Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Idiot Demographic

This weekend, Washington Park hosts Albany's annual Tulip Fest. This is one of the many reasons I like my home so much - all I have to do is walk out the door and I am "there." And I always be sure to give all the drivers stuck in traffic on the H.J. and Calle Estado a smug look. Just because I can.

Third Eye Blind was the main attraction this year. I had heard of them, even though I could not for the life of me have named any one of their songs. But I remember this band being popular at one point amongst the cool people in my high school and college. But, of course, I was never popular enough to get into their music.

I did recognize quite a few of their songs though. "Semi-charmed life," "How's it going to be," and "Never let you go" were of course the crowd favorites.

I will tell you what wasn't a crowd favorite: the idiot morons who attended and decided that it would be a good idea to start throwing half-full cans of beer all over the crowd. Not cool. Not even a little bit. And this is just another one in a series of stunts that I attribute to what I call the Idiot Demographic, which is a sub-group of all "kids" aged 19-23.

For the record - not all kids fit into this Idiot group - just some of them. Sadly, it's usually the idiots that end up getting all the attention anyways.

This beer can throwing was not only obnoxious, but it was dangerous. It got to the point where I could not enjoy the concert anymore because I had to be constantly on the lookout behind me. I was fairly certain that if one of those cans hit Diane, she was not going to be a happy camper.

So, well done Idiots - you successfully managed to put a damper on an otherwise fine event. Mission accomplished. By the way, this is not just me being "old"...the beer can throwing even pissed off Third Eye Blind to the point where the lead singer dropped an F-bomb about it.


Christine said...

I'm in complete agreement. If you & ADB couldn't tell from our brief encounter at La Tulip Fest, I was in no mood for the Idiot Demographic. In fact, shortly after we split up I walked myself right over to El Loco for TWO margaritas and some grub. I will always choose El Loco over shielding my face from flying beer cans.

You didn't love 3EB when you were a middle-schooler? Shame!

adb said...


Commandante is much older than us... he was NOT a middle-schooler.

Anonymous said...

The so-called Idiot demographic was out in full force last night at the LH.