due 2 recent studies, statistics have shown that fangirling is at an all time high. to quote Chef (RIP) from south park: “It’s the law of physics that states that if one girl screams for something, it will make other girls scream … until all girls within a five-mile radius are screaming. Once you get girls screamin’, you can’t stop ‘em! They’re crazy! “
fangirling has become the driving factor behind the success of many of the more popular bands in recent years. girls from all across the internetz have been busy reblogging gifs of their fav lead singers on their tumblr pages. DONT GET ME WRONG, i know its kewl for ppl to dream every now and then, but do u kinda cringe on the inside when u hear a bish who in reality is like a 3/10 say how alex gaskarth of all time low is the guy that’s “right for her” and calls her fav band her “babies”?
despite spending every day on tumblr blogging pics and gifs of fav band members, constantly fantasizing what it would be like if they met them in person, and dreaming of dating and falling in love them, there R plenty of fangirls who would merely jus glimpse/smile then tilt their head down if their band-member-crushes walked by them after they finished playin their set @ warped tour. of course, plenty of fangirls who overcome this type of shyness/nervousness will go for the picture/autograph combo with mayb a hug. but apart from all this, theres a small demographic of creepy stalker-bishes who will literally do anythin to meet their bandguy-obsession.
funny tweet convo between alex gaskarth and some bish who found out where he lived and waited outside his house 2 try 2 meet him….
i guess u might be thinking “is fangirling exclusive to girls”? the answer is NO. fanboying might be more rare, and tends to be more subtle, but it still def exists (and can be infinite times more awkward given the bro and the situation). while girls make no effort in hiding their fangirldom, bros’ fanboyness tends to come out as a more spur of the moment occurrence, sometimes unexpectedly. example: they’re standing near one the guitarist of one of their fav bands @ a show. they then begin to wonder if he would be a coolbro to talk to and chill with in person. this usually will result in a 30 second conversation of “sick set man” followed by making a point to tell all of his bros “so i talked to the stick to your guns guitarist, cool guy”. when ur bro tells u this, what he really meant was “i was really stoked to have talked to the stick to your guns guitarist and i feel cooler as a person after having done so”.
example of awkward fanboying gone wrong^
despite all this fuckery, i CAN think of 1 positive outcome from this whole recent influx -in-fangirling development….
THE RETURN OF THE BOYBAND
tahts right, as many of u might have noticed, boybands are finally relevant again. unlike “rock” bands where the girls mainly jus fangirl over the lead singer, with boybands theyre all the lead singer which = more potential fangirling. pretty simple concept really. lets take a look @ the most popular ones from recent years…
BIG TIME RUSH
i have to say im pretty fond of big time rush. all of their songs that ive herd R pretty catchy and they have the screaming/borderline crying bishes following them by the thousands, so clearly they R doing something right. they are showcasing many classic boyband traits but i couldnt help but notice 1 thing that was kinda off about them…. they only have 4 members?!? to quote south park again, kyle this time: “Wait a minute. There’s only four of us. All boy bands have five members. *N Sync, Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block. All had five members.” Despite big time rush’s music actually being really good, i simply cant look past such a huge error. onto the next band…
eh. i rly dont know if i can get down with the “wanted”. all of the members look kinda older than the average teen-pop singer (besides the dude on the far left) and i feel like theyre going for a more mature vibe. the sound of the music exhibits the same vibe. cant take all this whole euro-shit as well. it’s so groce to me. “we’re in IBIZA!” tbh this band shuld probably change their name to “the not sheriff wanted”. LOL i crack myself up. moving on…
this band definitely doesnt suffer from problems that the previous bands i showed did. infact, i would say that they encompass everything that a modern boyband should. its liek someone took justin bieber and multiplied him times 5, genius. also add the fact that theyre british. american bishes (and its the same where i live in canada too) have this weird fetish for british guys. something that british girls definitely dont feel towards american guys. i think this def has been a key factor in the overseas success. & the success is definitely there… from wikipedia: “As of June 2012, according to Nick Gatfield, the chairman and chief executive of Sony Music Entertainment UK, One Direction represent a $50 million business empire.” dayum!
whats ur opinion on the recent fangirling epidemic? do u know any fangirls personally? are u a fangirl/fanbro yourself? do u secretly wish u were in a boyband?