OPINION


Column 7/31/2018, 10:16pm

Haasch: Crossing fandom borders merits excitement, not "Panic!"

A week ago, I made the impulse decision to buy a ticket to the Panic! at the Disco concert at Madison Square Garden. Like many queer women, Iā€™m a huge Hayley Kiyoko fan. She was one of the openers, and at that point, I was so desperate to see her live that I bought tickets to Panic! without a second thought. While seeing Kiyoko was everything, seeing Panic! for the first time gave me the opportunity to immerse myself in a new fan culture and vicariously experience the concert through those who loved Panic! the most.