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No, I do not look like someone who is listening to Heavy Metal
It was a fun day at work today. I was in a class about how to defuse situations where our jobless customers might get very angry and could even can turn violent. The first half of the training, we already did on Monday. We had a great teacher who made the training very fun and interesting. It was the best training of all the trainings I had to do at work, since I started on the 1st of July. At the beginning, as he said to activate our brains, we had to take papers. Everyone had a different question on their paper that we should had to read aloud and then answer. My question was about a hypothetical situation that I received a free ticket for a rock concert, classic concert or an opera. I should had to choose one of those three and say why I choose this and not the others. Then I said that I choose the rock concert. Not because I like the music, but because it is closest to Heavy Metal. Everyone else in the room, even the teacher, was surprised. We already had the topic on Monday, that you always decide about judge people by how they look. They were surprised that a guy like me, wearing a normal shirt, normal jeans, wearing glasses and having short hair is listening to Heavy Metal. But after all, it was nice for the teacher because I was the perfect example of how wrong prejudices can be. I always listen to Heavy Metal. I would like to be at concerts of Metallica or ManOwaR concerts, but I cannot because of these so called fans there. They are not fans to me. People who do not listen to Heavy Metal believe that fans of Heavy Metal always have long hair, wear black and at all look like Goths. But this is totally wrong. Real Heavy Metal started in the late 70s to early 80s, when normal clothes and jeans were popular. Yes, long hair was already common for this time and is still today. But all these dark clothes came from Death Metal and Black Metal which is not music to but is only screaming, and screeching the guitar. There is no voice, no melody beside the hard tones. Metallica and ManOwaR know how to do it. But thanks to those wrong Metal fans, all people think you need to wear dark clothes and paint your skin black and white, like Kiss did, to listen to this music. But this is not how it had started. Just look at this band picture of Metallica. Black hair? The smell of graveyards in the air? No! This is how Heavy Metal is. This is how it started. And this is why even normal guys like me can listen to Heavy Metal. The belief that Metal fans are all dressed like Goths is a total mistake.
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