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21 Awkward Moments Every Music Fan Knows All Too Well

"So, what kind of music do you like?"

1. Getting caught singing or dancing along to a song in public.

2. Being called a hipster for liking anything even slightly obscure.

3. Finding out you've been singing the wrong lyrics to a song for years.

4. Playing a song around your family or little kids and realizing that it's waaaay dirtier than you thought.

5. Trying to get into something — like free jazz, let's say — because you want to feel cool and sophisticated, but it doesn't take and you just feel dumb.

6. Making a clever joke or reference to a song that you think is hilarious, but no one gets it and they just think you're a weirdo.

7. Being waaaaay too eager to correct people when they get a fact about a song or an artist wrong in casual conversation.

8. And then there are the times where you correct someone, but you're actually totally wrong and you get called out for it.

9. Really, any time you have to pretend that your taste is a lot more sophisticated and obscure than it really is.

10. Mentioning an artist you love to someone you're really into and having them be like, "Ah, yeah, I was never a fan."

11. Trying to explain why you love an artist or a song to your totally mystified parents.

12. Remembering random facts about bands and not being able to keep them to yourself.

13. Discovering that a song you've loved for years is not by the artist you assumed it was by.

14. Learning that your headphones are way louder than you thought and everyone around you could hear what you were listening to.

15. Finding yourself playing air drums even though you don't know how to play actual drums.

16. Shushing someone because they're not paying enough attention to the song you're playing for them.

17. Realizing you're the old person at the show.

18. Finding out that a record you loved as a teen has hit an anniversary that makes you feel ancient.

19. Getting really, really excited when some obscure song you like comes on at a party.

20. Having an inappropriate crush on a teen idol when you're an adult.

21. And of course, every time your brain completely shuts down when a well-meaning stranger asks you what you've been listening to lately.