I used to be the kind of person who watched the up-coming releases for records and books with excited anticipation. Tuesdays meant a definite visit to the record shop to snatch up just stocked albums. I'd mark my calendar with the date of the newest title by a favorite author months in advance. Movies were an event to see opening weekend. That's the way it was, but I must admit, I rarely do any of those things these days.
It's possible I'm just getting old, but typically that phrase implies a lack of interest. That's not the case for me. I still keep track and get excited for new releases, I just don't feel that need to have something the first second that I can.
In this age of endless entertainment, I wonder if the concept of 'must have' or 'eagerly awaited' can even apply. I remember when there used to be midnight sales with lines around the corner. Though that still happens, it's takes a phenomenon to get those doors open at midnight and even then it's kind of lackluster crowds. These days, if I have to wait a day, a week, or even a month for something, there is plenty else to distract me from it.
Is there such a thing as entertainment overload?