'Almost Famous' to 'Rock of Love': Groupies Then and Now

"Just because someone's famous doesn't mean they can be trusted to be nice," said Cynthia Plaster Caster. "We were very trusting of these people because they were world famous."

Nowadays, there's a different kind of groupie, like on the reality show "Rock of Love," where women compete for the heart of Poison lead singer, Bret Michaels.

Women like Des Barres, who devoted their lives to the bands they loved, say that today's groupies are more concerned with fame than with music.

"I think the women on 'Rock of Love' are mostly in it to be in TV," Des Barres said. "Real groupies are people who love the music, want to be with people who make it, and that's it."

Cynthia Plaster Caster says she still has the heart of a groupie, but no longer the life of one. Most of her dancing these days is done in the comfort of her own home. And while she loves thinking about that time, she would never go back.

"It was mainly a learning experience," she said. "I had some great times, I had some not so great times, but there was never a dull moment."

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