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Old 10-20-2002, 11:51 PM   #1
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I hate going to concerts..

when people are just going to light up all around me, get fall-down, barf-on-my-boots drunk, reek my clothes of pot & nicotine..

WHY can't believe enjoy a concert sober?!!!!! Why do my lungs / throat / stomach have to be sacrificed for something they shouldn't be doing in the first place?!

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Old 10-21-2002, 12:24 AM   #2
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Ugh, I totally agree. I don't get the point of spending money on concert tickets if your just going to get hammered or stoned and not remember any of it the next day! Just go to a bar, or stay home and listen to the CD.

And when they are drinking, you have the double annoyance of them getting up every two minutes either to go to the bathroom or get another beer....

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Yeah, that's annoying.

But, who did you see, Olive?
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Old 10-21-2002, 01:14 AM   #4
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I hope it wasn't INXS at Coffs Harbour last night

seriously, I publicly pledge to not get so excited and start that ear-splitting whistling business at concerts ever again.
Yes it is selfish to be loud and disruptive, but I like a certain level of energy and a hint of mayhem. We were discussing it last night actually, my friends said something classic like "it's a fine line between funism and yobboism" ( I had a guilt attack on the way home about the whistling...hub reckons it's yobbish behavior. IT IS!! I'm reformed)
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I saw No Doubt & Garbage!! It was an awesome, awesome show. Shirley was quite obviously floored at the reception she got from central Mass! it was a lot of fun, and Gwen rocked the house, as expected.


But this needing to drink till puking (which one girl did right next to us) and need to get stoned at shows is sooooo annoying!! When I saw Aerosmith this summer I was nauseous for TWO following days from all the pot everywhere.

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My former flatmates were all smokers and I survived. I've tried smoking, but I never really liked it. I'd rather drink. I live in a smoke-free apartment now, and when somebody next to me, say, in the street, is smoking, I move away (even if it's just one person). BUT somehow, when I'm in a bar or concert or wherever smoking is expected, I can take it. Strange. I guess it's when I anticipate smoking to happen that I can take it....except for this one time when I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert two months ago. The people were just so annoyingly drunk and high. It was one big frat party.
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it's a part of the rock show , learn to be in tempo with crowd , especially on a rock gig , like RHCP or something , but of course if you will stay still with couple of burgers , you will get hurt ,
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I don't get the point of spending money on concert tickets if your just going to get hammered or stoned and not remember any of it the next day! Just go to a bar, or stay home and listen to the CD.
Exactly. I've never had anyone puke on me, but I have had people throw beer cups w/ beer still in it (at a U2 concert) and at a Bruce show I went to in 99, a woman was so stoned when she came in that she was kicking the people in front of her in the head. The guy went to security and she couldn't even walk out-she had to be carried out on a stretcher.

If you're going to be that pathetic, don't go. Yeah, you paid for your ticket, but so did I, and I have the right not to have to put up w/ your crap
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exactly, Gina!

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BUT somehow, when I'm in a bar or concert or wherever smoking is expected, I can take it. Strange. I guess it's when I anticipate smoking to happen that I can take it....except for this one time when I went to a Dave Matthews Band concert two months ago. The people were just so annoyingly drunk and high. It was one big frat party.

Wow, more than I can do. I'm allergic to cigarette smoke though, so imagine trying to jump about, sing, cheer, enjoy a concert as you cough up a lung and/or your throat feels like someone's hand is squeeze it shut. NOT FUN.

Last night b/c the girl barfed everywhere we had to watch the rest of the show in the aisle, our hands over our noses b/c the smell was so disgusting.

Is this what it takes nowadays, for people to enjoy a concert?
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Oh Carrie... I"m sorry to hear that I know how that can ruin a show for you! I had GA tickets... and at one point I saw a girl getting carried off the floor by security guards. It's strange... because I dont think that they were even selling beer at the show! If they were, I couldnt find it

Now that I think of it... I'm sorry I missed you!! I didnt even think about meeting up to say hello!!
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That's serious bullshit. Just ask Lady Lemon and I-we thought we were going to suffocate from all the drunk asses when we saw Garbage here in April, pushing and shoving, not giving two shits about anyone around them. There was this really petite chick who I ended up protecting cause she looked scared to death that some huge drunk asshole was going to crush her.


I know this isn't on the same page, but I just need to vent: dead people at concerts. I was in a section FULL of them last weekend at the Stones show. My dad and I had been waiting a long time to see them together, so when Mick and Co. came out with Brown Sugar, I jumped out of my seat. Too bad this nasty bitch behind me POKED me in the back and nastily said, "Um, can you sit down? We can't see anything?" I felt like telling her, "Um, excuse me, but if you want to sit and listen to the Stones, you should have stayed at home and popped a cd in the stereo, r up your ass, whichever suits you."

Other than those 2 outstanding offenses, I've had a relatively ok time dealing with others at concerts. The best crowd was the Bruce one in Detroit this year. No shoving, or pushing, even when he came right up to us, it was all very cool.

Ok, I'm done bitching. lol
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Old 10-21-2002, 02:33 PM   #12
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Oh Carrie... I"m sorry to hear that I know how that can ruin a show for you! I had GA tickets... and at one point I saw a girl getting carried off the floor by security guards. It's strange... because I dont think that they were even selling beer at the show! If they were, I couldnt find it

Now that I think of it... I'm sorry I missed you!! I didnt even think about meeting up to say hello!!
I know! I thought of you when I got to the arena, and was bummed I forgot to find out where you would be. We weren't in GA (didn't feel like going early) but we had pretty good seats. I saw about 20 girls get picked up by security in GA, lifted over the barricade and sent away (to safety, I'm assuming).

Ooooh not selling beer- that would explain why the girls in front of us came back empty handed. we assumed it was b/c they were too young.

I bought the coolest Garbage shirt, though. The white tank top with the outline of her face, and big cherry lips, on it!

Hope you had fun!!
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larryMullensPop Angel? you too?
I am usually the shy retiring type, but "Brown Sugar" is one song I cannot resist. Bit like a rat and the Piped Piper, it lures me to the dance floor. it must have been grand , sharing an experience like that with your father.
My sons don't smoke and the eldest gets ill from being around pot smokers, so it is tricky, how to ensure everyone has the concert experience they are hoping for.

As always, it's a question of balance, use or abuse. It is sad how the "stretcher cases" get the attention and publicity. I was prepared to drive my boys on a 6 hour round trip so they could attend Under 18 heavy music concerts. There was a promoter at the Gold Coast who wanted to put something on for the school age people. Unlike so many of the parents and general public who rang upradio talkback to complain about the events in an attempt to stop them...I WAS THERE!! I saw what went on. It was not at all like they were describing...there were about 992 people between 12 and 18 ( the girls dressed to the nines and feeling good, the boys ignoring them) they were socialising and dancing and being very very well behaved.
The 8 sad souls who for one reason or another, got themselves into a staggering state, were immediately controlled by the ample security and medical staff. I was at the back of the venue for some time during the show (talking to the the singer's mother...she drove them to the gig..nice boys too) They had an ambulance room with about 6 staff on duty. Only one girl was brought in and she was just overwhelmed ( and a bit underfed by the look of her)
But anyway, the story was blown out of proportion, the "good" people prevailed. That venue has been closed down.There is nowhere for people Under 18 to hear their music, anywhere near here now.
i know what you are saying and bad manners are bad manners, no matter how off ya face you may be. I think people who go that far are foolish, but it's sad how they grab the headlines and the other kids then miss out.
I'm glad you got to see No Doubt and Garbage, but sorry about the circumstance. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers will be here in Oz soon. I'm babysitting so my friends can go to Sydney ( I secretly wish I was going,,,ah well, I'll be grooving to The Wiggles.)
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Re: I hate going to concerts..

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when people are just going to light up all around me, get fall-down, barf-on-my-boots drunk, reek my clothes of pot & nicotine..

WHY can't believe enjoy a concert sober?!!!!! Why do my lungs / throat / stomach have to be sacrificed for something they shouldn't be doing in the first place?!

So you are one of those people who jump my shit when I am smoking a blunt or my crack pipe.

lol.
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Old 10-21-2002, 04:44 PM   #15
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Especially in small places!

last week I was at a show at the Black Cat (D.C.) and it's hard to enjoy the music sometimes when there's somebody breathing smoke on you. My friend Matthew sat on the floor with me before the show and during the break when I couldn't take the smoke anymore.
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