A defense of "a majority of those beating on me were them" is not really a nice defense. It's a backhanded way of simultaneously apologizing and attacking those that in your mind started it.
If you can't understand why this happened, please go back and re-read this entire thread.
Here, I'll summarize it for you. I've read it like 4 times already because I wanted to believe you had it in you to understand why this was happening.
You post... excitedly about this event. Cool. Nice. Yay. You have an event.
First response is: 'i haven't heard of this'
Your response is: 'you haven't lived then my friend. must be too young to know it.'
Their response is: 'i'm 40.''
You respond by saying he's too old to appreciate it and then simultaneously beat on the younger generation.
At this point, you've already dug a hole so deep you can't get out.
Just apologize like a man apologizes and don't act like an apology is something to be ashamed of.
We're forgiving people but please, you have to give us something to go on here.