"Men, goes the assumption, are serious about the art….Meanwhile women, or rather “girls”, scream at pop stars. We may have moved on from the days of Lisztomania, when female fandom was described in terms of mental illness, but the prejudice endures. Gig reviewers tend to describe crowds at boy-band shows in a tone of puzzled alarm, like Victorian anthropologists observing some gory and baffling ritual. Springsteen fans shatter that artificial distinction. They don’t just respect the art, they love the man. He’s the Dylan who will return your calls, the Neil Young who will join you for a beer. His heart outweighs his brain."
- Dorian Lynskey from The Guardian.
(Source: Guardian, via youngadultfiction)