I watched my son perform in a “Battle Of The Bands” last night at a local high school. There were many bands getting to perform 2 or 3 songs each. But after the curtains closed in between acts (to fill the time while a new band was setting up), the show included “Rock Band” competitions! This was the STUPIDEST thing I’ve seen in a while.
The audience and the “performers” acted like complete overzealous douchebags… as if they actually played real instruments. I couldn’t believe it. Is this what our culture has regressed to? A huge ego over FAKING it? But as is the case today, people want to feel like big shots without actually putting in the effort to accomplish a real skill. My son is an accomplished bass player and he thought the whole thing was ridiculous.
And before any of you start bashing me because YOU play that stupid game, think of it this way: Imagine attending an Oly lifting event… and in between lifters there’s a small dude lifting fake hollow weights while his friends cheer like lunatics. Or better yet, imagine if at the Mr Olympia show, between competitors’ posing routines, some non-bodybuilder comes out to pose wearing fake inflatable muscles and acts like the biggest mofo in the show. Pathetic!