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James Mollison’s Hilarious Photos of Rabid Music Fans

Italy-based artist James Mollison left no musical genre untouched when he spent three years photographing various fans outside concert venues. “I was fascinated by the different tribes of people that attended them, and how people emulated celebrity to form their identity,” he writes on his website. After the collection debuted in a New York gallery, it was compiled into the book The Disciples, which showcases the dynamic fan base and their sometimes questionable apparel.

While images of Iron Maiden fans in Milan could almost be of any heavy metal fan (the iconic tee is one of the only real giveaways), other musical devotees are identifiable based on attire alone (hello there, Dolly Parton). It escapes us why anyone would actually want to look like Rod Stewart, but then again we’re reminded that “Rod the Mod” was really your mom’s sex symbol (respectfully) — which explains the age bracket of Rod’s wannabes below. Check out Mollison’s fun fan photos after the jump, and let us know which disciples look most like their idols.


Rod Stewart fans in Manchester, UK. Image credit: James Mollison. [Spotted via BuzzFeed].


Madonna fans in LA. Image credit: James Mollison


Oasis fans in Manchester, UK. Image credit: James Mollison


50 Cent fans in London. Image credit: James Mollison


Missy Elliot fans in London. Image credit: James Mollison


Iron Maiden fans in Milan. Image credit: James Mollison


Dolly Parton fans in London. Image credit: James Mollison

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