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1st May '16 10:26:31 PM Landis
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** Who are then promptly weaponized by Hardison when it comes time to stall the mark.
12th Mar '16 11:05:02 PM Geoduck
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* ''Film/SinginInTheRain''. Poor Don is simply trying to get to a party, yet he must climb onto a streetcar in order to escape his fangirls, [[DoomedNewClothes ruining his clothes]] in the process. Creator/GeneKelly sort of reprises this scene in the all-star comedy ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' as a huge movie star who gets trampled to death by a stampede of crazed fans (with rogue elephant sound effects!)

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* ''Film/SinginInTheRain''. Poor Don is simply trying to get to a party, yet he must climb onto a streetcar in order to escape his fangirls, [[DoomedNewClothes ruining his clothes]] in the process. Creator/GeneKelly sort of reprises this scene in the all-star comedy ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' as a huge movie star who gets [[CrushParade trampled to death death]] by a stampede of crazed fans (with rogue elephant sound effects!)



* In ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'', Creator/GeneKelly's egotistical movie-star character has one of these which ends up [[CrushParade trampling him to death]].



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19th Jan '16 12:48:20 AM Geoduck
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* In ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'', Creator/GeneKelly's egotistical movie-star character has one of these which ends up [[CrushParade trampling him to death]].
15th Jan '16 9:43:08 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': The Avengers stage one as a distraction to allow them to snatch a defector from an airport in "House of Cards".
16th Dec '15 12:46:48 PM AndyLA
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* Early in Stage 3 of the ''VideoGame/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'' game, a throng of Clash at Demonhead fans appears as a stage hazard, trampling your character if they stand at the middle part of the screen.
13th Dec '15 2:22:18 AM rafi
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* Rukawa's fangirls in ''Manga/SlamDunk''.

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* Rukawa's fangirls in ''Manga/SlamDunk''. They follow him to every game, loudly cheering for him and agains his opponents (and Sakuragi). He doesn't seem to know or care.
13th Dec '15 2:04:26 AM CassandraLeo
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* Music/KingCrimson's "Ladies of the Road" is a paean to groupies and one of the band's very rare IntercourseWithYou songs.
* Music/SystemOfADown's "Psycho" is about this amongst the WordSaladLyrics.
22nd Jul '15 2:29:31 AM Aquila89
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* Angel is mobbed by a group of fangirls in the second issue of ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}''. This is a bit of an EarlyInstallmentWeirdness, as mutants being hated and feared by the public later would become a crucial plot element.
14th May '15 2:33:44 PM wyattte
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* ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'', being a tribute to the Beatles' first day in America, has all manner of this.
4th May '15 9:42:11 PM merotoker
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->''"[[Creator/BilliePiper Billie]] and I got [[CarFu chased through the traffic once in a car]]. You expect paparazzi to do that, but when it's normal people you start to think the world's gone a bit mad."''

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->''"[[Creator/BilliePiper Billie]] ->''"Creator/{{Billie|Piper}} and I got [[CarFu chased through the traffic once in a car]].car. You expect paparazzi to do that, but when it's normal people you start to think the world's gone a bit mad."''



Compare InstantFanClub. May overlap with OpenTheDoorAndSeeAllThePeople. Can become an AngryMob if someone expresses disdain for the focus of the group's adoration. See also: CelebCrush which can result in Groupie Brigades. See also {{Paparazzi}}.

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Compare InstantFanClub. May overlap with OpenTheDoorAndSeeAllThePeople. Can become an AngryMob [[TorchesAndPitchforks Angry Mob]] if someone expresses disdain for the focus of the group's adoration. See also: CelebCrush which can result in Groupie Brigades. See also {{Paparazzi}}.



* In ''AyashiNoCeres'' (manga version only), the main character, Aya, goes to see the band [=GeSANG=] (which consists of two AmbiguouslyGay {{Bishounen}} [[spoiler:... one of whom is really a SweetPollyOliver]]) and is literally trampled by a horde of crazed fangirls.
* Sakuraba in ''{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is frequently chased around by hordes of fangirls, much to the delight of his agent who is making a mint off merchandising.

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* In ''AyashiNoCeres'' ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' (manga version only), the main character, Aya, goes to see the band [=GeSANG=] (which consists of two AmbiguouslyGay {{Bishounen}} [[spoiler:... one of whom is really a SweetPollyOliver]]) and is literally trampled by a horde of crazed fangirls.
* Sakuraba in ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' is frequently chased around by hordes of fangirls, much to the delight of his agent who is making a mint off merchandising.



* Despite not being a really "famous" person," Yuki Sohma of ''FruitsBasket'' is regularly stalked by a vast brigade of obsessive fangirls.
* Rukawa's fangirls in ''SlamDunk''.

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* Despite not being a really "famous" person," Yuki Sohma of ''FruitsBasket'' ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is regularly stalked by a vast brigade of obsessive fangirls.
* Rukawa's fangirls in ''SlamDunk''.''Manga/SlamDunk''.



* ''KamichamaKarin Chu'''s IdolSinger Kuga Jin is often surrounded by hordes of fangirls. Karin has had to fight her way through the crowd to talk to him more than once.
* ''MacrossFrontier'' is the originator of the trope pic, [[IdolSinger Sheryl]] [[MsFanservice Nome]] has this group stalking her in High School. Yes she is in that room, yes that room is a shower, and yes that is a guy with a [[PantyShot conspicuously angled camera]].

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* ''KamichamaKarin ''Manga/KamichamaKarin Chu'''s IdolSinger Kuga Jin is often surrounded by hordes of fangirls. Karin has had to fight her way through the crowd to talk to him more than once.
* ''MacrossFrontier'' ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' is the originator of the trope pic, [[IdolSinger Sheryl]] [[MsFanservice Nome]] has this group stalking her in High School. Yes she is in that room, yes that room is a shower, and yes that is a guy with a [[PantyShot conspicuously angled camera]].



* Superdickery.com shows us JimmyOlsen had [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1060%3Amost-nonsensical-cover-ever-yes&Itemid=24#content one]]... [[TimeTravel in the past]].

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* Superdickery.com shows us JimmyOlsen Comicbook/JimmyOlsen had [[http://superdickery.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&catid=29%3Aconfounding-comic-covers-index&id=1060%3Amost-nonsensical-cover-ever-yes&Itemid=24#content one]]... [[TimeTravel in the past]].



* ''Film/SinginInTheRain''. Poor Don is simply trying to get to a party, yet he must climb onto a streetcar in order to escape his fangirls, [[DoomedNewClothes ruining his clothes]] in the process.
** Creator/GeneKelly sort of reprises this scene in the all-star comedy ''Film/WhatAWayToGo!'' as a huge movie star who gets trampled to death by a stampede of crazed fans (with rogue elephant sound effects!)
* ''AHardDaysNight''
** Amusingly inverted in their next movie ''{{Help}}'' - the Beatles pull up to their homes, and the only girls around are a couple of middle-aged housewives, one of whom needs to be coaxed to wave.

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* ''Film/SinginInTheRain''. Poor Don is simply trying to get to a party, yet he must climb onto a streetcar in order to escape his fangirls, [[DoomedNewClothes ruining his clothes]] in the process.
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process. Creator/GeneKelly sort of reprises this scene in the all-star comedy ''Film/WhatAWayToGo!'' ''Film/WhatAWayToGo'' as a huge movie star who gets trampled to death by a stampede of crazed fans (with rogue elephant sound effects!)
* ''AHardDaysNight''
''Film/AHardDaysNight''
** Amusingly inverted in their next movie ''{{Help}}'' ''Film/{{Help}}'' - the Beatles pull up to their homes, and the only girls around are a couple of middle-aged housewives, one of whom needs to be coaxed to wave.



* ''TheRutles''. There's a rather surreal sequence at the start of the film, where they hop from limo to limo to escape the hordes of fans.
** To be fair, there's a similar sequence in ''A Hard Day's Night''.
* At the beginning of ''AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', Austin (a ''photographer'') was being pursued by his Groupie Brigade, in a parody of ''AHardDaysNight''.

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* ''TheRutles''. ''Music/TheRutles''. There's a rather surreal sequence at the start of the film, where they hop from limo to limo to escape the hordes of fans.
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fans. To be fair, there's a similar sequence in ''A Hard Day's Night''.
* At the beginning of ''AustinPowers: ''Film/AustinPowers: International Man of Mystery'', Austin (a ''photographer'') was being pursued by his Groupie Brigade, in a parody of ''AHardDaysNight''.''Film/AHardDaysNight''.



* Happens in ''ThatThingYouDo!''.
* ''{{Abba}}: The Movie''
* The {{Disney}} animated ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' did this.

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* Happens in ''ThatThingYouDo!''.
''Film/ThatThingYouDo''.
* ''{{Abba}}: ''Music/{{Abba}}: The Movie''
* The {{Disney}} Franchise/{{Disney|AnimatedCanon}} animated ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'' did this.



* Prince Char in ''Film/EllaEnchanted''.
** Worse still, the leader of all the Groupie Brigades was essentially a stalker who had spent her spare time spying on him and is convinced she'll marry him eventually.

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* Prince Char in ''Film/EllaEnchanted''.
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''Film/EllaEnchanted''. Worse still, the leader of all the Groupie Brigades was essentially a stalker who had spent her spare time spying on him and is convinced she'll marry him eventually.



* The Bowenists who follow the botanical artist Mae Bowen in ''[[AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch]]''.

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* The Bowenists who follow the botanical artist Mae Bowen in ''[[AuntDimity ''[[Literature/AuntDimity Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch]]''.



* ''TheMonkees''

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* ''TheMonkees''''Series/TheMonkees''



* The TropeNamer is the Sylvester Stallone episode of ''TheMuppetShow'' where Sly's fan club manages to get backstage and wreaks havoc. Kermit refers to them as as Sly's "groupie brigade".
* The Lucas Brothers have these in ''{{Jonas}}''.
* As does HannahMontana in her show, it's worth noting that they also play with it a bit at times, and one character was even smart enough to use her popularity as a way to escape by loudly yelling that she was there to a lobby-full of people who had just been to her concert.
* In the live-action adaptation of ''{{Moyashimon}}'', the UFO Club is depicted as this for Aoi Mutou.

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* The TropeNamer {{Trope Namer|s}} is the Sylvester Stallone Creator/SylvesterStallone episode of ''TheMuppetShow'' ''Series/TheMuppetShow'' where Sly's fan club manages to get backstage and wreaks havoc. Kermit refers to them as as Sly's "groupie brigade".
* The Lucas Brothers have these in ''{{Jonas}}''.
''Series/{{Jonas}}''.
* As does HannahMontana Series/HannahMontana in her show, show; it's worth noting that they also play with it a bit at times, and one character was even smart enough to use her popularity as a way to escape by loudly yelling that she was there to a lobby-full of people who had just been to her concert.
* In the live-action adaptation of ''{{Moyashimon}}'', ''Manga/{{Moyashimon}}'', the UFO Club is depicted as this for Aoi Mutou.



* In ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' episode "The Redcoats Are Coming," Rob tries to hide a pair of [[CaptainErsatz British rock-and-roll idols]] in his house to keep them from being discovered by the local teenagers. Somehow word gets out, and Rob's house winds up trashed by the groupie brigade.

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* In ''TheDickVanDykeShow'' ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'' episode "The Redcoats Are Coming," Rob tries to hide a pair of [[CaptainErsatz British rock-and-roll idols]] in his house to keep them from being discovered by the local teenagers. Somehow word gets out, and Rob's house winds up trashed by the groupie brigade.



* AllanSherman's song "Pop Hates The Beatles" (to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel") has a funny take on this.

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* AllanSherman's Creator/AllanSherman's song "Pop Hates The Beatles" (to the tune of "Pop Goes the Weasel") has a funny take on this.



* Groupies are an actual enemy in ''BrutalLegend'', working for the Hair Metal Militia. They're copies of the Razor Girls, and don't do a lot of screaming or, well, non-murderous Groupie behaviour.

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* Groupies are an actual enemy in ''BrutalLegend'', ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', working for the Hair Metal Militia. They're copies of the Razor Girls, and don't do a lot of screaming or, well, non-murderous Groupie behaviour.



* [[Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}} Very well, then.]] [[http://www.krakowstudios.com/spinnerette/archive.php?date=20101001 Fangirls!]]

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* [[Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}} ''Webcomic/{{Spinnerette}}'': Very well, then.]] then. [[http://www.krakowstudios.com/spinnerette/archive.php?date=20101001 Fangirls!]]



* Happens in ''every'' OfficialFanfictionUniversity. To ''everyone''.

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* Happens in ''every'' OfficialFanfictionUniversity.FanFic/OfficialFanfictionUniversity. To ''everyone''.



* ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' did this.
* Needless to say, the ''NewKidsOnTheBlock'' cartoon was all about this.
* ''ShurikenSchool'' had Eizan and his other two friends disguised as a kid singing group doing a limousine drive-by disguised as them, where they barely made it to their destination.
* Music/FrankSinatra was depicted this way in some old cartoons, like Frank Tashlin's ''Swooner Crooner'' and Creator/TexAvery's ''Little 'Tinker'', with some fans actually fainting. This was TruthInTelevision. A decade or so earlier, BingCrosby was getting much the same treatment.
* LampShaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', where the Warner Brothers and the Warner Sister Dot are in the middle of a parody of ''A Hard Day's Night'', and sing "We are running from our fans".
* ''RockosModernLife'':

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* ''ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
''WesternAnimation/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKids''
* ''HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' did this.
* Needless to say, the ''NewKidsOnTheBlock'' ''WesternAnimation/NewKidsOnTheBlock'' cartoon was all about this.
* ''ShurikenSchool'' ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool'' had Eizan and his other two friends disguised as a kid singing group doing a limousine drive-by disguised as them, where they barely made it to their destination.
* Music/FrankSinatra was depicted this way in some old cartoons, like Frank Tashlin's ''Swooner Crooner'' and Creator/TexAvery's ''Little 'Tinker'', with some fans actually fainting. This was TruthInTelevision. A decade or so earlier, BingCrosby Music/BingCrosby was getting much the same treatment.
* LampShaded {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', where the Warner Brothers and the Warner Sister Dot are in the middle of a parody of ''A Hard Day's Night'', and sing "We are running from our fans".
* ''RockosModernLife'':''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'':



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', this (just like everything else in the series) is taken to ridiculous extremes... including the mass suicides among female fans after lead singer Nathan Explosion got a girlfriend. And then more female fans breaking out into open warfare upon hearing that he's single again. Dethklok's fans are easy to rile, though; The Louvre was nearly destroyed by marauding fans after Murderface said he didn't like any of the art in it. Oh, and they resort to acts of terrorism with minimal provocation, defacing Mount Rushmore and committing mass murder to persuade Dethklok to perform songs from their album Dethwater live.
* ''{{Metalocalypse}}'' owes a lot to ''AHardDaysNight'' and ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' to begin with.
* In one episode of ''JohnnyBravo'', with Luke Perry IIRC.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'', this (just like everything else in the series) is taken to ridiculous extremes... including the mass suicides among female fans after lead singer Nathan Explosion got a girlfriend. And then more female fans breaking out into open warfare upon hearing that he's single again. Dethklok's fans are easy to rile, though; The Louvre was nearly destroyed by marauding fans after Murderface said he didn't like any of the art in it. Oh, and they resort to acts of terrorism with minimal provocation, defacing Mount Rushmore and committing mass murder to persuade Dethklok to perform songs from their album Dethwater live.
* ''{{Metalocalypse}}''
live. ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}'' owes a lot to ''AHardDaysNight'' ''Film/AHardDaysNight'' and ''ThisIsSpinalTap'' ''Film/ThisIsSpinalTap'' to begin with.
* In one episode of ''JohnnyBravo'', ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'', with Luke Perry IIRC.



* Checkmatey, the rapping chess master of X Middle School, has one in the ''{{Fillmore}}!'' episode "Of Slain Kings on Checkered Fields".
* Carl and (C2) acquire one in the "Spotlight on Carl" two-parter in ''CarlSquared''.

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* Checkmatey, the rapping chess master of X Middle School, has one in the ''{{Fillmore}}!'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' episode "Of Slain Kings on Checkered Fields".
* Carl and (C2) acquire one in the "Spotlight on Carl" two-parter in ''CarlSquared''.''WesternAnimation/CarlSquared''.



** "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWarriorsOfKyoshi The Warriors of Kyoshi]]", Aang acquires a groupie brigade of young girls on Kyoshi Island. Then he loses them when they get bored with his half-hearted attempts at showing off.
** In season three, ''Avatar'' goes meta, and [[MrFanservice Zuko]] gets a [[http://piandao.org/screencaps/ep49/ep49-262.png literal horde of fangirls.]]

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** **In "[[Recap/AvatarTheLastAirbenderTheWarriorsOfKyoshi The Warriors of Kyoshi]]", Aang acquires a groupie brigade of young girls on Kyoshi Island. Then he loses them when they get bored with his half-hearted attempts at showing off.
** In season three, ''Avatar'' goes meta, and [[MrFanservice Zuko]] gets a [[http://piandao.org/screencaps/ep49/ep49-262.png literal horde of fangirls.]]



* ''GeneratorRex'' and Noah get hysterical screaming girls kissing them and tearing off their Letterman jackets when Rex joins Noah's [[SeriousBusiness school table tennis team]].
** And the band [=TrenBenders=] has one in "Rock My World".
* DonaldDuck acquires one in the ClassicDisneyShort ''Donald's Dilemma'', after being hit on the head by a flowerpot and becoming a famous crooner.
* ''Ben10UltimateAlien'': Ben has to call Gwen and Kevin to rescue him from one at the start of "Deep".

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* ''GeneratorRex'' ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' and Noah get hysterical screaming girls kissing them and tearing off their Letterman jackets when Rex joins Noah's [[SeriousBusiness school table tennis team]].
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team]]. And the band [=TrenBenders=] has one in "Rock My World".
* DonaldDuck WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck acquires one in the ClassicDisneyShort WesternAnimation/{{Classic Disney Short|s}} ''Donald's Dilemma'', after being hit on the head by a flowerpot and becoming a famous crooner.
* ''Ben10UltimateAlien'': ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'': Ben has to call Gwen and Kevin to rescue him from one at the start of "Deep".



* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': JimmyOlsen gets chased by a mob of lovestruck teenage girls in "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E8SupermansPal Superman's Pal]]" after Angela Chen blows his relationship with {{Superman}} out of proportion.

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* ''SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': JimmyOlsen ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': Comicbook/JimmyOlsen gets chased by a mob of lovestruck teenage girls in "[[Recap/SupermanTheAnimatedSeriesS3E8SupermansPal Superman's Pal]]" after Angela Chen blows his relationship with {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} out of proportion.



* Any rock band that has enjoyed significant mainstream popularity will have one of these. In particular, bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MotleyCrue, and Music/GunsNRoses are infamous for the debauchery they have enjoyed with their groupies backstage.
** The TropeCodifier for reality, though, had to be either Music/TheBeatles or Music/ElvisPresley.
* A Groupie Brigade almost killed RobertPattinson after he tried to avoid them by running out into traffic and being hit by a car. He was okay, but he still chewed out his fans.

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* Any rock band that has enjoyed significant mainstream popularity will have one of these. In particular, bands like Music/LedZeppelin, Music/DefLeppard, Music/MotleyCrue, and Music/GunsNRoses are infamous for the debauchery they have enjoyed with their groupies backstage.
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backstage. The TropeCodifier for reality, though, had to be either Music/TheBeatles or Music/ElvisPresley.
* A Groupie Brigade almost killed RobertPattinson Creator/RobertPattinson after he tried to avoid them by running out into traffic and being hit by a car. He was okay, but he still chewed out his fans.



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