The term groupie is derived from group, in reference to a musical group, but the word is also used in a more general sense, especially in casual conversation, to mean a particular kind of musical fan assumed to be more interested in relationships with rockstars than in their music. A groupie is generally considered a devoted fan of a band or musical performer. A groupie is considered more intense about their adored celebrities than a fan and tends to follow them from place to place. A groupie will attempt to have a connection with the band, and may seek intimate contact. Many groupies will involve themselves sexually with members of their preferred band.