By Kate Trahan

The Follow

Aaron Carter follows me on twitter, I do not know how or why. I would like to say that he could sense that my love for him in early 2000s still runs deep and that the joy and excitement I experienced from his debut on that Lizzy McGuire episode in 2001 (you know which one I’m talking about) created a loyalty that cannot be broken. But more than likely it was a fluke, an accident or even a PR stunt.

Whatever it is, he is one of my 48 followers and I was able to message the tween sensation on twitter.

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(above is the picture I took of Aarons profile from my twitter account)

The Experiment

I got the idea to reach out to Aaron Carter when I saw on Facebook that he is performing in Billings, Montana on May 6th. It was really serendipitous because I haven’t heard a song or seen Aaron Carter since my Lizzy McGuire fan club days and now he has been on my radar twice in the last month.

I figured I had nothing to lose and I was going to send him a message.

I did some research and by that I mean I typed into Google “what to say to a celebrity in a direct message on twitter?” and there was pages and pages of advice. There was even a WikiHow page and hundreds of pages from One Direction Fans who have tried every different way to get in contact with Harry Styles.

So I sent my first message. It was long and I babbled and I mentioned his appearance in Lizzy McGuire back in 2001 and how he is still a great artist.

It was an awful message. My eight-year-old self would have been so disappointed.  But I told myself to keep at it.

For the next few days I stuck with some basic “Hey Aaron” or “Have a good day”, nothing too crazy because I didn’t want to sound like an idiot (that ship might have already sailed but for the sake of this argument we will say that ship is still in the harbor).

Farch

The next week I saw something on Facebook that was pure gold.

A local artist named Farch created a petition  called “ FARCH TO OPEN FOR AARON CARTER“ (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aZ0ot_KtTsVILxCkMiip48r368D0ehrJB_fu1ma6BEA/edit?pref=2&pli=1)  in an effort to open for Aaron carter in Billings.

 

SO I messaged Aaron about Farch.  Again, it was not a great message but I tried to get the point across.

 

I messaged him a few more times about the local artist.

 

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( (a picture of Farch in the campaign for him to open for Aaron Carter)

Week 3

After sending multiple messages I refuse to get discouraged.

I am continuing to message Aaron Carter everyday until his show or until he blocks me on twitter (whichever comes first.) And I will keep you guys updated.  You can check back to this page for updates and you can also follow me on twitter @Katerade4