While the spring tour was going on, Ash was kind enough to let me post tour-date posts – mostly because I wanted the blog to have a prominent place for set lists to show up and I offered to take on the task. Now that the tour has ended (and the blog has a convenient set list tab), I’m turning in my blogger’s credentials.
But I’m ending with a pointer to an article on music fandom that appeared in my home town paper the morning I was scheduled to attend my fourth Taylor Hicks concert, and more telling to me, go to a fan meet and greet. Already feeling the enormous oddity of planning to go to a concert 3 hours early in order to stand in line to talk to a stranger for 30 seconds, I started the article with great trepidation. But then, I found it balanced.
And like some other superfans, Buehler says her interest goes deeper than just beats and lyrics. Some seek the community of fellow fans, or the escape from daily life. Others say their connection with music has inspired them artistically and helped heal past wounds.
What do you think? Are you one of the faces in the crowd?