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2013-01-19 11:33:23 PM
#11 - Chicks who constantly go "woo".
 
2013-01-20 12:11:02 AM

Cewley: #11 - Chicks who constantly go "woo".


...unless, of course, they're showing boobies.
 
2013-01-20 12:15:08 AM
I couldn't see over the iPhone zippos.
 
2013-01-20 12:15:34 AM
Shouting "Freebird!" isn't always bad. A buddy of mine got a big smile out of Suzanne Vega with it. That was a great show...
 
2013-01-20 12:16:50 AM
I like the guy that gets right in front of the plentiful space right in front of you and then very slowly inches backwards. I don't mind someone standing in front of me since I can see over most people, but goddamit stay there.
 
2013-01-20 12:20:59 AM
The only thing worse than someone ironically screaming "Freebird!" is when the band actually decides to ironically play it.
 
2013-01-20 12:25:52 AM
We're the fark are they seeing concerts? I never found too much of any of that.
 
kab
2013-01-20 12:28:08 AM
List is incomplete without crowdsurfing and moshing.
 
2013-01-20 12:28:30 AM

T.M.S.: We're the fark are they seeing concerts? I never found too much of any of that.


Huh?
 
2013-01-20 12:28:42 AM

T.M.S.: We're the fark are they seeing concerts? I never found too much of any of that.


Yeah... I went to a concert last weekend and it was pretty tame. Of course, the band in question was Weezer so it's not like they had a wild crowd anyway, but the worst I saw was a couple of people trying to take photos with their phones, which is not all that beyond the pale.

I did not see any chicks flashing their tits, which makes me has a sad.
/Metalica concert in wings stadium back in '91 was where I saw my first real life boob. God bless you skanky metal fan girls.
 
2013-01-20 12:30:12 AM
I was at a Fleetwood mac concert in Vegas.One of the dudes we were there with
was singing along with Stevie Nicks,We ditched him immediately...

I got all vomity at a Rush concert back in the 80's....I hate Geddy Lees' voice.
Neal Peart was the best drummer I ever saw with one eye open.

//And so it begins with the Rush fans.
 
2013-01-20 12:30:17 AM
#12 The idiots who do the ear spliting whistle throughout the show.
 
2013-01-20 12:32:11 AM
I want to kill the people (usually girls) who take pictures with their cell phones and then have to immediately a) check the pics as if they're going to get any kind of a good picture with a cell phone anyway, and then b) pass the phone around to all their friends to show them the picture. Biatch, you're all RIGHT THERE. You're all seeing the same thing (I assume). Did the chicklet next to you not just see the same thing 1.5 second ago? Or maybe not, judging by the way she's squealing over the blurry picture on the tiny screen.

I can barely handle going to shows anymore because of this.
 
2013-01-20 12:38:19 AM
Ah, vomit.  I saw Queen in '82 at the L.A. Forum, sat a million miles away.  Four guys showed up late, missed the opener completely (Billy Squier), and stumbled to their seats right in front of us, reeking of booze.  One dude passed out right away.  It was one of the loudest shows I've ever seen, and he's sleeping it off.  About 15 minutes later, he stirs, leans forward, drops his head between his legs, and pukes.  They eventually left, nobody came along to clean it up, and we had to deal with the aromatic aftermath the rest of the show.

Upside: saw Queen.
 
2013-01-20 12:40:31 AM

JolobinSmokin: I couldn't see over the iPhone zippos.


Oh shiat! And I know you ain't kidding!

*sadface*
 
2013-01-20 12:47:14 AM
12. Meathead alpha male beer jocks who find their way into the mosh pit and proceed to purposely try to hurt everyone.
 
2013-01-20 12:49:34 AM
6. Pushing your way to the front.

If a concert is general admission, the people in front earned their spots. They got there early and laid claim to their space. The people all the way in front might have even spent all day camped out by the doors, so when the lights go off and you shove your way to the front, you're being a huge asshole. Don't do that. If you show up late and there's only room in the back, you've just gotta deal with it.

Your pansy ass wouldn't last 2 minutes at a metal concert. Sorry, no.
 
2013-01-20 12:51:55 AM
#13: (As seen at Coachella a few years back) White college kids that dress up as "indians" with feathers in their hair and neon "war paint" on their faces, running around doing war whoops.

I wished Russell Means had been there to beat some ass.
 
2013-01-20 12:53:34 AM
13. Drunken assholes who repeatedly yell their undying love to the female lead singer, in small jazz venues. I'm talking to you, Mr. Drunken Asshole at the Janis Siegel show.
 
2013-01-20 12:54:01 AM
People with absolutely no rhythm . . . dancing. I'm not talking about bad dancing, I'm talking about people that clap or move completely off the beat, way off.

I had a buddy that at concerts would clap entirely opposite the beat. "Dude, do you not heat the drum!? Do not hear the beat?! It doesn't change at all during the song. Same, start to finish. . . . DO YOU NOT NOTICE EVERYONE ELSE CLAPPING . . . TOGETHER?!"
 
2013-01-20 12:58:12 AM

Farker Soze: 6. Pushing your way to the front.

If a concert is general admission, the people in front earned their spots. They got there early and laid claim to their space. The people all the way in front might have even spent all day camped out by the doors, so when the lights go off and you shove your way to the front, you're being a huge asshole. Don't do that. If you show up late and there's only room in the back, you've just gotta deal with it.

Your pansy ass wouldn't last 2 minutes at a metal concert. Sorry, no.


I've been to plenty of metal concerts. I have no problem telling people to move the fark up, move the fark back or move over. Most Metal fans are pussies that use the music as a coverup for no self confidence. I prey on their souls.
 
2013-01-20 12:59:51 AM
General seating(festival seating) deaths from trampling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_concert_disaster

The Who concert disaster[1] took place at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on 3 December 1979, as part of the band's U.S. tour, the first in three years and their first performance in Cincinnati since 1975. Eleven fans (Peter Bowes, 18; Teva Ladd, 27; David Heck, 19; Connie Burns, 18; James Warmoth, 21; Bryan Wagner, 17; Karen Morrison, 15; Jacqueline Eckerle, 15; Walter Adams, Jr., 22; Stephan Preston, 19; Phillip Snyder, 20) were killed by compressive asphyxia and 26[citation needed] others injured in the rush for seating at the opening of a sold-out concert.

Attending the performance were a total of 18,348 ticketed fans (3,578 reserved seats, 14,770 general admission seats). The concert was using "festival seating" (also known as "general admission seating"), where the best seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the festival seating, many fans arrived early. As they waited outside in bitter cold conditions, the crowd heard the band performing a late sound check and thought that the concert was beginning, and a rush into the still-closed doors began. Some at the front of the crowd were trampled as those pushing from behind were unaware that the doors were still closed. Only a few doors were in operation that night, and there are reports that management did not open more doors due to union restrictions and the concern of people sneaking past the ticket turnstiles.[2] The band members only found out about the incident after their performance ended. After the incident, the victims' families sued the band, promoter, and the city until the lawsuit was settled. As a result, festival seating was banned in Cincinnati for 25 years, with minor exceptions.[3][4]

This incident was the subject of a book and of a second season episode of WKRP in Cincinnati called "In Concert" and inspired scenes in the film Pink Floyd-The Wall, whose 1982 premiere was attended by The Who's Pete Townshend.[5]
 
2013-01-20 01:00:29 AM

hbk72777: Farker Soze: 6. Pushing your way to the front.

If a concert is general admission, the people in front earned their spots. They got there early and laid claim to their space. The people all the way in front might have even spent all day camped out by the doors, so when the lights go off and you shove your way to the front, you're being a huge asshole. Don't do that. If you show up late and there's only room in the back, you've just gotta deal with it.

Your pansy ass wouldn't last 2 minutes at a metal concert. Sorry, no.

I've been to plenty of metal concerts. I have no problem telling people to move the fark up, move the fark back or move over. Most Metal fans are pussies that use the music as a coverup for no self confidence. I prey on their souls.


That's what I'm saying. You aren't entitled to your special spot. Get out of the way and let me hug the barricade.
 
2013-01-20 01:05:08 AM

TwistedFark: Metalica concert in wings stadium back in '91 was where I saw my first real life boob. God bless you skanky metal fan girls.


I wouldn't at all be surprised if i personally knew the woman. She was a frequent bed mate of an old drug buddy during my (not-entirely-evolved-away-from*) drug/metal years in that area. Was she a really white-trash-pretty redhead and did she have a held-by-a-sole-safety-pin patch over her strategically-cut-out-jorts' pubic area. This chick (since dead of a heroin o.d [quelle surprise!]) used to flash all of the metal performers who "came" through the area (from top to bottom).

*left the narcotics behind but I still hold a certain nostalgic attachment to some of the genres' music.

The last show I attended (Neko Case last year) I experienced absolutely none of the (really, petty) annoyances experienced by the article's author.
 
2013-01-20 01:05:56 AM
genre's
 
2013-01-20 01:06:35 AM
Mother farking damn for the love of heaven bullshiat, can you people just go to an event and try to enjoy it together without ruining things for others? I thought going to the movies was a hassle sometimes. I can't imagine paying so much money for a concert ticket just to have someone act like a jerk.
 
2013-01-20 01:08:12 AM
...area?
 
2013-01-20 01:08:28 AM

W.C.fields forever: I was at a Fleetwood mac concert in Vegas.One of the dudes we were there with
was singing along with Stevie Nicks,We ditched him immediately...

I got all vomity at a Rush concert back in the 80's....I hate Geddy Lees' voice.
Neal Peart was the best drummer I ever saw with one eye open.

//And so it begins with the Rush fans.


You brought it motherfarker!


Just kidding.
Here's how cool humans are. Revel in our differences!

I swear to all things music that Geddy Lee's voice is the most beautiful singing voice I've ever heard. And I like classical opera. I like bluegrass yodel. I like Joe Walsh's voice, Dave Matthews', Trent Reznor, James Murphy, Stevie Wonder, Luciano Pavarotti (rip), Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Bing Crosby, Gene Autry, Aretha Franklin, Annie Lennox, Robert Johnson, Placido Domingo, some Russian lady tenor I can't remember right now, Neil Young, Chris Cornell, Les Claypool, Enrico Palazzo...
so, I think you get it.

I have no taste.
Haha. Did it for ya.

But I'm not kidding. I first heard his voice at 13, I had no idea who it was. I had to find out without the internets.
Now I'm 44, and I saw him this summer. Even more beautiful, still the most beautiful voice I've ever heard.
I know I'm a freak, but that's ok. I'm good with it.
 
2013-01-20 01:09:54 AM

kab: List is incomplete without crowdsurfing and moshing.


I've been to a few metal shows and actual moshing is generally confined to certain areas and thus easy to avoid. It's the god damned karate kids that are the problem.
 
2013-01-20 01:13:12 AM
FTFA: 10. Yelling "Sit down!" at people who are standing up.


Sit the fark down . . . you gain nothing by standing up for entire farking show.

/ of course I'm old . . . I'm a goddamn Rush fan
 
2013-01-20 01:19:45 AM
How about the idiot standing 2 feet away from you who has to sing every word (badly too)so loud you can't hear the show over him?
 
2013-01-20 01:20:46 AM
How about the guy sitting next to you who engages you in drunken conversation, then passes out before the show starts?

/the bad part is the puke on the seats
 
2013-01-20 01:23:01 AM
I used to shout "Play Freebird!" at the band in the bar every weekend. They never did.

/they just bought me a drink and ignored me
//of course, I was running their sound board at the time
 
2013-01-20 01:24:32 AM
The only concerts I've seen flashing at were back in high school(2000). 3 Doors Down/Collective Soul and Jerry Cantrell. Haven't seen any since, I saw naked chicks walking around at Bonnaroo last year, but no-one baring breasts just for the band.
 
2013-01-20 01:27:18 AM
How about sweaty shirtless dudes with dreadlocks headbanging in front of you.
Mouthfull of juicy dreadlocks. Ewww.
 
2013-01-20 01:39:23 AM

sheep snorter: The Who concert disaster[1] took place at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on 3 December 1979, as part of the band's U.S. tour, the first in three years and their first performance in Cincinnati since 1975.


I was at that concert... thanks for the memories

Took a while for me to not get freaked out at close crowds

Still have the t-shirt from the concert... I've never put it on.
 
2013-01-20 01:45:49 AM
Personally I hate people who turn into attention whores at concerts. We didn't pay to see YOU.

Strap in for the CSB...

I saw ZZ Top play at the Hard Rock here in Vegas three or four years ago. This was in The Joint before they remodeled it, It was pretty small and very cool to see a band up close like that. I've seen them play several times and there's always a lot of die hard fans but there also some younger people who probably had comped tickets and couldn't care less. During one of the songs some young hot girl trotted up to the stage tossed up a bunch of dollar bills. 'Making it rain' I guess, in the parlance of our times. I guess she thought she was being hilarious. I thought it was borderline insulting. The band ignored it and played the rest of the song, but afterwards Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill made a big show of going over and picking up every bill and stuffing them in their pockets.

Then Billy went back to the mic and drawled 'Now normally we don't like it when people throw things on stage but sweetie, you can do that as often as you want."

/Billy Gibbons is the coolest cat ever
 
2013-01-20 01:47:00 AM
What's the deal with the "negroplease" at the end of the link? Did I not RTFA enough?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/19/us/mlk-conservative/index.html?negrople a se
 
2013-01-20 01:47:47 AM
40-something crumblies who cram their gunts into the same "Trixter" concert shirts that they wore backstage when they were in their 20's.
 
2013-01-20 01:54:35 AM
Pissing in the sinks didn't make the cut?
 
2013-01-20 01:56:40 AM
Puke ain't nothing. Try Woodstock 2000 (what a clusterfark of organization that was,) naked chicks walking around covered in what they think is mud but is actually overturned porta-potty ooze, that'll make you think.
And more annoying than any picture taking, wooing, non-booby flashing girl is $7 for a small bottle of water, $10 if you want it cold, and $!5 mystery meat taco/gyro/kebab pita thing, I'm starting to wonder if it wasn't iguana or maybe a really meaty rat.
 
2013-01-20 02:01:30 AM
the last concert i went to was toadies...at billy bob's in the ft worth stockyards...sort of surreal to see a 90s hard rock band in there with all the tables & chairs removed from the floor. all the typical douchebag concert stereotypes were there, but it did not stop me from enjoying the 3-people-from-the-stage spot i laid claim to earlier in the evening.

the last concert i went to prior to that was much better crowd-wise. crosby stills & nash. front row seats i won from the radio station. took my dad as a belated birthday gift. what a show!
 
2013-01-20 02:07:54 AM
Wait, so people can actually hear other people at concerts? Compared to metal concerts are other genres quieter?
 
2013-01-20 02:10:36 AM

sheep snorter: General seating(festival seating) deaths from trampling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_concert_disaster

The Who concert disaster[1] took place at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on 3 December 1979, as part of the band's U.S. tour, the first in three years and their first performance in Cincinnati since 1975. Eleven fans (Peter Bowes, 18; Teva Ladd, 27; David Heck, 19; Connie Burns, 18; James Warmoth, 21; Bryan Wagner, 17; Karen Morrison, 15; Jacqueline Eckerle, 15; Walter Adams, Jr., 22; Stephan Preston, 19; Phillip Snyder, 20) were killed by compressive asphyxia and 26[citation needed] others injured in the rush for seating at the opening of a sold-out concert.

Attending the performance were a total of 18,348 ticketed fans (3,578 reserved seats, 14,770 general admission seats). The concert was using "festival seating" (also known as "general admission seating"), where the best seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the festival seating, many fans arrived early. As they waited outside in bitter cold conditions, the crowd heard the band performing a late sound check and thought that the concert was beginning, and a rush into the still-closed doors began. Some at the front of the crowd were trampled as those pushing from behind were unaware that the doors were still closed. Only a few doors were in operation that night, and there are reports that management did not open more doors due to union restrictions and the concern of people sneaking past the ticket turnstiles.[2] The band members only found out about the incident after their performance ended. After the incident, the victims' families sued the band, promoter, and the city until the lawsuit was settled. As a result, festival seating was banned in Cincinnati for 25 years, with minor exceptions.[3][4]

This incident was the subject of a book and of a second season episode of WKRP in Cincinnati called "In Concert" and inspired scenes in the film Pink Floyd-The Wall, ...


My brother was at that concert. I don't care what Wiki says, it happened because they initially only opened ONE door to let the 4000+ people who were waiting outside in (people that got in line early). The crowd surged and people got trampled. My bro (who was 6' and 180 at the time) got lifted off his feet and carried across the floor. He saw people fall but couldn't even move to do anything.
 
2013-01-20 02:14:14 AM
Damn near killed half the audience at the Nashville Dead Can't Dance concert for almost all of the reasons in the article. Got so mad I left before the encore.
 
2013-01-20 02:16:10 AM

Soulcatcher: My brother was at that concert. I don't care what Wiki says, it happened because they initially only opened ONE door to let the 4000+ people who were waiting outside in (people that got in line early). The crowd surged and people got trampled. My bro (who was 6' and 180 at the time) got lifted off his feet and carried across the floor. He saw people fall but couldn't even move to do anything.


Happened to me at Coachella one year, when Bjork (of all people) performed. I was about 6'1" 190 lbs at the time...lifted right off my feet and carried forward at about a 70 degree angle...was farking terrifying.
 
2013-01-20 02:17:36 AM
What I hate at concerts (at least metal shows) are the hardcore straight edge kids or whatever the fark they are that do those breakdown ninja dancing shiat. They do these stupid as kids in the air in the farking pit. I hate when I am in a circle getting kicked in the stomach by those dumbasses. Why would you just start kicking randomly at a show anyways? Also I really hate when people can't properly start crowd surfacing; especially if you are in the front, because 9/10 you will get kicked in the head. Not fun.
 
2013-01-20 02:21:06 AM
FTFA: 10. Yelling "Sit down!" at people who are standing up.

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2013-01-20 02:23:30 AM

Soulcatcher: sheep snorter: General seating(festival seating) deaths from trampling.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Who_concert_disaster

The Who concert disaster[1] took place at the Riverfront Coliseum in Cincinnati, Ohio on 3 December 1979, as part of the band's U.S. tour, the first in three years and their first performance in Cincinnati since 1975. Eleven fans (Peter Bowes, 18; Teva Ladd, 27; David Heck, 19; Connie Burns, 18; James Warmoth, 21; Bryan Wagner, 17; Karen Morrison, 15; Jacqueline Eckerle, 15; Walter Adams, Jr., 22; Stephan Preston, 19; Phillip Snyder, 20) were killed by compressive asphyxia and 26[citation needed] others injured in the rush for seating at the opening of a sold-out concert.

Attending the performance were a total of 18,348 ticketed fans (3,578 reserved seats, 14,770 general admission seats). The concert was using "festival seating" (also known as "general admission seating"), where the best seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the festival seating, many fans arrived early. As they waited outside in bitter cold conditions, the crowd heard the band performing a late sound check and thought that the concert was beginning, and a rush into the still-closed doors began. Some at the front of the crowd were trampled as those pushing from behind were unaware that the doors were still closed. Only a few doors were in operation that night, and there are reports that management did not open more doors due to union restrictions and the concern of people sneaking past the ticket turnstiles.[2] The band members only found out about the incident after their performance ended. After the incident, the victims' families sued the band, promoter, and the city until the lawsuit was settled. As a result, festival seating was banned in Cincinnati for 25 years, with minor exceptions.[3][4]

This incident was the subject of a book and of a second season episode of WKRP in Cincinnati called "In Concert" and inspired scenes in the film Pink F ...


Here to testify: 6' 180 lbs and got carried a good 50' down the concourse by the crowd at a Who concert in Oakland, CA with my feet never touching the floor

/people are f*cking fatally stupid in large numbers
 
2013-01-20 02:53:47 AM
Saw King Crimson at the Greek. This huge shirtless black guy with a super loud beaded gourd percussion instrument wandered around not keeping time to the music. Nobody was going to approach this guy and ask him to stop and he never did.
 
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