Diary Entry 1: Are you a Fan Girl? (The answer is probably yes.)
At some point in everyone’s life they go through a period of being a Fan Girl. Whether you want to admit it or not it happened. The money in your wallet was spent on new music or band memorabilia and you made sure to babysit every weekend so you could buy concert tickets to see the Jonas Brothers... ehhhh, I mean your favorite band. And as you can tell by that last typo – I was a Fan Girl. Oh who am I kidding? I still am. But it’s only natural! You see I come from a family of Fan Girls. My mother was a victim of Beatle Mania, she has a collection of vinyl records and CD’s from the band and hates the radio nowadays, except for Janet and Nick in the Morning. As a 90’s baby, I can proudly sing “I Want it That Way” by the Backstreet Boys in my sleep. Later in life my heart gave its full devotion to that family of 3 known as the Jonas Brothers. My younger sister… Let’s just say she’s already changed her last name to Styles. She has the One Direction infection. Complete with a Harry Styles’ doll and cardboard cutout. It’s safe to say that she talks to them (via Twitter) more than me.
Not sure if you were/are a Fan Girl?
Well if any of these things happened to you then the answer is: Yes. Yes, you’re a Fan Girl.
Think back to your friends in Middle School/High School. How did you become friends? Did a certain group of musically talented boys bring you together? If yes, you’re a Fan Girl. If not, keep reading.
When you go through all of your old t-shirts, are there some that you just can’t bring yourself to donate to Good Will (poppin’ tags!)? Are these t-shirts ones you bought/wore to concerts during your pre-teen years? Do they have a particular music group on them? Do you still wear them? If yes, you’re a Fan Girl. If not, keep reading.
Scroll through your iTunes Library. Is there a specific musical group in which you have all their albums? Now, look at the number of plays. Is that number embarrassing? If yes, you’re a Fan Girl. If no, keep reading.
If you are reading this, then you have answered “no” to all of the questions above. This means that you claim to not ever being a Fan Girl. If you answered yes to this, you’re in denial.
Every person experiences a period of their life as a Fan Girl. It could be 2 weeks or 2 years. I could have happened back when you were in High School, or you could be Fan Girl right now. In fact I’m sure that you reading this right now is or was a Fan Girl and really wants this girl to shut up so you can go listen your favorite song. Well, let me wrap this up so you can. Whether you considered yourself a Fan Girl back in the day or admit to being one in the present, awesome! Welcome to the club. And if you say you weren’t… You’re lying to yourself. Now my fellow fan girls! Go! Blast your favorite boy band jam and dance around your room singing into your hairbrush! And most importantly, have no shame when doing it.