Groupies do what they can to communicate and spend time with artists so that they can get to know them better. Usually, groupies follow musicians and bands, but some groupies follow film stars and other famous celebrities. Groupies need to have a passion for the music as well as the person, and if you’re a music lover, then you’ll be able to be the next groupie of your favourite band.
When you’re at home, you can interact with your favourite musicians on social media and via their websites. You can follow them on the socials, get the first emails about offers and new tickets, and you can figure out where their next concert and VIP dates are going to be. Buy the merchandise and get noticed as a groupie online and, against the odds, you’re going to be able to jump in as their next roadie. So, let’s look at five ways you can be a groupie for your favourite bands:
If your favourite band is on tour, it’s time to saddle up as a blogger for their tour and follow them on the road. Many celebrity musicians list their tickets for each event on their website, and you can use that to figure out their locations. Blog about them, attend as many public events as possible, and you’ll soon be well recognised by the band. To really capture their attention, grab those front row seats as much as you can, and buy those backstage passes!
Respond On Social Media
Sharing posts, adding comments, and sharing their event links will get the attention of the band. Responding and leaving comments allows you to try and engage directly with your favourites and gain the experience of being a groupie.
Buying merchandise directly supports an artist. Get their music without pirating it, clothing from their website, and posters to decorate your space. Write blogs and share them on your social spaces. Write positive reviews as much as you can online and look up their work – past, present, and future. Tell your friends to support them and encourage interaction with them on social media so you can even pass it back to them to share on theirs. It’s exciting!
Being a groupie could include going on tour with them – similar to attending events. It’s more than that, though. It’s going on tour and getting a job in their crew. It’s providing them with a service so that you can continue to show your support while being useful. Following your favourite bands on tour gives you the chance to see them shine in as many places as possible.
Grow Their Fanbase
If you know that your favourite band is new to the music world, then you should do what you can to help them to expand and grow their fanbase. Share with your friends and tell everyone you know about their events and follow their playlist with your best pals at work and at home. Being a groupie is something that occurs against all odds – but that doesn’t mean that you can’t try!