Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kansas City, MO
Arrogance Encounterd While Guitar Shopping
Yesterday afternoon, I found myself a little bored so I meandered down to the local Muscian's Friend Clearance Center, to horse around on the George Lynch ESP Kamikazee guitar that my heart has fallen passionately in love with. Much less trouble than a man, I must say.
While I was there I encountered a few displays of egotism that just irritated the crap out of me. While I was trying to keep a low profile, since I'm not that great yet on the electric (I had the volume of the amp low) this young kid sitting a distance away from me is jamming away playing all kinds of rock tunes very loud. After a while I realized he was playing Fade to Black along with me and giving me this smug look. Some might say that it was in good fun, but he was trying to show me up. I don't care, I just thought it was really silly of him.
Then I mosey over to the accoustic room, and this guy comes in with his son and starts messing with different mandolins. He was an extremely talented player, but I overheard him talking to guys in the room and everything that came out of his mouth reeked of egotism. He was talking about how he has sooo many instruments at home and how he is sooo good. His son was also a very good mandolin player, but I didn't hear this non-sense coming out of his mouth.
To make matters worse, the drum room is located right next to the accoustic room and this kid was beating the drums so hard I couldn't even hear myself play. I left with the worst headache known to man.
I know this is probably what I deserve shopping a place like that. I do know that I have a lot more respect for artists that practice a little humility. I know showmanship is part of the game, but what is up with the attitude that I am better than every one else. I think of all the irritations, it was the guy boasting with the mandolins that bothered me the most. I hope his son does not end up this way.
I'm just ranting, but maybe I will either not go to these sort of establishments on the weekend, or I will start doing my shopping on-line. I prefer to go to the store and see the merchandise for myself. Maybe I just started out with a bad day to begin with. Who knows.
Last edited by guitar_chick; 06-03-2007 at 06:27 PM.
Reason: grammar mishap