Some bands, whether they're good or bad, have horrible fan bases. It's not always their fault, though of course, sometimes the artist is a bad influence and attracts the worst of them.
We asked Ultimate Guitar readers to nominate and vote for the worst music fan bases ever, and this is what we got. We don't agree with the whole list, but the people have spoken.
Do you agree with the results? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Those darn Pitchfork
reading, sandal wearing, vinyl listening, moustache growing, duck-face posing, indie-rock grooving, camel riding, ukelele strumming, poem writing hipsters aren't so bad. Until you see them in person. Here they are posing for the camera because they think it's about to take a picture.
9. Nirvana Fans
Hey, nice Nirvana
hoodie. Looks pretty fresh, though. Were you alive when they were around? No, they didn't exist. Yes, they were a great band. No, you shouldn't wear the same hoodie every day.
8. Beatles fans (who thinks that everything after 1970s is not music)
are undoubtedly one of the greatest bands of all time, and set the template for almost every songwriting musician that followed. But they are not the only artists worthy of existence, and there's plenty of music created since that rivals them. The Beatles were just four great musicians, not oxygen. Take a walk or something.
7. Black Veil Brides fans
They're full of faux goths and annoying poses. And that's just the band; wait until you see their fan base.
(Note: we have no idea if the people in this picture are fans or in the band. It’s hard to tell.)
6. Korn fansKorn
are great at what they do, but some of their fans are a little stuck in the 1990s. Guys, you gotta learn that rap metal has moved on. Hell, Korn have moved on too. They're not all bad - it's the fans of "Path of Totality
" that you want to worry about.
5. *Random metalcore band* fangirls
This subset of women do the rest of female music fans a disservice. It's that small group of fan girls who don't really understand metal, but have realised that dressing in black gets some attention from burly male metal heads. Hopefully in the band.
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3. The Directioners
are a bunch of c--ts, and so are anyone who likes them. What else do you need to know?
2. Insane Clown Posse fans
While we think it sucks that ICP
fans have been targeted by the FBI and classified as gang members, there's no doubt that anyone who is impressed by lyrics like "F--king magnets? How do they work?" is douche-tastic.
Justin Bieber fans don't just have soppy lightweight boring gutless weird loner tired small meek baby weird misguided shameful music tastes. Oh no. They also call themselves "Beliebers." Ugh.
That's the end of our top 10 worst music fans. What do you think? Let us know in the comments.