Below are the PPcorn’s top five tactics you can employ in make your encounter with your favorite music artist memorable for both of you. Please be aware that PPcorn does not endorse the use of these tactics. Use at your own risk.
Number One: Start Small. Maybe go for just a high five like one of Steve Aoki’s fans did. “In 2012, on the Deadmeat tour,” he told Rolling Stone, “there was a fan at one of my shows who climbed up on the roof and hung upside down just to get close enough to give me a high five in my DJ booth that was 20 feet above the ground.”
Number Two: Take the Communication Route. Attempting to give your phone number to your favorite music artist might prove to be more difficult than you initially thought, what with security constantly hovering. Try what Ed Sheeran’s fan did, and chuck your phone in their general direction. Then your artists will have to call you. “A girl once her iPhone at me. After the show, we wanted to give it back. When we tried to get into the phone to find a number to call, it was locked. Then we realized her screensaver was a screen grab of a text that said ‘ring this number.’ So we rang the number thinking we’d get through to someone that would know her. Instead, the phone we had started ringing. The number on the screen was for her own phone – she was hoping that I’d see it and call. Luckily, her dad ended up waiting at the back of the venue and we managed to get it back to her.”
Number Three: When Talking Fails, Use Your Body Language. After waving fanatically at them from the audience, you could do what one Karmin band fan did, put on your most flattering outfit (probably a bathing suit), and rush on stage to show off your amazing dance moves. Your artist might be so inspired, they’ll immediately invite you to go clubbing with them after the show. “A girl in a bikini ran up on stage and just started grinding on Amy, who just kept performing like it was a normal thing,” said Nick.
Number Four: Perhaps Dancing Is a Little Too Physical For You. Often times a simple hug will do. Take The Beatles, for example. As George Harrison pointed out in an interview with himself, “whatever way you look at it, the Beatles… and every other group in the top twenty… rely entirely on the fans. It would be no good finding a good song and making a terrific recording of it if there were no fans around to decide whether they liked it or not. To any artist fans are vitally important. An artist who did well and then wanted to forget about his fans might as well forget about his fame at the same time.”
Number Five: If You Are Of The More Extreme Personality Type, You Could Always Start a Full-Scale Riot. Make a mad dash for the artist’s dressing room after the show to grab a souvenir article of clothing or lock of hair. Your artist will love you for it. After all, Elvis did; he said in a 1956 interview, “Mom and Dad still haven’t gotten over all this hoopla about me. Mama was down in Florida once when the girls mobbed me and she was afraid they were hurting me. “Shucks, they were only tearing my clothes. I didn’t mind a bit. I told her, ‘Mama if you’re going to feel that way, you’d better not come along to my shows because that stuff is going to keep right on happening’ – I hope.”