OH MY GOSH AN FAMOUS PERSON!
I don’t know if you ever met a person who overreacts if they see an famous person? Since most of you guys are related to at least one fandom I guess you did.
To be honest: I never really understood the hype about celebrities, artists, idols and such. They are normal people just like you and me. Human beings. So just why are there some people so totally overreacting whenever they see one of them in “real life”. Isn’t it just because they are surprised to actually met someone so wellknown? Not for who that person is, or what that person’s profession is, but just for their fame? I bet at least half of you wouldn’t go crazy about meeting up with a cook who carries five stars even though he/she (maybe) excedes others in talent and be famous withing the “cooking scene”. But since you don’t know, you won’t go hyper and even if you know, all you would probable do would be showing perhaps some extra respect. Why? Because he isn’t promoted to public.
Besides that: Did you ever listen to music that doesn’t appear on the charts? Undergroud music? Music that is done by not-yet-famous people? If not: You should try. It’s a very nice expericance to see people (or anything else) you supported from the start getting famous and recognizes by others. You will end up thinking:”I knew they were good!” Don’t always look at mainstream stuff. There are so many things to explore on this world! (Nevertheless you should look the things waiting out there up out of your own interest in the first place).
The thing about art is: relatives and friends will not really look at your work, because they “know” you and therefore think what you do is (at least kinda) normal. Besides those who will get interested on their own, the rest seems to need to be “pushed” by media. Those people who rely on media might look, but the result might be that they want to get to know you (with the prejudgment that you are not a normal person. Going as far as doing or asking strange things.) It’s some kind of vicious circle.
Something being famous doesn’t make it good. Something being unknown doesn’t make it bad. People should judge on their own.