We all have in mind when we think of a typical metal listener a person wearing black clothes, long haired, with big black boots and etc. For almost each genre, there exist stereotypes of the typical listener.
So I asked myself two questions:
- Has anyone ever studied those stereotypes and their accuracy, sociologicaly or statisticaly speaking?
- When did those stereotypes appear? I mean in which context, and why did they appear?
I was thinking specifically about the example of people listening to metal first, but the topic can be widened!