Describe an event you attended in which you didn’t like the music played.
  • What was the event?

  • Where were you?

  • What music was like?

  • And explain why you didn’t like the music?

I listen to music while working out or in my leisure time. I genuinely enjoy all forms and genre of music be it party, pop or rock. However, today I would like to speak about an event which I attended last year in my hometown and was quite an unusual experience for me. It was a retirement party for my uncle. He was retired from the Army and had thrown a party to his kith and kin. The entire event was well organized and everything with respect to the food and the decoration was beautifully coordinated by the organizers.

I was quite enthusiastic about the party as I had just finished my exams and was desperately in need of some fun to relax my nerves. I arrived at the venue before the scheduled time and began helping my uncle with the preparations.

To my utter surprise, the music was not good as my uncle had instructed the DJ to play some classical music for the entire evening. I was wondering how I could approach the DJ and request him to change the music. Since my uncle was managing the show, he told the DJ to play the music as per his taste and he was merely following his orders.

I tried requesting the DJ to change the track, but he refused. Hence, all my efforts to play my favorite music went in vain, and for 5 hours at a stretch, I had to listen to extremely boring music. The songs were from some old classical movies which could easily put anyone to sleep. In spite of the other attractions, the party failed to amuse the people as the youngsters could not dance to the rhythm of the monotonous music. 

Although I was feeling extremely bored, I still attended the party because I didn’t want to disappoint my uncle.



  1. Genuinely- in a truthful way.
  2. Coordinated- bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a harmonious or efficient relationship.
  3. Genre- a style or category of art, music, or literature.
  4. Monotonous- dull, tedious, and repetitious
  5. Amuse- finding something funny or entertaining


Part 3 Follow Up - Questions & Answers

1. .Why do so many young people spend a lot of money on concerts?

It’s a growing trend among the youth to follow music celebrities. Listening to live music is considered an in thing. Due to this growing trend, they spend extravagantly to attend concerts.

2. Do you think older people like the same music as young people?

People from different generation have varied tastes in music It all depends on one’s maturity, emotions and comfort level. Youngsters generally prefer intense music whereas the elderly prefer classical as they enjoy the rhythm, lyrics and harmony of such music.

3. Do you think music concerts are suitable for old people to attend?

In my opinion, age has no bearing on attending concerts. It can have a profound impact on one’s personal happiness. It can help old folks to relive their younger days and bring back happy memories to them.

4. Why do shopping malls often have background music?

Background music at shopping malls helps create a soothing atmosphere and gives personal space for customers. It also allows customers to interact among themselves without being overheard.