By Scott Palmer
Everyone has a different view of everything. One thing that is probably one of the most misunderstood is heavy metal, and the people associated with it. Most people look at those kind of people as nothing more than beer swilling, ignorant know-nothings who have the IQ of a beet. Granted, sometimes that is the case. But another heavy metal stereotype is that they all just want to fight. From personal experience, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Let me set the stage for you. About 10:00 at night. Beer flowing freely. Many people looking very mean, like they want to beat someone up. Music is as loud as can be tolerated. People running around, knocking into each other, going completely crazy.
But then, someone falls on the floor, and gets knocked down.
If we’re going off of the stereotype of the typical metal fan, you would expect that they’d get stomped on.
The good thing? Nothing could be further from the truth.
I myself got knocked head over heels, and IMMEDIATELY I had 3 to 4 people picking me up, patting me on the back, then throwing me right back out there. It’s a true brotherhood. We look out for each other. It kind of reminds me of what we have here. If we are out to lunch, and we see someone with a Quicken Loans badge, it’s almost like extended family. It’s just another thing that really separates us from “regular” corporate America. That’s the DIFF.