I know some of you read that and might have already unfollowed, but really, is that such a crime??
If I actually listened to a large quantity of DMB, I might not hate it. I might even like it. But I’ve seen some live (on TV) performances and it looked (and sounded) like Dave Matthews was in severe physical pain every single time. Not my thing.
Plus, there was this rift between cliques in high school and the clique that did not include me was beyond obsessed with DMB, so obviously I had incentive not to cultivated any potential fandom on that front.
So when I was dating this dude who I really thought might stick around awhile, and I found out he LOVES Dave Matthews Band, I kept quiet about my feelings about the band. I don’t normally have any problem speaking up about things like that, but if it was potentially a deal breaker, I figured I’d just not bring it up.
I didn’t, and he didn’t, and it wasn’t an issue. A lot of other things were, though, and after we broke things off, I was sad and wistful and putting absolutely no effort into avoiding his Facebook page when I saw that he bought tickets to a DMB show in the fall.
And suddenly, I was less sad and had zero interest in
stalking perusing his Facebook page for details about his life without me. Because his life without me apparently involves significant quantities of DMB, which I think works out for both of us.
My life plans got a little screwy when he removed himself from the picture, and while I don’t know where I’ll be in the fall or what exactly I’ll be doing, it won’t be going to DMB concerts.
And I’m more than happy with that.