I've been to a lot of concerts in my 25 years of life.
I'm talking at least 50.
I've seen everyone from Little Richard
It seems, that the older I get, and the more concerts I go to,
the more annoyed I get by certain types of concert goers.
1. The camera douche.
You know the guy (or girl)... the one that stands DIRECTLY in front of you in an already
over crowded venue with their arms up holding their camera (or worse, camera phone) throughout the majority of the concert. Not only does this concert goer majorly block your view, but he/she also is missing the point of the concert by trying to document the entire thing instead of experiencing it.
And let's face it, the majority of those pictures and videos aren't exactly the best quality.
|Seriously, how could you live without this memory? |
2. The really loud WOOOOO douche.
I have experienced this annoying offender at pretty much every live music event I've been to.
It started when I was 13 and went to see BSB
(yes, I still refer to The Backstreet Boys as that, don't you?)
at The Staples Center and the entire audience was screaming girls.
It has continued ever since right into Saturday night's M. Ward concert at SoHo in Santa Barbara.
General crowd excitement is awesome (and encouraged).
The thing that gets me, is the person that thinks every thing the performer says
deserves a loud, ear deafening
deserves a loud, ear deafening
Seriously, someone asking to turn the vocals up doesn't negate that.
|Woo girls from HIMYM|
3. The drunk dancing girl
I love when people dance at concerts.
Being that most of the concerts I go to are the folk / indie scene,
not many people are doing much more than the occasional head bob.
When I see someone get down, it makes me so happy.
I'm someone that loves dancing at concerts and if I can find a partner in crime,
well.. I'm stoked.
(Shoutout to the cute guy from the '07 Bright Eyes concert that danced in the aisle with me!)
But ladies, if you do decide to shake what your momma gave you,
is it too much to ask that you not do so
with a full drink in hand?
Because, you see, here's the thing.
I like my shoes.
I like my shoes, a lot.
I'm also kind of fond of the bottom half of my pants,
you know... the part that keeps my ankles and calves warm.
And when you slosh your Malibu Bay Breeze all over me,
well... it's not exactly going to make my night.
4. The person who screams out his favorite song title during every break in music.
Look, we've all been there.
I was that person once, too.
And then I turned 20 and realized that unless you are at a really small show
(like local band status)
or dealing with a really chill artist,
they aren't going to play your favorite song
unless it's already on their set list.
Best case in point ever:
Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band.
The Music Box.
Conor pauses to tune his guitar and people, of course, start yelling out song titles.
"At The Bottom Of Everything!"
"Lover I Don't Have To Love!"
Conor's head snapped up upon hearing the last request and said,
"You've got to be kidding me." and laughed before NOT playing that song.
|The only thing more annoying than that fan is this hat that Conor wore|
for what seemed like a whole tour.
5. Shoves his way to the front person
This person is the worst offender and seriously, drives me crazy.
We are mostly
all adults at these shows.
If you don't get to the venue early enough to be in the front of the crowd,
then please don't expect to forcefully shove your way in
halfway through a set.
There is NO room for you and
forcing people to shuffle to fit your rude self is
I have been known to
elbow block you,
widen my stance until I'm close to doing the splits,
accidentally with my purse,
to keep you in your place.
You've been warned.
So, what's the verdict?
Am I super old and cynical?
I sure feel like it sometimes.
Are there any types of concert goers that really bug you too?
What is the best concert you've ever been to?