I’ve seen a few posts about us. Honestly, they’re general rantings about things they’ve heard from other people.
Yes the Street Team page on facebook is a closed group. No that does not mean it is exclusive.
When we gained approval from Darren’s manager, Ricky Rollins, he asked that we keep it closed, so that we know who’s in the group and that only if you’re in the group can you see the content (if it was open, any tabloid/reporter/whatever could come looking at it) and he didn’t want that.
When we first started- and I think again to get to 1000 members we opened the group. But other than that, it’s always been closed. You don’t need to send an admin a request to join. Just click join. there are 6 of us, someone is bound to see your request in less than 24 hours… sometimes immediately.
Darren Criss and Ricky Rollins are both well aware of what we do and who we are and approve of the group. That is how we’ve managed to get a few exclusive things to reward the Street Team with. Nothing stays exclusive- except for contests. So really you’re not missing out on anything if you’re not a member.
The group is not people who claim to be his biggest fans. I created this group, along with Ricky, to help Darren. I don’t think I’ve ever claimed to be a bigger fan than anyone else. I support Darren 100%. I’ve stated this multiple times. I get defensive when I see people treating him poorly. I want so much success for him. That’s why I started this, to help promote him before he was a household name.
Upon his success in Glee, Ricky and I had a conversation. I said “I guess you don’t need us anymore.” and he said that couldn’t be further from the truth. That Darren will always need the connection to his fanbase and that our help with promotion will always be wanted. So there we are.
If you have any questions regarding the team, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will address your concerns accordingly.
The admins/officers have been working on some plans to make things run a little more smoothly on the page.
Again- nothing is exclusive. Everyone is welcome to join us. The facebook page is actually a lovely, drama free place. Unlike some other sites…
Thank you for reading this, and thanks for supporting our boy (our as in all of us…who are Darren fans… not our as in the team’s as we do not own him…)