One day 7 friends attended a concert, here is what they thought...
The crowd was AWESOM! I could really feel the vibe. Being in the energy of the place really electrified me. I couldn't sleep all night, I was just riding the high. I ended up writing a new song that night, the lyrics just sort of came to me.
You should have seen the speakers. They were massive! The sound coming out of them was amazing - crystal clear. I would give anything to have a chance to play around on a system like that. I think I may look into becoming a sound engineer.
The place stank. There was beer and puke everywhere and people were lighting up all over the place. The guys behind us were so drunk. Half an hour in one guy spilled a beer all over my back and down my shirt. I am actually allergic to beer so I broke out in hives and had to catch a cab to the emergency room.
The sets and costume changes were spectacular. They must have had a dozen outfit changes, but the best part of the whole show was probably the fireworks!
My daughter was sick that night, and I left her at home with a sitter. It was her first time with this new sitter. I worried about her the whole time. Part way through, I went to the bathroom to try and call home. I got totally lost but I ran into a really nice security guard who helped me find my way. He was pretty cute too! We got to talking - he is also a single parent, and we really hit it off. We have a date next Friday night.
The sound was poor, the music was dated, the guys were so old they could hardly move. I don't know what all the full was about, what a waste of time and $20. Glad I couldn't make it 20 years ago when everyone else went!
Me to my:
6 year old niece: Uncle went to a party last night. Everyone got dressed up in lots of sparkly clothes and there was lots of music an people and when the lights went out people brought out candles and there were lots of little flames. "So how old was the birthday girl" she asks?
To my friend who couldn't make it: You really didn't miss to much - half way through I left with Friend 3 and we actually spent most of the night in emergency.
To my dad: You would have really liked the drummer. His solos rocked, and he even played the keyboard and guitar.
To my wife: What a waste of a night. I can't believe I spent so much money to going to a concert when I don't even like music. Sometimes I wonder why I even hang around those people, our tastes are so different and we really have nothing in common anymore. One thing that was kind of cool though was that they actually had recycling stations set up for all the empty beer cups!
WOW. What a bunch of different perspectives. Did these people even attend the same event? How would your viewpoints and opinions of this event change based on which individual you encountered following the concert. Interesting how perspective also changes after a certain amount of time has passed, like in attending a concert for the same group 20 years later.
And what about Friend 7? What did he have to say... he was such a hypocrite. His story changes every time he talks to someone different. Can't he get the story straight! Can we please assign a group of individuals to talk to one of the friends so that we can find out what actually happened!!!
Why don't you interview Friend 7 - Because he speaks english, we can probably get the most information from him. Plus every body knows him so it will be easy to access additional information through his different sources. Make sure you interview all his friends, family, teachers, students and acquaintances over the next 2,000 years, but only talk to people who loved him and have lots of good things to say. Once you have every account straight, and everything figured out we will publish these findings into a book.
We will use this book for our teachings over the next 2,000 years. Oh and remember, don't use any accounts from any of the other 6 friends - we don't want to confuse people with a story that differs from our own, and it can't possibly be right anyways. One guy wasn't even there till 20 years later for goodness sake. What could his opinion possibly matter. One more thing... lets get rid of concerts all together. From now on concerts only existed in the past. Any person born today obviously wasn't there and therefore has no experience. And furthermore anyone who tries to put on a concert today is a fake and a fraud because concerts and concert experiences NO LONGER EXIST!
P.S. In case anyone was interested... the names of the friends who attended the concert (in no particular order) are:
The Band? You guessed it - GOD.
HuMMMMMMM? Any chance the other stories could be true - or part of a bigger picture? NA... don't think so.
Pass this on if you believe that concerts still exist and you feel a need to explore the bigger picture.