Here at Denison University we celebrate our intelligence and studiousness with a traditional event called “D-Day” which I just assume means Denison Day. We usually get a series of activities and campus events including a musical performance from an exciting artist. This year was not the case. Our performer was the always annoying and self-righteous Mike Posner, the creative mind behind the song “Cooler than Me.” Let’s just say the school was less than amped about this years show.
Despite the odds and lack of hype I went to the show in our schools indoor track gymnasium and expected nothing more than a dark room with decent lights and incredibly loud melodic trends like “Drug Dealer Girl.” There were to my surprise a considerable large handful of Posner lovers in the audience who furiously pushed by me to get the front and I had no problem letting them go past.
Finally Posner made his appearance and half of the crowd went wild. His routine consisted of clumsily running around the stage and dropping his microphone, or playing a single drum with water on it, or playing the piano. Great stuff. If you haven’t grasped the genius sarcasm of this post yet I’m letting you know now. I’d say the most double edged part of his performance was when he would play songs that were totally not his. I say double edged because it was extremely lame of him to make it seem like he was talented for these for these songs, but they also were better songs than any of his. So there was a win lose scenario there even though it was still pretty much a lose scenario for him.
My crew of unenthusiastic friends and I remained unattached and had an ironically great time. For the same reason that everyone loves listening to Journey or watching trashy rom com’s or Rambo flicks, the Posner party was a great time. I’m not say he was a great person to go see in concert, and I still hate his stupid smug face, but I enjoyed his concert for condescending reasons. Mainly because I think I’m cooler than him.