Holy cow! Last week I traveled to Los Angeles for the incredible Starkid Homecoming (aka 10iversary)! It was a super last minute decision, but two months ago my best friend asked if I’d be able to get myself to California for the show. My answer was no, but I’ll figure it out.
It’s been about five years since I was introduced to Team Starkid and ever since I have supported the actors on their other ventures outside of their musical productions. Recently Joey Richter (Ron Wesley in the Very Potter Musicals) announced that he would be in in a Nickelodeon made for TV movie Genie in a Bikini and the other day I finally got around to watching it in full.
Hey Fangirls! Last week was the fifth anniversary of Team Starkid’s A Very Potter Musical. To me, that’s ridiculous. Team Starkid is my second longest running fandom (after Harry Potter), so when they announced a concert to be performed the weekend after their anniversary, I lost my mind. Of course we’d have to go; it was a necessity. So we prepare, and went!
Fangirls! We couldn’t think of a better thing to right about today to keep in theme with our week of Starkid than their musicial Me & My Dick. I hadn’t seen the production before, but had heard things about it, and frankly couldn’t see myself not enjoying a show about singing genitals.
Fangirls, just about a year ago now, when I first met Emily, she was wearing a red sweatshirt that read “Starkid”. Little did I know that I was soon to be happily introduced to one of the most intense fandoms I’ve ever seen. Though I saw Jim & the Povolos in the spring, I haven’t had the chance to see the Starkid’s do what they are really known for as entertainers, but not long from now, I will be seeing my first Starkid show in Chicago!
So NatalieCaileen and I worked our tushies off this past week to turn the Jim and the Povolos concert into an opportunity to meet some awesome Fangirls on the streets of New York. We made a bunch of t-shirts, goodie bags for the band, and so many business cards. I was so worried that we would be laughed at, but the Starkid Fandom welcomed us with open arms.
Natalie went around and grabbed people to come talk to us about if they considered themselves Fangirls, and other funky things. This is what we got!