>friend invites me to sublime cover band concert
>say yes because one of my new years resolutions was to go out more since i haven't been out in over a year
>go on youtube and listen to some sublime songs because i pretty much only listen to black metal
>don't enjoy them at all, can't imagine being able to have fun at a concert with that hippie garbage playing
>already bought the tickets for me though
holy fuck. how the hell do i even act at a concert? last time i went to a concert was 4 years ago and it was mac miller and i felt so weird i just left. also what do i wear?
i think i'm just gonna get hammered and chainsmoke while i'm there desu. is that acceptable concert behavior?
>i think i'm just gonna get hammered and chainsmoke while i'm there desu. is that acceptable concert behavior?
If you're awkward and don't dance (and I'd imagine at a Sublime cover band concert full of stoners, there's a lot of dancing), you're going to feel uncomfortable after an hour or two.
If you're one of those people who can lower their inhibitions enough with alcohol to bob around a little bit you'll be fine.
Expect filthy stacys and chads everywhere.
>dont like sublime
you are subhuman desu senpai
Yes, getting completely trashed is acceptable concert behavior.
Stuff that's not "your bag" can be a lot easier to get into a group setting, cause people are already hype about it and you can feed off that energy.
Let's go through 3 famous songs by them:
date rape: about a guy raping a girl, going to jail
Santeria: a guy mad about being cucked, talking about killing him
wrong way: a child who grows up in an abusive home, becomes a prostitute, hooks up with and uses the only guy to ever care for her
not very happy senpai
>Black metal is the only genre that is not happy and upbeat.
>date rape: about a guy raping a girl, going to jail
yeah i just listened to it, i don't like it
>not very happy senpai
the tone is happy and upbeat. compare:
i didn't say that, but i basically only listen to black metal, and some thrash too i guess. everything else is worse than silence. honestly i dont even care for music much, i dont even play music when i drive. basically only when i lift or clean
I've lost it, you're a retard.
Just have shit taste.You come off as a total mongoloid fyi
but normies listen to it, and i am sure the concert will be a normiefest. ergo it's a normie band. that doesn't make them inherently bad, there are plenty of non-normie bands that suck
>but normies listen to it, and i am sure the concert will be a normiefest.
I guess if your definition of normie is anyone outside r9k
sublime hasn't been relevant for a good while.
>inb4 sublime with rome
yes. honestly you sound like you'll fit in just fine.
>I guess if your definition of normie is anyone outside r9k
not really, seeing as i'm only getting flak for not liking them. fact is if a band (and this is a COVER BAND also) can get a fuckton local people to go to the concert, it's a normiefest. honestly i don't see how this is up to debate, it doesn't imply that they're bad. i just dont like that style of music at all. it has too much vocals and it's repetitive and upbeat. i was trying to listen to it but i just wanted to turn it off. not because it's "normie" but because i honestly dont find it enjoyable over silence.
You have severe autism and you shouldn't go. You will not have a good time and will in fact make other people's experience worse just by being there with your negativity.
The 90's, the era from whence Sublime came, went through a ska phase around the mid to later years.
i'm sorry you feel that way. but i'm going, might make you feel better that it's gonna cost me $15. i haven't been to a social event in over a year so yeah, i will probably feel awkward and out of place but i would be ashamed myself if i didnt at least try to fit in with the normies
Christ. I don't have enough fedora pictures for this
i have only ever once been to a concert. it was at my uni and it was some wigger named mac miller. i felt out of place and didn't know any of the songs whereas everyone else did so i walked home. it was free though. i mean imagine you were at a concert and u weren't feeling the music and everyone else knows the band except you. i just felt so out of place. i wasn't scared just like "why am i even here?"
i don't really like music in general. how do i make myself appreciate it more? i'm the only coder at my job that prefers to sit in silence rather than having headphones and i don't even have the radio on in my car because all the stations are crap and usually play the same 10 songs on repeat
>sorry, but i just can't seem to enjoy happy, upbeat music at all.
> i basically only listen to black metal
> everything else is worse than silence
> i dont even play music when i drive
>how is it not normie? it's on the radio ffs
>how should i behave in the concert. is there like a video i can watch?
>what do i wear, and how do i behave?
> i honestly dont find it enjoyable over silence.
> it will be too loud to talk
I honestly have no response to this
>Are you enjoying the concert anon?
" I honestly dont find it enjoyable over silence. I just can't seem to enjoy happy, upbeat music at all. It's normie music. it would make life a lot easier if i had something that i could enjoy with normies"
well i just don't want it to turn out like the last concert i went to. i've been listening to all of sublime's singles to prepare myself so i recognize the song. this is it, i've been lifting getting /fit/ for about a year so when i finally go out in public i will look presentable. many long days of dnp-induced hyperthermia, suffering in agony so when i finally have the opportunity to interact with females i won't be a fatass with man tits.
if this turns to shit i will probably just completely give up. i literally can't fuck this chance up to fit in with normies.
You should really go and try to enjoy yourself. I understand that you might not like it but try and find a version of yourself that does. Sublime is fun as fuck.
Get messed up mayne. If you don't like normie drugs try and get a bit of a benzo mellow going.
Stop giving a fuck about the last concert. Stop giving a fuck about girls or about being /fit/. Just go to the show with an open mind. If you go expecting it to be something else you're gonna disappoint yourself
live music is completely different from listening to music in headphones. add in alcohol, and it's very easy to enjoy yourself at a concert with music you would ordinarily not give even half a listen to
at the very least, it'll give you an opportunity to drink and socialize, you don't have to be into the music at all
The fact that you can't find anything to appreciate about the music is a product of your own interpretive ineptitude.
What aspect of black metal is it that you like?
Work to traverse and refine your tastes.
Only listening to metal is more autistic than wearing a fedora.
>Not liking Sublime
You are beyond retarded
>Not having the balls to just tell your friend that you don't want to go, or that you don't really enjoy their music
You're a huge piece of shit for not telling him in time, so he would've saved money, or invited some qt grill instead of your autistic self.
>Do a small dose of acid to get you in the groove
DO NOT FOLLOW WORST ADVICE
Taking drugs in a situation you don't feel comfortable in makes you bad trip immediately.
Cancel the thing, get your ticket refurbished or sell it to someone else.
Don't torture yourself anon.
but it's just music. that's what i already know is there, this time i prepared ahead of time and listened to the artist. the entire point of my going to this is to meet people. if i just wanted to hear music i would go on youtube. if i don't meet anyone here it's just a waste of my time and money
>i just don't want it to turn out like the last concert i went to
> i felt out of place and didn't know any of the songs whereas everyone else did so i walked home.
Literally nothing happened. The way you said "didn't want it to turn out like the last concert" makes it sound like you got into a fight and had an awful time.
Listen op, no one at the Mac Miller concert gave a shit that you didn't know the songs.No one. You could've just enjoyed the free concert but you didn't.
You listen to all of Sublime's songs so you recognize them when you hear them. Now what? How is that going to get you anywhere?
but i didn't enjoy it. not because i didn't want to, but because i just felt so out of place. i was uncomfortable so i walked home. it's not a pleasant feeling
> Now what? How is that going to get you anywhere?
not sure. if people are singing the chorus or something i can join in. also i will know the ups and downs of the songs which affect the way people respond to the instruments. the idea is to fit in and not feel uncomfortable
i have friends because i sell drugs and people are nice to me because they can't get cheap amphetamine anywhere else. how do u think i got this invitation? the guy's gf probably told him to be nicer to me
it's skater shit dude.
I don't really enjoy the ska genre that much but Sublime at least makes good quality shit.
If a band has radio play, it's normie music. Absolutely a solid indicator.
> i just felt so out of place. i was uncomfortable so i walked home. it's not a pleasant feeling
It's not a normal feeling.
That is not a normal reaction.
A person who is at a concert with an artist they are unfamiliar with will listen to the artist and give them a shot.
Lots of times there are multiple bands playing at a venue and you are going for your favorite band but band B and C are playing beforehand. You give them a chance and listen. You don't "feel awkward" and go home.
>the idea is to fit in and not feel uncomfortable
So you know the ups and downs of the songs so you don't feel awkward...but you aren't liking the songs anyway because you don't like anything that isn't metal (very mature, by the way).
So you're at a concert for a band you don't like, and you're listening to said band right now so you know the songs that you don't like will sound like.
No girl is gonna look at you and think "This guy is looking like he's having fun" You're going to put out uncomfortable body language. Other guys aren't gonna wanna talk to you either. I don't know why you think this social event is going to suddenly change your life.
If you insist on going then just get shitfaced. Maybe you'll like the music even the slightest bit. Though, of course Sublime should be listened to high.
If it's on the radio, it's normie music. That's what the radio is for, and stuff doesn't get on there unless it appeals to normies.
That doesn't mean it's bad music. Grizzly Bear, Rush, Nirvana, Pink Floyd, all kinds of shit gets played on the radio that's good music, and it's all normie as hell. Sublime isn't really my thing but it's good quality music, they've got a thing and they do it well. You don't have to pretend it's not a normal thing to like to feel cool or something, that's not really how "cool" works anyway.
I have multiple normie co-workers who listen to Sublime.
well i don't have much of a choice. there's no bands i like playing, and if there was girls wouldn't be there. also it's the only social opportunity i have had in a year.
also weed will make it worse i can't be in public on that without getting extreme paranoia
bro, I would be jumping to go to that, even if it's just a shitty cover band. there is nothing a robot can empathize more with than sublime. not even black death metal.
the story of bradley nowell should be near and dear to all robots heart. those of who you are saying "PFFFT NORMIE" should be FUCKING ashamed. when he died, i was devastated.
Bradley is the Buddha of robots. he ascended, came back to tell us about it, and then checked out.
>... ALL THE LITTLE LIES THEY TOLD TO ME, FORM A LITTLE PART OF HISTORY
>PEOPLE LISTEN UP DON'T STAND SO CLOSE
>I GOT SOMETHIN' THAT YOU ALL SHOULD KNOW --
>HOLY MATRIMONY'S NOT FOR ME, I'D RATHER DIE ALONE IN MISERY
>I WAS ALWAYS TAUGHT THAT BOY MEETS GIRL, FALL IN LOVE GET MARRIED AND FORGET THE WORLD
9 MONTHS LATER, SWEET BABYS ON THE WAY, ISN'T THAT WHAT THEY USED TO SAY?
>...Because marriage doesn't work in the world today / It's an institution that is in decay
> And if i have love i wish to portray / I will surley find another way
(It's a crazy world to be alone)
(With this ball and chain I call my home)
>I don't like sublime. A man of intelligence such as myself prefers to listen to a concerto of pain and anguish exquisitely executed through heavy guitar riffs. Black metal is the epitome of musical perfection.
>Bathory - A Fine Day to Die
Perhaps it's the progression you like? I like Bathory as well, and something that's unique about them is their buildup. Examples of this buildup can be found in other songs as well.
This is a band you may or may not know called Have A Nice Life. It's got the same dreary, bleak sound with an equal progression.
Notice how at about 1:30, the vocals come in and become the cynosure, and the instrumentals move away, becoming more of a backdrop. The vocals are less harsh but still include screams and moments of intensity. More somber.
Maybe you like the harshness of the vocals. This is a band called Death From Above 1979 that scratches a similar itch, for me at least. They're aggressive and the vocals are harsh/volatile, but it's got a "dancey" feel to it.
Listen to these songs, get into the groove, and let them strap you in.
One of the few metal bands I still listen to is called Zu, maybe you know them already?
Try this, too
Personally, I found it easy to transition from metal into "dreamy" music like these
Tell me which of these you like and dislike. Listen for aspects of these songs that are reminiscent of your home genre. Diversify.
Iktf op. Even if I like the music I just cant be relaxed outside. I just gave up on trying to socialize. I mean at least not on loud places like concerts. Just start lying you are sick 3 days before.
are you aware that i didn't decide to like music that normies don't like, it's just how i am? same reason i didn't decide to find cheese as the most delicious food yet be disgusted by liver which has valuable nutrients. at least i swallow frozen chunks of raw liver as a multivitamin, and to compensate for my non-normie musical tastes i go to concerts of bands i don't listen to.
meh, none of them are particularly appealing to me. besides, i'm not a music person, really. it's just not my thing and on top of that it's very personal to me and it's simply not an area of my life in which i would find common ground with a girl.
the entire purpose of this shit is for me to meet a girl, that's it. the impression i got from the posts ITT is that i will probably not have much success at this concert in the way of getting a gf. i'm still going to go because i would hate myself for trying, but finding more obscure bands to listen to isn't going to help me in this regard. music just isn't my thing
>It's not a normal feeling.
>That is not a normal reaction.
and i am not a normie.
>You don't "feel awkward" and go home.
well, i did. why the fuck would i lie on the internet? and how do i force myself to enjoy these situations?
Then, clearly, a concert is not a good opportunity for you to try "going out," lest you have an awful time due to your musical aversion and subconsciously attribute the bad feelings to going out, turning you into even more of an autist than you already are.
Cancel the plans and do something else. There's no point in going out if you don't have interest in what you're going out to do. Try the whole "going out" thing all over again with other plans in mind that are more suited to your interests.
what are you trying to say? do you think i want to hate all the music girls listen to? virtually every girl that flirted with me asked me about music early on, it's as if they bond with people based on similar music tastes. i don't understand it because music is very personal to me, it's not something i share with others
>"say yes because one of my new years resolutions was to go out more since i haven't been out in over a year"
>whine about the concert before it has taken place
i can see why you stopped going outside