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Things "Casual" fans say or do that annoy you?
17 March 2019
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Yay, my first thread!

 

Let's talk about "That" person. Everyone knows one. That one person who knows next to NOTHING about The Beatles, but pretends they know everything because they played The Beatles: Rockband at a party and bought "1" in 2000. Y'know, the kind that say stuff like:

"Yoko broke up the Beatles!" 

"My favorite song is "Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night!"

"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds is about LSD!"

"Koo Koo Ka Chew LOL"

etc.

 

So what are some embarrassing stories you have of dealing with these people?  I'll start:

My father, despite introducing me to the band. Still swore that it was RINGO that sings Lady Madonna ! However, if you think that's bad, he ALSO tried to say that Hey Jude WAS WRITTEN FOR JULIAN AFTER JOHN'S DEATH! Oi, it makes me cringe just how much people THINK they know!

Now, lets hear some others! 

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MattWatchingWheels said
Yay, my first thread!

Congrats! john-lennon-salute_gif

 

So what are some embarrassing stories you have of dealing with these people?  I'll start:

My father, despite introducing me to the band. Still swore that it was RINGO that sings Lady Madonna !

paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifi can't

However, if you think that's bad, he ALSO tried to say that Hey Jude WAS WRITTEN FOR JULIAN AFTER JOHN'S DEATH! Oi, it makes me cringe just how much people THINK they know!

Right, because John totally died before the Beatles were broken up! That's pretty terrible...

Now, lets hear some others! 

  

It drives me crazy when people call Good Morning Good Morning "Good Morning."

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50yearslate said

MattWatchingWheels said

Yay, my first thread!

Congrats! john-lennon-salute_gif

 

So what are some embarrassing stories you have of dealing with these people?  I'll start:

My father, despite introducing me to the band. Still swore that it was RINGO that sings Lady Madonna !

paul-mccartney-facepalm_gifi can't

However, if you think that's bad, he ALSO tried to say that Hey Jude WAS WRITTEN FOR JULIAN AFTER JOHN'S DEATH! Oi, it makes me cringe just how much people THINK they know!

Right, because John totally died before the Beatles were broken up! That's pretty terrible...

Now, lets hear some others! 

  

It drives me crazy when people call Good Morning Good Morning "Good Morning."

  

I KNOW RIGHT?! 

Another one is misheard lyrics that it seems like only you can correct. Like "I buried Paul" or "Smoke pot, Smoke pot, everybody smoke pot" - Like, do they even have ears?

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I don't get annoyed when people have misinformation about the group. I take it as an opportunity to give them the correct information and talk about The Beatles (which I love doing a bit too much haha). 

What annoys me a lot more than "casual fans" saying something incorrect is "hardcore fans" acting like they're in some way better because they're bigger fans of whatever it is and the implication that anybody who knows less is not worthy of fan status.

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Maybe with the PID lyrics but I have a tendency to mishear lyrics sometimes too. For instance, I thought George was singing "with your long brown hair and your eyes of blue" instead of "with your long blond hair and your eyes of blue" in It's All Too Much for a very long time. And of course there's the always popular "living is easy with nice clothes" and "the girl with colitis goes by."

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Actually, @MattWatchingWheels , you may find this thread to be of interest... 

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Little Piggy Dragonguy said
I don't get annoyed when people have misinformation about the group. I take it as an opportunity to give them the correct information and talk about The Beatles (which I love doing a bit too much haha). 

What annoys me a lot more than "casual fans" saying something incorrect is "hardcore fans" acting like they're in some way better because they're bigger fans of whatever it is and the implication that anybody who knows less is not worthy of fan status.

  

I hope, then, that you understand the thread is all in fun (As well as a way to vent frustration at some of the more meanspirited inaccuracies that get tossed around.)

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I agree with what @Little Piggy Dragonguy said, but one thing that did annoy me is when some guy who was acting as if he was the expert on all music said to me "The Beatles sucked in the 60s, but the albums they did in the 70s were okay"... and no, he wasn't talking about their solo careers paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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QuarryMan said
I agree with what @Little Piggy Dragonguy said, but one thing that did annoy me is when some guy who was acting as if he was the expert on all music said to me "The Beatles sucked in the 60s, but the albums they did in the 70s were okay"... and no, he wasn't talking about their solo careers paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

  

Yes, that's what's annoying. People who pretend to know stuff even when they don't and say ridiculous things like "Oh, the Beatles, they're my favorite band, I especially love Imagine " and then it's like "Clearly, you are lying." I have no problem with people not knowing things, it's when they pretend they do that annoys me.

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QuarryMan said
I agree with what @Little Piggy Dragonguy said, but one thing that did annoy me is when some guy who was acting as if he was the expert on all music said to me "The Beatles sucked in the 60s, but the albums they did in the 70s were okay"... and no, he wasn't talking about their solo careers paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

  


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I don't get annoyed when people have misinformation about the group. I take it as an opportunity to give them the correct information and talk about The Beatles (which I love doing a bit too much haha). 

What annoys me a lot more than "casual fans" saying something incorrect is "hardcore fans" acting like they're in some way better because they're bigger fans of whatever it is and the implication that anybody who knows less is not worthy of fan status.

  

Haha! maybe he was talking about Let It Be ? 🙂

 

Also, yes: That thread captures what I was going for, but I didn't want to bump an old thread too quickly after I just got here! Hopefully this can still suffice as a continuation. ^^:

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I don't think he was, since I don't think he would have been able to name one Beatles album if pressed, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. 

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QuarryMan said
I don't think he was, since I don't think he would have been able to name one Beatles album if pressed, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. 

  

Couldn't have been if he said "albums." mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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50yearslate said

QuarryMan said

I don't think he was, since I don't think he would have been able to name one Beatles album if pressed, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. 

  

Couldn't have been if he said "albums." mccartney-shrug_01_gif

  

Well even then, Let it Be was recorded in 1969, not 70! So he'd still be wrong. blue-meanie

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"My favorite song is "Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night!"

People think this? I thought casual fans didn't know Blackbird was a song.

 

"Oh, my favorite Beatles song is Imagine ." - now that is one I hear.

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"My favorite song is "Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night!"

People think this? I thought casual fans didn't know Blackbird was a song.

 

"Oh, my favorite Beatles song is Imagine ." - now that is one I hear.

Also: Give Peace A Chance . Even sometimes referenced on news broadcasts, such as: "The people were singing the Beatles' Give Peace A Chance ."

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Richard said

Starr Shine? said

"My favorite song is "Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night!"

People think this? I thought casual fans didn't know Blackbird was a song.

 

"Oh, my favorite Beatles song is Imagine ." - now that is one I hear.

Also: Give Peace A Chance . Even sometimes referenced on news broadcasts, such as: "The people were singing the Beatles' Give Peace A Chance ."

  

Well to be fair it is credited as Lennon-McCartney so that could be kind of confusing... 

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50yearslate said

Richard said

Starr Shine? said

"My favorite song is "Blackbird Singing In The Dead Of Night!"

People think this? I thought casual fans didn't know Blackbird was a song.

 

"Oh, my favorite Beatles song is Imagine ." - now that is one I hear.

Also: Give Peace A Chance . Even sometimes referenced on news broadcasts, such as: "The people were singing the Beatles' Give Peace A Chance ."

  

Well to be fair it is credited as Lennon-McCartney so that could be kind of confusing... 

  

I've also heard people say John loved/wrote "Yesterday "...Hoo boy! 

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And then there are the people who say "Oh I love the Beatles" and they don't know who George Harrison is. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

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And then there are the people who say "Oh I love the Beatles" and they don't know who George Harrison is. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

  

George would then answer "I don't know. Who is anybody but everything they are and have ever been? "George" is merely a body or a vessel I inhabit in this life, really. I'm sure I've been so much more, yknow. I definately will be after this life and the next."

 

And then their minds are blown. ahdn_george_08

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And then there are the people who say "Oh I love the Beatles" and they don't know who George Harrison is. paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif

  

I like to play a game with people called "Who's George Harrison ?" 

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