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Poll #16716 Boy Band Slash
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What group does the term "boy band slash" refer to?

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slash about NSYNC
2 (20.0%)

slash about the Backstreet Boys
3 (30.0%)

slash about New Kids On The Block
1 (10.0%)

slash about any boy band past or present
7 (70.0%)

slash about a different set of music groups I will list in comments
1 (10.0%)

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Date: 2015-05-26 12:29 am (UTC)
melannen: Commander Valentine of Alpha Squad Seven, a red-haired female Nick Fury in space, smoking contemplatively (Default)
From: [personal profile] melannen
I would say it's about any boy band that was peak active in the US/Western Europe the same vague period as NSYNC and Backstreet Boys were on top, which is to say in the mid-'90s-to-early-'00s peak - so, I would not expect 1D or the Monkees or Super Junior, but 98 Degrees or Hanson or Weslife or Blackstreet would fit right in. (NKOTB and the Jonas Brothers are marginal but maybe.)

(Also this comment implies I know more about boybands than just reading wikipedia + growing up in the 90s + being friends with people in fandom who used words like 'trickyfish'.)
Edited Date: 2015-05-26 12:32 am (UTC)

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Date: 2015-05-26 04:39 am (UTC)
torachan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] torachan
I guess it could technically refer to any boy band, so could be older bands or One Direction or whatever, but I tend to think of it as a synonym for popslash, so that would be BSB and NSYNC. Probably that is because I don't really read General Fandom Meta or stuff like that anymore these days, so I don't see stuff about boybands as a whole, rather if I see mention of One Direction fans doing this or that, it's on their own as One Direction fans, not as part of a more generic boyband fandom. (And I don't include New Kids on the Block, because weren't they mostly popular pre-internet fandom? They were big when I was in junior high...)


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