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The Moment You Realize Your Friends Are Lame
Before reading any further, here is the disclaimer: Friends who may think this post is about them, remember who I am before you react to this (haha).
I can remember being at a point in my life that whenever bands were in town and they had the potential of being a band that my friends and I might be into, we would go to the show. Of course this is a period of time when money was scarce, but there was always a way of finding the funds to go to the show.
Recently I bought 2 tickets to a sold out concert at Massey Hall in Toronto of a band who went to #1 in the UK (for reasons of retaining some of my friends who declined, I will keep the band name secret). I had someone lined up and committed to going with me to the concert, but for reasons beyond their control they couldn’t make it…fair enough. So once I confirmed I had an extra ticket to the show, I got on the phone and sent a mass text to all my friends who I have attended hundreds of concerts with in the past. The response I got back was something I really wasn’t expecting; “I don’t even know these guys“, “I’m not sure I’d be down for that“, etc etc. I immediately thought, ok, I’m giving a 4th row centre ticket away which is valued at $70 of a band who recently went #1 in the UK for FREE! and I was receiving responses like that?? UNbelievable! These friends know I wouldn’t take them to see a concert of a band that was completely out of their realm, so I was a little shocked.
I tried my best not to react the way I wanted to, which was, “you would rather sit at home and watch the latest episodes of How I Met Your Mother or Two And A Half Men than check out a FREE show?” Don’t get me wrong, I love all my friends and they mean so much to me, but this was without a doubt the moment when I realized that my friends have become lame.
P.S. Whoever is into some cool fucking bands and wants to accompany me to some shows, drop me a line!