#67 STANDING STILL AT CONCERTS
If you haven’t stumbled on Stuff White People Like, then your life has been sadly bereft of some self (in my case) deprecating humor. With its ongoing list of pleasures unique to the lighter skinned style of humanity, SWPL is a now book marked/often checked site in my book.

(credit to Steven Rybicki and Chris Piecuch)

For your enjoyment and pleasure, I bring you #67

“Music is very important to white people. It truly is the soundtrack to their lives, meaning that white people are constantly thinking about what songs would be on the soundtrack for the biopic. The problem is that most of the music that white people like isn’t really dance-friendly. More often the songs are about pain, or love, or breaking up with someone, or not being able to date someone, or death.

So when white people go to concerts at smaller venues, what to do they do? They stand still! This is an important part of white concert going as it enables you to focus on the music, and it will prevent drawing excess attention to you. Remember, at a concert everyone is watching you just waiting for you to try to start dancing. Then they will make fun of you.

The result is Belle and Sebastian concerts that essentially looks more like a disorganized line of people than a music event.

If you find yourself invited to a concert with a white person, do NOT expect to dance. Prepare yourself for three hours of standing reasonably still. It is also advised to get a beer or (if legal) a cigarette so you have something to do with your hands. Although it is acceptable to occasionally raise one hand and point just above the stage.

Note: the addition of the drug ecstasy changes everything.”

 
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Nathan Martin

0 Responses to #67 Standing Still at Concerts

  1. mynineteenthtry says:

    only having the “if legal” clarification preceding cigarettes is at least a little funny to me.

  2. Grace M. says:

    If you had any balls, you would have posted this one: http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/40-indie-music/

    p.s., I have merched Spaceland MANY times. Its a dive. White people also like seeing indie bands perform at small, dirty venues.

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