I used to LOVE going to crowded events.

Concerts, sporting events, etc. I thought it was so fun and so exciting.

But now…let’s just say I’m not super crazy about being around a bunch of people…and this doesn’t have anything to do with Covid, either.

I just don’t really enjoy it much anymore.

AskReddit users talked about what they think used to be great but is now really bad.

Let’s see what they had to say.

1. Old school.

“The first Real World was actually pretty good.

All the people actually had real jobs and aspirations. Not just running a frozen yogurt shop or something.

Kevin became editor of Vibe Magazine, Heather B. was down with Boogie Down productions/KRS-ONE and had a song or two, Becky went to NYU film school, Eric had a decent modeling career, and Julie was a legit southern belle, trying to be a dancer of some sort, and was her first time to NYC.

Also, OG, Beavis and Butthead.”

2. Pretty bad.

“News media, not saying “great” but it used to function.

It used to be news, now its news buffered by opinion pieces and debates between whoever they can scrape up and pass off as an “expert”.”

3. Definitely not the same.

“Entering the workforce and saving up.

Never was great in my lifetime, but I’ve heard stories of people buying their first house after like 2 years of saving.

That’s just a fantasy these days.”

4. El Cheap-o.

“Cars. They used to be awesome. Affordable. And fixable.

Now they’re the cheapest pieces of c**p and highly overcharged. They’re faster than they used to be maybe but the cost isn’t worth the parts.

And they fail so easily.”

5. Darn right.

“I used to love a good conspiracy theory – UFO cover ups and so forth.

But now it’s just these redneck crazies crowding into the most outlandish s**t ones like microchips and lizard people.”

6. Portlandia.

“Portland f**king Oregon.

Had a friend who rented an entire floor in a warehouse in what used to be the Brewery Blocks (now Pearl) for 400 in 1995. You had a perfect mix of affordable living and true weird city life that allowed for a vibrant arts & music scene.

When you price out the weirdos, it’s a little funny to make weirdness the selling point. It’s like San Francisco with the whole Haight/Ashbury counterculture angle.

Those days are long gone. I miss Big Bang Warehouse, X-Ray, Satyricon, La Luna, Ozone, The City, 24 Hour Church of Elvis, and so many other places that made Portland great.”

7. All the rage.

“Streaming services online.

Netflix was op back in the day, now you have to have 15 different services if you want to watch all your shows.”

8. Terrible right now.


It was never great, but there’s no room for two people with different views to actually talk.

It’s not a sports team, why is everybody so entrenched and angry.”

9. Ouch.

“Burger King was great in the 1980s.

Now it’s the fast food equivalent of Gary, Indiana.”

10. Seriously.

“The History Channel.

I used to watch it in the 2000s.

Now it’s all swamp people and aliens.”

11. Rock stars.

“Green Day.

Didn’t even bother with their last album.

Maybe it’s just me but it feels less like Green Day and more like Billie Joe’s experimentation hour.”

12. Lost its edge.


It used to be a place for artists and stuff, now it’s just a cookie cutter hedge fund d**che town.”

13. The decline.

“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

The decline in quality after season 10 has just been staggering.

Should have stopped while they were ahead.”

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Talk to us in the comments and let us know what you think used to be great but is now terrible.

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