Yes, fangirl is a silly term. And yes, tongue is firmly placed in cheek when I use it. But fangirl pretty much describes me. I fawn over music stars. I go to concerts. I sometimes meet the members. I buy all the merchandise. I buy all the music–in digital AND physical formats. I eat, breathe, and sleep music.
I am a professional fangirl. It doesn’t pay much, but it’s the best job I’ve ever had (next to being a mom). It allows me to meet great celebrities, make wonderful friends, and write about all the things I love. I travel around the country to follow my favorite bands, and then I write about them. I review concerts and albums and I’ve even had the pleasure of interviewing some of my favorite artists.
I have a not-so-secret love for boy bands, and my favorite group is BTS. Yes, Korean pop music. If you haven’t listened to them or ever heard of them, I will initiate you. They are fantastic. If I can say that without sounding completely biased!
I was given the name Mama Fangirl by young friends of mine in the fandom world over six years ago. I took care of them like a mom would, so they called me Mama Fangirl, and the name stuck! And I found out a few years ago that mama means royal or your highness in Korean. How can I argue with that?
Oh, and I’m also a mom and wife, so the mama name fits in with that too. My kids are grown and almost out of the house now, but I still have all the kids in my fandom (and my favorite group) to watch over like a proud mom.
Hope you enjoy my blog!