More David Cook Fan Fallout: With bonus photo! And evidence of post-blog unacceptable behavior?
First off, let me just say not all David Cook ultra-devotees are bad. Just a few. I don’t think anyone thinks less of Cook’s fans after reading his MySpace blog, which has apparently been picked up by several news outlets.
Personally, I’m hoping it opens the eyes to those who have no idea this sort of behavior goes on. Yes, grown women behaving badly. This is American Idol.
I like David Cook. Actually, I kind of think his public acknowledgement of these crazies was polite and a wise career move. Granted, I’ve never had a music career and really don’t want one. And I think I’ve only had like, 1-2 stalkers, in my lifetime. And one only did it in jest so I don’t think I can count that one. Anyway, I haven’t had any legitimate stalkers (to my knowledge) and I can’t sing for shit, but I can say I think its good one of these performers has come forward and publicly stated that there are some real batshit crazies out there doing insane things. With Idol’s “overnight success” format and “vote for your favorite” campaigns, these men leave the competition with rabid fans who delude themselves into believing they are owed something. Why? Because you know, they voted for them for hours, showered with gifts while following them on the summer tour, spammed their MySpace pages with song plays, blah blah blah…
And I suspect those “questionable” fans who are “allegedly” making it bad for everyone else are trying to push their way into tonight’s show, which is a student-only performance. Jesus Christ, whack jobs, can’t these guys have any peace and not have to worry about seeing you hogging up the front row?
Why do I think they’re still in stalking mode? Because everyone loves the Twitter!
@Txxx did you get in ? (2 hrs ago)
Sounds to me like they’ve followed the band to their next venue and reporting back to those who aren’t lucky enough to be there with them. What do you think?
Ok, back to the “fan reaction” about Cook’s blog.
This woman hits the nail on the head.
I know for a fact that certain fans believe they are “friends” with the band, or they have told others this. So if that is the case, why are they forced to wait for half the day in line to get front row at the concerts? It seems like if they are real friends, DC or his band would be scoring them tickets and back stage passes.
As does her fellow David Cook fan…
I was at the show Friday night and unfortunately was sitting on the side of the stage were the “bunny” group was. I took over 100 pictures and in not 1 of them did I get David looking over my side of the stage. From my perspective, it seemed like he avoided that side of the stage all night. I spent so much of the night trying to get a good picture that I missed much of the show. I was really disappointed.
Now this silly Cook fan…why are you defending the behavior of these women in question? How do you know for a fact? Were you part of their posse?
The people they name in the photos are who they say they are, yes…but all it “proves” is they they were in the casino and one wearing a wig. they aren’t doing anything in the pics but talking to each other. so because they have “photos” everything they write is true?
You must know that the best lies are peppered with small truths in order to make them believable. i know for a fact they weren’t doing this stuff.
I agree it is quite the case for slander. unfortunately the damage is already done.
Blah blah blah. Everyone knows who Wig Girl is and I doubt she would have a case for slander at this point.
I remember seeing her at the Niagara Falls show. Her and her friends were monopolizing Neal at the casino bar, we finally interuppted when it was apparent that they were not going to acknowledge us or let us get a word in. He talked quite freely with us and for quite a while and also with some other fans who came along and we let them in.
Hmmm…and how would someone not following this band around the country NOT know what their tour buses looked like, especially since there have been numerous reports of them running into the guys at a rest stop.
David’s buses are not spray painted with his name on it. Rather, they are unmarked grey ryders. Who else but online fans who saw his Rowan Vlog or saw photos of his ryder know that?
So how would a non blogosphere fan happen to guess correctly what the color of David’s buses were or much less find them? And the idea that it his blog might be directed at *those* unnamed fans? Sorry, I don’t buy that for a NYC minute. Again, not accusing anyone here (on DCO), but there are too many holes in that collander for it to hold water. I’ve seen and heard enough on these message boards (not just DCO) to realize some of this disturbing behavior has been documented and photographed and tweeted by stalkers, who are very much on-line.
Yeah, it’s disturbing, all right. Everything about it.
Even without the blog, I think that it was coming. There have been enough concerns raised about people trying to find DC & the EEB in their bus or hotels that the tour threads now have a disclaimer barring psting of information as to the guys’ location. We’ve seen twitters from Ryan Star about OTT behavior. And there have been mutterings about pushy fans, etc., for some time. Barring DC and the EEB making themselves completely inaccessible, a backlash was coming.
And about those “Fuc Bunnies”. Seems they weren’t just acting like complete idiots in illuminated pink bunny ears — they were also complete assholes to other concertgoers.
on my cell but had to respond… it was bad.. they were in my section in the three rows ahead of me.. i have a pic of some of the ears lit up but have decided not to acknowledge them.. they were rude to everyone around them and acted like cookie was theirs.. and yes the sign spelled out fu*k.. andy was dying on stage horrified but laughing they were right in front of him.. seriously there were fans doing this who were old enoug to be his grandmother..
The sign-wielding bunnies obviously get a kick out of bad spelling.
You’re right but there were two sets of signs. I didn’t post about the first set. I believe the first set just said “We say Master you say Cook” or something like that (something more SANE? Or maybe not but I couldn’t see that one as clearly since it was bigger and I was watching DAVID). He sort of acknowledged that one with an “oookkkkaaayyy?” but then later they reused the signs for the “We masterbate” which is why masturbate is spelled incorrectly. Or maybe they just think that is how it is spelled. I saw it with my own two eyes as did my husband as we were directly behind them (but several rows back).
Here, this is a blurry shot, but you can see part of the We Masterbate sign. CLASSY.