I have about... eleven or so huge Cher posters in my room, and I was looking around the other day and just thought, "Wow. That is a whole lot of Cher." I'm starting to think that it's kind of sick, to be so obsessed with somebody that I've never even met! But then I think, "Yeah, but she's just so awesome. How can you not be obsessed?" But then I say, "Well, gee, I know more about her than I do about my best friends." So then I think, "Yeah, but my best friends don't write books and stuff." "But look at it! There is so much Cher in here!" "Yeah, but she's so amazing! It's good to have a Cher shrine in here." "And you know why don't have any friends, Elsa? Because they think it's weird that you live, breathe and sleep Cher!" "Well, then they're weird!" "If they're weird, how come you're the only one who knows more about Cher than you know about yourself?!" "Shut up, other personality!" "You shut up!" "That's it! I'm going to go listen to Believe!"
Am I just going through post-concert blues or am I really that weird? Maybe if I just evened things out... if I had like ten movie posters, and then ten Cher posters, I wouldn't be all "All the Cher! ALL THE CHER!"
The wind of change will blow, And another dance will start. And I'll finally get the point Like an arrow to my heart.
Elsa! You're too funny! I know here on LI other than my good buddy Bert..they ALL don't get Cher:( Unfortunately..my friends think it's nuts..but have no fear..everyone in here is like U! LOL..Be Proud to be a CHER fan baby!!!!!!!!!!! When your friends bank accounts look like Cher's call me! LOL:) Keep BELIEVING!!!!!!!!!! Jan
I think we all get it in one form or other. I know I do. People in Tennessee dont understand. If you dont have a Hank Williams Jr bumper sticker on your car you are strange. I have been called everything....my favorite being "Cher Groupie". I like that title. You know everyone has something, Kiss, Rod Stewart, Hank, Elvis, Shinia Twain, Michael Jackson, basketball, football, NASCAR (watching cars go around in circles?). So when someone says something about me driving 6 hours to a Cher concert I say "Dont you drive every d**n week end 6 hours to watch some guys run around a big field chashing after a funny looking little ball? What the difference. We enjoy it" I must say I would rather spend my hard earned dollars on Cher posters or lps or cds than what some people do. Everyone likes something. Can we help it if ours is the most talented and beautiful woman to ever grace a stage? Think about it.....
Post by CherUniverse on Mar 24, 2004 17:57:33 GMT -5
You`re in good company, Elsa. I am not only Cherred out, as you put it, but in, out, upside down and backwards! Ever since I was 13 years old. I have a Cher Room in which even the ceiling is used. This is the plight of the Cher fan. I think as fans we probably analize ourselves more than any other performers fans do because we are always in question. Just as Cher has always been in question. Sweets for the sweet.
But don`t worry about it Elsa, or what people say. It`s not a bad thing to keep yourself in check. Without questions there are no answers and what matters most is what YOU think. There will always be people who draw an imaginary line for you and if you cross it then you`re in La-La Land in their eyes where Cher is concerned. They can be quick to say "obsession" if you fit THEIR definition of that. But if you`ve ever seen a person who collects political or sports memorbilia, some how that is more noble then Cher is in people`s eyes.
But we`re collectors of pop culture and we focus on one artist who has done it all. Cher. Think about it, Elsa. If Cher believes sometimes that she was born to perform, and she has said this, then her role wouldn`t be fulfilled without HER fans. And it`s not always just the casual fans who perpel an artist with longevity into 5 decades of greatness like Cher possesses. No. Some come and go, yes, but a lot of fans have stuck with her decade after decade and they will always love and support her through thick and thin. That is OUR job from this side of the stage. Cher has hers and we have ours. It`s a mutual admiration society reguardless what anyone things or says about it.
Just enjoy what Cher brings to your life and embrace it. There is enough horror in the world to face in life and if loving Cher brings light into that....then go for it!
Elsa: I think that you may be going through something that many of us have gone through at some time or another. All I can say is don't stop being a Cher fan because the people in your life aren't. Just remember that not everyone is going to be into Cher... not everyone is going to think she's "cool", or they may only like her acting but not her singing, or whatever... And if you know people don't like her, it's probably not a good idea to talk about her much when you are with those people...
But, even though your family and friends may think she's not cool, always remember that there are millions of people all over the world who think she is the best, and you have many online friends who will never be "Cherred Out" and will always be "Jets' Fans"...
Like Pam said, "there is enough horror in the world to face in life and if loving Cher brings light into that....then go for it!"
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2004 15:50:17 GMT -5 by BostonQ
I guess you kinda missed my point... what I meant was, why am I obsessing over this woman that I've never met and probably never will meet when I could be focusing on more important matters, like my own life? Ehh I dunno.
The wind of change will blow, And another dance will start. And I'll finally get the point Like an arrow to my heart.
Post by CherUniverse on Mar 28, 2004 19:51:35 GMT -5
We get your meaning Elsa, yes, we really do. But we don`t view you as "obsessing" over Cher the way you seem to feel about it. That is why we answered the way that we did. We all make choices and Cher is a part of our lives which we chose to embrace. She`s an enhancement, not a determinant. A tool to learn from too, if we so wish, whether anyone meet her or not. Life doesn`t slow up or get lost just because your a Cher fan. She goes along with you for the ride wherever you may go, if you want her too. You don`t have to neglect yourself or rate who or what should be more or less important in your life just because you keep up on Cher`s life or you think you do over your own. It doesn`t have to be instead of your own, but in addition to. Cherdom doesn`t have to take the focus away that unless you see it in that way. That is upto you and not us on this board, though you did ask. All we can speak to is how she has effected our lives and why we`re all still here. Loss or Gain? I`d have to say gain. But give yourself sometime, ok? You`ll figure it out for yourself. We all do.
Must admit that alot of my family think I am obsessed (one sisters thinks I am getting really scarey!!) and have to say that when I look around at all my Cher stuff I have to agree. But ya know I enjoy Cher and is that really a bad thing? I don't think so; she really is a great person to admire and respect. She has worked hard for all that she is and has been totally honest and upfront while doing it. Actually I must admit that some of my obsessiveness is rubbing off on My husband and friends! I find Matt now getting into my Cher collection (he even went out and bought Lp holders and hung them for me!!). My fellow co-workers love to hear me talk about Cher is and Cher that and we really get into some fun conversations! So, let us be obsessive as long as we enjoy and bring joy to others with it! DEE
Post by Cherilyzed on Mar 31, 2004 22:55:05 GMT -5
Haha... I know EXACTLY what you mean, Elsa... Oh by the way... this is Alex... Remember me!?! It's great to be back, folks!! Props to my Cher pal, Lisa, for pointing me in direction of the coolest board ever. ;D Seriously, guys, I've missed you so much, and I am SOOOO sorry for taking so much time off... But don't worry, I am still a faithful fan. I'm representing Cher even in college... I've toned it down a little... but I'm still insane, don't worry. Some things NEVER change. Anyway, on with the post. CHERRED OUT!?!? CHERRRRRRRRED OUT! *Alex borrows Cher's whip prop from the Farewell Tour and proceeds to give Elsa a severe beating* HOW DARE YOU!!!!!! Haha, just kidding. I, too, have felt this way. Sometimes I have to re-evaluate my life after I spend hours designing my Cher website, or I find myself listening to all of Cher's CDs in order... realizing that I know the order and year of each CD without even having to think about it. Or I find myself remembering dates in history by applying it to an event in Cher's life... Or I see I word with any of the letters contained in Cher's name and it somehow spells Cher to me... Yeah, I think I'm a little too CHERRED OUT... Oh dear, just writing that kinda freaked me out, haha... But, hey, I feel like as long as you don't bow down to Cher 3 times a day or carry your Cardboard Cher Cut-out with you everywhere you go and insist on feeding it M&Ms and Dr Pepper because she's a "real" person and gets cranky when you don't feed her her favorite junk food at times of the day that are multiples of 6... I think you're all set. Umm... I'm hoping that I'm not offending any of you with any of this. I'm trying to think of an extreme case... but sometimes even I have been tempted to do such things, so correct me if I'm wrong. Anyway, yeah, stick with us, and you'll fit right in. I, too, know more about Cher than I know about some of my friends... but you're right, when was the last time my acquaintences wrote a book... umm...never. I think the one thing that makes a Cher fan too extreme is if they beat up their dad for insulting Cher... wait I've done that... Nevermind. Just don't shove it down your friends throats that don't care about Cher... 'Cause that just gets annoying for them... Personally, I think they're ignorant... ha, just kidding... kinda. But, hey, that's what we're here for... We understand... It's all good.
Aieeeee! *hugtackle* ALEX! I've missed you! Oh, I'm so glad you're back. ^^ Hee. That just made my day.
And yeah, I see what you all mean about being Cherred-out. I sort of wonder about that sometimes too. There are worse things to obsess over, though. I go to a school where 90% of the students are obsessed with themselves. It gets old after a while. Just try not to overanalyze it. If you find yourself outside building a Cher-shrine out of cheese then maybe it's becoming a problem. Otherwise, I think obsessions are kind of cool. They give you... personality, I think. People tend to remember me cos I'm the "chick that's into Cher". (and does anyone agree that the smiley is the cutest thing in the world? Eek!)
AHHHHHHH Alex, didn't we talk about that before, Cherred out!! It hits us every once in awhile, then you think about it again and think, oh I'm ok.. Different circumstances make you start thinking about everything, I know and understand.. Just a part of life is all.. We all have more than just Cher and it's just nice to have her too, it's always something to look forward too or pull you through a rough day.. I'm sure you all can understand that, been there.. Well Alex, glad you finally came out of hibernation, LOL, told you it was nice here, glad to see ya bud!!! ;D
Post by cherfanjoann on Apr 1, 2004 7:34:55 GMT -5
I hold as truth what the great philosopher said "nothing too much". Ahh, but, what indeed IS too much? Since I am 55, I look at Cher as a crazy sister, who has had some bummer years, but who is doing very well overall. I'd like to know her personally, but I know it will never happen. Just wonder what she's like when she's just hangin' out - just veggin' - probably pretty much like the rest of us. Her PERSONA (a personal facade one presents to the world) is what gets in our heads and messes with us. In a good way. She is easy to collect, relatively affordable, not over-the-edge. I'm comfortable being a Cher fan! I believe that if you are a crazed fan, and you are comfortable, and NOT shutting other people out because they can't get close to you, you are fine!
a fist is just a hand, it can come apart... love one another!