If you’re a massive fan of an A-list musician like Taylor Swift or Lady Gaga, it’s easy to want to get closer to them and do things that set you apart from the rest. Indeed, it can be easy to feel like celebrities are the level above us: they’re “remote” beings that live in a world that’s so far removed from our everyday lives. We’ve put together some tips on helping you build a closer relationship with your favourite star, whether it’s Harry Styles, Adele, or Charlie Puth!
Visit their birthplace
No, we’re not suggesting that you head to your favourite celebrity’s childhood home, but spending some time in their hometown is an excellent way to feel closer and understand what it was like to be in their shoes. You can learn about where they came from, what influenced their music or artistry, and how they developed into the person you know and love today. Spend time checking out their favourite ice cream store and immerse yourself in their world. “I’m on my way, driving at 90 down those country lanes, singing to Tiny Dancer,” said Ed Sheeran. “ I miss the way you make me feel, and it’s real when we watched the sunset over the castle on the hill.” Re-create that magic, and you’ll soon feel connected to them!
Read their autobiography
Some of the world’s biggest stars have invited us into their lives in tell-all autobiographies, and one of the world’s most iconic performers, Britney Spears, is about to release her own. You can learn about their struggles and obstacles and relate to their lives. It’s a chance to connect with them through common experiences and understand their past in a way you might not once have done. Not into reading? Consider documentaries like Lady Gaga’s Five Foot Two or Taylor Swift’s Miss Americana for a behind-the-scenes look at their real lives.
Buy some jewellery
Another way to get closer to the celebrities you care about is to buy some jewellery that reminds you of them. You might buy a replica of their iconic pieces, something from their merchandise stall, or even something that reminds you of them, like this stunning hugging ring. Jewellery can hold great sentimental value and remind you of your favourite celebrity when you’re going through good times and bad, and it’s a way to express yourself.
Follow them online
One of the most obvious ways to feel closer to your favourite celebrities is to follow them on social media and be in the know when they post new content. It’s also worth turning on their post notifications on TikTok, YouTube and Instagram so you can be alerted when they go live. You never know what they might announce – a new song, a perfume launch, or even a meet and greet that you could be part of. And hey, you might even get to ask a question during a live stream that they could answer, giving you a special moment to remember.
Remember, they’re human
Finally, though it can be fun to idolise celebrities and make them a part of your life, it’s worth remembering that they’re human, too. Don’t expect the world from them, and remember that you’re unlikely to ever meet them. Use celebrities as a crutch and a way to express yourself and feel part of a greater community, but know when enough is enough and give yourself a break where necessary. Spend some time in the real world with people who you love dearly.
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