Loren's Badass Chick: Julie Russell

Creator of Fangirl Fantasy

February 13, 2020
Loren's Badass Chick

This week's Badass Chick is Julie Russell, creator of Fangirl Fantasy, which hosts themed dance parties for fangirls. I love Julie! She is a former co-worker, she's brilliant, and she will run the world one day. 

Growing up, Julie was OBSESSED with the Jonas Brothers (duh) and traveled all over the country to see them. She began asking herself how she could possibly get to work with them -- or at least, within the industry -- one day. So Julie studied Communications and Public Relations in college and took a job working right here at our very own AMP Radio to get her foot in the door. One day, she had an epiphany: where did all the fangirls go? She knew there were tons of girls out there, just like her, who will always love their boy bands... and thus Fangirl Fantasy was born: a themed dance party for the fangirls, featuring a DJ playing all their faves and nothing else. Think: Jonas vs Exes night (all Jonas Brothers songs, along with Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus songs), One Directions & 5SOS night, Drake vs. Rihanna night, etc. It's a place where fangirls can come together and dance to their favorite songs -- and ONLY their favorite songs. 

Julie is working on expanding and has upcoming events in Rhode Island, NYC and even the midwest. Tonight's event in Boston is sold out (Taylor Swift Night) but tomorrow Fangirl Fantasy is going to Providence with a 5SOS, 1D, JB night and a few tickets are still available. Her events have become so popular that they've started selling out, and I couldn't be more in awe of her willingness to merge her passion for music with her passion for business... and I know she's gonna do even bigger things one day! 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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