Top Five Most Irritating Types Of Music Fans
Rocks Off will assume that we're all music fans here, m'kay? We just like the way the more melodic molecules feel when they gutter-ball into our eardrums. That's peachy, but there are those among us who take being a fan into the realm of douchebaggery.
hypeful.com Avoid "hipsteritis": See No. 2.
Check amongst yourselves for the following infractions:
5. THE PERSPECTIVELY CHALLENGED
These people are usually really into the latest pop sensation. They purposely seek out the most shallow and inane music to listen to, mostly because they can't stomach something a bit stronger. Another of their sins is the failure to understand that one cannot become an... idol within, say, a season.
If you call their heroes flashes in the pan, they'll scream at the top of their lungs that said pop star has been going strong for OVER A YEAR! Most of them fail to realize that they have the memories of gerbils, and that they basically recycle their favorite musician every year or so after the marketing push dies down.
4. "I WAS HERE FIRST!"
Also known as hipsteritis. These poindexters like to assign some kind of mythic status to having heard about an act before everyone else did. Look, if you discover the undiscovered and spread it around so that a band can build a push and maybe break out into success, then you're one of God's gifts to music. If you just keep it to yourself like some kind of bizarre art collector, then you're part of what's keeping independent artists down.
More importantly, if your friends don't know about an artist you've been listening to for years, then only become aware of them because one of their songs were featured in a movie or something, then that's your fault. If the band is so freakin' awesome, why didn't you tell us?