I have had some experience with fans.
First, they approach and begin to embarrass you with adoration. As the conversation continues they will switch gears and begin to use the phrase “I am not saying these things because you are famous, but because I like your style and enjoy your work.
Then they tell you that they too have had some experience with performing and go on to say that they understand what you do from the inside.
Before long they will tell you that they have asked their friends if “They” liked your work and have gotten mixed opinions and sometimes are told that some of their friends don’t know who you are or that they vaguely remember you.
Again, they reiterate that they are not saying any of these things because you are a celebrity and that they don’t have any interest in celebrities, if you were one. And if you are, indeed, a celebrity, you owe me because I am a fan and without me you would be nothing!
If you have the horror of being introduced to people they know, you will notice that you are the only one that has a last name. It’s Bob, Marsha, Mike, Floyd, Ted, I want you to meet Kip Addotta! If there friends don’t know who you are they will demonstrate disdain for you and give you that “Your not as important as I thought you were” look! You will never be asked to mingle with them again.
If they run into you again they will claim that they didn’t know who you were when they met you and infer that as far as they are concerned you are not “All That!”
I am Kip Addotta