Alright, so this is my first post on the forums, I've considering getting into PU, on and off, and I always procrastinate and never really hit the ground hard with it and progress, but basically this incident is important enough to where I felt I needed to bring it to the forum lol.
I'm completely obsessed with Ariana Grande lol, if you're not familiar with who she is, she's a singer, that used to be an actress, and she's pretty popular right now, I've been following her for quite a few years. So like the whole fan worship thing, I have her picture on my phone background lol etc etc, I don't need to pain it I'm sure.
Now here's the thing, although I'm completely obsessed, I also know a little bit about social interaction, and I don't plan to be an obsessed fan when I meet her. I've had another similar experience with this, with a girl who's a famous dancer, I ended up befriending and now we talk and text on a regular and what not, and I Used to only watch her on Americas Best Dance crew.
So although being obsessed with Ariana, sounds like I'm ridiculously AFC, and hopeless lol... not exactly the case.
So unfortunately the method I'm meeting her is by concert. If I still lived in California, I would have had a bunch of opportunities to meet her without it being so '' fan forced'' and it would have gone a lot better, but I joined the Air Force, I'm stationed in Missouri, you gotta work with what you got.
So, the first stop of her tour, first show, is where I'm stationed at, so I found out I bought the tickets asap like last year, and I bought like the most expensive tickets, like the super deluxe backstage vip, after party etc etc whatever they had to offer, bought the best tickets possible, and I'm going next week ,so here are my concerns
What I first wanna say is I'm not aiming for anything romantic, she has a boyfriend, a famous boyfriend, and regardless of if I think I could break that up, I would never. I'm literally aiming for the friend zone lol. I just want to stand out, make a good impression, and the ultimate all time end goal would be to get her to give me her number, non romantically.
Now, granted it's a concert, it's very hard to not be a ''fan'' that's all that's there, I know some things to do just because I learned from the first celebrity I had a similar situation with, so small things that fans do wrong, like they don't introduce themselves, they just think their name is so unimportant they don't even bring it up, I definitely won't be doing that, I'm not going to ask her to sign anything, cause I think it's tough to have any sort of value if you're asking that of her, etc etc so I'm not gonna do the completely buster stuff that obviously makes you a fan
Also I'm considering wearing my dress uniform to the concert, so although I'm not really a fan of the service and im leaving soon, I know that the uniform kind of holds a certain respect, and that it might be easier to perform well and appear as not a fan, if I'm already being demonstrated of higher value
A good little side thing is hence the other celebrity dancer, I'm a dancer myself and I know a lot of people in the dance community, so Ariana's dancers, know all my friends. I know what studio they teach at and we have common names, and there's going to be this little dance after party that I imagine she might not be at the whole time but shes very likely to pop into, I think that potentially building good rapport with the dancers, could lead to something good.
I feel like it wouldn't be hard since, they'll already relate to me just cause were in Missouri, so how does this random guy know about cali dancers and what not, and then me being in uniform I feel like they'll already expect me to be a certain level of... stiff and military, so when they see me being completely legit as shit, I think it won't be hard to get in good with them
So my concern is when I'm dealing with Ariana..... what approach should I take to trying to separate myself from not falling into the immediate fan abyss, which I know is very difficult, and if anyway I can use some sort of angle or the dancers and such to get in good with her, good enough to just land a phone number
Also her mom works with making equipment for the navy or some shit, so she might already have some sort of respect for the uniform, she possibly might even think its interesting or cool enough to where she might want to take a picture with me for herself, just cause for sure no one's ever came to her concerts in uniform before lol... people from the Military aren't even supposed to know who she is.
So I just wanted some tips, some guidelines, clever ideas, good ways to avoid being a fan, and if you guys think its possible to pull this off at a concert where it's already so hard to not be a fan, anything is appreciated and I'll definitely report back how this goes after the Concert next week.