For most teenage girls, music is just a part of every day life. Sure, they prefer certain bands and have their favorite songs, but in comparison to being a fan girl, that’s just a drop in the ocean.
Super fans, better known as fan girls, devote themselves to books, television shows, movies, music, and celebrities all the time. Whether it’s purchasing the newest merchandise or attending the next concert, fan girls make it a mission to support their obsessions as much as possible. For me, it all started when a friend introduced me to the world’s most famous boy band, One Direction.
What started out as a simple hobby soon became an obsession. My friends started following the band members on social media in the beginning. That quickly turned into purchasing albums, posters, notebooks, and even pillows that have their faces on them. They’re the first thing on our mind when we wake up, the last thought that comes to mind before bed, and nearly every thought in-between.
Being a fan girl was never easy. Apart from the constant heartache that results from knowing you’ll never be with them, fan girls have to face many challenges. From school mates poking fun at us to family members disapproving, the whole experience can become quite difficult. “It can be a roller coaster of emotions,” a close friend once said. “It’s like the ruined my life in the best ways possible,” another once joked.
Being a fan girl has a lot of positive impacts that overpower the negative ones. For starters, just seeing the face or hearing the voice of any One Direction member can instantly cheer me up and fill me with joy. You have the chance to experience true love at a young age without the painful drama of breakups and insults from the other person. The band members are always thanking you for your support and telling you how much they love and appreciate you.
So, as you can see, being a fan girl has it’s ups and downs, but in the end, I couldn’t be happier that I am one.