During the times I was part of a fandom, it became sort of a trend to go to the hotels where the bands we like stayed. Although I never took part in that kind of thing, I’ve heard stories from my friends about how they would wait at the lobby hoping the artists would come down, and would sit close to them at the cafe just so they could dine with them--well kind of. There was even a point when some kids would go up to them while they were poolside, shirtless and wet. These kinds of actions might still be in the fangirl spectrum. Although I understand that you really want to meet your favorite band or artist, I feel like it’s not right to disturb them when they’re in that kind of situation. Unless they’re totally up for it and are willing to meet fans, I’d want to give them space. But if you’ve done this or if you have been wanting to, don’t worry no one’s judging you here. Some people have made creepier and more stalker-like decisions.
There was once a [true] story of a girl named Ali King who allegedly hid in the bushes of her favorite musician’s house while said musician and his girlfriend were making out inside of his home. Ali took photos of the house and his dogs before banging on the door demanding to meet her idol. The musician answered the door and to his surprise, a desperate fangirl was standing on his porch demanding him to take pictures with her. Of course her actions backlashed and since then, that girl has become a popular meme within the fan base. She received copious amounts of hate online and offline. I wouldn’t necessarily say that she deserved the hate, but this type of behavior is definitely unacceptable and borderline illegal.
Just imagine yourself having a fan who knows where you live and can visit you anytime. I’m pretty sure you’ll be dead scared. So the point is: respect boundaries. No matter how much you love and look up to someone, know that they’re people just like you and me. They need their space and privacy. Plus, it’s unhealthy to obsess over something or someone too much. If you ever find any personal information about a celebrity or any other famous person, keep it to yourself and try not to do anything illegal and/or creepy. Some fan-turned-stalkers have already gotten restraining orders from their favorites so behave yourself, darling.
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