We've covered this topic twice before (here, and here), but the list of fan bases with their own unique monikers seems to only be growing. Some of this, I suspect, is directly related to the rise of social media platforms, but Twitter and Tumblr in particular, as great gathering places for, uh, devoted fans from across the globe.
And man, these fans take that whole"fanatic" thing and run with it. So here's a rundown of a few more fan base names that you should know, especially if you Tweet... Also, am I inviting the hatred and vitriol of thousands of devoted fans with my assessments of these names? LET'S WAIT AND SEE!
- Harmonizers - Fifth Harmony fans. They have a special affinity for - and with - Directioners.
- Mahomies - a cute play on Austin Mahone's last name. I approve.
- Hooligans - this is what Bruno Mars' fans call themselves after his album Doo-Wops and Hooligans. Considering the term "hooligan" typically means a violent, young, deviant person, it's hard to see how that aligns to Mars' pretty clean-cut, approachable and damned adorable persona! Uptown funk you up, indeed...
Everybody's heard of the British Invasion, the period in the mid-1960s when a bunch of artists and bands, led by The Beatles, crossed the Atlantic Ocean to perform in front of audiences in America for the first time. That two year span of time brought us now-household names like The Rolling Stones, The Yardbrids, The Kinks, The Who, Small Faces, and many more. The period had a large influence on popular music and culture in the United States, and British artists have been a major part of the American music scene ever since.
Is the same thing that happened in the 1960s now happening with artists from Australia and New Zealand? Are we seeing an Australasian Invasion? I believe so.
Last night, following an accidentally botched introduction from Kendall Jenner, 5 Seconds of Summer performed at the Billboard Music Awards. It was a performance that helped launch them into the public eye and had people wondering: who, exactly, is 5 Seconds of Summer?
For those new to the band, here are a few things to know.
9 Facts About 5 Seconds of Summer
- 5 Seconds of Summer, or 5SOS to their fans, is an Australian pop-rock band (dare I say... boy band?), who has found success with their first worldwide single, "She Looks So Perfect."