a) Beginning state of equilibrium:
Brand New arrived to a venue in Long Island, NY – their hometown. Thousands of fans showed up to the concert hoping to hear albums like “Deja Entendu” and “Your Favorite Weapon.” Before the show began, fans excitedly lined up hours before the show began outside the venue and the band conducted a normal sound check beforehand.
People who consider themselves “fans” started booing at Brand New after hearing the first song they played off many people’s least favorite album, “Daisy,” and chanted things like “Deja” during the set. Many fans then proceeded to leave the venue after realizing that Brand New did not intend to play the songs off the albums they were hoping to hear from.
c) Restoration of equilibrium in a new, evolved state:
The next night, Brand New had plans to play in New Jersey. They began their set by playing “Your Favorite Weapon” in its entirety and ended the set by playing all of “Deja Entendu.” Surprisingly, Brand New did not address the situation that had previously occurred the night before. However, many fan sites and blogs did all the talking for them and lashed out on all the ungrateful people who showed up to hear a band they claim to love play the music they’ve worked hard to perform.