Sunday, June 15, 2008

it's all happening

"They don't even know what it is to be a fan. You know, to truly love some silly little piece of music or some band so much that it hurts." -Sapphire, Almost Famous

Anyone who knows me knows I have long been in love with groupies. Some may see groupies as pathetic sluts, but I don't see it that way. Some definitely are, but the ones I love (hint: not the Rock of Love bitches, no matter how awesome that show is) are awesome, empowered individuals. Yes, Almost Famous is my favourite movie and I've read Pamela des Barres' books. I think I've found my future career path.
Polexia, Sapphire and Estrella from Almost Famous
Cynthia Plaster Caster
(Jimmy Page and) Lori Maddox, alias "Lori Lightning"
The goddess and my favourite fictional person ever, Penny Lane (played by Kate Hudson, but you knew that)

Cynthia Plaster Caster
Cynthia Plaster Caster and Pamela Des Barres
Miss Christine of the GTO's
Miss Christine and Miss Pamela of the GTO's
The GTO's
"I always tell the girls, never take it seriously. If you never take it seriously, you never get hurt. If you never get hurt, you always have fun. And if you ever get lonely, just go to the record store and visit your friends." -Penny Lane, Almost Famous


Chelsea Dagger! said...

I love "Almost Famous".

It's an intense love.

Hahaha, fuck it, he's gay.

Amazing blog entry.
Keep at it! =)

Sister Libby said...

Yes...Being a groupie would be an awesome experience to have under one's belt...No pun intended. God, that really wasn't funny.

Penny Lane is what I am naming my next dog. Or firstborn child.

Anonymous said...

i agree groupies ca be people who are so moved by a bands music they are willing to follow them around it does sound kinda skanky but i would love to do that!

and thanks for the comment about my hair!!

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

what a fun post. i'm also relatively obsessed with penny lane from 'almost famous.' i totally pretend i'm her everytime i'm belting out 'tiny dancer' alone in my car.

L. said...

I definately think its your calling. Most groupies either look really innocent or really... ahem, not. You can be the first sort and surprise people!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

i love the almost famous too!!

love all the photos

ellie said...

When I read this, I thought of the line of scene queens I saw at a recent concert. They were styl'n. The hair. The makeup. The piercing. The fishnets. God, I wonder what they looked like after the show.

Of course, I'm sure its all 'them'. Not the band. But its so sweet to hear a huge fellow from behind scream out how he's got a hard on for the female drummer from MSI.

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm usually not a fan of groupies, but the Almost Famous ladies are very inspiring.

Mariel said...

God that's an amazing movie! After seeing it, I totally wanted to be a groupie too haha

LBIC said...

I love almost famous. My favorite groupie is Bebe Buell. I think that's mostly because I had the biggest crush on Coyote Shivers.

coco said...

Oh my god I was just thinking of doing a post on the clothes in Almost Famous, I love the film.
And I am really feeling the groupie look right now!


Youve inspired me to do some research on the GTO' the Almost Famous. what a classic.


Lovely Lie said... blowjob your way into fame.
Why am I working so hard?

WendyB said...

Cynthia Plaster Caster has always cracked me up. What a calling! Some people are called by God...others are called by rock gods.

Aretha said...

I really love to know more and more about groupies, my fav is Uschi Obermeier, she had a great life

Cate said...

"They don't even know what it is to be a fan. You know, to truly love some silly little piece of music or some band so much that it hurts."

i know that feeling so well. and it hurts all the more knowing that all bands i love so much that it hurts are long gone. it seems to me there is no band worth being a groupie of at the moment.
once again, i wish i'd been born like, 50 years ago.

jess said...

i've never seen almost famous, but that post was cool. being a groupie seems like an intersting experience

Sunniva said...

fantastic post yet again, Molly ! Whenever I think of you, I always think of just have that unique groupie feel which is so rare! and oh, haha, remember, we were supposed to run away and become Arctic Monkeys' groupies..still on? haha;)

I had this big plan of doing the Kayla Hyne chant on my birthday party in the weekend, but I completely forgot. Sorry sweetie! I'll try to remeber next time.

you're my hero too..please remember me when you're the world's most famous groupie!


Katelin said...

yeah i definitely wanted to be a groupie for a while, don't know who'd i'd follow now, but oh well, it'd still be quite the trip.

Alix d'Laire said...

We share the same favourite movie. I think it's probably a lot of people's favourite, because honestly...Penny Lane. Patrick Fugit. Love and sex and heartbreak and rock. yeahhh... anyway, no idea who this cynthia character is, I shall go wikipedia to repair this gaping hole in my knowledge.

Siljesfashion said...

loved this movie. Great post!

Chelsea Rae said...

I'm not sure when I started obsessing over groupies, but I do know the GTOs were the first to really inspire me. The "groupies" of today are no match for the ones of rockstars past. I think if I were to be a groupie I'd have wanted to be one for The Doors, because even though Jim Morrison was the sleaziest of sleazy, he had this strange sexiness.

Pretty In Black said...

Cynthia was definitly a different kind of groupie.

I haven't seen almost famous. Perhaps I'll watch it.

riz said...

OK I HAVE to see Almost Famous! How if it that you know so much about this time period?? ;)

PS - Thanks for all the compliments. I really love your blog.

The Clothes Horse said...

I just wanted you to know, I just checked "Almost Famous" out of my library b/c your post inspired me to!

A. said...

I, as well, LOVE Almost Famous. "It's all happening" is one of my favorite quotes. I have no idea why, it just captures a feeling, a way of living, an emotion, I suppose. When Penny Lane says, "What KIND of beer?" that is just brilliant acting.

And while I love the groupie-look, I was never the biggest groupie fan, it kind of relates back to my dislike of people who live off of others. But now I'm starting to sound really self-righteous and snotty.

Great post though, I love the look of old pictures.

The Vancouverista said...

I love groupies. If I wasn't in love with my boyfriend I would be one right now for sure.

Diana Coronado said...


April Stone said...

I couldn't agree more!!!!
I actually took a page out of Miss Penny Lane's book at I now run a school for groupies on a website called The Rock Groupie. I also write a blog called Rock N Roll: The Groupie Chronicles.
you can find it here:

and if you don't have tumblr, you can still view the whole site and simply follow the updates on twitter!

it's all happening!

All of my love,
April Stone
The Rock Groupie