This is the reason why we are a Britney Fan, Britney is just so cute and sweet that we can’t get enough of her. It’s her funny and sweet side that made us stick to her up until today. And as along as she is like this we will continue to stay. It’s always fun to see Britney in moods like this. We have seen her during her darkest times, we loved her even so, and up until to this happy moments, we never ceased to get amazed to that wonderful smile and charm that only Ms. Spears has.
So how does a typical Britney Fan live? It begins of having dreams and fantasies about Britney, waking up to an alarm with the sound of Womanizer or maybe Oops I Did It Again, eating breakfast and listening to Gimme More, then going to school or work and still listens to more Britney music on the way, at work or at school you still talk about and think of Britney Spears, visit Breatheheavy.com as you go home and listening to Everytime before going to bed and dream of her again, and the cycle starts over again, and you never get tired of being in that cycle because for a Britney fan, Britney Spears is life.
Most Britney fans started to be addicted to her, as fans call it, The Baby One More Time era. We actually subdivide her career by her album and her first album we consider as her first era. The era where she dominated the world and all eyes were on her. She began singing “Oh baby baby…” and everybody sang along. She hasn’t proven anything yet but then she became the darling of the crowd and everyone got charmed to her innocent beauty and astonishing talent. Most of her fans during this era are teenagers, and some are children, not knowing her name but just by being familiar with her songs. As early as her first year she became the princess of the media and continued to be as she released her second album and the beginning of the Oops era where she released her smash single Oops! I Did It Again she claimed that she has done it again. Yes she did and her fans continued to follow her and get addicted to her. At this point she made a mark in the industry. She was then considered as a total performer, a teen sensation, an idol and the Pop Princess. She has given so much impact to her fans that she became a huge influence to her fans, every word she says is listened, every appearance and performance are followed and every song is requested. She became the most wanted, the ultimate fantasy of the world. Fans got crazy and wanted to catch her on every tour, tv show, radio station and even on promotional spots. Totally, it’s a Britney fan’s wish come true to see Britney everywhere.
The hype continued as Britney changed her image on becoming a vixen in her third album, the Britney era. Some thought it was a risky move but Britney proved that this is the next stepping stone for a better carrer. Britney released songs that were different from her previous work and showed people that an image change is also a level up in her performances where she had the fan-favorite Dream Within A Dream Tour, an unforgettable tour that made all wishes of a Britney Fan come to life starting from a breathtaking performance of Oops, to the wonderful mix of Lucky, Born To Make You Happy and Sometimes to the very sexy performance of Slave 4 U, Britney showed that herself is her best rival and she kept improving herself more. As the 4th album came, the In The Zone era, many things has changed especially in her musical style, she showed 100% sexiness in this album with the release of her hit Toxic. Fans continued to grow hungry as she teases all her fans with her sexy videos, music, appearances, performances even her Onyx Hotel tour that gave a different offering to her fans. For me this tour is actually her best, sadly this is her last before she went into a breakdown.
Her life changed as she got married. As fans, we continued to support her. She released a greatest hits album, a remix album, even her perfume line. We did not leave her until she got divorced and hospitalized, it’s when most of us fans realized that this is too much, and Britney deserves to have a break but she still managed to bring to life the Blackout era, reflecting her darkest days, which is the most favorited album of her fans in her career. What we like about this album is she managed to create beautiful music in spite of her breakdown, she showed she can do it on her own and she doesn’t need someone to control her. She also proved that to make an era succesful, you don’t need colorful promotions or too much controversy to attract the success, she just needed pure music and that’s what we received from her. After this, the Circus era has come to life, bringing along the Circus Tour and the ‘comeback’ single Womanizer. Personally, I cried seeing her perform at the X Factor UK, I saw the fire that the old Britney had and she is back to show people that she is in good form and that she can showcase more and better music. People kept on comparing her to her old self, blaming her ex-husband for her losing the drive to perform, then I realized this is a new Britney offering us new stuff and we should just be thankful she is still performing for us. She received a lot of endorsements this era and more supporters arose and she became the talk of the town again. She continued with her latest album Femme Fatale and had a worldwide tour together with it. As I always say, she had a chance to take a break but she remained to show how grateful she is to her fans. Now what we are excited about is her upcoming judging stint at the X Factor USA, it’s something new to her and something that she deserves to be in since she has been in the industry, she is a pro and she definitely knows how to mentor newcomers. She is a perfect fit for this and will mark her not just as a performer but also an a genuine artist.
Her music is also what makes us fans stay. She has her own sound, a sound that no other artist can imitate or have. A sound very sexy yet sweet and mysterious at the same time. No wonder why Baby One More Time was so irresistible, that up until now us Britney fans still listen to it, as well as with Oops! I Did It Again. She managed to create love songs that we could relate to like Born To Make You Happy, Everytime, When I Found You and Unusual You, songs that Britney sang from the heart that make us Britney fans cry everytime we listen to it as we need it. She also has a collection of songs we fans dance to from (You Drive Me) Crazy, Slave 4 U to Till The World Ends. She managed to create songs with amazing people, with Madonna in Me Against The Music, Pharell Williams in Boys Coed Remix, Rihanna in S&M Rhimix, Kesha and Nicki Minaj in Till The World Ends Remix, will.i.am in Big Fat Bass and Shania Twain in Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know. And she never fails to make the release of her songs to be very festive making it a trend and always offering a new sound to the public that makes it a big influence to the music industry with the likes of the Grammy’s best dance recording awardee Toxic, the true dark pop genius Gimme More, the pure pop Womanizer and especially the dubstep in Hold It Against Me. Britney never fails to release music that will mark in her every fans and makes it a bond that never breaks that keep her fans together.
Lastly, the best thing about being a Britney Fan is the Britney community itself. From Chris Crocker’s famous Leave Britney Alone to Breatheheavy.com’s most interactive Britney forum Exhale, Britney fans proved that no matter how much argument we have, we are one in Britney’s presence and we are united by her music. There might be divisions in terms of locations, race, language and even in understanding but we all have one language we speak that we understand, it’s Britney’s music and her life is our support in everything we are going through. As fans we always compare what Britney experienced to what we experience personally and we see ourselves as Britney, too. Britney is not just a musician, she is more than an inspiration that keeps every fan stand up and be more inspired to continue to life. Personally I thought I am the only Britney Fan standing in this world, I have been mocked and laughed at being a Britney fan. I proved them wrong and took pride that Britney is my favorite artist, then I saw Breatheheavy.com that unites Britney Fans worldwide and Pinoys Heart Britney that unites Britney fans in the Philippines, and I say, I am not alone, rather we are one huge multitude that loved Britney and will support her no matter what. And one thing is for sure Britney taught us one lesson, Go through life like a Karate Kid, – no matter what people say prove them wrong and stand up with what you can do, always show the world what you’ve got.
As a Britney fan, one day is not enough to show love to Britney Spears. One fan can listen to Britney music all day, put it on repeat and never get tired, or probably watch Crossroads the whole day or Glee’s Britney Episode or How I Met Your Mother Episodes with Britney throughout the day, with her commercials, documentaries and music videos, a Britney fan can never get tired. We even complete her CDs and merchandise even if it is hard to find, or even buy products that she endorses even if we don’t use them.Because having all these, they are like our rechargers giving us more fuel and energy to listen and see more of her. We will always have that crave to have more of Britney Spears. As fans we will never get used to her, she is already a part of our lives, our system, and a day is incomplete without even one Britney moment. A day without a Britney Spears news is boring that’s why we Britney Spears fans never get used of viewing fansites like Breatheheavy.com because they offer forums that gather Britney fans and share thoughts with each other. Some Britney fan pages in Facebook like Pinoys Heart Britney of the Philippines also gather Filipino fans, and I’m sure other countries have something like this, too, that does fan gatherings, flashmobs, music videos and contests. In twitter where Britney is always a trending topic, it’s the Britney community there that makes her trend just like @UrABritneyFanIf and other fanpages there. She has been the most searched in Yahoo search engine multiple times and it is because of the craving of Britney Fans. She has definitely marked a big spot into our hearts and she will never be replaced. Yes, better artists might be emerging today, but no one can ever defeat the greatness of Britney Spears. She doesn’t have to prove anything now since she has proven herself worthy to be proclaimed a legend, a legend that brings a mixture of mystery and sweetness into our lives, influencing us to be tough and at the same time to show love. Britney is truly an Icon, and because of us fans, her legacy will live forever.
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