Music gatekeeper makes sure to let you know he liked this band before you, back when they were objectively shittier
"Hey, you heard this band before? Probably haven't, they're pretty underground". It's a scenario many people have been in before when making conversation with someone about music. At a recent house party, music enthusiast, Violet Jones, saw herself in this exact same position. However, she was already aware of the band and had even listened to, and enjoyed, some of their recent music. This evidently wasn't enough for the gatekeeper she was talking to, so he doubled down, explaining how they're a better fan as they had been listening for longer - even though their early music was basically unlistenable.