Re: Die Hard Stones Fan
Date: March 13, 2005 01:05
GW: remember to dry clean it only !!!!!
I became a fan by pure osmosis, so to speak, I fell in love with a Stones fan in 83, and from the first day onwards had to listen to them 24 hours a day. Unsurprisingly, they grew on me...At the last tour I flew to 5 other countries besides the one I live in,just to see them, but in the early days I could only see concerts I could hitchhike to within Europe, as I was just a poor student...As so often in life, the love for the boyfriend faded away after a few years, but the love for the Stones remains strong.
bv: surely there are different degrees of fandom, I myself have a very strong sense of privacy, perhaps because my job intrudes into my private life to such a great extent, so when I saw all of them , completely on their own and seemingly unrecognized by anyone else at Gatwick in 93, with kids and children in tow, just about to catch a plane to Ireland, I thought about it for a split second but didn't allow myself to go and say hello or ask for autographs. Recently I went to a pub and who was sitting there having a quiet pint? Charly. No, I didn't go up to him either. I suppose a lot of you would say I'm crazy, but it's the sort of thing I simply wouldn't do to anyone, makes me very uneasy, I feel like a stalker....I'm also not interested in emulating the way they look, which I find a bit unsettling in other fans, the whole hanging around in hotel lobbies makes me cringe, it's like stalking, in a sense, and I simply do not do hero-worship....But I love their music. So, I guess I'm not diehard, and perhaps a bit more normal than you. But who is entirely normal on this board????? I'm afraid that would be an oxymoron.