Fans for Hire

Rent-a-fan agencies provide groupies on demand

| March-April 2000

Feeling lonely, underappreciated, invisible? Maybe you need a fan club. It's not as hard as you think. There are some 75 “rent-a-fan” agencies in the United States, notes Colors (Oct.-Nov. 1999), and for as little as $150 per fan per hour, you can have a crowd of groupies show up at the best possible time to give your appearance an air of celebrity.