Friday, July 23, 2010

The fast paced fan world of Manilow

Gosh...get involved in real life and you miss so much in the Manilow world. It's been months since I hopped on to the MMN. And even longer since I read the alt-fan site. I can't even remember the last time I looked at the Barrynet. Can I smile without it? Absolutely!

I've come to realize how time consuming fandom can be. If you truly want to immerse yourself in the Manilow fan world it requires hours and hours a day/and or night. Time that is scarcely there for me anymore. And time that seems, for me at least, to be a waste. Because, when it comes right down to it, what have I missed? After spending about 30 minutes browsing around last night, I realized that not much has changed. Fans are still fighting with one another. Fan gangs are still exerting their bullying tactics over the poor, innocent "newbies". The chickadees are still talking about how "hot" Barry is. :::Yawn:::

I did miss: the convention (although not much was said about it--I found more information on Facebook); some crazy women in an elite group were apparently outed for their lewd posts (not surprising); there was a FREE online convention (unsanctioned by the BMIFC--wow!). Barely anything to truly peak my interest.

What does interest me? Radio interviews, articles about Barry, candid first-person stories, and pictures of him at celebrity events. The best place (and the only place as far as I'm concerned) to find this is Moonstone's blog: Shadows of Manilow. She keeps up with the news and information and these things interest me. I also enjoy reading Dana's reviews of the shows. Anything else is a yawn. And, you can have the fan drama, thank you very much!

What do I miss? The friendships. The good times. The excitement of Vegas. The music. But...I'll always have the music and the memories.

Signing off for now,
Texas Fan

P.S. The best news I've heard lately--Redcat's blog is BACK! Check it out--Redcat's Return.


Jill said...

I have to agree with you. I was there the other day. From what I saw, I concluded that some people still act like they are in high school. I noted that the comments I read seemed rather juvenile to me. I know how old I they?

Anonymous said...

The "chickadees"? That's so funny! They are for the birds aren't they? Lol.

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