Heyyyy Nowwwww Its been seven amazing years since the beginning of Stern Facebook Superfans , our 18,000+ member group on Facebook. Stern Facebook Superfans also known as SFS was founded January 17th 2010, when me and three other Howard Stern superfans got tired of other so called Howard Stern groups and decided to start our own group on Facebook . Since the creation SFS has been featured in many Howard 100 news segments and even has been spoken about on The Howard Stern Show. We have also have had many awesome events with the superfans through the years and many more to come. We have met the most amazing people through SFS and if you have a friend, co-worker or even a family member who is a Howard Stern superfan make sure you tell them all about Stern Facebook Superfans often imitated but never duplicated. Here are some of the highlights of SFS :
Our parents had Johnny Carson and The Tonight Show and Generation X had David Letterman. Growing up all I heard from people was how awesome Johnny Carson and his Tonight Show was. I watched a few times, and saw some brilliance in Carson’s comedy, but a long came David Letterman. David Letterman and his Late Night With David Letterman which followed Carson at 12:30 was more hip, crazy and spoke to the new generation of television viewers.
As Carson had legends on his show like Bob Hope, Milton Berle and Jimmy Stewart Dave had new guests like Howard Stern on his show. A lot of people didn’t understand David Letterman’s NY cynical humor, but I ate it up. It was a talk show like you never saw before with people living under the audience seats, Larry “Bud” Melman and more.
I’m going to miss David Letterman, I didn’t watch The Late Show as much as Late Night because I felt like CBS watered down Dave a bit at 11:35 p.m. With the end of David Letterman’s run at Late Night, it is time for the next generation to take over with Stephen Colbert , Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon catering to the next generation of television viewers. Thank you Dave for changing the world of television and giving OUR generation something to laugh about.
Heyyyy Nowwww…..What a amazing two days I had on Jan 30th and Jan 31st. The best two days of my life, started with The Superfan Roundtable hosted by Mutt on Jan 30th , this was a special edition of the Roundtable that featured some of the winners of tickets to The Howard Stern Birthday Bash. It was so much fun to talk about the bash and wonder what the next day would bring for us . Jesse From San Diego and Me got to see Spike Lee in the lobby of Sirius along with Charles Oakley , they had just come from a Sirius interview. It was totally awesome.
The next day, the 31st I was like a kid on Christmas morning and couldn’t wait for The Birthday Bash, I went for a shave and a haircut at my local barber , and then headed down to the Hammerstein ballroom for the biggest event of the year and my life. Got to see the regular wackpackers Fred The Elephant Boy and High Pitch Erik and the awesome superfans were already there. We all lined up and we got into the venue around 5:30 pm , and the show started at 6pm. My heart was pounding , It’s showtime!!!
The show started out with Rob Zombie performing “American Nightmare” and to see this performed live and at The Birthday Bash was another dream come true. The floor was were the vips were and from Barbara Walters to Robert Downey Jr. to Steven Tyler everybody was here for one thing, to salute The King Of All Media.
The Birthday show changed for me when Dave Grohl came out and performed “Everlong” as I was listening to the lyrics , i was thinking of the past thirty plus years of listening and loving The Howard Stern show , and one particular lyric got to me “Can Anything Be This Good Again” I don’t think I will ever be able to enjoy anything as much as I enjoyed that night saluting The King Of All Media Howard Stern , and happy that we were able to celebrate it with Robin.
To be a superfan for over thirty plus years , I feel lucky to have a awesome show to listen Mon to Wed and the amazingly awesome friendships I have made over the years with people I know will be friends for life.
After the show I was emotionally spent, I felt like I was on a amazing four hour journey of my life and the show, and to be given the tickets on the air by Howard, was a dream come true. I was truly proud to be a superfan that night . Can anything be this good again???