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A new species: the fangirl

Creative mind Ali Jardz put a great mash-up on YouTube: FanGirlPlanet. 42 more words


Meet & Greets: worth it or sham?

The Internet is buzzing with pictures of an awkward meet & greet experience: Avril Lavigne & her Brazilian fans. Reportedly, the fans paid 215 pounds to ‘meet’ Avril. 1,323 more words


From fan to fan-academic/academic fan

It must have been this time of the year five years ago, when I took a few decisions that landed me where I am now. If you’re reading this, you might know about me that I’m a PhD candidate and lecturer at a university, and that my research is about people’s popular music memories from a recent past. 956 more words


The Backstreet Boys' concert (in pictures)

On the 24th of March, 2014, about 15.000 people gathered in Ahoy, Rotterdam, to see the Backstreet Boys perform. Their In A World Like This is currently touring through Europe, Rotterdam is the first gig in the Netherlands of the tour, but they’re also visiting Amsterdam. 1,042 more words

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Fan Studies Network Symposium

From the 29th of November till the 1st of December I was in Norwich. Norwich is a very nice city, it has a huge cathedral, there are nice restaurants, and the city centre is old and feels cosy. 288 more words

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[Fandom] Karaoke and cultural compromise

Reading Article: “Anyone can do it”: forging a participatory culture in karaoke bars,

by Robert Drew

Karaoke gained popularities in the late 1980s, but still remained a largely hidden culture in many western societies. 541 more words

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