With those Phish fellas starting a three day run at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City tomorrow — their legion of “phans” in tow — we wanted to give you a list of 11 other artists that have their own super fans. These are not only strong fan bases, but obsessive, crazed and loyal (often to a fault) followers — many as famous or infamous, as the bands they worship.
What drives this kind of devotion? Is it the music? The herd instinct? The drugs? A life-long dream of finally hooking up with that scruffy looking bass player who probably smells like five-day-old seafood floating in a open grave?