at the meet n greets i've been to, i haven't really found that to be "one-on-one" time.
it's a rushed picture and maybe a hug and it doesn't really make me feel like she cares about me as a fan.
Yet more brat talk. What else do you expect? You want her to read you a bedtime story? Maybe take your number, Skype you every few days? What we probably need to understand here is that you are bitter that you've got some fantasy of being Amandas bff going on in your head and she doesn't have the time to be everybodys bff.
All joking aside, I am curious as to what else you really expect to get at a meet and greet. A picture and a hug is more than a lot of artists will give you the time for and for a woman who does that for all her fans, that is extremely generous.
Thank you for saying this!
I've noticed more and more this type of entitlement attitude here, one of the reasons I bother here less and less. Some seem to think of Amanda (and any other "artist") as their puppet of sorts, they want them to do only as they see fit, to tickle their whim and fancy, to feed their personal sense of need. If they shift outside of their "likes" then they've been "betrayed". It's ridiculous. No artist owes you anything. If artists only did what the "fans" wanted, then what the fuck kind of artists would they really be? They're not here to feed you the "art" you want, they are here to create the art They want.
Have I liked much of anything Amanda has done since WKAP? Not really. Am I angry or feel betrayed because I've spent 8 or so years and tons of $$$ admiring/supporting her? Hell no. Dissapointed? Sure. But in no way am I angry with her, I want her to do what the fuck she wants, how she wants to, when she wants to. I want her to express herself how she wants, to feel the freedom to do so, I want her to do as any real artist would, say fuck it and create/be/do as they want, to please themselves, not the world or anyone else. That to me is what art is about. I may not continue to support what she does, but having hard feelings towards her, a stranger to me (1 fan amoungst thousands) is just absurd. None of us own her, control her, can tell her what to do and not to do, force her to create a certain way, and in my honest opinion, it's very creepy (and just plain wrong) to want to do that to anyone, let alone an artist, again what kind of art is it when it's confined into "pleasing others"?
Heck I haven't cared for the last few albums Conor Oberst has put out, I've invested alot of emotion into his music, his words/writing, but am I pissed at him? Again No. I'm dissapointed and sad, but such is life, he's a person as we all are, nothing more or less, he changes, goes through phases, if he never writes a thing again that I connect to I won't be angry, I will just continue to admire what he did provide that continues to mean so much to me.
The same with so many other artists, could you imagine if we all got so angry and betrayed each time an artist released something/moved in a direction we didn't personally like? Jeez I would have to toss every bit of art, of every form, that I own.
I've followed Amanda/the Dolls for quite awhile, I never felt like I was owed anything, I never felt she promised me anything, she just a person, like any of us, providing her art to all of us, we can take it or leave it. If I decide to leave this new stuff behind then so be it, I don't want her to create something just to please me and my taste, that wouldn't be art to me, that, to me, would be the ultimate sell-out.
And no I never felt that she was greedly reaching into my pockets/only wanting money from me. I almost think some here would rather she be a literal "starving artist", like us all she needs money to survive, to contiue providing us with her art, if you do not support what she's doing then don't buy or give her anything, she practically gives her music away for free, she asks you to support her if you wish and feel her art is worthwhile, no one's being forced.
All in all, disapointment I get, anger/betrayal/hate is taking everything to a highly personal, creepingly entitled, level. Remember you're 1 fan amoungst thousands, she can not cater to you on a individual level, nor should she.
I'm sure none of that made any sense, I'm thinking on almost 2 days lack of sleep here, so bless anyone who could read, or heaven forbid, understand any of that