David Archuleta’s fan base is as diverse as the global village itself. But there seem to be a few distinct categories developing. Which one (or two or three) best describe you? Hard to decide?
Total Fangirl/Boy – Squees over every picture, word, event and song. A feeler. Totally into the sentiment of the music, the artistry, the celebrity, the moment. Everything David is wonderful 24/7. Knows all the websites to get up-to-the-minute info on all things David. Attends as many VIPs, concerts, and national anthem gigs as possible. A mosh veteran. A direct tweet from David is Nirvana. Has a hard-drive full of David photos and videos and screen caps. Even voted in the “Favourite David Archuleta Poll” poll.
The Voice – Loves, loves, loves the Voice. The Voice is front and centre in all comments and thoughts; gets lost in the voice when listening to songs.
The Forecaster – Tries to see into the future of David’s career and predict what is going to happen down the road; bases speculation on personal past life experience. assumptions and opinions. Magic 8 Ball optional.
The Interpreter – Gives opinions about past and present events; may use available facts and speculates on the who, what, when, where and/or why of past/present events based on past life experience, assumptions and opinions. Has a future at the U.N.
The Spiritualist – Feels the Connection to The Infinite through David’s artistry. Feels the joy when David sings.
The Giver – Gives more spontaneously in any aspect of life since becoming a David Fan. May donate to various and new charitable efforts like never before since becoming a fan. Even telemarketers now get a warm “Hello!”
The Tittle-Tattler – Main focus is the world of celebrity; likes celebrity media and gossip. Likes the thrill of the drama of it all. Loves to stir up controversy. Sees all aspects of David’s life as topics for discussion since he is a Celebrity. Wishes David had been adopted by Jon and Kate Plus Eight so his life could be a reality show.
The Defender – A cyberworld media watchdog. Routinely responds to any negative review or hint of criticism of David, either in online editorials, blogs, emails, letters, or comments, as if it were a personal slight. “Nobody puts bb in a corner!”
The One: Dreams of being David’s soul mate 24/7. Practices signing “<Insert First Name> Archuleta” during class. An incurable romantic. Wonders what Danish/Honduran specialties to serve on The Big Day. Has Target’s Bridal Registry on speed dial.
The Reporter – Just the facts; gives us straight information, no varnish, no spin. May upload pictures, videos of events and/or mp3s on the net for viewing. Qualified to teach advanced cyber-detective training sessions for FBI, Scotland Yard or Interpol.
The Parent – Feels very maternal/paternal. Worries about what David eats, when he rests and, in general, his health and welfare. Sends him warm hats, scarves and, occasionally, lunch money.
The What If-er – Always looks at the dark side of events first and foremost. Worries about everything that might be or what currently is and why it shouldn’t be that way. Tends to see the glass as half-empty … or just empty.
Music Fan – Bought David’s music because they “liked/loved” the song. Buys different types of music and not involved in the day-to-day minutiae of the diehard David Fan. Goes to David’s concerts just as they would any concert. This person is not likely here reading this.