"I hope you know you’ll never get rid of me, please keep me around until you don’t want me anymore … I’m not like this, what’s happening to me? All I can do is look at your face."
- Jimmy Page to Pamela Des Barres on I’m with the band: Confessions of a groupie. (via lucky—trumble)
Miss Pam on the pejoration of the term 'Groupie'
Rolling Stone: Why'd you make this documentary?
Pamela Des Barres: People are still fascinated with that era. All of the girls in the documentary are "classic groupies" from the Sixties and early Seventies. Tura Santana — she was with Elvis way before the word "groupie" existed. There are always gonna be groupies. I remember when I first heard that word. It was, you know, "Wow, someone called me something. I have a term. There's a term for what I'm doing." And it quickly became a jeer because it's a misunderstood concept.
Rolling Stone: How is it misunderstood?
Pamela Des Barres: Because the girls are viewed as basically sluts — one-hour stands down on their knees in a bus. They're just girls, mainly who just want to be near the music. We wanted to be around The Who and The Kinks and The Doors and The Byrds and Love and Buffalo Springfield and Zeppelin. We wanted to be a part of this incredible musical brilliance that was lighting up the world. It's really all about love, you know. People would say, "Why did you want to meet these guys?" Why not? Why not? Why not want to be a part of something so important?
"Girls get their hearts broken all the time. I figured, if I was going to get my heart broken, I’d rather it be broken by someone like Mick Jagger or Keith Moon."
- Pamela Des Barres, I’m With The Band (via narcoticfairy)