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6th Jun '17 9:02:10 AM DoctorNemesis
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Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks. That said, it can also be TruthInTelevision, as living a life that is near-constantly in the public gaze, surrounded by people who constantly want something from you and having your every decision and action, creative or otherwise, evaluated and judged brings with it its own problems.

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Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks. That said, it can also be TruthInTelevision, as living a life that is near-constantly in the public gaze, surrounded by people who constantly want something from you and having your every decision and action, creative or otherwise, evaluated and judged by people who don't know you but are often rather pettily envious of you brings with it its own problems.
30th May '17 6:16:06 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': Robert Ford finds this out after he kills UsefulNotes/JesseJames, as he's known only as "the man who killed Jesse James" and [[NeverLiveItDown can't escape the reputation]]. It also doesn't help that the action brands him [[DirtyCoward a coward]] by the the public, as well as leading to [[{{Gunslinger}} gunslingers]] taking shots at him in the street.
19th Mar '17 5:43:51 PM DavidDelony
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* Music/PinkFloyd had entire '''albums''' dedicated to this trope: ''Wish You Were Here'' and ''Music/TheWall''.

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* Music/PinkFloyd had entire '''albums''' dedicated to this trope: ''Wish You Were Here'' ''Musioc/WishYouWereHere'' and ''Music/TheWall''.
3rd Feb '17 3:23:52 PM thekeyofe
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* "Turn the Page" by Music/BobSeger and covered by Music/{{Metallica}} is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.

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* "Turn the Page" by Music/BobSeger and covered is a slightly bitter lament about a musician's life on the road. The cover version by Music/{{Metallica}} sounds like said musician is about how difficult it is to constantly be one bad gig away from turning a shotgun on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking singing about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning focusing on the nastier parts of the SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.
17th Dec '16 11:54:44 AM thecarolinabull01
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''

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* A common theme in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
14th Dec '16 3:10:31 AM DoctorNemesis
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A variation is when the characters don't necessarily mind being famous so much; it's what they're famous ''for'' -- i.e. something they're embarrassed or ashamed of -- which is the problem.

Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks.

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A variation is when the characters don't necessarily mind being famous so much; it's what they're famous ''for'' -- i.e. [[OldShame something they're embarrassed or ashamed of of]] -- which is the problem.

Can result in AngstDissonance if not handled carefully; for perhaps unsurprising reasons, people who ''aren't'' rich and famous but would very much like to be tend to react poorly to seeing people who ''are'' rich and famous spending a lot of time whining about how much it sucks.
sucks. That said, it can also be TruthInTelevision, as living a life that is near-constantly in the public gaze, surrounded by people who constantly want something from you and having your every decision and action, creative or otherwise, evaluated and judged brings with it its own problems.
29th Oct '16 10:48:29 AM KingLyger
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* Music/{{Metallica}}'s song "Moth Into Flame" says that fame is fleeting, and that music stars will quickly get replaced.
-->Sold your soul, built a higher wall\\
Yesterday, now you’re thrown away\\
Same rise and fall! Who cares at all?\\
Seduced by fame, a moth into the flame
25th Oct '16 9:23:38 AM thekeyofe
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* Music/{{Metallica}}: "Turn the Page" is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.

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* Music/{{Metallica}}: "Turn the Page" by Music/BobSeger and covered by Music/{{Metallica}} is about how difficult it is to constantly be on the road while touring and playing shows every night.
30th Sep '16 8:05:28 AM thekeyofe
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* Adam Duritz of CountingCrows struggled with the fame brought on by their hit album "August and Everything After". Many of the songs on their next album "Recovering the Satellites" have lyrics dealing with this.
29th Sep '16 1:09:07 PM thekeyofe
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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.

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* Music/{{Nickelback}}: "Rock Star" zig-zags the trope, talking about how everyone wants to be a rock star but then mentioning the nastier parts of the music industry, including drugs, lip-synching, and crooked businessmen.SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll lifestyle.
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