For those that don't keep up with social media, the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) were televised Sunday night. The following day, website The Concourse
posted isolated vocal tracks from the performances of both Taylor Swift
and Beyonce. To what end we're not sure, other than to show that Swift lip-synced during portions of her performance while Beyonce did not (not exactly shocking).
Anyway, The Word Alive
, seemingly feeling insecure about their live show, quickly took to Facebook (above) and Twitter (below) to point out they THEY don't lip sync, and THEY "go ten times harder" than Swift. I'm not sure why their posts annoyed me, but it did. Taylor Swift is a pop singer performing a dance routine on a nationally televised awards show, and she sang most of the song. The Word Alive are not pop singers (are they?) and they don't perform choreographed dance routines (do they?).
More importantly, how does The Word Alive go ten times harder than Taylor Swift? This isn't a rhetorical question. I really want to know. I've never seen them live, so I can only speculate. Please enlighten me. I just might have to check them out.