So what is it people? Do you go out for the music or the crowd? Clearly the majority of the people in most areas choose the latter. If you've ever driven by an event with the intention of seeing and hearing a dj or band perform and kept going because it wasnt enough people there yet, U SUCK & U SHOULD KILL YO SELF.
Later for those lames. I mean really, they have the right to do whatever their wack little heart desires. As for the people who truly want to go out and EXPERIENCE music delivered by a SKILLED deejay, you have to support. It's a tired story and quite the cliche now but real deejays NEED real people to play to. I get accolades from everybody all day every day about how dope and real I am but when it comes to attendance at some of my own events, most of these people are nowhere to be found. When I returned from New York a few years back after witnessing one of (if not) the best and most encouraging events I'd ever gone to, I said to myself, why not in St Louis? The event in question was headed by none other than Rich Medina. It was in Brooklyn and the place was packed with mostly young black folks GETTIN DOWN. Much like you'd see here in St Louis with one major difference. They weren't sweatin to the latest bubble gum, flash-in-the-pan, no skill-all swag havin monkey music, they were partyin to Afro Beat, Afro House, Deep Soul and Funk. No "familiar" or "mainstream" songs were played at all. And it's not like all these people knew EVERY song Rich played, but they knew Rich and trusted if he plays it, it must be dope. Even if they didnt know Rich, they had some understanding of the style in which the event was catered. This understanding allowed the crowd to stay on the floor while discovering new dopeness.
I say all that to say this, we limit ourselves way too often. I believe music is one of the most powerful tools of liberation. If you are so caught up with the type of music that takes your soul no where, that's where you're gonna stay. The current radio and club stuff isn't meant for progression. It is crafted to keep a group of listeners and consumers in a state of ignorance.
And it's doin one hell of a job.