Friday, May 25, 2007

Some kind of fans you turned out to be...

I've been thinking and have come up with a theory: there are TWO subcultures of Manilow fans:

Subculture #1-The fanatics
These are the women that live, eat, breath, sleep, talk, chat, post all things Manilow and meddle into every other fan's business. These women (and yes, it's the women) send hateful emails to people, report them to the BMIFC, harass fans if they even have an opinion contrary to theirs, and can't fathom that other people actually have lives apart from Barryland. They are irrational, out of control and obnoxious. They seem to be the majority...until you come in contact with....

Subculture #2-The balanced fans
These are fans (men and women) that have lives. They enjoy the music of Manilow. They are inspired by his life principles. They support his charities. And they attend his concerts when possible. They don't obcess about leather, about this fan or that fan, about who posted what negative comment on the message board or who knows TPTB. As a matter of fact, they rarely even post. These fans live in blogland and outside the realm of the barrynet. These are the fans that make up the vast majority of the Manilow community.

...and they are NORMAL.

Happy to be a part of subculture #2,
Texas Fanilow


moonstone said...

I for one am very glad you are in subculture #2, because I really enjoy what you say in your blog. It is good stuff my friend!

Keep it going!

Anonymous said...

I, too, am in subculture 2. I began to think it was only me out of the loop of the crazy people!


you begin again.... said...

What can I say? There's a reason so many of us bloggers don't reveal our names - because of "#1" and the politics that goes along with it.
Normally I'm "live and let live". But the only way to do that sometimes is by keeping some distance there.


texas_fan said...

You are the smart one YBA..believe me if I had it to do all over again, I would follow your lead.

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