(One of the last "concerts" I went to was the Grateful Dead in the Carrier dome. It was sort of fun, but the concrete structure meant that the music was muddled and echoed. It was impossible to really see much, and someone handed me a joint that was laced with "something." It was, in retrospect, not really a fun experience or even a musical one. And I realized that I really didn't like this noisy events very much, and that's OK. Seeing Elvis Costello at the Landmark Theater, back in 1978, well, that was pretty cool. AC/DC, on the other hand, well that just hurt my ears. It's OK to decide you don't like something, even if all your peers are ga-ga about it - or are pretending to be as well).
The "have to have" mentality plus externalizing plus status adds up to a zero-sum-game for the consumer.