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What is up with this new "Detroit" fad??? *Rant*

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bad Brains, Jan 13, 2005.


  1. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    Has anyone else been noticing in the past 2 years or so you see an awful lot of famous people wearing a Detroit shirt or hat with the big English D on it? What is the big deal with this? Is it because of Devils night? Eminem? The Pistons? Detroits bad reputation?
    The latest one is in some new Britney spears video she is wearing a Detroit hat, despite the fact that she has nothing to do with the city. Is the Detroit English D becomming a fashion trend now?

    Probably 80% of the city looks like this.
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    This is basically what Detroit is for those of you who have never been here. Not just a part of it, the ENTIRE city is like this. Detroit is the downright most decayed depressing s***hole you could ever imagine. Hell, people used to rent some of the high-rise hotel rooms downtown on Devils Night every year just so they could watch the fires burn throughout the city.

    So as Sienfeld would say, what's the deal with these people?
     
  2. Toasted

    Toasted

    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    Alot of fashionable bands have come from Detroit over recent years.
     
  3. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Ministry is from Detroit. So it can't be all that bad.
     
  4. bassturtle

    bassturtle

    Apr 9, 2004
    I love your new avatar, Ben.
     
  5. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    I almost forgot about ministry. Did they come from the actual ciry, or are they suburbians?
     
  6. I earned the right to wear my Detroit swag. I lived in Downtown Detroit for a year. (I lived in the metro area for about 6 years). I wear that stuff so people will know I'm a badass and stay out of my way. Seems to work on all these p*ssy Californians. You get some satin jacket with Vito's Tool & Die, Detroit MI on it, and you get a wide berth.
     
  7. Against Will

    Against Will Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Big Sound Central
    It's another result of the social condition I like to call "The Paul Mooney Complex".

    To paraphrase, everyone wants to be a Detroitian, but nobody wants to be a Detriotian.

    Dirtbombs are from Detroit, they're hella awesome.
     
  8. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Yeah but they wised up and moved to Austin didn't they?

    brad cook
     
  9. I've heard Detroit is a good place to go if you want to die in a gang-related shooting
     
  10. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I love it too. I've got one for you too, if you'd like. :D



    Yes, they did. You can't get a good enchilada in Detroit.
     
  11. Damn, that makes my bathroom look clean. :scowl:
     
  12. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    ANd it makes my windows look...uh...not broken...

    brad cook
     
  13. aaron f.

    aaron f.

    Oct 21, 2000
    Manitoba
    Ministry's from Chicago
     
  14. Bad Brains

    Bad Brains Banned

    Jan 7, 2004
    Detroit, michigan
    I can't believe we are going to have a Superbowl here next year. I don't mean to badmouth where I come from, but Detroit really is the worst city ever. You hear people say that every city has bad parts, but you have to see Detroit to believe it.

    A interesting little fact...For the super bowl, they will placing lights and cut-out cardboard people figures in many of the windows of the hundreds of abandoned buildings around the downtown area, or so i hear.
     
  15. Nikehawk

    Nikehawk Guest

    Jul 29, 2001
    Yorkville, IL, USA
    Pretty much the exact same town, except East Saint Louis is smaller and it looks 100% like that. I've never been so freaked in my life than to drive around that town at night after getting lost near the Casino Queen...
     
  16. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    "These are the Hartz Mountains of Asia. A terrain so rugged, so treacherous, no country will claim it."
    "Worse then Detroit?"
    "I'm afraid so."


    "Take him to... Detroit!"
    "No! No, not Detroit! No! No, please! Anything but that! No! No!"


    brad cook
     
  17. Word to that. My brother and I were coming back from christmas vacation and going through East Saint Louis scares the crap out of me, even on the overpass. You know how I-70 splits into two overpasses, then merges back into one to go over the bridge? Yeah, we took the left one and though we were headed straight for the ghetto.

    Before that, we were a couple miles out from Saint Louis and my brother sees search lights panning over the horizon, he wonders what it is. A couple minutes later we come across that "Hollywood" strip club next to Larry Flints lit up like a christmas tree. My brothers like "Wow, and this is the first thing people see when coming to Saint Louis."