It has to be one of the most talked about moments via a Syfy show this year. Grant Wilson, the cofounder of TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society), walks away from the wildly popular TV show “Ghost Hunters”. Immediately, the rumor mill started. Was he divorcing? Was he dying? Could he not stand the attention and fans anymore?! Anything people could think of became discussed.
The truth? Grant talks about it directly to the fans and inquiring minds in this mini film, a Fan-Culture.org production featuring lush pieces of live music from CarpetShark, with a no-frills bonus video HERE with full interviews. Transcripts of videos can be made upon request.
There are probably a lot of celebrities and public figures who would not be up for a book signing and discussion following the morning of a family member’s funeral, but Nick Groff of “Ghost Adventures” was not about to let his fans down at a Nashua New Hampshire Barnes and Noble on Saturday, November 17th. Very nice of you to do, Nick! Check out the full video of the event HERE and a video where Nick does some fan shout outs HERE. You can send Nick condolensces on his loss via Twitter HERE, or to just follow him and become a fan, too!
I have met him [singer Dwight Yoakum] one time very briefly at a restaurant in Los Angeles and I just did my best, I was introduced to him, and I did my best to keep my cool, and shake his hand, and get out of there. Not reveal that I was an enormous Dwight Yoakum nerd…I was in a diner once wearing a Dwight Yoakum shirt in that he came into, and I felt humiliated and sort of like, crouched down beneath the booth I was in.
-Josh Gates, DT (Destination Truth) Fan Radio, July 9th 2012
”Someone said to me once, ‘When you see fans with Gaga tattoos, does it make you worry they’ll regret it one day?’” pop star Lady Gagareminisced in this video while on-stage at one of her Spring 2011 shows. “And I said ‘No, I’m gonna bust my [expletive] the rest of my life to make sure you never regret it.”
Waldo, an avid Gaga fan and the subject of her conversation in the video, was ecstatic ”Right after the show when I went to see her, she actually signed my arm, which I got tattooed,” the young fan stated, showing off the fresh addition to his “Little Monster” adornment.
Tattoos immortalizing fandoms have been prevalent in pop culture for quite a few decades, but the Gaga fan community in particular is a current example of a fan’s object of affection directly encouraging ink (among a long list of examples, Exhibit B: the artist kissing a fan’s tattoo HERE and Exhibit C: fan Stephanie getting national recognition for her Gaga ink and fandom HERE). Heck, Gaga herself has a “Little Monsters” tattoo dedicated to her loyal fan community. However, there are some pop culture figures who wish those who idolized them maybe did not take their love to this extreme.
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