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その当時は(今でもなのかな)白人男性至上主義で、メタルコミュニティの中で一人女性ファンをやっていくのがつらくなってしまったからです。女性はどこまで行ってもMetal Chickあつかいで、Metal音Fanと扱われないのね。
米国で、まだ男性の領域と言われていたSoftware Engineerを目指して、働いていた私としては、どうしてもメタルコミュミティは「敵陣の人たち」になってしまったのです。悲しいことだけど。

一方、Washington DCのゴスシーンは、Heavy Rock を広く、人種や性別などの違いを受け入れる、というコミュニティでした。

また、DCのゴスシーンは、当時は新進のComputer Geekや、ドットコムバブルの残党が新ビジネスを立ち上げる話をする、など、革新的な雰囲気でした。

あと、まあ日本ではメタルファンは音楽評論家の無限ループに巻き込まれる人多すぎるよね。あの雰囲気はどうも m(__)m。理解できません。距離置いた理由の一つ。

音楽評論家さんも、手持ちの札使って稼がないといけないのは分かるけど、アーティストもオーディエンスも双方、時代とともに成長して間口が増えるのが自然じゃないかしら? で、手持ちの札は増やさないのですか?


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