Having a name for a fan base isn't exactly new. Grateful Dead fans have been called Deadheads since at least 1971, when the name was featured on the sleeve of the band's second live album. I previously wrote about other fan names as well, including Fanilows (Barry Manilow), Little Monsters (Lady Gaga), Directioners (One Direction), Beliebers (Justin Bieber), and Juggalo/Juggalettes (Insane Clown Posse).
These days, however, it's almost unusual not to have a name for your fan base. Everyone from Katy Perry to Josh Groban have names for their fans. Here are 15 popular fan base names you should know.
I may have personally been indifferent toward Tegan and Sara before, but after watching this video, I officially have a soft spot for them. They released their official music video for their single, "Closer," way back in November 2012. Just recently, however, they decided to remake the video... with puppies.
It's an adorable, almost shot-for-shot remake of the original video, only this one is far superior (sorry) because it contains dogs. Check out their original video after the jump.
It's not every day you get to see an adorable 6-year-old engage in some breakdancing. The cool part is she's actually really, really good. Her name is "B-Girl Terra" and she, as well as her 9-year-old sister Eddie (not featured in the video above), have been dubbed "breakdance prodigies." Check her out as the star in the music video for Jungle's song, "Platoon."
Let's ignore the whole Miley Cyrus thing and instead talk about an adorable love song, a weird comedy show, and a delicious fall flavor.
96-Year-Old Writes the Sweetest Love Song
Fred and Lorraine's story is a unique one. The couple had been together for 75 years (married for 73), when Lorraine recently passed away. Following the loss, Fred felt inspired not only to write a song for the love of his life, but to submit it into a song-writing competition hosted by Green Shoe Studio. The company was so moved by Fred's story that they produced and recorded his song, and filmed the entire process and now, Fred's song "Oh Sweet Lorraine" is available on iTunes. The short documentary, appropriately called "Letter From Fred," will warm your heart and make you cry.
It happened, we all fangirled, and now we'll never see them again. Probably. After days of will-they-won't-they debate, stories created entirely by "anonymous sources," vehement denial from 'NSync's own Joey Fatone, a cryptic tweet from a newly created Twitter account, and YEARS of waiting: 'NSync reunited. Thankfully for you, I watched it with bated breath so you didn't have to!
Here's what happened: the first half of last night's award show was kind of a mess, including a bizarre performance by Lady Gaga (of course) and a collaboration between Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke that made us all feel so weird that we needed to take a shower after. Blech.