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post Aug 12 2008, 01:43 AM
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Hey GMC metal heads! I was verbally attacked today while driving to Stop and Shop for listening to one of my Favorite Bands, Sonata Arctica. But it was not the only time for i have been critisized for listen to disturbed, dethklok, and even Iron Maiden. All same type of genre...metal. Of course when you are listening to it with a group of people, they will not approach u. Luckilly for me, I am not into the gothic style so the attacks were a lot less harsh then would have been with a person with that particuliar style and taste. But an idea has struck me. If they hesitate to approach u while in a group, y not always be in a group. Or maybe a Union of headbangers haha.....

If there is ne1 sick of people mocking and putting down metal and/or is interested in a FRIENDLY world wide club to bring forth a greater popularity of metal, respond please and maybe we can get the wheels rolling haha that would be sweet laugh.gif


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post Aug 12 2008, 02:04 AM
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I'm always made fun of for listening to metal. I hate it mad.gif ! This is a good idea.


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post Aug 12 2008, 02:49 AM
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some girls made fun of me at fye for buying a Morbid Angel CD. they both had Jonas brothers handbags, so that made it really funny, and i just laughed, realizing i actually had taste in music. unlike them.


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post Aug 12 2008, 02:54 AM
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I'm with you man!
People at my school call me goth because i love metal. the thing is im not goth at all.
I dont call them black when there white for listening to rap.(sorry if that offends anyone i didnt mean for it to)


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post Aug 12 2008, 03:01 AM
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ha this happen to me to! sometime when i walk on the street, some people( mostly "rappers") yell at me things like" go cut your hair" "get a life" or sometime they just try to emit a growling or screaming sound dry.gif this kinda sucks, but im getting used to it and i make fun out of those unpolite persons laugh.gif


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post Aug 12 2008, 03:03 AM
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post Aug 12 2008, 03:04 AM
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QUOTE (TreyDeschamp @ Aug 11 2008, 09:54 PM) *
I'm with you man!
People at my school call me goth because i love metal. the thing is im not goth at all.
I dont call them black when there white for listening to rap.(sorry if that offends anyone i didnt mean for it to)

yeah ive been called emo at shcool for the same thing lol and some of my friends too...


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post Aug 12 2008, 03:05 AM
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QUOTE (fatb0t @ Aug 11 2008, 10:03 PM) *
Start working out, believe me - they'll leave you be =)



haha my girlfriend makes me but they are in groups

ne1 care to make a universal club

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post Aug 12 2008, 03:37 AM
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How old are you? These things will fade as time goes on I find. People will find you to be an individual and will respect you as time progresses. That's what happened to me anyways.
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post Aug 12 2008, 03:39 AM
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i dont want it to fade... i want to make it bigger haha EXCELSIOR! lets make a world wide group...almost a secret society but not so secret

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post Aug 12 2008, 04:23 AM
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I dont think I've ever been confronted verbally by anyone before. I usually dress pretty casual, black metal shirt, blue jeans, and shoes. Sometimes when I feel like dressing up, I put on my camo pants, towing chains, boots, and metal shirts on public.

I think people are actually scared by my appearance since I look like I might go on a killing spree while listening to Decrepit Birth laugh.gif


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post Aug 12 2008, 04:24 AM
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I´m in ofcourse!!!


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post Aug 12 2008, 04:48 AM
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I find if you don't try and deny your metal and you actually do things other than "be metal" people tend to leave you alone, my hair is getting pritty long now but i swim every couple of days and i try and hit the gym 3 times a week and most people who see me wearing baggy cargo pants and a variety of band t-shirts tend to leave me alone haha. Ive been harrassed a few times for listening to metal but all of my friends are metal heads and we are a pritty intimidating group. I think as long as people see you as a person and not just a scary looking metal head they wont really say anything to you. I remember getting into a fight with some kid because he wouldn't stop following me around and saying Metallica rules.. METALLICA RULES... funny story i'm not a huge metallica fan so i turned around and told him to stop and said i didn't even like metallica and he started growling at me so i did a terrible thing and sat him on his butt biggrin.gif (in the friendliest way possible, i don't condone violence unless the person wont learn otherwise). as for a brotherhood of metal i know in London Ontario there is actually a metal club, which is a bunch of guys that just kinda get together and watch metal music videos (aka- walk with me in hell the dvd by Lamb of God) and go to metal shows and stuff together, its a really good group of guys. Im sure ill get more harrassment once my hair is fully grown, but i do workout and im pritty big so im sure no one will say too much smile.gif


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post Aug 12 2008, 05:24 AM
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lets make a group then that is out of London


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post Aug 12 2008, 06:17 AM
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Geez you people are taking this a bit too seriously.

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post Aug 12 2008, 07:54 AM
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Keep on rocking people... that's all that matters:)
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post Aug 12 2008, 10:28 AM
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I've been harrased many times in the past. but ever since I quite highschool I've never been harrassed again (funny though, because I'm going back to high school). During the last few months of high school I usually gave them a psycotic grin and asked them if they wanted to say that in my face. Especially funny when you know that you wouldn't hurt anything except for flies and other creepy crawly's.

But as Sam Dunn said, Metal is a culture all on it's own.

I'm here with you man. Keep the metal alive ^^
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post Aug 12 2008, 11:33 AM
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Yes, it's quite sad that people put down people who listen to metal. I mean, even if you don't like metal you don't have to put down a person who listens it, it's just pathetic, those people have problems and difficulties to accept different world around them.


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post Aug 12 2008, 12:27 PM
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I had no idea they come down on people who listen to metal. You should have been around in the 80's cos noone messed with us hardrockers then laugh.gif That would have meant trouble cool.gif

For a buch to harass a single person, that's just low and cowardly. If you have a large group of people who harass others, if you face them one on one they will not say anything - since it doesn't serve a purpose when the group's not around. One guy, tops two, from this gathering would harass others while on their own. These are the guys (mostly guys) that you'll see behind bars or destroyed by drugs a few years from now and there's usualy some disorder behind their behaviour.

So there's no reason to be bothered really, just brush it off. The majority wouldn't say squat to you one on one, I think just knowing that is a victory at your end. And the guy who still whould will soon enough be in misery by his own actions, or harass the wrong guy. Which they usually don't since they are quite aware of who will mess them up if they do. (Read cowards)
Anyway, a small victory too, right?

A group of people who put down a single person does that to strengthen the group (the 10 of us showed him, yeah: isn't that pathetich huh?) but by no means does it strengthen the single individual within the group. It does the opposite really since you as an individual become more depending of the group and weaker as an individual. For example, lose the group and you'll have individuals who are now exposed to the enemies they made over time.


Summoning a bunch of people to feel strong isn't the way imho. Weightlifting, knowing how to defend yourself etc, building your body to strenghten your selfesteem (if that's what's lacking) is a good way. If you're strong and if you can fight you'll be struck by -"I can defend myself, I know I can if it gets to that, so there's no reason for me to proove anything to anyone else."

Being able to walk passed this group, who will harass you, without even bothering, that's strong!
Walkin by them together with 100 other metal heads, you'd just be fooling yourself.


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post Aug 12 2008, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Aug 12 2008, 01:27 PM) *
I had no idea they come down on people who listen to metal. You should have been around in the 80's cos noone messed with us hardrockers then laugh.gif That would have meant trouble cool.gif

Haha, I was going to say that. "What's wrong with this picture?" tongue.gif

About grouping up like that; chimps (real chimps, in nature) group up like that and beat the living daylights out of another chimp if they see him as an intruder. It looks very devious and evil when they track him and corner him and finally, most likely, kills him.


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