I like meeting and talking to my favorite bands as much as the next person, but I like to think that I know when to step back and not be a creep.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing The Summer Set perform at Universal CityWalk. After soundcheck, the band headed backstage to do whatever it is bands do back there (to me, the backstage area just looked like an area blocked off by a curtain and security). Almost immediately after they stepped off stage I saw a horde of fans run to the Game Stop next to the stage and stared at the band through the window of the store for at least twenty minutes. The first thing that popped into my head when I saw this was the image of people watching animals at the zoo. They had their faces pressed against the glass like little kids watching animals in tanks, and all I wanted to do was tell them how creepy they were. Musicians are not zoo animals, they're people. Staring at them from behind a window like they are animals is just odd. I also don't understand the need to grope and "pet" band members. You wouldn't go up to a random person on the street and just start touching them, would you? Maybe it's just me, but when I see these things it just really throws me off.
Basically what I'm trying to say is that band members are not animals and you should treat them like regular people because that's what they are.