So I guess tonight I just wanted to vent about something that seriously irritates me. I guess my thoughts on this were instigated by various friends/acquaintances commenting on my love of Black Milk. I can't recall the exact words but they were along the lines of 'Oh Steph, I didn't think you'd be into something so trendy' and 'I didn't think you were the type to get caught up in fads.'
At first this made me extremely self conscious as I've always been a person who prided myself on just doing what I liked, paying no attention to fashion, trends and fads. I felt the need to justify my obsession with this brand and it was just generally a horrible experience every time it happened to pop up in conversation.
Today however as I was cruisin' along in my car bopping along to my usual mix CD of metal and '70s disco I thought about it...Why the fuck am I doing this to myself? Sure, I admit it is a little irritating that something I've been into since the beginning is now being worn by every girl and her dog (literally, there are pictures of people who have put their nylon on their pooches) but I can't bare to part with my little obsession with printed nylon and I shouldn't have to. I'm a big believer in the only thing worse than being a trend follower is someone who stops liking something because it's become trendy. Besides, if I tried to abandon everything that had become trendy (I.e. goth, star Trek and I guess every freakin' geeky thing ever) I'm fairly sure there'd be nothing left for me to ever talk about again except my disdain for ...well everything.
I am a little bit miffed I guess that people now can just happily leap into the fandom moshpit for everything I had to fight against the status quo in a rite of passage of sorts for..but I guess I should be happy for them...And it's true I suppose that the crowd will eventually move onto the next big thing and once again us goths before street goth, trekkies before Abrams and nylon junkies before leggings became a staple will be left behind breathing an avid sigh of relief.