MethodShop Superfan: Brittany the Bartender

MethodShop Superfan: BrittanyIf you “Like” us on Facebook, then you’ve probably already seen our ” Superfan” feature in action. A few times a month, we single out some individuals in the MethodShop community for being awesome. Superfans get interviewed for our blog and their photo featured in our Facebook profile. There’s no official entry process. Just “Like” us on Facebook, tweet us, leave blog comments and engage. If you standout from the average reader, we’ll notice.

Please say hello to the latest MethodShop Superfan… Brittany.

Q: Do you know why you were chosen to be a MethodShop Superfan?
A. Because MethodShop needed a NYC fan to review a Jimmy Eat World Concert a few months ago and I volunteered. After seeing the concert, I kind of rediscovered their music. Up until then I hadn’t really listened to them since I was a freshman in High School. I am really fortunate that MethodShop.com gives a voice to the people who are usually not heard. I am a poor college student, not many people care what I think. But MethodShop gave me a forum to express my views and opinions and share them with the world.

Q. Tell us about your experience reviewing the Jimmy Eat World concert for MethodShop.
A. Reviewing a concert was something I had never done before, so it was somewhat uncharted territory. It was a little intimidating to be honest. It was a last minute thing, so I didn’t have lots of time to prepare. I was afraid to miss something and took super thorough notes. Looking back I ended up being overly prepared, but it was a fun experience and introduced me to a completely different style of writing.

Q. You kind of made a love connection through your MethodShop.com article. Give us the details!
A. Well, my boyfriend reads MethodShop.com, and I wrote my first MethodShop article before I met him. He ironically is a Jimmy Eat World fan, and wanted to attend their concert at Terminal 5, but couldn’t get a ticket. So he read my MethodShop review of the concert not knowing that I wrote it! It came up in conversation recently that he read the website and enjoyed that article, so I proudly informed him that he was eating dinner with the author of that article. So it was a pretty cool coincidence.


Q: What some of your favorite articles on MethodShop.com and why?
A. Hands down my favorite MethodShop.com article has to be the article about LARP-ing: From Tears to Lesbian Sex Games – How I Lost My L.A.R.P. Virginity in Connecticut [pics]. Up until reading that article I had only known what LARPing was from the movie “Role Models.” So it was so very interesting for me to read about an activity that I had no knowledge about.

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Q. What is it like being from Long Island?
A. I am technically from Jersey! I live I Long Island now because I go to college on the island. I do technically consider myself a New York-er though, because I was born out here and relocated to Jersey when I was about 6 months old. I think being a New Jersey-ian or a Long Island-er has a certain stigma. People assume that we’re all like what you see on TV: loud and obnoxious and tan. Well, we all aren’t like that. There have been some really brilliant and talented people that have come from Long Island. People don’t give us all a lot of credit, we fall victim to being stereo-typed but LI has a lot to offer, both entertainment wise and historically.

Q: What do you think of Social Media?
A. I would DIE without Social Media!! My Blackberry is a permanent fixture to my hand. I am constantly on my Facebook or BBM-ing people. I’m a bartender on LI, and 50% of my job is promoting the nights that I am working and letting people know the specials. Without social media it would be a lot harder to promote myself.

Q: Tell us something about yourself that your friends reading this right now won’t already know.
A. I guess something that people don’t know about is that I am a super personal person. Granted, I could talk to a wall about anything, when it comes to things about my life, I don’t like to talk about it. I like dealing with things on my own, and really don’t like getting help from other people. Its a flaw and a gift sometimes, but I am VERY personal. When something is clearly wrong, I’ll answer as vaguely as possible. Its a defense mechanism in a way. I feel safer that way.

Q: Please complete this sentence: I want everyone reading this to…
… Take me seriously! I am a super animated person, so I think a lot of people don’t take me seriously. No one really thinks that I am intelligent and can contribute much to conversation, but I am the complete opposite! I am super opinionated and known a lot of about random stuff, and I generally don’t get credit for that.