It just gets sadder and sadder every year.
How many times can you see the same handful of bands play the same event, playing the same songs from 20+ years ago?
Does standing on concrete out in the open under the bright ass sun make the music sound better? Or is it all those $11 beers you buy that make things bearable?
How much money is OK to spend in your justification of a good time? $300? $500?
How much BS tourist like behaviour will you tolerate in order to see that one band that you like at the crowded club Downtown?
What's the draw at this point? Seriously? Nostalgia? The undeniable urge to conform to a non-conformist ideology in a sheep like manner in order to justify your ultra hip cool Punk existence?
How much more of your money are you going to give the Stern Bros.? How much is enough?
And now the Fat Mike BS. And you all act like you're fucking shocked, which is laughable. Really.
I think the funniest part about the whole Fat Mike / Punk Rock Boring hubbub is finding out how many of my friends were members of the Facebook PRB page in the first place... 😆😆😆 Tasteless? Yeah. Poor timing? Certainly. But the mass hysteria over it is laughable. A coked up millionaire cross dressing alcoholic drug addict says something stupid and everyone loses their shit? WTF? Wasn't like this was the first time he's done something stupid, right? I thought it was common knowledge at this point what a dickhead he is - I know I got some stories, and the fact that NOFX can still draw people to their mediocre, boring, more-talking-shit-than-playing-music show is pathetic and perfectly highlights what's wrong with the Punk scene today. Look, there's nobody I'd like to see get shit more than that asshat Fat Mike, but let's tear him apart for all the stupid shit he's said and done before all this (Cokie The Clown anyone?) and not this... lol I guess the lesson here is that Freedom of Speech doesn't excuse you from your responsibility to your words and actions. Having the right to be a irresponsible dick doesn't mean you should be... wait, did I say that?? LOL