The ephemerality of community

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Justin Harmon, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: On the last night of the Bandito's Run in Virginia City, Montana, the band (Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons) was basically breaking up. Sure, they were going to replace JR on bass, but all the fans knew the music would never quite be the same. For one, the fanbase is so small and tightknit that many fans had become close friends of JR. Not only was he important for his contribution to the music, but he was a part of the ‘community.’ He camped with the fans, drank with them, went out for meals with them, played softball with them. The invisible line separating ‘rock stars’ from their fans was non-existent in this music scene. So when he played his final notes with the Jackmormons in 2014, everyone knew what lay ahead would be a decidedly different experience on a number of levels. – From the author's journal.

Additional Information

Annals of Leisure Research, 22(1), 1-4. doi: 10.1080/11745398.2018.1460730
Language: English
Date: 2019
community, social connection, ephemerality

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