Super Fan (so͞o′pər făn)
  1. A person who comes to a live music event when they know who is playing because they either
  • (a) Want to support the musician or live music in general
  • (b) Seek inebriation
  • (c) A combination of (a) and (b)

A serious message about fans though...

Unless you've given up a lot of your free time on nights and weekends to play gigs, you probably don't know what musicians are thinking when they see you at their show. You may wonder if they appreciate it or if they even notice you're there. You may think it's weird or even creepy in their eyes if you come to "too many" of their shows.

Let me assure you, musicians ALWAYS appreciate EVERY time you come to a show. If they don't, it's probably something personal you know about or because you get out of hand- ie. getting obnoxious and loud, or because you might dance too close to the "stage" (sometimes ground level) and bump a metal microphone into their front teeth (very unpleasant). The overwhelming majority of people do not fall into that category. Super fans coming to shows is the livelihood of local musicians. If people (you!) don't show up, that gig is not going to happen again. And that's no fun for anyone.

With all that in mind, I want to give a big sincere THANK YOU to those of you who go out of your way to support live music. I try to notice when people I know show up, and I try to talk to as many people as I can. Whether you're coming to 1 show a year or 1 show every other week - you rock and I hope you come back again.

Thank you - Spenser