Alright, I'll later make an opposing list (Things You Were Incredibly Late to the Party For) but here's some things I KNOW I liked before ANYONE ELSE. What're yours?
  1. Being an Oxford Comma advocate.
    Back when I read Eats, Shoots & Leaves (which is great and makes for a hilarious grammar joke) when I was 15 I was repping the Oxford Comma. When did it become a thing?! My friend told me people include it in their OKC profiles a year ago and I was blown away, now I see it everywhere.
  2. Sriratcha
    I've been eating this stuff since I came out the womb. I remember my friend coming over like 10 years ago and was enthralled I had Sriratcha. Now it's the "cool new thing" next to cacti & succulents (are they replacing owls??)
  3. Freaks & Geeks
    I was watching this at 7AM on Noggin (before it became The N, that's how long ago it was) the year after it aired. It's okay though, I like to share some F&G love 😽
  4. Panic! At The Disco
    Yeah, I heard A Fever You Can't Sweat Out long before their first single, and before the album even made its debut. It's cool though...
  5. The song Hey There Delilah by The Plain White T's
    I guess I heard this song before it was released, back in the Limewire days, and thought it had already been released to radio (I think it had) until a year or two later, it begins to blow up. The entire course of that song taking off, I would say, "this isn't new though?" My friend can vouch for this.
  6. Breaking Bad
    It's not as though I beat EVERYONE, but I started watching the night the pilot episode aired and was glued from there on out. It took a little bit to rapidly catch on like it did.
  7. Seinfeld
    I'm not gonna google when it started (1985?) to double check my memory but here goes. Work friend tells me about this show-she'd watched 3-4 episodes-says you gotta check it out. Watched it, loved it. No one I knew watched it till a few years later.
    Suggested by @angela3950
  8. Ok Go
    They begged my friend and I (after the show) to be on their mailing list. They *opened* for someone else in a local club, and did a choreographed dance that blew us away. We knew they were going places.
    Suggested by @cordeliane
  9. Linkin Park
    Bought the cd at Borders the first week they came out in LA. Did not realize how big they would get as it was promoted at the store that day. I thought it was just a local band because they didn't blow up till months later.
    Suggested by @aus10