Sunday, July 20, 2008

Don't Be That Guy.

All evidence available from the people walking toward the hockey arena tonight indicates that in Latvia, there is no unwritten rule that says you don't wear a Metallica t-shirt if you are going to a Metallica concert. Any metal fans in the audience feel free to provide evidence of whether this is a Latvia thing or if Metallica fans in the U.S. would also show their Metallica pride while going to the Metallica show.

As an aside, our Ambassador was given a pair of complimentary tickets to the Metallica concert. What a moment for supporting diplomacy through international appreciation of the lively arts! Perhaps he and various Latvian dignitaries can bond through their shared love of old-school favorites like "Creeping Death" and "Seek and Destroy." Your correspondent was not offered a chance to accompany.

Editor's note: We apologize for the last couple posts being somewhat less than profound, but given intermittent internet problems, we're a bit worried about typing anything long or serious that might get lost in the cyber-void before we have a more certain connection. And we're not currently inclined to drag the laptop to a cafe with wi-fi. Sorry.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Drew says it's OK at metal shows to wear the band's shirt.

Especially Metallica (even the band does it).

Shrug.

Carrie said...

It also appears to be perfectly acceptable -- if not a point of pride -- to wear Bruce Springsteen tshirts to see the Boss himself. Not all music fans suffer from crippling levels of ironic detachment, I guess.