I'm sure you have read an article or two about how Paris Hilton may arguably be the highest paid name in EDM... Well, apparently deadmau5 has heard about it and he's fucking tired of hearing about it. The mau5 eloquently breaks the situation down on his blog, and here is the post for your viewing pleasure!
So Paris makes a billion dollars playing a CD at a club. thats great. how is this news again? Personally, i would pay about as much to see her “perform” as Indy fans would pay to watch me struggle to get out of first gear and 20 feet off the starting grid in an Indy500 race without ending up in a wreck.
To put it in persepective… Im a noob indy / f1 / racing fan. I love the sport, the community, events, and the tech… shit, i just got into it like last year. better late than never. To me, its just a fun thing i can enjoy outside of my professional career to kick back and get interested in.
I guess Paris did the same thing… look, as much as shes probably loathed by the EDM world… and me, you can’t possibly hold it against her for involvement in the electronic music scene.
I remember back when, at the cosmo in vegas, she attended, and i guess i was accommodating (as far as that usually goes for me) i could see she was having a fun time, liked the music, and just wanted to be a part of it all… so of course, why not… even i couldn’t hate on that.
But, let’s get real here for a second… There’s being invovled / enthusiastic about something… and then theres just being a straight up ass.
like i said…. theres no way in hell one day im going to just randomly show up to a racing event, proclaiming my “super awesome driving talent” and get in the race just because i’ve been lucky enough in life. because i know a few things….
Being an F1 driver… usually starts around the age of 6-10 … you spend years driving go-karts… loads of karting. then when youre 17-18 whatever… they upgrade you for F3, basicly… your gokarts get bigger and faster… look, thats not the the only path im sure, im just saying… most “actual” drivers i know, have invested their ENTIRE lives to their careers. Just like many musicians have. So i have to respect that…because i can hold that close, i’ve done it in my own field.
So, dont you think it would be a tad insulting to the professionals and fans of the driving world if i just showed up one day… dated a driver, then hopped on the circuit the following week “just coz i can” ? god… even i know my fuckin limits… shit.
so maybe youll catch me performing in the snake pit, atrtending a professional track event, or even having some friendly fun with some legit drivers in a non competitive track setting… but i 10000% never in a million years wouldnt have the balls to encroach on their scene, and consider myself a professional.. enter their marketplace, and profit.
thats just insulting as fuck.
so paris, thank you… were actually not even mad youre enthusiatic about electronic music… we love that youre a part of our party. But please, get the fuck back in your go kart. No need to prove that you found someone stupid enough to consider paying you a million dollars for something the world knows you arent… because here’s what you actually are to everyone who knows better.. ticket sales. nothing more.