This one clearly got her dance moves from me.
My wife has posed the question to me several times, “Why do you like punk music so much? You can’t even understand the words half the time.” My off the cuff response has always been that it’s fast and loud and I just get into it. Watch 5 minutes of this video:
It’s true that it’s fast and loud but there is also an incredible amount of energy vibing between the band and the audience. Being a part of that has always been pretty special to me.
Many people have an emotional connection to music; it might be to the lyrics or the drum beat or just about anything else. I started going to punk shows when I was about fifteen years old, and I’d venture to say I’ve been to hundreds of live shows. After all these years it finally dawns on me that my emotional connection is just as much about the energy and experience as it is about the actual music.
It makes so much sense. It can be applied to a lot of my other interests like biking and tattooing. Being fit and collecting amazing tattoos are wonderful end products, but I have boatloads of memories from rides with friends or getting tattooed after hours in the back of a shop that I cherish just as much.