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Andrew W.K. Hangs Out At ‘My Little Pony’ Convention

Written by Kiel Egging on September 30, 2012

Andrew W.K. has had “the most intense experience of my life” – speaking at a My Little Pony convention.

The man who loves to Party Hard was there to talk about individuality with his new pony pals, describing the attendees as “a group of people I can relate to in that they’re like no one else.”

“Congrats on being individuals…and part of a herd,” he told them.

Rolling Stone reports that during his panel, W.K. encouraged not only individuality, but also a sense of ecstasy.

“The amount of joy being conjured up in this room…it will spread through the whole universe,” he said.

“You should feel proud of that; that’s a real achievement.”

He also countered the belief that the brony fandom is illegitimate because of its controversial nature, an older fanbase with a male majority built around a show for a much younger, generally female audience.

“A lot of adults confuse growing up with a sense of seriousness, boringness,” he said, noting the importance of becoming a “super child”: an adult who can still take time to live like his or her younger counterparts.

“Whatever you want to play with, it’s OK. It’s not only OK, it’s good,” he said. “This is a forward-thinking, advanced movement that is ahead of the curve.”

In a further example of his playful attitude, earlier this year, W.K. described his shambolic performance at Groovin’ The Moo Bendigo as one of the best shows he’s ever done. W.K. was constantly booed and pelted with bottles at the show.

 

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