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Old 10-03-2008, 12:10 PM   #1
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I would like to do a 'Standing at Concerts' poll with you.

(can't do an official poll!)

Been to a few concerts and a couple I have stood at, but if ever I had or was to stand at a concert I would get my ass down early enough to be CLOSE to the stage!

Now one gig went really well, almost perfect.
But this other gig was a bit of a bummer because of people making their way through everyone near the front.

Now, many people around us were p*ssed off and ‘moving’ him/her/them on, there was muffled talk of ‘have you been waiting as long as us?’ etc. We see it fair for us.
But yet someone we know apparantly always arrives late for standing and ALWAYS bumps to the front and never gets questioned! This person sees this as fair, because the ticket says ‘Standing’ but does not tell you where exactly, so debates it’s a free for all.



So, I ask you:

If you have stood (or would stand), have you/would you ALWAYS made sure you were down in time, maybe you queued like 10 hours, to get near front?
OR are you someone, you don’t care, you arrive, you are 900 rows back, you just DON’T care, you are still able to jump/dance. ??
Or are you someone, you do move through to get to the front, anyone questions you, you bite them.


And also:

If you are near the stage, do you think it’s perfectly okay for any people or person who came in late/was in the foyer drinkin etc, they can just move through from maybe 50 lines back and squeeze to the front? Does it bother you if they do? Or does it not?


Trying to see here who finds it fair or unfair.
That’s it!

Thanks, if you answer






And I realize I didn’t have to talk so MUCH to get to my point, but Im a detailed-type girl, so, f*k it!
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I usually push and shove my way to the front. My friends and I have gotten pretty good at it over the years. Only the strong survive.
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Only the strong rude survive.
Fixed that for you, sweetie.

I'm short, so if I'm standing, I need to be relatively close to the front for it to be remotely worthwhile.

If I can't get near the front in GA (say, for instance, when it's 30 degrees and sleeting in Portland and there's no way in hell I'm sitting in line all day), hanging out in the back works pretty well, although it's usually not as fun.
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I usually push and shove my way to the front. My friends and I have gotten pretty good at it over the years. Only the strong survive.
I fucking hate people like you and your friends...
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I usually push and shove my way to the front. My friends and I have gotten pretty good at it over the years. Only the strong survive.
Shocker of the year.

I used to get to concerts VERY early, especially all the Pavement shows, and I would fiercely protect my spot. Definitely a lot of elbows and glares to keep people like GAF from weaseling in.
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I just go as early as I possibly can. I've never been able to get a space in the very front, but I had the opportunity at a Flaming Lips gig. Now I regret it.
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I agree with both Lazarus and GAF

in my youth, I did both

I'm too old to put up with that shit now, and a lot more civilized so if I don't get a good spot at the front I just eat it

The exception was a show when me and another Dad took a bunch of kids, we got there late so had a crappy spot in the balcony at the house of Blues in Anaheim, the kids (14-15 year olds) wanted to go see if they could get a better spot so we told them to "go for it", about 5 mins later we looked down and they were right upfront, so we went down too, and politely pushed our way to the front telling everyone (truthfully) we needed to be by our kids as our excuse !

Way to go kids !
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I agree with both Lazarus and GAF

in my youth, I did both

I'm too old to put up with that shit now, and a lot more civilized so if I don't get a good spot at the front I just eat it

The exception was a show when me and another Dad took a bunch of kids, we got there late so had a crappy spot in the balcony at the house of Blues in Anaheim, the kids (14-15 year olds) wanted to go see if they could get a better spot so we told them to "go for it", about 5 mins later we looked down and they were right upfront, so we went down too, and politely pushed our way to the front telling everyone (truthfully) we needed to be by our kids as our excuse !

Way to go kids !
how were the Jonas Brothers anyhow?
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how were the Jonas Brothers anyhow?

?????

It was actually at The Adicts........

Are you really so stupid as to assume because the kids are 14-15 they would like the Jonas Brothers ?
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I fucking hate people like you and your friends...

me too! and if I evah see any of yas I will beat u down!
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?????

It was actually at The Adicts........

Are you really so stupid as to assume because the kids are 14-15 they would like the Jonas Brothers ?
I know several who are so, yes, I guess I am that stupid... either that or I was joking, whatever works for you I guess
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I know several who are so, yes, I guess I am that stupid... either that or I was joking, whatever works for you I guess
I know several U2 fans who are Republicans, that must mean they're ALL idiots......
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works for me
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I know several U2 fans who are Republicans, that must mean they're ALL idiots......
Well, to be honest, if they're Republicans OR Democrats, they most certainly are idiots.

Not a joke.
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If I'm standing at a concert; I generally arrive early and get as close as possible without having to push people out of the way, if there's a gap in front of people and a space to it I'll take it but if I find I can't get any closer without having to resort to pushing people I'll settle for where I am.

last concert I was at; these guys came in half way through the show pushed there way across to the middle and stood right in front of me...I was so annoyed
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