B List: How to Hate Music in Five Steps Or Less, First Lesson
1. A popular band makes it a point while on tour to stick with performing material familiar to their fans, reckoning that this is what they most want to hear. Detractors cite this as a reason the band is unadventurous, predictable, and dull.
2. One night, the bandleader, deciding to mix it up a little — and, perhaps, having caught word of the detractors’ criticism — adds a more obscure song to the set list. The band performs it with great skill and energy, and the crowd responds enthusiastically. A video of the performance becomes viral.
3. The rendition proves so popular it makes its way into the regular rotation. Detractors cite this as a reason the band is unadventurous, predictable, and dull.
4. Vamp till cue.