Screaming teen girls aren’t a new thing. The Beatles had ‘m, composer Frans Liszt had ‘m, and now Justin Bieber has ‘m, but is done with ‘m. Sorry Justin, but these screaming girls won’t disappear. At his concert tour in Europe, Bieber walked off stage in Manchester, because his fans weren’t quiet. He also beckoned fans…
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?
Is visiting a boyband concert old & embarrassing? Or is it a moment in which we face and negotiate aging?
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.
… Or even a step further: Why do they faint at concerts? Or just behave the way they behave (screaming – fainting – dancing)?