The huge fandoms of stars like Harry Styles are underestimated – but these highly creative communities can teach young people useful skills

Fri, 10 Mar 2023 03:32:05 +1100

Andrew Pam <xanni [at]>

Andrew Pam

"This week, Harry Styles finally kicked off the Australian leg of his much
anticipated tour. Fans have been preparing for months, creating handmade
outfits and learning the “boot scoot” – a dance associated on tour with Styles’
song Treat People With Kindness.

As one of the world’s biggest pop stars, the ex-One Direction singer has
amassed millions of fans, referred to as “Harries”.

You’d be hard pressed to find an article about Styles that doesn’t mention his

They’ve sold out shows in minutes, taken over TikTok trends and camped outside
venues. They’re also a highly creative bunch of young people, using their
fandom to learn new skills that will carry them forward in many aspects of
their lives."

       *** Xanni ***
--               Andrew Pam                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu            Partner, Glass Wings               Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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