Why do we stick to music we have liked since our youth? And how do we try to keep these memories alive?
Al 20 jaar lang steun vinden in de muziek van een boyband. Wat betekent de muziek van de Backstreet Boys dan voor hun Nederlandse fans?
Music fans aren’t good listeners – just one of the arguments presented at Popular Music fandom & the Public Sphere.
What is it like, to be in a boy band for 20(some) years? ‘It’s manufactured, like Pinocchio, but even he turned into a real boy’ – we hear Nick Carter say in Show ‘m what your made of, the documentary that takes us along on a trip that shows how the Backstreet Boys turned into real boys.
Do you dream or doubt about a (future) career in academia? Then you only have to ask yourself
one question: Do you like writing?
… Or even a step further: Why do they faint at concerts? Or just behave the way they behave (screaming – fainting – dancing)?
A reflection on the Fan Studies Network Conference 2014, in London: what is the current status quo in fan research?