Hence why I got an apartment across from the buses on South. Problem solved!
Title this one “UMass Lowell Problems.”
So I often struggle with balancing my life between the general social norms of everyday interaction and those of the underground music scene. People’s perception of what certain genre labeling means varies from each social group and even the individual. Trying to explain how a house show is actually a real show, with touring bands, to a person completely separated from anything of the sort, is nearly impossible. In the end I just have to play it off as something that’s not a big deal. “Hey man, you’re playing a show tonight, right? Where?” Oh just at (insert friends) basement/living room in (enter city). What these people don’t realize is that many successful bands in the Indie/Punk realms got their starts extensively touring solely in basement type venues all over the world. It’s quite hard to adapt and underplay the things that I look so forward to, to those who are detached from anything of the sort. In some ways, this underplay is attached to the fact that I don’t particularly want to fall into the hipster realm, a title often that often has the connotation to pretentious 20 somethings that have a severe sense of ethnocentrism. This is something I will likely talk about in my next post in more detail, as it’s time for work on this fine Easter Day! WHY ARE WE OPEN ON EASTER, UGH!?