The days of 'sex, drugs, and rock n roll' are something of the past. Today, it's all about where on charts is Drake this week? Or is Cardi B still making music despite it not being very good? The way fans were in comparison to today with artists and performers really have changed and differed as things have been enhanced, they've seen what was right and what was wrong.
A groupie, by definition, is "a person, especially a young woman, who regularly follows a pop music group or other celebrity in the hope of meeting or getting to know them." When the term 'groupie' first surfaced, it was referring to groups of women who would follow rock stars around, in hopes to sleep with them, or even be friends with them or pursue a romantic relationship with a member of the band.
That's not really how groupies are nowadays, but, there are still some extreme groupies out there that will literally do anything in order to get closer to their favorite performers. Not all of 'groupies' you see today are seen as crazed people, there are actually some really nice ones that get along with their favorite performers extremely well to where the performer will remember them for good reasons.
But, I can definitely say that I've known my fair share of groupies who definitely need to learn what personal space is and what respect is. Respectively, they also are ones I really don't get along with as well as I would like to. You're supposed to come together with people who share a common interest with you and bond over it but in these cases? You typically want to steer clear of it.
If there are speculations that you're secretly getting all your concert tickets and travel expenses paid for by a sugar daddy? Chances are, you're also being called a 'groupie', or in worse cases? A stalker. I think that's the last thing I would want to be labeled as. Plus, after a couple of shows of seeing your favorite artist within the same tour, it probably gets tiring and repetitive. Though every city has a different vibe and atmosphere to it, it's nearly the same exact show, just in a different location.
I wouldn't consider myself a groupie, I would consider myself a fan. I've been a fan of the same artist for nearly nine years now and thanks to him, I have found the most amazing group of friends and through social media, I'm even able to say I have a good connection with the artist I've been supporting for so long. It's such an amazing, reassuring feeling knowing that the artist that I'm a fan of genuinely doesn't hate me, because I know a couple of people they aren't necessarily the biggest fans of. It's always interesting to see how people interact with the people they support, the friends they make through that common interest, and things in that nature.
So, calm down, go listen to your Kid's Bop, and allow yourself and the person you're supporting to breathe. They need a break from reality too.