Originally Posted by MrGimpy
Having a favourite team feels more and more like having a favourite consumer packaged goods company.
ever see the prices for a Bruce Springsteen/Rolling Stones/other big named band concert?
ever seen the prices they charge to watch The Book of Mormon on broadway?
traveling bands/acts like Phis/Grateful Dead/Jimmy Buffet (YEAH THAT RIGHT MR.G... I said it!) are analogous to sports franchises these days where fans have favorite line ups, favorite set lists, favorite band/team attires, favorite past performances and know the ins and outs , and gossip about each member like a basketball fan would know everything about lebron james and the rest of the miami heat.
even discovering bands when they were young and not yet big (like PB mentioning seeing Metric/Yeah yeah yeahs/others early) is like following young players in college/minor leagues before they hit it big.
Chris Connelly the music journalist, and huge sports lover, even came up with a nice way of looking at successful teams that never won a championship (but still had an inordinate amount of success): critically acclaimed teams*. (just like some bands who didn't hit big financially, but still are revered).
*Ex: 2004-2006 Phoenix Suns, 2001 Sacramento Kings, 2004 Montreal Expos, ect.
things that are pissing me off:
my wife and I watched some pretty depressing things lately. one of them was an HBO special about dogs called One Nation Under Dog
that was just heart wrenching.
I still hate/don't want to understand crazy dog people
, but damn i hate when you knowingly get sucked into watching some documentary that is brutal/sad/depressing but you do it anyway.