Oct 11 2012
Recently I went to a Bruce Springsteen concert and for the record it was better than I expected.Â Â And further for the record it wasn’t because of the music.Â I don’t even care for his music that much.Â Â It’s just that you’re kind of in awe the whole time at how much people love this guy.Â Â Honestly I just don’t get it but whatever.Â Â People love the guy and I simply don’t so I’ll leave it at that.
My wife on the other hand is a huge fan.Â Â And she’ll engage in all this crap before the concert that really pisses me off.Â Â And I’m sure most of you do these things as well.Â But to put it bluntly, I just don’t understand.
Here are four things I’d never do leading up to a rock concert….
I don’t listen to the band’s music the week leading up to it
I can’t stand this.Â I don’t understand why so many people listen to album after album after album of music they are going to hear AGAIN at the concert.Â Â Won’t the songs be 100 times better if you haven’t heard them in a while?Â I mean if I were going to see a movie in the theater I wouldn’t watch the bootleg six times before seeing the featured film.Â Â Yet everyone engages in this practice.Â Â You’re that concerned about singing along?Â I don’t get it.
I don’t research the band or read anything about them
I like to keep everything fresh in my head after the show.Â I’d rather not read press about their current concerts.Â I don’t want to know what people think of the band at this moment in time.Â I just want to go to the concert and see if I like it without a preconceived notion of anything.
I don’t post on Facebook (or anywhere) that I’m going to this thing
I would never be that person who says “my life is better than yours because I’m going to this concert this weekend.”Â Â In my eyes that’s what people do on Facebook.Â They justify their existence by telling acquaintances, not real friends, about their plans.Â Â Who cares?Â Enjoy it for you, not for anyone else.
I don’t buy any band gear to wear
I will never, ever be “that guy.”Â Never.
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