I can't help but comment in this thread, and I definitely agree in all the points stated above. May I ask, though, what advice can you give to the fans of the contemporary bands these days who have tremendous fans and do this thing called "idol worship," as if seeing the band or a member of the band as the only absolute thing in the world.
I am interested on knowing how to deal to these kinds of people, as some of these fans are quite immature, unlike in the Beatle fandom where most of the co-members are actually like my mothers or fathers.
"...And I showed up that day with sandals--flipflops, and so-- it was so hot, and I kicked them off and walked across barefooted so they started some rumor that because he was barefooted, he's dead."
- Sir Paul McCartney on Letterman