Meet the Hosts: Genevieve
Fandom Support Group is a radio show new to SYN 90.7, guiding you through the world of fandoms. We chatted with the second half of the show, Genevieve, about her experiences with fandom life; from the crazy to the embarassing.
Hey Genevieve! Tell us about your history with fandoms
I’ve been a fan of loads of people for ages (for example, Shakira, Linkin Park, Green Day, and P!nk; all the stuff I was brought up on) but I only really started to think of myself being in a fandom when I joined Twitter. I then got Tumblr and well it escalated very quickly since then.
Since joining Tumblr, did you notice yourself going in a certain direction? Towards different music genres, for example?
Tumblr introduced me to new artists and TV shows, and I found some of my favourite artists because of it. That said, I wouldn’t say it changed my direction but it definitely broadened it.
So, now what are your favourite artists? Your favourite TV shows?
There’s so many; I could go one for ages, but just to name a few; Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Imagine Dragons, Halsey, Panic! at the Disco, Twenty One Pilots, As It Is, Short Stack and so, so many more. For TV shows; Sherlock, Pushing Daisies, Doctor Who, Parks and Recreation, and a heap more that I won’t keep listing.
For you, what does it mean to be in a fandom?
For me being in a fandom is about sharing my passions with other people who are also just as passionate. It’s great when you can make friends by yelling (or just typing in caps lock) about the things you love.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done as a fan?
I’ve done hardcore competition entering, I’ve stayed up hours watching a live stream that revealed a new single, I’ve gotten up at 4:30 to get to a morning concert. I’ve waited hours and hours in line to get a good view and to meet people. But i wouldn’t consider them “crazy” necessarily.
How does one enter competitions in a ‘hardcore’ way?
Well, I remember one time I entered a competition over 50 times in one day. Still didn’t win though.
Was that even allowed?
Not too sure, I don’t recall there being a limit. Also, there was that time I called a radio station every morning for a week and a half to try and win Ed Sheeran tickets, which involved like 20 calls a day to try and get through.
Clearly, you’re dedicated. Anything else you want to tell the world about fandoms?
I guess just that we aren’t all just screaming teenage girls.