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2014-05-15 03:25:10 PM  
That is not true.  Dads sometimes suffer through tween concerts to make their spawn happy.

/Incidentally they are quite easy to differentiate from the folks that should have a seat right over there.
 
2014-05-15 04:25:35 PM  
It's not "dads at a rock concert", but a list of things at a "dad rock concert" -- as in "this is crap my dad listens to... uggh"
 
2014-05-15 04:28:03 PM  
I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a spit cup at a concert.  My band is opening for Fuel tomorrow night, I'll wander around after our set and see if I can find anyone with one.
 
2014-05-15 05:22:11 PM  
I've never even heard of a spit cup....
 
2014-05-15 05:23:34 PM  
And now I've googled it and wish I hadn't.
 
2014-05-15 05:41:07 PM  

deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....


deffuse: And now I've googled it and wish I hadn't.


Yeah, its gross.  I've only known one person in my life who chewed.  Its really not that common anymore thankfully.

Yeah, I smoke, so I guess I'm being hypocritical.

I never actually bothered him about it, just tried to avoid his office.
 
2014-05-15 06:33:06 PM  

downstairs: deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....

deffuse: And now I've googled it and wish I hadn't.

Yeah, its gross.  I've only known one person in my life who chewed.  Its really not that common anymore thankfully.

Yeah, I smoke, so I guess I'm being hypocritical.

I never actually bothered him about it, just tried to avoid his office.


Lung cancer from cigarettes is tragic, no doubt about it, but it's kind of invisible. The kind of thing you hear about and, if you're a smoker, you might seriously consider quitting.

But when you actually see someone who's had half their face removed because of chewing tobacco ...

I don't see how anyone chews tobacco these days.

/quit smoking back in August
 
2014-05-15 06:33:28 PM  

EvilEgg: That is not true.  Dads sometimes suffer through tween concerts to make their spawn happy.

/Incidentally they are quite easy to differentiate from the folks that should have a seat right over there.


Ever since my dad got a kindle he's been putting up with a lot more artsy stuff for my mom. Once he figures out he has internet on his new smart phone he'll be all set.
 
2014-05-15 06:50:02 PM  
3. Non-ironic goatees.
It's not that Heisenberg is a fashion icon and that explains why every third dad you see is walking around with a shaved head and a goatee.


Aren't they just wee bit uncertain about that?
 
2014-05-15 06:50:33 PM  

EvilEgg: /Incidentally they are quite easy to differentiate from the folks that should have a seat right over there.


It's cute that you think that.
 
2014-05-15 06:51:47 PM  

HeadbangerSmurf: I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a spit cup at a concert.  My band is opening for Fuel tomorrow night, I'll wander around after our set and see if I can find anyone with one.


Usually the band either has to use Aqua Net in their hair, or they have a slide-guitar in their ensemble.
 
2014-05-15 06:55:47 PM  
What a stupid farking article. The farking author needs to go to timeout. What a waste of resources.
 
2014-05-15 06:56:20 PM  
I wasn't sure whether to laugh or be offended.

/going to see The Winery Dogs on my birthday
 
2014-05-15 07:07:03 PM  

Alphakronik: HeadbangerSmurf: I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a spit cup at a concert.  My band is opening for Fuel tomorrow night, I'll wander around after our set and see if I can find anyone with one.

Usually the band either has to use Aqua Net in their hair, or they have a slide-guitar in their ensemble.


You mean a pedal steel guitar.
 
2014-05-15 07:07:10 PM  

deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....


In the words of the prophet, "When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are."

I'm gonna go ahead and guess you ain't from 'round here.
 
2014-05-15 07:09:14 PM  
Not every dad is Randy Marsh.
 
2014-05-15 07:11:16 PM  
First thought: "Nice ass." Immediate second thought: "Jesus Christ, put some clothes on, you're gonna get dry humped by this bunch of heathens."

As a dad whose house often gets raided by his daughter's dance studio friends in their tights and tiny tops and fresh-smelling hair and perky untouched teen mounds..

...BRB
 
2014-05-15 07:23:01 PM  

mr_fulano: First thought: "Nice ass."


Speaking of: I got a possibly NSFW pop-up from that site.
 
2014-05-15 07:27:10 PM  

Donnchadha: It's not "dads at a rock concert", but a list of things at a "dad rock concert" -- as in "this is crap my dad listens to... uggh"


This is why, for me, Kiss has always been 'old guy' music. My father listened to Kiss records obsessively in the 1970s
when I was in grade- and middle-school.

It turned out later that, at the time, he was having an affair with a 19 year old at the time and was doubtless trying to
stay current with what she was listening to.
 
2014-05-15 07:32:40 PM  

fusillade762: mr_fulano: First thought: "Nice ass."

Speaking of: I got a possibly NSFW pop-up from that site.


You didn't get a Baby Dolls ad in the sidebar?
 
2014-05-15 07:33:20 PM  
I miss taking my kids to concerts.  When they were 14-17 years old, they'd like to get right up against the front rail, which I let them do, and I was further back, being their guardian angel.  I'd get security guards to hand them bottle water, etc.  I'd get the merch, and sometimes I'd even meet the opening bands signing stuff, and I'd get them personalized with the kids' names.   It was fun.

My daughter got very good at talking to the roadies and getting picks, drumsticks, setlists, whatever as souvenirs.  She went to go see The Cult with one of her girlfriends, and they were given backstage passes for after the show.  HELL NO, they were only 15.  I think I saved them from getting passed around the entire crew.
 
2014-05-15 07:38:36 PM  
The only live music I go to these days is n bars.  Here's the next show I plan to go to:  http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=1928&artist=Ana_Popovic

Moe's is one of my favorite bars.  It has a courtyard where you can drink, smoke, and enjoy the show.  And all the loose women are of legal age.
 
2014-05-15 07:41:40 PM  

Gonz: deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....

In the words of the prophet, "When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are."

I'm gonna go ahead and guess you ain't from 'round here.


He has a lyrical way of cutting through the bullshiat.

Also, if you wanna see people chewing in Canada, hang around with a bunch of 15-year-old hockey players.

/I once was that cool.
 
2014-05-15 08:01:30 PM  

Old Huntstein: Gonz: deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....

In the words of the prophet, "When you tell somebody somethin', it depends on what part of the country you're standin' in... as to just how dumb you are."

I'm gonna go ahead and guess you ain't from 'round here.

He has a lyrical way of cutting through the bullshiat.

Also, if you wanna see people chewing in Canada, hang around with a bunch of 15-year-old hockey players.

/I once was that cool.


Apparently you can't even buy chewing tobacco here.
 
2014-05-15 08:11:16 PM  

OgreMagi: The only live music I go to these days is n bars.  Here's the next show I plan to go to:  http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=1928&artist=Ana_Popovic

Moe's is one of my favorite bars.  It has a courtyard where you can drink, smoke, and enjoy the show.  And all the loose women are of legal age.


That's how we started one of our kids off.  We'd take him to hear a band we like, and have dinner while there.  The bar didn't care, because we were eating, the kid got an early start on r&b, and now wants to be the reincarnation of Stevie Ray Vaughn.  By the time the rest of our kids got here, we were just too tired and broke to go to live shows.
 
2014-05-15 08:17:03 PM  

mr_fulano: First thought: "Nice ass." Immediate second thought: "Jesus Christ, put some clothes on, you're gonna get dry humped by this bunch of heathens."

As a dad whose house often gets raided by his daughter's dance studio friends in their tights and tiny tops and fresh-smelling hair and perky untouched teen mounds..

...BRB


I'm glad I'm not the only one that's had to deal with those mixed emotions.  Thankfully, they're all in their 20's now, so it doesn't feel as creepy.  Yeah, it's still creepy, just less so.
 
2014-05-15 08:28:14 PM  

cherryl taggart: OgreMagi: The only live music I go to these days is n bars.  Here's the next show I plan to go to:  http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=1928&artist=Ana_Popovic

Moe's is one of my favorite bars.  It has a courtyard where you can drink, smoke, and enjoy the show.  And all the loose women are of legal age.

That's how we started one of our kids off.  We'd take him to hear a band we like, and have dinner while there.  The bar didn't care, because we were eating, the kid got an early start on r&b, and now wants to be the reincarnation of Stevie Ray Vaughn.  By the time the rest of our kids got here, we were just too tired and broke to go to live shows.


Moe's doesn't serve dinner, just booze, so no kids.  However, I have taken friends and their kids to a blues show at a different venue that is a full restaurant.
 
2014-05-15 08:31:24 PM  
This is what happens when you bring your dad to a concert.


www.ipick.ca
 
2014-05-15 08:50:26 PM  
Is that guy wearing leopard pants and the kind of lingerie shirt with the titties cut out?
 
2014-05-15 08:53:05 PM  

EvilEgg: That is not true.  Dads sometimes suffer through tween concerts to make their spawn happy.

/Incidentally they are quite easy to differentiate from the folks that should have a seat right over there.


Mens room at a Justin Bieber concert.


morehockeylesswar.org
 
2014-05-15 09:01:37 PM  

cherryl taggart: OgreMagi: The only live music I go to these days is n bars.  Here's the next show I plan to go to:  http://www.moesalley.com/artist.php?id=1928&artist=Ana_Popovic

Moe's is one of my favorite bars.  It has a courtyard where you can drink, smoke, and enjoy the show.  And all the loose women are of legal age.

That's how we started one of our kids off.  We'd take him to hear a band we like, and have dinner while there.  The bar didn't care, because we were eating, the kid got an early start on r&b, and now wants to be the reincarnation of Stevie Ray Vaughn.  By the time the rest of our kids got here, we were just too tired and broke to go to live shows.


That is incredible. Good for him. Have made a point of taking all my girls to lots of live shows, but none have the want-to, You know Kenny Wayne Shepherd's dad worked with Stevie Ray Vaughn in some aspect, and he got to sit on the speakers as a child and watch Stevie play. His shows are cheap and he is incredibly good, take your son to see him if you can. He will love it.
 
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2014-05-15 09:14:10 PM  

happydude45: You know Kenny Wayne Shepherd's dad worked with Stevie Ray Vaughn in some aspect,


Kenny Wayne threatened to beat my buddy up in high school when he wouldn't go along with an insurance fraud scam.  The story is more fun than that, but that's the short version.

I don't know what Kenny's dad did when Kenny was born, or before, but he was a DJ in Shreveport in the late 90's and in the aughts.
 
2014-05-15 09:17:56 PM  

deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....


That's because you don't live in a place where people wear cowboy hats non-ironically.

Also, you don't go to Ted Nugent concerts.
 
2014-05-15 09:25:30 PM  

The Larch: deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....

That's because you don't live in a place where people wear cowboy hats non-ironically.

Also, you don't go to Ted Nugent concerts.


You'd be right on both counts.
 
2014-05-15 09:27:39 PM  

Alphakronik: HeadbangerSmurf: I don't think I've ever seen anyone with a spit cup at a concert.  My band is opening for Fuel tomorrow night, I'll wander around after our set and see if I can find anyone with one.

Usually the band either has to use Aqua Net in their hair, or they have a slide-guitar in their ensemble.


Too old for long hair anymore and no slide guitar.  Short haired rockers are the new 30, or black, or something.
 
2014-05-15 10:02:54 PM  
Weapons grade horsesh*t.

csb time: Dad (me) took 15yo son to see Black Label Society and Down on Tuesday.

!0. Nope. Half empty for the opening acts
9. Not even close. I may have been the only person (out of 50 or so) in the smoking area with a cigarette
8. Nope. Clear plastic cups, mixed drinks too, and there were many. Sodas were in styofoam, plenty of those too.
7. None
6. No mention of the troops
5. Not one.
4. Nope. not me at least.
3. and 2. They've never been to a BLS show obviously. Looks more like a biker rally. Denim, leather and beards that are long enough to braid.
1. Oh, this explains it all. This guy has never been to a "rock" show in his f*cking life.
 
2014-05-15 10:20:29 PM  
 
2014-05-15 10:36:06 PM  

Mikey1969: What a stupid farking article. The farking author needs to go to timeout. What a waste of resources.


Yeah, that was awful. And I'm perilously verging on OLD.

/csb

I took my daughter and her friend to a (seems weird to me) indoor festival a couple months ago. On the way there the first day I blasted Alex Chilton's "High Priest" and sang along with every song. eliciting much rolling of eyes and whispered comments from the back seat.

However. when I picked the battered. bruised. and beer-bechristened tweenies up eight hours later. they told me that one of the headliners -- Shannon and the Clams (who aren't very good IMHO) -- played the same album (from "vintage" vinyl no doubt) during their stage setup.

Now I know how a broken clock feels.

//csb

The next morning I regaled them with my accompaniment to "Sandanista." They were much less impressed. The only comment I got was that it was "too political."

(And my daughter wonders why I drink so much.)
 
2014-05-15 10:44:06 PM  

433: happydude45: You know Kenny Wayne Shepherd's dad worked with Stevie Ray Vaughn in some aspect,

Kenny Wayne threatened to beat my buddy up in high school when he wouldn't go along with an insurance fraud scam.  The story is more fun than that, but that's the short version.

I don't know what Kenny's dad did when Kenny was born, or before, but he was a DJ in Shreveport in the late 90's and in the aughts.


No kidding? Sorry to hear that. I guess assholes can be talented.
 
2014-05-15 10:48:38 PM  

kc278: Mikey1969: What a stupid farking article. The farking author needs to go to timeout. What a waste of resources.

Yeah, that was awful. And I'm perilously verging on OLD.

/csb

I took my daughter and her friend to a (seems weird to me) indoor festival a couple months ago. On the way there the first day I blasted Alex Chilton's "High Priest" and sang along with every song. eliciting much rolling of eyes and whispered comments from the back seat.

However. when I picked the battered. bruised. and beer-bechristened tweenies up eight hours later. they told me that one of the headliners -- Shannon and the Clams (who aren't very good IMHO) -- played the same album (from "vintage" vinyl no doubt) during their stage setup.

Now I know how a broken clock feels.

//csb

The next morning I regaled them with my accompaniment to "Sandanista." They were much less impressed. The only comment I got was that it was "too political."

(And my daughter wonders why I drink so much.)


I felt old about 10 years ago when they played something from the second concert I ever attended (Van Halen 5150) on the radio and called it a 'Blast from the Past'.

This year, I'm introducing my 5 year old to concerts. Taking her to Aussie Pink Floyd, since Pink Floyd is her go-to bedtime music. I'm pretty sure she's gonna lose her shiat.

I still feel old...
 
2014-05-15 11:15:35 PM  

Earguy: I miss taking my kids to concerts.  When they were 14-17 years old, they'd like to get right up against the front rail, which I let them do, and I was further back, being their guardian angel.  I'd get security guards to hand them bottle water, etc.  I'd get the merch, and sometimes I'd even meet the opening bands signing stuff, and I'd get them personalized with the kids' names.   It was fun.

My daughter got very good at talking to the roadies and getting picks, drumsticks, setlists, whatever as souvenirs.  She went to go see The Cult with one of her girlfriends, and they were given backstage passes for after the show.  HELL NO, they were only 15.  I think I saved them from getting passed around the entire crew.


It's a fine, fine line.

I've taken my girl to concerts since she was literally an infant. She's been playing with various bands since she was 10 -- has a show coming up in a couple weeks -- and has heard probably more than enough of my mildly censored first-hand stories about what goes on offstage.

Set lists, merch table greets, backstage/parking lot hangouts, email address exchanges. All totally cool. Un-Daddy-supervised personal interactions? No motherfarking way.

There are plenty of girls to get stupid with. But not mine.
 
2014-05-15 11:26:53 PM  
That was probably one of the worst things I've seen on fark.
 
2014-05-15 11:29:17 PM  

Mikey1969: kc278: Mikey1969: What a stupid farking article. The farking author needs to go to timeout. What a waste of resources.

Yeah, that was awful. And I'm perilously verging on OLD.

/csb

I took my daughter and her friend to a (seems weird to me) indoor festival a couple months ago. On the way there the first day I blasted Alex Chilton's "High Priest" and sang along with every song. eliciting much rolling of eyes and whispered comments from the back seat.

However. when I picked the battered. bruised. and beer-bechristened tweenies up eight hours later. they told me that one of the headliners -- Shannon and the Clams (who aren't very good IMHO) -- played the same album (from "vintage" vinyl no doubt) during their stage setup.

Now I know how a broken clock feels.

//csb

The next morning I regaled them with my accompaniment to "Sandanista." They were much less impressed. The only comment I got was that it was "too political."

(And my daughter wonders why I drink so much.)

I felt old about 10 years ago when they played something from the second concert I ever attended (Van Halen 5150) on the radio and called it a 'Blast from the Past'.

This year, I'm introducing my 5 year old to concerts. Taking her to Aussie Pink Floyd, since Pink Floyd is her go-to bedtime music. I'm pretty sure she's gonna lose her shiat.

I still feel old...


Yeah, I've been informed Floyd is "old people music," whereas Radiohead and Muse are "classic."

/Crazy pills
//Feel like I'm taking them
///You're doing it right
 
2014-05-16 09:12:04 AM  

deffuse: I've never even heard of a spit cup....


You know how I know you're not from the South?
 
2014-05-16 10:15:56 AM  
Yeah, its gross.  ...
I never actually bothered him about it, just tried to avoid his office. orifice


/that's how I read it anyway
 
2014-05-16 10:49:44 AM  
CSB:

I'm a dad. My brother-in-law is friends with Rob Dukes from way back. He called him up a few weeks and said "You guys are going to be in KC soon, how bout we meet up" So he gets us VIP passes to the show. We hung out with him (Rob) on the tour bus before and after the Exodus show.

Then we go watch Slayer and they were unbelievable. I had never seen them before and they killed everybody in the place. Twice. Sick. Tom Araya asked the crowd "If we had heard the word?" I am just asking a simple question. Have you heard the word?" I was like whoa, you have 4 upside crosses and just sang a song that said "SATAN! SATAN!" and are you asking us if we are familiar with the teachings of Jesus Christ. It was interesting.

Some guys yells "The bird is the word!" There is silence. And then they continue to rip the roof off of the place.

After their show, we go back on the bus and hang with Rob some more. He offers me a beer. Then a roadie comes on and tells Rob they are having cake for Lee's birthday. So we head back stage to see what is going on. And down the hall is Kerry King. My BIL turns his head and his eyes bulge. We both can't believe it. I shook his hand. We walk into the back stage room  of the Uptown Theater and Dave Lombardo pours us all a shot of vodka to toast as we sing Happy Birthday to Lee Altus with Kerry King, Tom Hunting, and Rob Dukes.

It was amazing.

TLDR: I sang happy birthday to Lee Altus with members of Slayer and Exodus.

/end my most CSB
 
2014-05-16 10:53:44 AM  
I've taken my son to see AC/DC, and Motley Crue/Poison. He was 10 when we went to AC/DC, and he was decked out with an old denim jacket with the sleeves torn off and an AC/DC back patch. It went well with his already long hair, and he got a lot of attention from all of the young women in attendance. It was a very good bonding experience for us. It was his first concert, and I was able to tell him that MY first concert was also AC/DC, but more than 20 years earlier...
 
2014-05-16 11:19:23 AM  
I meant Paul Bostaph. Sheesh.
 
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