Prejudice At Shows
I had to comment on this topic, considering that as a native
Oregonian (before moving to the SW) I was once very much a practicing
separatist regarding the Californians moving into the state. I
suspect the prejudice of Coloradoans (is that the right term?) for
Texans is similar to that of Oregonians for Californians.
First, it's not that the prejudice is really directed at any
specific individual, but rather at the trend that is a result of the
influx of people from the other state - things like higher housing
costs, fewer well-paying jobs, higher cost of living that results
from folks moving in from a richer state.
Consequently, because the prejudice is generic, not individual, you
should not expect any real consequence at a show. OK, so maybe 1 or
2 people give you some heartburn, but you would get that in Texas,
for different reasons, right?
No matter what show you go to, you're going to find people of all
races hailing from all over the world. Believe me, they wouldn't go
do a show in Colorado if prejudice would keep people from opening
Yes, prejudice of any kind is not a good thing, and it's especially
bad when practiced against one's own countrymen (guilty as charged -
but I did marry a Californian, so am I forgiven?) However, just put
your mind to rest on this topic, you're not going to see lost sales
in Colorado, just because you are from Texas. And, no, you can't do
anything about that accent* before the show:) *That's a joke.
Sun Country Gems