Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Hipster How-To

How to like a Band with A View To Being A Dick About It « No Chorus:
At gigs it goes without saying that you shouldn’t wear the t-shirt of the band. No matter how cold you are or how damp your Daniel Johnston t-shirt is (always a safe gig shirt, awards mid-level cred and is impossible to be interrogated over as no one actually fucking listens to Daniel Johnston): do not wear the shirt you got from the merch table.
My default gig shirts are the Dropkick Murphys hockey-style one, and a holey, worn-thin Bosstones T-shirt from when they were touring Devil's Night Out. I suspect they establish that, although I'm old, I'm liable to be the kind of boozer that you don't want to be too close to when the moshing starts ... and the moshing could start any time, anywhere.

Also, pro-tip, the correct response to, "Dude, you like Daniel Johnston?" is to immediately sing "Speeding Motorcycle" from beginning to end as loud as you can until the interrogator backs away, eyes wide with fear. It's one thing to have checked it out because Yo La Tengo covers it, another thing altogether to have to have a conversation about outsider art when you could be doing something else.
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