The Thing That Should Not Be

June 11, 2009 | Published in | 1 comments

I always get upset whenever I see models wearing Metallica t-shirts (especially this particular "Master of Puppets" one which has become quite commonplace) because I don't think very many people listen to Metallica properly anymore. It's become more of a fashion statement than proclaiming their fandom and it's irritating!

I mean, come on, I refuse to wear Iron Maiden t-shirts because I'd feel like an utter moron since I haven't heard any of their songs except "Fear of the Dark" and "The Flight of Icarus". I also don't wear Guns 'n' Roses t-shirts although they've been produced by Topshop for years now because I've only ever listened to "November Rain", "Mr Brownstone" and "My Michelle" properly.

Metallica's Symphony and Metallica album, however, was on my playlist for 3 months straight as I was studying for exams. I listened to them as I walked through Hyde Park, as I studied and as I slept (Linkin Park lulled me to sleep once upon a time many moons ago). And although I might be a new fan, at least when I wear their t-shirts (especially the 17-year-old vintage one I found on eBay), I don't feel like such a fool. Call me anal-with-a-stick-up-my-ass, but I am unashamedly so.

But really. I guess I don't look like much of a rocker/emo/metal head kinda person so the less informed stranger on the street would immediately assume that I've jumped on the rock-tshirt-donning bandwagon anyway.


1 Responses to “The Thing That Should Not Be”

  1. tis serendipity says:
    25 June 2009 at 09:38

    Man those tights? Incredible. Never seen anything like that before!!

    Anyway I'm one to jump on the bandwagon for trends too ;p can't help it but if it works for us, no harm in doing so!