I’m a fan of a few things; Beyonce, Whoever invented the DVR, Underwear from Uniqlo (Don’t judge me…) Lindor Truffles by Lindt… But tattoos are absolutely out of the question for me.
Besides the fact that I’m too old to confess my love in such a juvenile way, I just know better.
When I was younger we confessed our love by ummmm buying posters, Albums and Right On Magazines with our favorite Artist on the Cover. We might have dressed like our favorite stars at their concerts, but the buck stopped there. Now a days kids get tattoos, identical outfits and plastic surgery to look like their idols.
My Question is; Is this new generation’s Stan tactics just a step up in Fan fare or are they obsessed?
Stan; Based on the central character in the Eminem song of the same name, a “stan” is an overzealous maniacal fan for any celebrity or athlete. An overobsessed fan to the point of following a star around.
It is formed from the words stalker and fan. Stalker + fan = stan. [source]