What If Concert Fans Were LOST On A Desert Island?

Since I was out seeing Tim Fite last night, I just now got done watching the final episode of LOST. I’m not even going to try to tell you what I think about how the whole thing ended (or didn’t.) But I will tell you something else about LOST.

I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with LOST after I started watching it last year. Like the rest of the world I was sucked in. And each episode made me love and hate LOST even more. But I kept watching anyways for different reasons.

And as I watched, I kept my eye out for any live music moments of which there were a few.

I loved the Drive Shaft “You Are Everybody” moments. And I will always sing that song long after LOST is over.

And to be honest, I expected a bit more in the final episode as they all headed to a “final concert.” I was hoping for a bigger payoff. But it never came. (Did I just review a fictional concert in a prime-time drama series? Man, I am a live music geek.)

Not So Fast Captain Lapidus

Since the final LOST episode didn’t really answer anything, I want to go back to the island and hang out there for a moment. And I’d like to put a LOST-centric spin on an old rock critic classic question: the Desert Island Jukebox Pick.

If you’re not aware of the DIJ concept, basically it asks the question “If you were stranded on a desert island what song or album would you want to have with you?”

But since were celebrating (or mourning) the end of LOST and were all live music fans, let’s indulge our imaginations one last time with these 3 Live Music Fan Desert Island scenarios. You don’t have to answer all of them. But I do hope you pick at least one to respond to in the comments below.

1. If you were stranded on an island with a group of people and none of you were a musician or musically inclined, do you think your group of unmusically-inclined LOST-like strandees would be able to make music to satisfy our basic human need to experience live music together?

2. If that group of people were able to make music, what genre do you think would be created? Would we see the creation of a new type of live music experience or musical genre?

3. Since we all connected with at least one of the LOST characters, if you were stranded on an island with a group of concert fans, what type of concert fan would you want to be stranded with, other than the one that you normally are associated with? Would you want to be stranded with a hip hop, metal, jam-band, rock, pop, or dance fan? And why?

Do you have a live music LOST-centric scenario to add? Go ahead and share it the comments below.

I look forward to hearing your responses as we all sort out these crucial live music scenarios and details in the wake of LOST’s last episode.


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