Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Re: what's the longest your ears have been ringing?
Pardon the ignorance of a non-musician-just-a-lowly-photographer, I mean zero disrespect and I'm totally asking because I'm seriously curious - I've wondered this for a long time:
Why play the music so loud that you have to wear ear plugs and/or it's painful and/or it destroys your ears (the thing you use to listen to music, ironically)?
Back in college, we had a band come to our house and rock the living room - they used equipment so loud NO ONE hung out in the room they played (well, okay, a few people did, but they all had ear plugs), but the party raged on the upper floor and in the basement where it was still loud enough to shake your bones, but not so loud that it caused you to grasp your ears to hold your brain in. They came back a few times (hey, the parties were fun) but always refused to turn it down a bit.
Help me understand.