I recently saw a post where a person complained of the, "ratdog fans" in their section at a show. As if ratdog fans represent some kind of singular homogeneous group, and evidently according to this person that was a problem. That is just silly.....people are people...and there are all types everywhere. Anybody who is going to judge another person based on the music they like......doesnt really get what this music and scene is all about. Its not all rainbows and unicorns to be sure..and it never was....but I think there is a reason this Bus has been running so long And that type of attitude to me is anti-thetical to the Energy that keeps it running.
Everyone has different musical tastes, and there is no question Bob and Phil took their bands in different directions.....It stands to reason that people may like one over the other. Its natural. Im not going to argue with someone about what kind of music they like. Its like trying to convince someone that their favorite color is wrong. Its just absurd. I like Blue. You like Red. Hopefully we can get along, and you wont fault me for it
As far as the boards go....I liked the Zones format better....just seemed a little simpler. But I guess like anything its just a question of what you get used to . This format actually doesnt seem so bad to me. Its just sooooooooooooo Slow. And often doesnt work....Ive made multiple posts on that issue.
Hopefully it gets worked out....and hopefully this board can serve to create some new bonds in this community in general. Maybe even (hold your breath) between Ratdog and Phil friends!
In anycase This Bus isnt going to stop anytime soon I dont think....and I am beyond grateful for that. Every show I go to I am so happy to see those guys up there....its awesome. I wish I could thank them in person....so guys if you happen to read this Thank You!
See you soon