10 types of people who attend Russian-language events in the US
Russian-language events are quite popular in the United States and collect a considerable number of visitors.
Event Guide Event cartel revealed 10 of the main types of people who can be met at any celebration, concert or party for the Russian-speaking.
Read carefully - you might recognize yourself.
This is probably the most common type of people among those who attend Russian-language events in the United States. Sooner or later, everyone falls into this category, regardless of the root cause of longing: it can be temporary nostalgia or serious homesickness, bordering on the desire to give up everything and go to a place where “birches are rustling” or “fast Dniester is raging”. In any case, going to "your" artist gives the necessary "dose of the Motherland", and this, in most cases, leads to the necessary psychological balance (melancholy eventually disappears from the body along with the alcohol drunk yesterday at the concert, and the brain can again normally concentrate on pressing matters).
As you might guess, these are those who have just landed at an American airport and are beginning to get used to a new country. They still compare the prices of groceries, rents and entertainment with prices in the country they just arrived from. They also compare everything else: what clubs are there, how people dress, what artists perform here, and they often try to shame the quality of the events taking place here. This type of people often tries to change something, advise, improve, but, as a rule, they do not try to peer into the essence of the reason and judge events by superficial impressions, without realizing that, by definition, it is impossible to apply the schemes there. here, as well as here - there.
This is an infrequent visitor to Russian-language events, but it happens that he drops in too. This type includes people who have already, as it were, sworn to attend “our” parties for one reason or another, and even try not to use their native language in public places, in every possible way denying their belonging to their homeland. It is from these people that you can sometimes hear phrases like: “Aim from Russia, bat aim nat rushshen” or “I’m here uzhie duva of the year, and I don’t speak Russian well” [should be pronounced with a bad English accent]. On Facebook and Instagram of these people, you will not see photos from Russian restaurants or check-ins in any Russian places. But from time to time these people still go out into the "Russian light" and, being at the event, try to show with all their appearance that this is the greatest favor. Well, either they go to concerts of artists from the 90s or parties, on the sly: while no one sees, they stomp in a dark nook to the songs of the "Hands Up" group.
These people do not even know what they are doing at this or that event - more often than not, they are just Americans or representatives of other nations, who are as far as possible from Slavic culture. Their wife (girlfriend, colleague) brought them here, saying that “it will be cool”, or that this is “music of childhood”, or that “there will be many cool girls”. By the way, according to our statistics, men are more likely to be inmates than women. So, the guy, having received a very urgent request to go with a friend to a concert of a group during her puberty and tears at school discos, just takes out a credit card, pays for everything, and then quietly wonders, sipping whiskey.
This type knows all the artist's songs by heart, before going to a concert, puts on branded things or accessories with symbols, sings favorite passages, standing in line at the entrance, and then is ready to pay any money for the opportunity to talk or take a photo with an idol and get an autograph. This is one of the key types of visitors to Russian-speaking events and is its structural component. Without these people and their support there would be no concert industry as such. Therefore, we greatly respect and support them in every way.
Beautiful girls and boys, most often models, who are allowed to events for free, and, moreover, the organizers often provide them with free tables and alcohol in almost unlimited quantities. They create a positive image for the event, since everyone is pleased to be in the company of beautiful people. The “sweets” may not know Russian - they don't have to speak at all.
This is the type of people who would really like to be "candy", but somehow fall short of the parameters. Accordingly, they are not provided with concessions in the form of free entrance, etc., which greatly infuriates them and leads to the automatic activation of the Diva mode. How is this expressed? For example, a girl knows that there will be a great party, and all her friends will definitely be there, but for some reason she will buy a ticket for herself. She will drag out until the last, there will be a huge queue at the club to tell the promoter at the entrance: “What else do you need to pay?”, And a bunch of other unnecessary nonsense, like: “Yes, they always let me in everywhere, but I have your Russian parties are not needed at all ”. Having paid, in the end, a tidy sum for the ticket, the “diva” will enter the club with a “sour face” and begin to poison the mood of himself and those around him, for example, insulting the staff or expressing nasty things to her friends. Fortunately, there are few such characters, because medicine in these cases is practically powerless.
This type loves, so to speak, to “throw fluff on himself,” throwing out names and pseudo-links. You can often hear from such people: “Yes, I know the owner of the establishment (the director of the artist, the artist himself, the drummer, the guitarist, the saxophonist, the security guard, the brother of the cousin of the grand-niece of Barack Obama's godfather in law). These people are rare, but they are usually extremely funny. The main thing is that they are completely harmless.
These are people who had some kind of life holiday on the date of the event, and this person decided to celebrate his birthday, engagement, housewarming, divorce, promotion - by going to a concert of a Russian-speaking group. In fact, this person would be just as fun and good in some sports bar or tavern, but due to his environment, and sometimes also the language barrier, he prefers Russian-language establishments and events. Agree, it is much more fun to be with those who are "on the same wavelength" with you and understand perfectly. This type is usually harmless until the moment it begins to consider its anniversary or engagement as an event significant not only in its life, but also in the lives of all visitors to the establishment or event.
A permanent member does not miss a single Russian-speaking party, be it a concert, just a party or afterparty. Typically, people of this type have a couple of favorite places in which they constantly live. These people know everyone in the institution, from the host to Aunt Gali, who comes to clean on Mondays. They know and love this atmosphere and especially love the attitude towards them. Often, the permanent members have bonus cards and unofficial privileges of loyal customers, which is also another reason for their loyalty.
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