Oct 11 2012
Recently I went to a Bruce Springsteen concert and for the record it was better than I expected. And further for the record it wasn’t because of the music. I don’t even care for his music that much. It’s just that you’re kind of in awe the whole time at how much people love this guy. Honestly I just don’t get it but whatever. 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. And she’ll engage in all this crap before the concert that really pisses me off. And I’m sure most of you do these things as well. 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. 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. Won’t the songs be 100 times better if you haven’t heard them in a while? 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. Yet everyone engages in this practice. You’re that concerned about singing along? 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. I’d rather not read press about their current concerts. I don’t want to know what people think of the band at this moment in time. 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.” In my eyes that’s what people do on Facebook. They justify their existence by telling acquaintances, not real friends, about their plans. Who cares? Enjoy it for you, not for anyone else.
I don’t buy any band gear to wear
I will never, ever be “that guy.” Never.
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