Local Gigs Suck (and It’s Not The Band’s Fault)

I typically get off work at 5pm. My dog has been in the house by herself for the past 8 hours. I’m fortunate enough to live close to where I work so I pick her up at 5:20pm and take her to the dog park where she trades her 8 hours of being alone for 1 hour of puppy play. I stop by the grocery store on my way home to pick up ingredients for dinner.
We arrive home at 6:30pm. By the time I finish cooking dinner, eating it, and then cleaning up everything it is 8pm.

Now would be the perfect time to decompress, talk to my partner about each other’s day, and relax on the couch while we watch roughly an hour worth of television followed by an evening shower, some ice cream, getting in bed by 10pm, reading till I fall asleep at 10:45pm – approximately the same time your band is just now getting on stage… all of this on a Tuesday night mind you.

I thought this blog post was going to be blaming a lot of factors why you don’t see me out at live gigs – as a non-drinker I don’t like being around drunk people or alcohol if I don’t have to be, I don’t like being on my feet for 3+ hours straight after working on my feet for a full 8 hours, and I don’t like how shows always start late with my friend’s band playing dead last.

It’s not the band’s fault that live local music sucks, it’s not the venue’s fault, it’s not the drunk people at the show, it’s not anyone’s fault but my own. The type of life I live makes it unenjoyable for me to attend most live shows.

Your Local Music Grump

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