I guess what really influenced me to write this post (I'm writing this much earlier than you'll be reading it), is there's very recently been a bit of an uproar about Kanye West headlining Glastonbury on the Saturday- told you this post was written a while ago ^.^ It was described a "an outrage" and "disgusting" which, sorry to be so blunt, but is absolute bollocks. Although I'm not a particularly big Kanye fan, I am a rational human being and am able to understand that he is a music artist- and Glastonbury is a music festival. Plus, if you're not happy about spending your money on an artist you don't like, don't watch him... Why, instead of complaining about Kanye West, don't you go and get your moneys worth out of watching The Who or Florence and the Machine instead of boasting your ignorant opinion around, regarding a situation you cannot change. Or, even go and give him a chance! You never know, he might surprise you.
I just find it very shallow, close-minded and pigheaded of those people who think if they don't appreciate a certain style of music, it isn't "real". Music is music- despite the genre. No one is forcing you to listen to something you don't like. To put it into a simpler analogy- I don't like mushrooms, but if I order a side of vegetables in a restaurant (which rarely happens- always choose the carbs) and that vegetable bowl contains mushrooms, I'm not going to demand a refund on my entire meal- because mushrooms are as much a vegetable as Kanye is a music artist. I simply choose to eat the rest of the meal and leave the mushrooms untouched. Just because I don't like mushrooms, it doesn't mean they should be removed from the vegetable bowl and ruin everyone else's enjoyment. Neither does it mean they aren't "real" food. They're just not for me.
Do you understand yet? I hope so.
Let me know your thoughts and opinions on this. And what analogy you'd use, instead of my mushroom one...