Concert Ratings: What Do You Think?
There's been all this talk this year about ratings for concerts that might be "inappropiate" for younger people. This might make it hard for teenagers to go to concerts unless they have an adult 21 or above with them or something like that. They would rate them for violence, sex, etc. But they might do it for language too. Which would mean that somebody my age (15) might not be able to see somebody like Gang Starr, Rage Against The Machine, The Roots, etc. just because they curse at times. What do you think about concert ratings? Are they taking away the rights of the young or are they justified?
i think its bull cause im as much into hip hop now as i was when i was 9 yrs old. and if i couldnt see my favorite group back then it would tear me up. im 18 now so i guess im legal.
...and most of you idiots are democrats. Sad. Us right-wingers know best.
Clearly it should be left to venues & promoters. betta have that insurance if you're letting in the under 18 kiddies.
On that topic
How can people say that the music that people listen to is the cause for violence. On the news they make it seem like teenagers are losing they're minds and shooting up schools. This true but television and radio have ways of distorting what you think is really going on by choosing which stories they cover and how in depth they do it. Crime is actually on the decline. Plus you tell me which causes violence. Music, which usually is theraputic to the listener, or the fact that we live in world filled with people telling us what to do. Advertisents tell you what to buy, religion tells you who to pray to, politicians tell you who to vote for, teachers tell you what to study. how do you expect kids to react when they are bombarded by shit everyday and are never taught to look in themselves and be responsible for their own actions? And they dramatize teen violence, the gun control people flare up, and it risks the public's right to have guns. And slowly i think we are moving towards a country were the people will be unable to defend themselves, or cause change if the government gets out of hand. Our rights to make laws in high levels are gone, because they have been taken over by corporations. And it sure is a big fucking shame when in the underground where things should be real, theres alot of shit talkers who do it because they are jealous and want to be down everyone else. Straight up I think in the future the undeground may be all we got, as far as freedom for artists.
Anyways back on your topic, hell no we shouldnt have live music ratings. Thats the type of shit they do in Russia.