lol re the band thing. Yeah, I can see if you bought the t shirt because you really like the band. Honestly though, around here, (just north of our Buda
) I think a good portion of band t shirts are 2nd hand and bought because they only cost a couple of bucks. I'm talking about adults, not high schoolers. I have no idea what goes through their minds nowadays.
ok, off topic...that statement you made that "there are few things as important to Who You Are as what music you like and, therefore, what 'group' you belong to"? I 100% agree with that.
The reason I brought it up was that I'm not a big music lover, even started a thread on it here a long time ago. Even as an adult, but especially when you're young, people ask you "What kind of music do you like"? Especially when I was a kid, I would inwardly die because despite the lip service you get that "I can totally respect whatever type of music you like" that is, until you say something that they think is lame. So, you end up giving the non-commital response of "uh, I like all kinds" because if I for instance had actually said "I really don't care one way or the other about any of it" I'd have been doomed to the lunch table way in the corner of the cafeteria. You know, the one with the flickering flourescent light, and the odd smell coming from under the floor.
Oh yeah, not liking the right thing, or not hating the right thing, is the worst thing that can happen to an adolescent. Some grownups forget that.