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Periodically, he would walk to the end of the line and give a pop star wave to recently arrived attendees in the hope he would be mistaken for the afternoon’s main attraction. High-pitched screams quickly dissipated when girls realized he wasn’t the real deal. The look on his girlfriend’s face suggested she didn’t approve of his antics.
No doubt most girls in attendance suffered from an affliction known as “fangirling.” It already has an Urban Dictionary entry and the term is also a common Twitter hashtag (#fangirling). For those uninitiated in the world of Twitter this is a popular topic that is tweeted often. Mostly by youthful entertainers.
Fangirling is any activity characterizing a girl’s obsession with an object such as the Twilight series of movies, a boy band, or a teen singer. Attending concerts, buying and wearing concert paraphernalia, creating Facebook fan pages, following their objects of desire on Twitter, downloading the latest songs from iTunes, and buying teen gossip magazines with pertinent stories are but a few of the symptoms. Hyperventilating, faces contorted with joy, screaming, and crying are some examples of fangirl emotions. Think of how the media behaves toward Barack Obama (here, here and here) and you have a perfect image of fangirling.
My daughter and her friends abandoned me to hold their places in the line and slipped off to the back of the Fillmore where they saw the tour bus and met — the tour bus driver! They excitedly informed me they actually spoke with the man who adjusts the air conditioning and turns on and off the bus turn signals when Cody Simpson is on the road. Fangirling.
Just after 3:00 pm, when the doors to the Fillmore opened most of the girls — seemingly in unison — whipped out their cell phones to check battery life like a gunslinger inspecting his six-shooter to ensure all chambers were loaded. The only thing worse than not attending a Cody Simpson concert would be to get in the door and be unable to take shaky photos to later post on Facebook or tweet messages and pictures to their friends while the concert was underway.
I waved goodbye to the girls as they entered the Fillmore and then found a quiet place to warm up and ponder how I will survive the next adolescent concert tour that comes to town.
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Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
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