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Twitter users poke fun at Utah stereotypes with the hashtag #UtahBands

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 21 2013 8:45 a.m. MDT

The hashtag #UtahBands on Tuesday night was trending on Twitter, allowing users to poke fun at Utah's culture while making plays on words of famous band names. (Shutterstock.com) The hashtag #UtahBands on Tuesday night was trending on Twitter, allowing users to poke fun at Utah's culture while making plays on words of famous band names. (Shutterstock.com)

Sometimes, social media can be a nuisance that you wish wasn't around.

And then there are nights like Tuesday that make it all worth it.

The hashtag #UtahBands was trending on Twitter on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and users all across the Internet used plays on words of famous music groups to poke fun at various cultural stereotypes of Utah, including the LDS church, young average age of marriage and sports teams.

Michael Smith is a writer in the news section of DeseretNews.com. A 2013 graduate of the University of Utah, he will be attending Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in the fall.

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