Reddit user bought rock-fan partner tickets to Imagine Dragons & it didn't go down well

funny shit 19/07/2022

Imagine getting tickets to a concert for your birthday, only to open up the envelope to find you're going to Imagine Dragons...

Punishing.

A 25-year-old reddit user gifted her rock-loving-boyfriend exactly that, and as you can imagine, it didn't go down well. 

As reported by LoudWire, the user posted her story in the reddit thread AITA (Am I the Asshole?), where she asks if she's the asshole for not buying her boyfriend another gift after he rejected the Imagine Dragons tickets. 

Here's how the story goes...

The user explains that her and her boyfriend have been together for three years, and it was his birthday last week. 

"Him and I are not into the same music so we don’t go to many shows together but when we have gone together it has been very fun.

"My boyfriend loves bands. I don’t really know how else to put it. He listens to a lot of rock music from these bands I’ve never heard of.

"Imagine Dragons are coming to our city this summer. I know who they are and I know they’re a band so I figured this would be an awesome present for my boyfriend. I got us the tickets and was very excited.

"My excitement was short lived, it turned into sadness very soon...

"I bought him some other smaller things but put the ticket confirmation in an envelope with the card I made for him. He opens the envelope and I’m met with a “uhhhhhh.. what?”

"I explained to him that they’re coming to town and I thought it would be a lot of fun to go together, and that I want to get more into the music he likes.

"Then he responds “this is not the music I like.. just because a band has instruments doesn’t mean it’s what I like.”

The user goes onto explain that she got really upset, while her boyfriend told her to sell the tickets and googled other concerts they could go to instead.

He said to her, 

“We have been dating for 3 years, how did you not know that I don’t like that music? I wouldn’t get you tickets to the Travis Scott concert for your birthday because I am well aware you hate rap. You should have known I wouldn’t like this."

At that point, she started crying and the ordeal ended in a bit of an argument.

We can assume that the user's boyfriend is probably into rock that's a little heavier and less.. pop than Imagine Dragons.

So what do you reckon, is she the asshole? It seems most users think she is. 

The top comment on the thread, which has been upvoted 8,800 times, says:

"YTA [You're the asshole]. It’s the equivalent of taking someone to a restaurant and forcing them to eat food they don’t like, and calling it a gift.

"Then you’re surprised and get mad when they don’t like it? You could’ve just looked at some of his playlists to see what artists he likes before actually booking the tickets."

Although we're sure the reddit user meant well, we would have to agree that buying Imagine Dragons for a rock-lover, is an asshole move.

Luckily this reddit story has a happy ending. 

The user edited the post with an update, saying after reading the comments, she apologised to her boyfriend. 

"My gift showed him that I know nothing about his taste in music, and more than likely that’s why he got upset. I am going to sell the tickets, and he apologized for hurting my feelings."

Related: Corey Taylor reckons Imagine Dragons have replaced Nickelback as the world's most hated band.