vintage-halloween:

Jack-o-lantern on a fence

I’m really happy my Gaslight post is getting the word “kerfuffle” spread around

cantthinkofanythingtogohere:

mikesrottingbrain:

cantthinkofanythingtogohere:

the-blues-mary:

mikesrottingbrain:

So, one of my favorite bands offers up the opportunity to buy tickets to a meet and greet, and a soundcheck, and I’m ready to jump all over it. I have no problem paying for it, because it’s a great, unique opportunity and who knows when I’ll get it again. And instead of it being a random drawing…

Read this and you know what I think about it! All seconded!
xoxo
Mary

But the whole thing essentially means “if you’re rich you can have this” whereas with a random drawing more people actually have a chance. Like saying that the people who had an issue with it were “entitled spoiled brats” is ridiculous to be completely honest.

No, it’s not.  They’re entitled spoiled brats because of how they reacted when they couldn’t have something.  It’s the “I can’t have it so no one can!” mentality that was so prevalent yesterday that is entitled and spoiled.

There are people out there who can’t even afford to buy a ticket to just a show, does that mean no one should get to go because they can’t afford it?  No, that’s a ridiculous idea, but that’s exactly what is going on here.  

It sucks that everyone couldn’t afford it, it really does.  But there are people out there who could, or people out there who were going to do what they could to scrounge together the money.  I guarantee you there were Gaslight fans out there who couldn’t afford it, but were going to get this given to them as a birthday present or something and probably be absolutely over the moon thrilled about it.  But now no one gets anything.  And why?  Because people threw a hissy fit when they learned other people might get something they couldn’t have.

That’s how children act.  That’s how entitled, spoiled brats act.

I hope they cover “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” on this tour, maybe people will learn something.

People’s problem with it was that it was the rich kids who get the chance to do it, or the kids with the nice rich parents. It wasn’t people throwing “a hissy fit when they learned other people might get something they couldn’t have”. It was people having a problem with something they would seriously love being offered only to people with a bunch of money. That’s not being entitled or spoiled, entitled and spoiled is how you’d describe the kids who get exactly what they want because mummy or daddy will throw a few banknotes in their direction every time they see something they fancy. It’s literally the complete opposite. 

As for covering “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” I think you could learn a lot from that really.


Here’s the problem with that logic:  Was the reason that people couldn’t afford to go because of those people who could afford to go?  No, it was not.  There’s a myriad of reasons as to why people couldn’t afford, but it was absolutely not because other people could afford it.  Now, what’s the only reason people who could afford it can no longer go? The fact that people who couldn’t afford it complained.  You took something away from people because you couldn’t have it, for reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with them.  

And some advice, grow up and get over this ridiculous “Rich kid” crap you’re spewing.  In life, people will have more than you, people will have less than you. It happens. Worry about what you put out into the world and do with your own life, and not what others have.

You have no way of knowing anything about the economic standing of the people who were going to buy that package, and making the assumptions you do is incredibly arrogant.  I don’t make anywhere enough to frivolously throw down $125 for concert tickets, but I was going to pick up some over time, cut back in other places and treat myself to something.  And I’d wager that was probably going to be what a lot of people who bought those passes were going to do.  And if they were rich and could burn $125 for shits and giggles? Good for them, it doesn’t affect me, doesn’t affect you.

cantthinkofanythingtogohere:

the-blues-mary:

mikesrottingbrain:

So, one of my favorite bands offers up the opportunity to buy tickets to a meet and greet, and a soundcheck, and I’m ready to jump all over it. I have no problem paying for it, because it’s a great, unique opportunity and who knows when I’ll get it again. And instead of it being a random drawing…

Read this and you know what I think about it! All seconded!
xoxo
Mary

But the whole thing essentially means “if you’re rich you can have this” whereas with a random drawing more people actually have a chance. Like saying that the people who had an issue with it were “entitled spoiled brats” is ridiculous to be completely honest.

No, it’s not.  They’re entitled spoiled brats because of how they reacted when they couldn’t have something.  It’s the “I can’t have it so no one can!” mentality that was so prevalent yesterday that is entitled and spoiled.

There are people out there who can’t even afford to buy a ticket to just a show, does that mean no one should get to go because they can’t afford it?  No, that’s a ridiculous idea, but that’s exactly what is going on here.  

It sucks that everyone couldn’t afford it, it really does.  But there are people out there who could, or people out there who were going to do what they could to scrounge together the money.  I guarantee you there were Gaslight fans out there who couldn’t afford it, but were going to get this given to them as a birthday present or something and probably be absolutely over the moon thrilled about it.  But now no one gets anything.  And why?  Because people threw a hissy fit when they learned other people might get something they couldn’t have.

That’s how children act.  That’s how entitled, spoiled brats act.

I hope they cover “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” on this tour, maybe people will learn something.

The Gaslight Anthem Pre-Show Kerfuffle

So, one of my favorite bands offers up the opportunity to buy tickets to a meet and greet, and a soundcheck, and I’m ready to jump all over it.  I have no problem paying for it, because it’s a great, unique opportunity and who knows when I’ll get it again.  And instead of it being a random drawing where I have to hope I’m lucky enough to get picked, I can purchase it and guarantee the opportunity.  I was excited, and less than two hours later, the opportunity was gone.

Gaslight Anthem decided to cancel the idea because some fans got very vocal about their displeasure with the idea.  That’s all fine and well, you’re entitled to your opinion and I’d even agree that the price was probably a little too high.  Maybe you couldn’t afford it and you were upset, I get that.  Hell, it would probably have been a dumb purchase for me to make anyways, and I can definitely use that else where.  The problem is, just because you don’t like it, or unfortunately can’t afford it, doesn’t mean other people shouldn’t get the opportunity.  

From everything I saw, that’s exactly what the attitude was; I can’t have it, so no one should get it.  That is childish beyond words and it’s unfortunate that the band decided to cave to such entitlement.

And to those who feel like they’ve accomplished something by convincing the band to cancel the package?  You haven’t, all you’ve done is rob other people of a cool opportunity.  You’ve taken away their chance to experience something great and to be happy, all because you didn’t agree with it, or couldn’t afford it.  If that makes you feel accomplished, then you really need to re-examine things.

This was not being forced on anyone, it was something the band decided to offer fans, which is much more than a lot of bands do, and their attempt was met for the most part, with scorn for no discernible reason.  It’s great that you’ve supported the band, but that doesn’t mean you get to dictate their career path and success.  They give you music, they give you live shows.  Now they tried to give you something else, but because it was priced too high for you, you’ve rejected it outright.  It’s through music and touring that they make a living and you’ve now helped take money away from them.  

That’s not supporting the band.  That’s not supporting other fans of the band.  That’s pushing your view on everyone, and crying about it until you get what you want.  That’s selfish, that’s childish.  And this is just the latest in a long string of incidents where the band, and Brian in particular have had to deal with this immature, entitled attitude.  You don’t own them, they have every right to write whatever music they want, and to make money on that music however they see fit. 

This is Green Day and Gilman Street all over again, it’s just sad that Gaslight Anthem are apparently too polite to tell the entitled spoiled brats to fuck off.

ages-of-arda:

nekokat42:

I do this several times a day

150% me

Yup

kateordie:

octoberyet:

Detroit’s annual “Theatre Bizarre” Halloween festival

Is this HEAVEN?!