Go Ahead Put Your Red Dress On



So I have this habit of looking at what song people are listening to when they sit down next to me on the bus. I don't know if anyone else does this, but every time someone sits down next to me on the bus I look at their ipod/mp3 player (if it's visible) and see what song they are listening to. It's really interesting to see if the music they listen to matches the way the person looks. Last week a girl sat next to me and she was dressed really nice and looked kinda... artsy (for lack of a better word). I was expecting to see her listening to Tegan & Sarah or Death Cab. Boy was I wrong, the three songs she listened to (my bus ride is really long) were:

1. Nothing Else Matters by Metallica
2. In Too Deep by Sum41
3. Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani

In this case the music did not match the way the person looked. I hate to use a cliche, but this kinda showed me that you can't judge a book by its cover. There are times the music matches the person exactly like you think it would. There are also times when you inspire the person next to you to listen to a different song. That's right, I was an inspiration to someone's bus tunes today. Well, I like to think I was anyway. Here's what happened. This girl sat down next to me, so naturally I checked to see what she was listening to. I didn't recognize the name of the band so I couldn't make a judgement call. Now, I took out my ipod to see if I could catch if she checked to see what I was listening to. I turned on a TV on The Radio song and when I did I noticed that she changed from the song she was listening to and turned on a TV on The Radio song herself. So there you go, I was an inspiration and I found out that I'm not the only creepy person who looks at bus goers playlists.

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