We all know these people, the superfans. The ultimate band enthusiasts who follow their favorite groups on tour or see them as many times as humanly possible on the rare occasion they hit the road, willing to mortgage houses and max out credit cards because each show might be The Show. (And if you ask them, each show IS The Show. “You shoulda been there, maaaan.”) Now, these superfans also tend to have a strange and obnoxious shared habit of, how shall I say, overly familiar address of their chosen icon. That is, they call their favorite musicians by their first names.
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...
You've heard of creative weddings, where the entire procession breaks out into song and dance. (You may have even seen this on "The Office"!) But this wedding speech takes the cake. In it, a bride's best friend is giving a sweet toast, where he mentions their shared love of Britney Spears. Then the wedding party breaks out into choreography to Britney Spears' song, "Work B**ch!" — and it's incredible. Watch for yourself above!
Britney Spares kicked off her two-year Las Vegas residency on Friday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. "Britney: Piece of Me" features a song list (included behind the cut below) that feels a mile long and includes some of the singers biggest hits.
Friday's show was the first of almost 100 scheduled performances that will take place over the next two years. It included a star-studded audience, including fellow pop stars like Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus.
Britney Spears will begin her Las Vegas residency Dec. 27. But before she does, she plans to release a new album, which she's called her "most personal yet." The album, entitled Britney Jean is scheduled for release Dec. 3.
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