An entire essay is devoted to the "Amerikafan" and yet here is an attempt to outline it briefly and succinctly, from my point of view: The term, as I understand it, attempts to exclude those who today, without sounding pejorative, would confidently be called Amerikanerds. This refers to people whose general affection for the USA is expressed in a euphoric interest in one or more related topics of American culture or history - be it vehicles, electric guitars or handguns. The Wetterauer Amerikafans, however, who are meant here, see themselves in a natural, spatial proximity to the U.S. cultural space with which they confuse the barracks. The American television series, movies, music and fashion are accepted and consumed as a matter of course, because they come from next door, so to speak. There is nothing euphoric about being an American fan, it is not directed at anything in particular, but is an attempt to imitate American normality in everyday life and in one's own life. The American fan calls his parents Mom and Dad. The Amerikafan deliberately does not speak British English in English class, but a mixed version in which he integrates the various accents of his American acquaintances. The Amerikafan assigns himself to West or East Coast, develops his own pseudo-American identity. In the Wetterau, one does not have to make any effort to live his fanhood-the discotheque, the American movie theater, Bowling Alley, the American pizzeria, which he is allowed to enter as a matter of course and where he orders in English and pays with dollars, are only one of his many playgrounds. The whole Wetterau offered the American fans of that time an impressive infrastructure in which they could live and express their being fans. Virtually nothing of that is left.