November 3, 2011

Where's the Love?

I've started and restarted this post because I can't seem to get what I want to say exactly right. I've witnessed a lot of rude behaviors this tour and have been very disappointed at the obvious lack of common decency and consideration for others. There's so much I want to say and so much I shouldn't. Then I realized that Hanson has already said it, so I'll let the lyrics speak for themselves:

Something's been going on and I don't know what it is
You don’t mind the taking girl, but you don’t know how to give
You drove me crazy but I don’t know baby
You’re thinking that it’s me you’re fooling
Where’s the right in, all our fighting?
Look at what you’re doing

Where’s the love
It’s not enough
It makes the world go ‘round and ‘round and…
Where’s the love
Give it up
It makes the world go ‘round and ‘round and ‘round

Can you tell me what you see whenever you look around?
We’re tripping all over ourselves and pulling each other down
We’re separating, consciousness is fading
Are you thinking that it’s me you’re fooling?
Where the right in, all our fighting?
Look at, look at, look at what we’re doing

(Repeat Chorus)

Dark clouds all around. lightening, rain pouring down
Waiting for the bright light to break through
Face down on the ground
Pick us up at the lost and found
We’ve got to change our point of view, if we want the sky blue

We’re segregating, consciences are fading
You’re thinking that it’s me you’re fooling
Where’s the right in, all our fighting
Look at what we’re doing

(Repeat Chorus)

Won’t you, won’t you give it up

No, really, give it up.


Anonymous said...

I read an earlier version of this post cause I guess google reader snatched it up. Anyway... What you wrote the first time pretty much summarizes why I've kinda given up on lining up really early for shows. I had an extremely bad experience in 2008 and it ruined my night. So now I either don't line up at all, or I do late enough that I'm past the first 50 so people aren't as batshit crazy. And honestly I can get a decent spot that way, and have no drama, so I like it.

I hope you share some of the highlights from tour at some point :) Don't let the crazies get you down!

Caitlin said...

I'm not glad that you had to deal with that on your trip, but I am glad that I'm not the only one who feels this way.

I went up north and saw three shows, and I basically came home with the same feeling. The common courtesy just isn't there anymore. I was starting to think I was just feeling whiny, because I hadn't heard anyone else voicing their concerns.

I just don't get why it's seeming to get worse the older everyone gets. And why it has to be such madness. We're all there for the same reason. Let's just be nice and all enjoy the shows.

Anyway, I can't wait to read more about your shows - I think we were at a few of the same ones. :)