Fanatics

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    Jun 02, 2009 3:55 PM GMT
    I was reading the comments yesterday on the Eminem/Bruno spectacle at the MTV Award show, and it constantly amazes me how some people cross the line from being a fan to being obsessive. The fans were defending him like they knew him. I see this happen frequently.

    I know people that have gone to every Tori Amos concert when she is touring, people flying to Miami to get a visa to go to Brazil to see Jimmy Buffet after going to 10 shows here, a girl at Red Hot Chili Peppers concert picked up Flea's used underwear and wrung the sweat out in her mouth.

    Question: are you one of these fans or do you know somebody like that?
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    Jun 02, 2009 4:47 PM GMT
    I don't even like eminem. I just like to play Devil's advocate. Unfortunately Sedative knows me too well to rise to the bait. Bastard.

    And no I'm not an obsessive fan of anything.
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    Jun 03, 2009 9:14 AM GMT
    Teehee.

    And yeah, I only actually know Eminem because his songs were all over the radios in high school.

    Not obsessive about anyone at all. Except um... Jack Johnson. But only because he's hawt. LOL. I don't really care much for their personal lives.
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:27 AM GMT
    No, not fanatic about famous people, what the hell makes them so special??
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    and actually the whole BrĂ¼no/Eminem joke was staged, so Eminem was in on it from the beginning. so the big joke here is really on those fanatical fans. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:53 AM GMT
    P.S. The argument was about genres, not specific artists.
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    Jun 03, 2009 10:53 AM GMT
    .... and wrung the sweat out in her mouth. icon_eek.gif

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    Jun 03, 2009 11:49 AM GMT
    Everyone needs to believe in something worthwhile, so an intense fascination can become a bit obsessive on occasion. I am new to this site, and after having read some of the blog responses, I already know that I like the community. There is a lot of brain power, honesty, and humor bouncing around. What everyone seems to have in common is our sexuality and some relationship to sports, fitness, or looking good. In this, we find the value in being fanatics - a carefully cultivated obsession with accomplishing something. Fanaticism can help direct us to stay on course, making what we have identified as good and worthwhile a priority. I agree that spending loads of cash, time, and energy on a concert isn't my way of handling a love of music, but others can disagree. I guess that you need to manage your obsessions and keep it in balance with your life. I'm curious to know where being a fanatic supports discipline.