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...
I'm beginning to feel a bit like a broken record, but the Ringling Bros. Circus just does that well when it's on fire, as does Monster Jam. Indeed, those two events dominated the ticket sales landscape for yet another month. For Ringling, it's the fifth time in the top spot in the last seven months, and this month's lead was quite convincing, leaving everyone else in the dust. Maybe it'll go for another streak of three, but we'll have to wait until next month to find out.
I'm more interested in discussing Bruno Mars. Sales for his tour's tickets listed at TicketNetwork.com were close to rivaling Monster Jam. Had some things been different, he might be in the second spot. Still, ticket sales for these shows did extremely well, which is why he got the third spot.
With Bruno Mars now claiming the second spot and Monster Jam (just barely) at the very bottom, the two-month dominance of the monster truck show is over. Although the events are still doing quite well — enough to earn it a place in March's Top 10 — it lost its lofty position thanks in part to the passing of a popular event in Dallas, TX, at the end of February.
In its place is the other family-friendly and affordable show, Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus. Mars, meanwhile, is in the Top for the first time since we started the series last year.
Rounding out the first five is P!nk, who returns after briefly being there last October, and Taylor Swift, who returns to the first five after falling to the second half in February. And, currently in the second half we see Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z's tour, which enters the list for the first time, while George Strait is back after a month off, and the Dave Matthews Band returns for the first time since last June.
* Rankings are as of 4/3/2013 4:00 p.m. EDT. Top 10 list is ranked based by the number of tickets sold on TicketNetwork.com.
Taylor Swift said what about Amy Poehler and Tina Fey? And also, super-cute impressions of Bruno Mars and Nicki Minaj.
I mentioned it briefly earlier this week, but it’s quickly become "a thing" that everyone is weighing in on. Back in January, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler — AKA comedy royalty — poked fun at Taylor Swift and her dating record. (See video at left.) In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Taylor’s response to the joke was, "There is a special place in hell for women who don’t support other women." She didn’t outright say Tina and Amy were going to be punished for eternity for that one joke, but then again she kind of did. Whoops.