robocop wrote: ↑
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:09 pm
You are telling me people don’t come up to you and talk about Jens and the exploding toilet when wearing strato merch?
I only have one Stratovarius shirt, which came with the Elements Pt 1 & 2 re-release ultimate collection (whatever it was called).
I wore it pretty often in high school, but nobody there knew who on Earth Stratovarius was. There was one girl who was into Nightwish, but they are more mainstream, so I wasn't too
surprised. I also have a Metallica Ride the Lightning shirt and a Sonata Arctica hoodie.
Those are my only band merch.
It's funny, in my high school music history class, we had to present a song and talk about its meaning. As the mute badass that I was, I presented Stratovarius' Holy Light, and talked about how it was about life, death, afterlife. Some of the people there seemed genuinely interested in Stratovarius after I showed them that song, including the teacher, who likened it to Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
AAAAAAAAAA wrote: ↑
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:37 am
That happened once with black Sabbath too. Some guy was like "bruuhhhhh!" Was kind of annoying because this band is so mainstream that bonding over it seems kind of bizarre
There was one awkward interaction, again in high school, where some kid approached me from behind and said something like, "Duuuuuuuude! Your hair's so cool and metal! Do you like Black Sabbath? Oh man, they are my favorite band. You play any instruments, man? Right ooooooon!" The guy was donned all in black with, maybe even dyed black hair, and covered in Black Sabbath merch and had a real "dude bro" personality.
I, being the sperg that I was, kind of just nodded or answered with simple "yes/no" responses because I was more focused on getting to class on time.