I generally don’t like to get on my little soap box (that is typically left up to the husband to rant on), but today I pull it from its hiding place and dust it off. I read an article today that irritated me.
Last Friday, a club downtown hosted a “Silent Disco” where concert goers listened to the music with wireless headphones. Let me first ask, did I miss something? When did Austin go from the ‘LIVE music capital’ to ‘I’m going to a show, but listen on my headphones’?
Headphones are portable devices so you can listen to your recorded music on the go, while you workout, at home when you don’t want to disturb your spouse/partner/roommate. They are not used to be social. When I plug in, it generally means I don’t want to talk to anyone. Isn’t part of going to a show to be social? And, I must know… what did an unknowing onlooker think when he saw a group full of people, maybe bobbing their heads to some sort of dance music in silence? Creepy.
If you want to listen to music on your headphones, go on a run. Or become a DJ.
What are your thoughts? (And please… Feel free to tell me to get off my high horse).
You can read the article here