Their fan base started off in Scotland and the UK. As The Bay City Roller's popularity grew it spread rapidly and became massive, with adoring fans all over the world. The fans' were absolutely obsessed with their favourite pop group. Their lives revolved around The Bay City Rollers. Their whole world revolved round The Rollers. They put their pictures on their bedroom walls, played their music constantly and dressed up in the same style as their idols. They would talk about them to friends constantly and read their monthly magazine over and over again! anything to do with The Bay City Rollers, they would want, and try to get. They would watch their TV programme every week and would always make sure they got home from school in time to watch it! (many fans putting on their Roller gear to do so!!!) Their fans were some of the most devoted, fanatical, die-hard and extreme ever. But as time went on, in the UK the fans got a bit of a bad reputation for being 'over enthusiastic' about their group let's say. There were newspaper reports of riots and bad behaviour at Roller concerts. At that time in the UK, some critics of the group misguidedly stated that some of their fans' behaviour was violent. But that accusation was complete rubbish and totally unfair. That attitude showed a lack of understanding of young, pubescent girls who were fans of a boy group. The girls were not violent at all. They were probably more boisterous than many young girl fans of boy bands/singers that had gone before. But they were in no way violent. What they were was ULTRA enthusiastic about their band, and they were not afraid to show it! Their behaviour was usually only misinterpreted as 'violence' by male critics who were probably more than a little jealous at all the attention The Rollers got from the female sex! Yes I think their were probably some ulterior motives going on with such false interpretations and ludicrous statements. Anyway, the fans were a dedicated bunch. They were kind too, sending gifts, cards and tartan clad teddy bears to The Roller's fan club for the boys. Many would send birthday cards and birthday cakes to the boys on their birthday. Roller fans were well known for defending their group against critics and 'knockers'. (as a certain UK DJ found out!) The Bay City Rollers were theirs and they weren't gonna let anyone criticize them or treat them badly and get away with it! They would defend them to the hilt. (it's a good thing they knew nothing about Tam at that time!) They absolutely adored The Rollers. They would have done absolutely anything to meet them. They longed to see them constantly, and when they got the chance to see them say, at a concert or somewhere else, they did everything in their power to get to them. Outsiders couldn't understand it, but the fans simply HAD to get to The Rollers. And they would not let anything get in their way. Not bouncers, not balconies, not water, nothing. Roller fans were pretty ruthless about their group. They were serious, fanatical, obsessed, die-hard, determined and pretty extreme. And as far as I'm concerned, as fandom ratings go, Bay City Roller fans were in a league of their own.