Post by The Horned Grandmother on May 9, 2012 13:23:03 GMT -5
Three times in the same day a week or so ago, I saw different kids on the bus and around campus doing this stupid shit with their hands like they were David Bowie in Labyrinth -- like they were rolling little glass balls across their hands or whatever -- except there was nothing in their hands. I was like, is this a new thing the kids are doing? What the fuck is this?
And I think it was this. Practicing 'giving light shows' or what-the-fuck ever. This has to be the stupidest fad since... well, since this fucking hula hoop resurgence. In my day we used to laugh and throw garbage at people who were so far fucked that they'd rather occupy themselves with a handful of glowsticks than watch the band onstage. So I think I'll do that. I'm pretty stuck in my ways.
I've always been a fan of light shows, especially when it's something like Bassnectar/Skrillex/ Justice /<insert other random electronic artist>. Their focus is often on the "womp" and not anything else, there's only so much head-bobbing I can take, so yeah I'm going to occupy myself with my lights, and if someone wants a light show I'll often give one, gladly... It takes a lot of work and effort to be halfway decent. Yes anyone can put light gloves on and wave their hands, but actually turning muscles and ligaments like the ones in your hands into something that you have complete control of is hard, a lot harder than I'm sure most here are ready to give credit for. Someone giving light shows, or dancing with lights are DOING IT RIGHT. Zombying out to a show is NOT DOING IT RIGHT. Yeah if its Amon Tobin, or Deadmau5, or some other artist that is more about their stage set-up oppose to just the "music" then spending your time doing nothing but watching light shows is foolish and a waste of money. When done right it's more than hands in the face, it's a dance form, attacking that is petty at best.
yes the most passive aggressive person i've ever cyber met