May 20, 2010

"Sometimes I'm sexy, move like a stud..."


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I've always idolized groupies, not in a way like I wanna start doing heroine and play musical sexual partners among band members, but in a way like I wanna have the power and the closeness to affect change in something like the Rolling Stones Forty Licks, a la Anita Pallenberg.  Furs, jewelry, traveling and parties...all sounds like fun to me.  Fun aside, Penny Lane's re-versioning of the term "groupie" to be "band-aids" pretty much solidified my 13 year old self's aspirations to be a part of the boy's club without being a slut.  As she famously said, "We are not Groupies. Groupies sleep with rockstars because they want to be near someone famous. We are here because of the music, we inspire the music. We are Band Aids."
Now, the scene is different, and as much as Krystal Simpson wants it to be the decades of free love and fringe up the wazoo, it's more like the decade of dancing to glitchy music in 5" black wedged booties.  I feel like I'm surrounded by aspiring DJ's more than aspiring rock stars.  So what's a "groupie" to do?  Probably get a job and only rock out on weekends.  It's a shame it can't be a sustainable lifestyle anymore...or can it?

10 comments:

dust said...

As long as it's a local band, don't go for anything bigger, unless... it looks like a romance. I didn't realize there is such a small demand for guppies, I finished my carrier a decade ago when I married one. It's a happy end story, after we divorced, we stayed best friends, we sort of forever felt like we need to take of each other. We went through hedonist 90's together... I should stop now...

dust said...

I meant: when I married one of the guys from the band, not the groupie...

Margaret said...

so so so amazing :)
loving the blog too
great posts!
stop by some time xx

Silvia Couture said...

lol your hilarious! love this post

-Silvia

Ash Fox said...

i think it's never been a sustainable lifestyle...even if you're pamela de barres and have made a living from being a groupie. there's so much more to these women than living in the shadow of a rockstar. that being said i'm also nostalgic for that carefree, laid back, free love vibe of the 70s and the music it spawned. it seems very glamourous in sexy black and white photos, but who knows what it was like for the girls living it. i'm sure we're just glorifying their experiences. i can talk about groupies for pages and pages. they completely fascinate me.

x

許淑福 said...

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Dandy Wellington said...

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Rebecca G. said...

i love krystal simpson, rolling stone writer/groupie/rock star in her own time! good words!

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