As a member of the Mustang Band, I have been to my fair share of sporting events, and I have noticed one common thing during my time.
Whether it’s the band playing or house music being blasted, fan reactions have become predictable.
When a modern song is played, the majority of students get into it, and some older fans also enjoy the music. However, when a popular hit from the previous generation is played, people of all ages sing and dance along.
When DJ Snake’s “Turn Down for What” is played at Moody Coliseum, some members of The Mob dance around, but when Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” is played at the end of the second quarter at football games, fans scream the lyrics at the top of their lungs.
This is just one of several examples that shows how fans feel about music. Music has made a huge change over the past decade, but our generation pays respect to the music of yesterday.
I don’t like how music has drastically changed, but I will admit that it keeps the industry fresh, so I will live with it.
The one good thing about the current music stars is that some attempt to bring back old-school music.
Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” is the perfect example of modernizing the previous eras, and I applaud him for that.
I would much rather see Paul McCartney in concert than Miley Cyrus (partly because McCartney can actually sing live), and I will stay that way as I grow older.
The glory days of music are long gone, but the faint reminders of them are enough to keep old-school music lovers like me happy.