zuesYea hardcore is the shit. Just saw ABR in NYC a few weeks ago - one of the best shows i've seen --the pit was fucking awesome. The metal community is dope because as people fall down someone picks you right back up. I went down hard twisted my ankle bad and someone immediately ran over and picked me up and brought me to the side. Fun as FUCK - really no drugs aside from weed and booze. No retarded sweating zombies and gay color lights,
Color lights = gay
You pretty much just described the pit at any dubstep show too, but to each their own. Totally respect whatever music taste you got going but I just never understand the high and mighty attitude everyone uses when they talk about EDM. That's fine if you don't like it, but everyone always comes off as acting like they're a better person because they listen to X music instead of Y. I fuck with a lot of EDM, but also metal/90s rap/new rap/classic rock/indie shit/etc and the stuff I don't like I would never think to make into some dick measuring contest where your coolness is based upon what kind of music you listen to.
A lot of the bigger mainstream EDM artists who are super repetitive and shitty give the whole genre a bad rep but there are SO many talented up and coming producers right now and just because it's not produced in a conventional way, people don't give it any merit as far as musical talent goes. Yeah the sweaty drug kiddies get annoying but you can ignore them pretty easily. The drunk ass people at country shows/rap shows/whatever aren't much better either. I got literally pissed on by some drunk dude at a country show, and you're going to find shitty people anywhere if you look hard enough. Obviously a DJ set will never be anything like a real live band, which I can totally appreciate, but some of the live mixing/scratching/drumming you'll see now is genuinely impressive to watch go down in person.
Could've guessed I would get this reaction though bringing up Nectar on NS so I definitely brought this on myself.