Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Indie Rock and Soccer

The Washington Post has someone blogging from the World Cup and today he brought up the undercurrent that ties together the indie music scene and soccer...the underground status of the two. The blogger brings up the idea that people gravitate to both, in part, because of the feeling one derives by being a part of a something small and unknown.

I think there is an element of truth to this with both soccer and indie music. However, I disagree with the idea that the people who are fans now will drop out of the respective scenes as they become more popular. There will always be a few that will reject a band as they become more popular. However, I think they are in the minority and just get more attention than their numbers deserve.

Plus, the idea of calling the most popular sporting event in the world and underground event is kind of crazy. Only if you define your world by the borders laid out in post-war treaties.

By the way, the band Tool is scheduled to play in Hamburg this week where the US team is training. Tool I guess heard that two US goalies, Kasey Keller and Marcus Hanneman, are headbangers and sent over some backstage passes for them. I'm not a Tool fan but that's a cool move.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Underground? Small? UnKnown? Soccer??????????? (and ? again :) On which planet do you live? Pluto?