And now: “Who is this girl called Andrea and why is she the manager of the official Steel Panther fan club “Fanthers Worldwide”?
The answer is quite simple: I want to bring Metal back!
It all started with a fan site for German Steel Panther fans. And since there hasn’t been a German fan site, I have taken on this “job”. My enthusiasm for band fan pages really began in 1998 when I became a fan of the German Comedy Metal band called “J.B.O.“. This J.B.O. fan page, which was published by Carsten Dobschat became my virtual home and I started to take some live photos for the first time. I published my photos on the fan page, wrote concert reviews and took care of the forums as an admin. In all these years I’ve gained experience and a lot of knowledge and material about the band. Carsten and I accompanied J.B.O. on tour a few times and on 12-07-2011 our official J.B.O. Biography was published as a book. Thanks to a fellow bass player I listened to Steel Panther for the first time in 2009. He sent me the link to the “Community Property” video, I was thrilled by this unbridled humor of the band and bought their current album “Feel The Steel” immediately. Since I’m a fan, I collect everything from Michael, Satchel, Lexxi and Stix. In a sleepless night with a lot of booze and good music (March 11, 2012) I had the idea to create a fan page with the main information about the boys, their albums, their mission and the fact, that Steel Panther fans should include the word “bitchin'” in their personal vocabulary as fast as possible. Meanwhile “Fanthers.com” (Steel Panther Fans) has grown into an international fan page and in November 2016, the band teamed up with me to launch the best Fanther club they’ve ever had ;-)
So: I wish all the fanthers out there a lot of fun on the fan club site and perhaps it will help the Steel Panther guys to acquire more Fanthers and to build an awesome community.
Carsten takes care of the technical issues…he had no choice ;-)