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  posted on 9/4/2018 at 10:58 PM
I recently bought tickets for Mules upcoming show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and was debating with a buddy to buy general admission or seat tickets ( I won with floor!). Our conversation stirred up some very real concert pet peeves. My biggest ones are floor related and it happens almost every show in which I stand on the floor. I am a big guy (6'6" and 230 lbs) and very aware of ruining someones view if I stand in front of them so I always get to a show early to claim a spot on the floor. I figure if I am there first then it is your decision to get behind me. When guys show up late to a show and push there way up front and then park their butt right in front of someone who got there early to claim that spot; it rubs me the wrong way ! Especially, if they are right up in your space! It very rarely happens to me as I will make it VERY well known that I am not cool with that but I have seen other people just get abused. The other one is the ultimate in being a complete puss; guys who grab on to their woman and let her lead them thru the crowd. They get there an hour late and let their girl surf to the front of the stage! Total douche move

 

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  posted on 9/4/2018 at 11:24 PM
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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 06:47 AM
People who get out of control drunk and talk during a great performance, sometimes even during subtle segments of a song when silence is appropriate. Having not had a drink in 7 years myself I don't have a lot of patience for rude drunkenness at a show. Even when drinking I had a lot more manners than that.....

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 07:55 AM
Talking and videoing the entire show. Its OK if you want to comment on a song or take a picture or short video, but talk at home and put the phone AWAY! Stay in the moment and just enjoy yourself.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 08:30 AM
Mine is getting behind really tall people!!))))

My only real pet peeve is people not "going w the flow" as to the sit/stand issue.

Doesn't mean I'm not bothered by people arriving late, especially to a sit down type show. Or talking.





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I recently bought tickets for Mules upcoming show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and was debating with a buddy to buy general admission or seat tickets ( I won with floor!). Our conversation stirred up some very real concert pet peeves. My biggest ones are floor related and it happens almost every show in which I stand on the floor. I am a big guy (6'6" and 230 lbs) and very aware of ruining someones view if I stand in front of them so I always get to a show early to claim a spot on the floor. I figure if I am there first then it is your decision to get behind me. When guys show up late to a show and push there way up front and then park their butt right in front of someone who got there early to claim that spot; it rubs me the wrong way ! Especially, if they are right up in your space! It very rarely happens to me as I will make it VERY well known that I am not cool with that but I have seen other people just get abused. The other one is the ultimate in being a complete puss; guys who grab on to their woman and let her lead them thru the crowd. They get there an hour late and let their girl surf to the front of the stage! Total douche move

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 09:02 AM
Without question it's talking. And I don't mean a few comments during some loud songs. I mean full on conversations even during amazing, quieter moments. Robert freakin Plant was singing Babe I'm Going to Leave You....a killer version with his band this summer that included some great acoustic guitar work....and the people behind us were talking like they were hanging out at the neighborhood pool together. We moved....thankfully there were a few seating options.

Why go if you are going to talk through this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLB6i-Sg0lA

It's also why I love the Dave Rawlings/Gillian Welch crowds. Respectful as anything you'll find....and quiet when you are supposed to be.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 09:58 AM
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Without question it's talking.


W/O a doubt and I will add to that... In this veteran concert goers eyes and ears, most people do not attend rock shows to listen, they are there to sing at the top of their lungs, this happens only when a song they know and like is played and explains why most do not care for "New songs", they don't know the words.

We attended a couple of shows in San Diego this past month and this same scenario arose at both performances. Two couples with a single child, (about 8 years old or younger) who proudly announce to all within earshot, "This is Bobby's first concert"!...Well, "Bobby" does not care and within 15 minutes is now playing games with his brilliantly illuminated i phone and volume on in the seats right in front of you. The parents are dedicating all of their time and energy to making sure Bobby is cool, all because they are to cheap to hire a babysitter.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 11:49 AM
Sadly concerts have become background music to individual's own personal experience.

In this new culture of me where the individual is the center of the world, sadly to many everything is only about their own individual experiences.

It gets worse if some late teen early twenty year old is celebrating their birthday at the concert or even worse at a stand up show.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 11:52 AM
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I recently bought tickets for Mules upcoming show at the Tabernacle in Atlanta and was debating with a buddy to buy general admission or seat tickets ( I won with floor!). Our conversation stirred up some very real concert pet peeves. My biggest ones are floor related and it happens almost every show in which I stand on the floor. I am a big guy (6'6" and 230 lbs) and very aware of ruining someones view if I stand in front of them so I always get to a show early to claim a spot on the floor. I figure if I am there first then it is your decision to get behind me. When guys show up late to a show and push there way up front and then park their butt right in front of someone who got there early to claim that spot; it rubs me the wrong way ! Especially, if they are right up in your space! It very rarely happens to me as I will make it VERY well known that I am not cool with that but I have seen other people just get abused. The other one is the ultimate in being a complete puss; guys who grab on to their woman and let her lead them thru the crowd. They get there an hour late and let their girl surf to the front of the stage! Total douche move


I had a guy try that with me once.

He was drunk, kept "excusing" himself forward.

Got to me and I said hell no, I was here first and you can go BACK to where you started.

He tried pushing by so I grabbed both his arms, turned him around and told him if he didn't want to get hurt he should start walking and not stop.

The folks around me were laughing as he retreated into the crowd.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 01:40 PM
People who talk, and can't STFU for the entire show.

Also people who are texting or talking on their mobile phones all night long.

I'm there to see the band play, not hear you talk all night.

[Edited on 9/5/2018 by The_Newt]

 

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  posted on 9/5/2018 at 03:40 PM
BEER PRICES, Can I get an Amen? I actually havenít drank in years but I remember em.

I respect folks wanting to stand but I get in the back for a GA show to sit and still get blocked. In reserved I would just deal with it. Remember those with back conditions who canít stand for long.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 07:35 AM
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BEER PRICES, Can I get an Amen? I actually havenít drank in years but I remember em.

I respect folks wanting to stand but I get in the back for a GA show to sit and still get blocked. In reserved I would just deal with it. Remember those with back conditions who canít stand for long.




Yes and ticket prices. I know the bands/musicians want to make money but I'd rather that most of it goes to them or the venue, instead of some concert promoter or entertainment company President/CEO.

I also have had staff at venues selling beer try to rip me off claiming that I gave them a lower amount of cash than I did.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 08:38 AM
Talkers and people that show up late and want to get close. I'm 6'7" and I came early and deserve this spot. I normally try to hang back towards the SBD at most venues.
 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 08:41 AM
Yappers! Some folks go to shows to appreciate and experience music, Some go to shows as a social background event.... Tom, Dick, Sue, and Sally sit there **** ting all night and are oblivious to the artists or the fans that think they SUCK, They feel they paid for their tickets and can do what they want while the show is on? They should go to a sporting event where sound is irrelevant.
 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 09:49 AM
I had an experience at the Beacon Dickey show this year. This guy behind me was phone filming in seat behind me. I kept feeling this presence behind my head (phone in air). OK, whatever. Then he decides aisle filming is where it's at. So he is right of me, filming with left hand to side. His elbow 12 inches from side of my head. After a few minutes I told him I would remove his elbow if he didn't. He ignored me. I was very clever and put my hand in front of his camera lens. That got his attention. I told him he needed to leave my zone, in some fashion of words I can't remember now. He did. I must have conveyed the message. Then rest of show I had to be ever vigilant of a potential incoming Three Stooges slap to back of my head, so I intermittingly turned around and glared at him for a second, every so often, to keep him at bay. I did my best Gran Turino Clint I could that night.

 

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I had an experience at the Beacon Dickey show this year. This guy behind me was phone filming in seat behind me. I kept feeling this presence behind my head (phone in air). OK, whatever. Then he decides aisle filming is where it's at. So he is right of me, filming with left hand to side. His elbow 12 inches from side of my head. After a few minutes I told him I would remove his elbow if he didn't. He ignored me. I was very clever and put my hand in front of his camera lens. That got his attention. I told him he needed to leave my zone, in some fashion of words I can't remember now. He did. I must have conveyed the message. Then rest of show I had to be ever vigilant of a potential incoming Three Stooges slap to back of my head, so I intermittingly turned around and glared at him for a second, every so often, to keep him at bay. I did my best Gran Turino Clint I could that night.


Yeah and then YOU'RE the a'hole because you said something. That's what I hate. They are the ones talking or filming or doing whatever rude thing and ruining the concert for everyone around them, yet you're the a'hole if you ask them to stop.

I've been there...having to constantly look over your shoulder worrying that someone may sucker punch you at any minute just for asking someone to politely stop talking.

[Edited on 9/6/2018 by tfhello]

 

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I had an experience at the Beacon Dickey show this year. This guy behind me was phone filming in seat behind me. I kept feeling this presence behind my head (phone in air). OK, whatever. Then he decides aisle filming is where it's at. So he is right of me, filming with left hand to side. His elbow 12 inches from side of my head. After a few minutes I told him I would remove his elbow if he didn't. He ignored me. I was very clever and put my hand in front of his camera lens. That got his attention. I told him he needed to leave my zone, in some fashion of words I can't remember now. He did. I must have conveyed the message. Then rest of show I had to be ever vigilant of a potential incoming Three Stooges slap to back of my head, so I intermittingly turned around and glared at him for a second, every so often, to keep him at bay. I did my best Gran Turino Clint I could that night.


Yeah and then YOU'RE the a'hole because you said something. That's what I hate. They are the ones talking or filming or doing whatever rude thing and ruining the concert for everyone around them, yet you're the a'hole if you ask them to stop.

I've been there...having to constantly look over your shoulder worrying that someone may sucker punch you at any minute just for asking someone to politely stop talking.

[Edited on 9/6/2018 by tfhello]


I've been thought an Ahole by better men (and women) than him! But, yes, their pathological little minds think YOU the villain.

So.... if you see a YouTube Dickey video..... and it ends abruptly with "The Hand" that is me!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 10:57 AM
TALKERS. Hands-down simply the rudest, least considerate people on the planet. I don't mind the standers and the dancers, but these folks who go to a music event should know, understand and appreciate that most of the folks at the event did, indeed come to HEAR MUSIC! GRRRRR!

 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 05:41 PM
Talkers at the Beacon. There were times I wish I had a baseball bat.
One I remember specifically was Phil Collins at The Garden (my wife was a fan, and then so was I after the show it was THAT good) and this idiot behind us was talking up a storm. About halfway through the 2nd number I finally turned around and told him he needed to STFU because he was missing a good show. Surprisingly he did. The people in his party actually thanked me for saying something to him.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 05:52 PM
Another that comes to mind is a$$hole security people. Jones Beach had plenty of them. Worst for me was one night at a Santana concert, after the main show I got up from my seat and walked around to the opposite side of the arena for the encore to position myself for a quicker exit. So I dropped into an empty seat and seconds later this douche with a Cracker Jacks badge taps me on the shoulder, asks me for my stub and tells me I have to go back to my seat. Really? I told the guy what I thought of him and missed the end of the encore.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 06:20 PM
Sloppy drunks, talkers and cellphone arm in the air blocking your view. Was at the Dickey Macon show. The aisles filled up with people leaving their seats to get closer. It was like the old festival seating of the late 60ís, early 70ís, before it was outlawed. Macon Auditorium doesnt control the crowd. I donít want them hassling people, but why even have seat numbers? I had a good aisle seat and was standing up. I had no problem with standing, everybody was up and into it. I actually hate to see people seated for a rock concert. But, my view was blocked by people jammed up in the aisles who were leaving their seats in the back. The worst part was when the 2 people in seats in front of me went for a beer run. Some 30-something drunk ass moron decides heíll take of those empty seats. He then proceeds to drunk air-drum, flail his arms everywhere and throw his head back into my chest. He was finally evicted when the people that had those seats returned, but damn...what a idiot. Still...it was a great night all the way around. I refused to let a few rude **** s ruin it. I actually think the rowdy crowd at Grantís lounge afterward were better behaved...and I sure as hell wasnt expecting that!
 

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  posted on 9/6/2018 at 11:11 PM
In regards to outside concerts, there are two things that drive me crazy and will often trigger me to say something; when women will get up on a guys shoulders (sorry ladies!) and when someone brings a long flag pole to signify where they are standing. How anyone thinks that either act is appropriate is beyond me!

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  posted on 9/7/2018 at 04:14 AM
People talking is pretty much it for me, and if asked politely they generally cool it. It is a rare treat and difficult for me to get to a show these days so I cant afford to waste any time sweating the small stuff.

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  posted on 9/7/2018 at 08:06 AM
Saw Gabriel Kelley open for Gregg a year or three ago, he did his solo acoustic set with an AWESOME rendition of Into The Mystic. The wife and I were front row, and there was a couple beside us as well that we did not know and the guy was hammered drunk singing along the chorus with Gabriel. Lexington Opera House only holds around 1000 so it was super quiet and drunky echo'd throughout the place. You could tell Gabriel was getting a little aggravated and wisely requested the audience to help sing the refrain to help drown out the dumb ass in the front row beside me and my wife. RIP GA.
 

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  posted on 9/9/2018 at 10:18 PM
All of the reasons listed is why I do not go to concerts. I will add unless I have a good seat at a show where people will not get up or get half a load on or high.
 
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