So, there we were, all set to write a Straight Choices plug for the Ed Sheeran concert that takes place Friday (June 19) at Rogers Arena.
Suddenly, we realized that we couldn’t name a single Ed Sheeran song, a fact that serves as a remarkable reminder of the disconnect between what music critics like and what most people who aren’t music critics actually listen to. So let’s just assume he sounds like a cross between Jason Mraz and Passenger, with a bit of Sam Smith thrown in. His audience is probably a freshly scrubbed, clean-smelling lot.
It doesn’t matter what we say anyway, because if you’re the sort of person who would go to an Ed Sheeran concert, you’re also the sort of person who buys tickets way in advance.
On the other hand, you might just be going because your significant other is making you go. Perhaps you would rather be heading out to see Goatwhore and Ringworm play at the Rickshaw Theatre that same night. We can’t name any of their songs either, but we’re guessing they don’t sound much like Jason Mraz or Passenger.
It’s also a safe bet that their audience doesn’t smell as nice as Ed Sheeran’s.