Sunday, October 4, 2015
Why Do Us Blockheads Get So Much Sh*t? Originally posted August 8, 2014
This question has a been building well since I was 3, but for the past six years since New Kids on the Block reunited. Yes, we are different breed of fan for a band that has so much musical history. Yes, there are a ton of other artists we could get into; in fact most of us follow other bands and artists as well. Yes, us self proclaimed "Blockheads" are a wild and crazy bunch to an extent. We network via social media, we get together to talk about the fun times and plan for the next fun times, and we raise money for various causes. We are C-R-A-Z-Y in a very good way. Don't get me wrong, there are a few in the bunch that are a bad egg of bat shit crazy antics such as stalking, drama, back stabbing, etc. In reality every fan base has it's share of drama and bullshit. As a BH, I have had some of the best times of my life in the past six years. Yes, it has cost me money for concert tickets, travel, and time, but it's all worth it for the friends I have gained along the way. The set list rarely changes, but the memories are always new when NKOTB and BHs get together. It's about enjoying life! Now, why do us Blockheads get so much shit? Yes, many outside of this fandom tend to make comments, ask questions, and overall disapprove of how we are choosing to spend our money. Now judging from the overall positive, legal, and fun we are having as a group of people who share a common hobby, why such opinions? Most people in this world have a hobby or do something to have fun. The best way to address this is to either join us for a concert/event or let us be. You do your thing, and we BHs will do ours.