Yes, I'm a rebel, or I was back in high school. No, I didn't go Goth or listen to heavy metal or anything. What did I rebel against? Popular music. That's right. I missed pretty much an entire decade (1990s) of popular music.
My parents don't typically listen to popular music, so in the car, we would listen to Christian music. So I started liking bands like Michael W. Smith and DC Talk. Yeah, start the eye-rolling here. Then, a magical thing happened. I saw Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. I think it was magical because my whole musical life shifted to musicals and classical music, including opera.
I was obsessed with it. Seriously. And I rebelled against popular music by not listening to it. Yes, I missed the start of Britney Spears, *NSYNC, and the Backstreet Boys. Instead, I was listening to Beethoven, rocking it to Mozart, and being swept away by Chopin. I would put a CD into my discplayer (no iPods back then) and would blare Puccini's Tosca. And, of course, I knew all the lyrics to The Phantom of the Opera and enjoyed singing them on the bus on the way to school.
Yeah, I was a weird child.
Are you a rebel? What did you rebel against?