feltbeats army and everybody who contributed to making this site the best it could be over the last year!
    Last but certainly not least I must give a huge thanks to Tom and Jade. This site would be nothing without you. We are forever blessed that you took the time and effort to help us with this site. It has truely been an honor.

  15. Happy Birthday πŸ˜€

    I’ve only been here a few weeks, and it’s been great thus far.

    Let there be many more birthdays πŸ™‚

    (Also, love the post about his bookshelf! There should be more like it :P)

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!I’m happy to know that i found Feltbeats.com before it’s first B-Day! :mrgreen:
    though i wasn’t with i from the very beginning! πŸ‘Ώ

  17. Happy Birthday FeltBeats.com!!!

    I love this site so much that I visit it almost every day. It is such a great thing to meet fellow Tom fans via the internet and this site worldwide and, of course, a great way to keep up with Tom news.

    I am seriously considering joining the Feltbeats Army and getting a twitter account to follow both Tom and Feltbeats. πŸ˜€

    Once again, happy birthday…and many more to come!

    *Hugs to all*

  18. Happy Birthday Feltbeats! it’s my first time to comment here. usually i just visit your site every once in a while since i’m a huge Tom Felton fan πŸ˜›

  19. Happy Birthday Feltbeats! My life would be void of a Happy Place without you! Thanks for everything and here’s to many birthdays more!!! =D


  20. :mrgreen: HAPPY B’DAY Feltbeats.com !!!

    I’m pround to say I’m part of this family now, it was so nice to come here and find these amazing people (Tom’s fans) and share, you know, experiences and have a good time at the chat/forum.

    All I have to say is GO GO FELTBEATERS… (someday we will rule the world! LOL ) :mrgreen:

    So, what can I say?

    I all that you, guys LOL!

  21. Happy birthday feltbeats.com !

    I am glad that I have found this side. πŸ˜€

    Misha, you and the remaining team do one great work. Thank you for this side!

  22. Happy Happy Birthday to Feltbeats.com!:D
    Very happy to have finally signed up and to support the feltbeats army.
    Coffey. πŸ˜‰

  23. Happy Birthday Feltbeats! πŸ™‚

    Thanks for all the hard work you
    do for us. Good to know Tom’s
    ‘In Good Hands’

    Tina (Tomsgirl)

  24. Happy Birthday Feltbeats…. i’m a really huge fan of this website… every day i come here to see the new updates… i’m from colombia and actually tom isn’t very popular here, thats why i’m so glad i find this site…

  25. i luv this place }^] has had so much funn in the time i have been here }^D met so many awesome ppl and made so many friends!! and i learned a few things or 2 }^j became a twitterohowlic and fixed my txt talk..lolz srr 2 those i gave headaches tryin 2 read my posts and tweets..lolz }^D
    so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! and way 2 go!!misha!!!

    haha..i luv that u snatched the name right out of toms hands..srry tom..but it is quite funny and interesting 2!! }^]

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