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    Default The Rock Concert Complaint Thread

    Since a certain band is rumored to possibly, maybe be performing an actual live concert or two soon, it might be fun to get geared up to enjoy a really good show--and also to complain about the many hassles that go along with the rock concert experience.

    Here's one that annoys me:

    The guy that stands in line at the t-shirt booth for twenty minutes, and still doesn't know what t-shirt he wants when he gets to the front.
    I was at a show once where there was a big sign covering one of the sample t-shirts on the wall: SOLD OUT OF X-LARGE. The guy a few places in front of me pointed at that shirt and asked for an X-Large. When he was informed that they were SOLD OUT(!1!!), he became very confused about what to do next. I heard him ask at least once, "Are you sure?"

    Similar story, I missed the start of the second act at a Rush concert because the two women in front of me at the concession stand were trying to use an obscure coupon to get some money off a hot dog/drink combo. There was lots of confusion among the concession staff over how to honor this coupon that none of them had ever seen before and the manager wasn't available. These two women stood their ground until they got their coupon honored.
    I don't know whose fault that was, possibly the poorly-trained concession staff, but still, a coupon at a rock concert? A coupon?!? That's just wrong.



    So, what are your concert pet peeves?







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    Sound engineers who don't give a fuck. It really doesn't take any longer to set a place up properly than it does to half ass the job and I shouldn't have to try to get as near to the sound board as possible to be in the "sweet spot" of the music. The VH show I went to in 08 was loud, but far from being set up for the entire venue...whereas the RUSH and Eagles show I attended at the exact same venue didn't have a bad seat in the house (hell, the Eagles show I was even side stage in the nose bleed section and the sound was spectacular).

    Don't even get me started on how bad the sound was for the Def Lep show I saw in 08...made the VH gig sound like it was absolute perfection.
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    When people in the merch line behind me throw things at me because I failed to notice the "Sold Out of X-Large" sign.
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    Ha. Oh, the misery of live gigs sometimes.

    1. The dude who has to sing every lyric full blast song for song, ruining the show for the 20-30 people directly surrounding him.

    2. The dude who's gotta gobble nachos and have 10 flat beers throughout the show as if he's on some kinda safari picnic.

    3. The dude who abrasively shouts at the band or lead singer during breaks between songs hoping that they'll talk back at him.

    4. The dude who wants to mosh in a pit that clearly isn't moshing.

    5. Men's bathroom urinal troughs. Like we don't feel like cattle already?

    6. Stage rushers.

    7. Dudes who won't clear the way for a guy in a wheelchair to get up front in a GA pit.

    8. Aggro security who are Nazis about cameras even when the artists have clearly stated point and shoot cams or cell cams okay to bring.

    9. Bootleg tee shirt guys outside the venue pushing merch they made that afternoon.

    10. General admission, period.

    Hey, that was fun. Next up, top ten things we LIKE about concert going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    When people in the merch line behind me throw things at me because I failed to notice the "Sold Out of X-Large" sign.
    So YOU were the guy!
    Seriously, dude, there were like twenty other Nickelback shirts to choose from.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullwinkle View Post
    So YOU were the guy!
    Seriously, dude, there were like twenty other Nickelback shirts to choose from.
    Yeah, and I already had all of those. Figures the one I didn't have was outta my size.
    It looked good on you, though.
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    The guy who didn't pass the joint back during the 5150 concert at Providence R.I. 1986. Oh wait that was me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Bard View Post
    Ha. Oh, the misery of live gigs sometimes.

    1. The dude who has to sing every lyric full blast song for song, ruining the show for the 20-30 people directly surrounding him.

    2. The dude who's gotta gobble nachos and have 10 flat beers throughout the show as if he's on some kinda safari picnic.

    3. The dude who abrasively shouts at the band or lead singer during breaks between songs hoping that they'll talk back at him.

    4. The dude who wants to mosh in a pit that clearly isn't moshing.

    5. Men's bathroom urinal troughs. Like we don't feel like cattle already?

    6. Stage rushers.

    7. Dudes who won't clear the way for a guy in a wheelchair to get up front in a GA pit.

    8. Aggro security who are Nazis about cameras even when the artists have clearly stated point and shoot cams or cell cams okay to bring.

    9. Bootleg tee shirt guys outside the venue pushing merch they made that afternoon.

    10. General admission, period.

    Hey, that was fun. Next up, top ten things we LIKE about concert going.
    Man, troughs should have gone out at least 20 years ago...and what's worse, I always seem to get stuck next to the guy who is drinking those 10 flat beers and can't seem to hit that trough worth shit!
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    I mentioned this in another thread recently but I'll say it again. Girls who stroll into the mens bathroom like they own the place. Stay out.


    Nothing worse than waiting in a long bathroom line only to see a pack of three girls come walking out. They're usually drunk and usually arrogant about it. Pisses me off big time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    I mentioned this in another thread recently but I'll say it again. Girls who stroll into the mens bathroom like they own the place. Stay out.


    Nothing worse than waiting in a long bathroom line only to see a pack of three girls come walking out. They're usually drunk and usually arrogant about it. Pisses me off big time.
    Hell, drunk, arrogant females...period!!! I swear they are worse than any guy that you'll run into at a concert.
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    Squatters and row jumpers are the worst. Maybe it's just cuz I'm getting old but I have no patience for those guys. I get that they're trying to get closer but don't pretend we're all stupid. (Looking confused: "Oh, I thought my Row XZ Lawn ticket meant Row E Pavilion".

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    Dear America,
    Shouting "Free Bird!" at any show regardless of the performer is no longer funny. Take note.

    If on the other hand this is just one person doing this, then quit following me to shows will ya?

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    LOL, I don't tolerate squatters and row jumpers anymore. Not in my old age where I paid for my expensive up front seats. Sorry, kid, back to the loge you go. Now.

    Oh, and I highly recommend never taking a toke off a spliff passed down a row, or for that matter, taking a swig of some random flask. While it seems like it's cordial and promotes concert comraderie, you never fucking know what you may be ingesting if you don't know its origin. We found this out the hard way at an AC/DC concert in '88, when we hit a joint being passed our way from the far left side of the row. Turns out the weed had been dipped in a bad batch of liquid X. Bad trip commenced for several people in the row, including me and my buddy, serious paranoia, etc. Ruined the show, and we didn't sleep for two days. Bring your own drugs, kids.

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    The shitty acoustics in modern sports venues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH122 View Post
    The shitty acoustics in modern sports venues.
    I'll take what I have now in Jacksonville, FL over the old Hollywood Sportatorium down in South FL any day of the week...place was like a giant tin barn.

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