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What drives you nuts at concerts?

Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by Ethan25, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. botrytis

    botrytis Trying not to be a Small Speaker Hoarder Subscriber

    Too bad 95% of the cell phone people are not like you. Most have them glued to their ears and whip them out to take pics.
     
  2. hjames

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    Agreed - just bad manners and poorly raised folks.
    My big annoyance is folks who want to have an ongoing conversation with their friends during the songs!
    I don't mean a comment here and there, I mean a long player going full bore through the heart of the show!!
    Throw them the hell out - let them talk in their cars and not disturb the other paying customers who are there for the show!!
     
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  3. savatage1973

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    Obviously--bad sound--I have done (off and on for decades) live sound--I even have a StageHands Union card--too many "wanna-be" engineers out there that seem to think clipping lights on the gear is part of the "light show". Louder is NOT always BETTER.

    Bands that don't sell out and are obviously pissed or bored because they didn't sell out the house/venue and just don't put out the "effort"--they just want to get back on the bus and leave and it is painfully obvious to the fans that did pay for tix. Yeah, maybe your "stadium days" are over with--get over it and book smaller venues.

    Bands touring with one original member--if I wanted karaoke or a bar band doing covers, I'd be at a bar.

    Asshole fans (maybe fans) with free tix.--this is kind of a long story, but I went to a Patti Labelle show in Columbus, OH--the promoters had given all of the major radio stations in the area tix to give away as part of the promotions for the concert. Columbus has a very large GLBT community, and Patti has a very large GLBT following--especially with drag queens. Needless to say, there was a large GLBT presence in the audience, and a lot of drag queens in the audience paying homage to Patti in full regalia. She was quite impressed and appreciative of her fans--she knows where her bread is buttered. Not taking this in any political or moral debate/direction (so please don't delete this). Unfortunately, some of the free promotional tix had been given to "less than tolerant" people who chose to heckle certain people in the audience--she saw this and promptly stopped the show in the middle of a song, asked for the house lights to be brought up and security to escort out about half of the front row--announcing that "this is my birthday, and I won't have this--I'll do whatever I please to take care of my fans"--"get them out of here". Security handled the rest, and the show went on--she was taking no BS.
     
  4. hi*ball

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    Going to see a band you've liked for MANY years, only to find out that 7 albums in they had a "hit" song played on the radio and half of the crowd is now soccer moms.
     
  5. Hajidub

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    3 things for me:

    - Overpriced tickets
    - All age shows
    - Arena venues
     
  6. eljr

    eljr Koyaanisqatsi Subscriber

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    you don't like soccer moms? :confused:
     
  7. eljr

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    Two questions.
    How do you determine what an overpriced ticket is?
    Does all ages show mean you want age limits so kids can't attend? (are concerts age limit restricted? I had never know this)
     
  8. hi*ball

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    Most shows that are not at some mega arena are 21 and up.
     
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  9. eljr

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    why is that?

    Although many of us use our phones for work at formally non work times and places does not concert etiquette dictate we do not?
     
  10. eljr

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    wow, I did not know that

    kinda surprised

    how long has this been the case? (How out of touch am I!)
     
  11. Hajidub

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    Overpriced to me is "would I pay this much back when they were in their hayday?" (i.e. Elton John was the hot ticket in my area back in March. Nosebleed, behind the stage tickets were almost $300).

    There are a handful of 18+ venue in my city. Though I have gone to shows there, I prefer the 21+ venues. It's not necessarily the concert, it's the venue, which also extends my arena venue post. They sound like crap, viewing the show is crap, and usually demand the overpriced tickets.
     
  12. savatage1973

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    Actually--the mega shows at huge arenas are "all age"--the smaller venues that are bars or clubs have bars and are 21+...
     
  13. eljr

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    At some venues it is requested you turn them off.... I have seen people removed for not....
     
  14. eljr

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    gotcha

    it's not that the ticket is necessarily overpriced, it is not an acceptable price to you. Fair enough.
     
  15. eljr

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    that's what he said.... I think...
     
  16. savatage1973

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    I desperately wanted to see Fleetwood Mac with both Christie McVie and Stevie Nicks in Pittsburgh last year--but the cheapest seats were $110 + fees--so call it a buck and a half for each ticket up in the rafters. Thank GOD for my Stagehands union card--picked up my ID card and had total access to the entire venue--Consol Energy Center--now PPG Paints Arena--great venue BTW--I just had to look busy and throw around a few road cases for a few hours.

    EDIT/ADDITION--if two of us had gone to the concert, it would have been easily $300 in tix, $40-50 in parking and hundreds of dollars in food and drink for one night--so call it close to a grand--that is what is killing big live shows.
     
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  17. hjames

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    Who or what I do is not relevant for you.
    But I am on call and available, and should the phone vibrate,
    I'd walk to the concourse if I had to take a call mid-concert. Thats just proper phone ettiquite.

    Then again, I go to MUCH fewer shows than I did when I was younger and did not have cellphones ...
    Fewer folks I want to see for the huge fees concerts cost any more ...

    And I saw a lot of the bands I wanted to see back then, when they were in their heyday ...
     
  18. stevo137

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    Childish, mindless behavior.

    Poor sound system or worse, good sound system that is not optimized.

    Much worse, poor sound or good sound system in the hands of people who claim to be sound engineers but it sounds like crap and think that loud is good.
     
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  19. eljr

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    then why the tease?

    As I understand it, a message board is where, "websites offer discussion boards so that users can share and discuss information and opinions."

    You said, "- but some gatekeeper tries to take my phone??

    Lets just say it won't go well ..."

    I was simply wondering what you meant by that. You shared, I was interested in discussing.

    Still wondering what you meant.
     
  20. eljr

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    not sure what this is about but be happy
     

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