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Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« on: November 26, 2018, 06:51:00 PM »
I've seen some rum stuff this weekend, but where is the line?

Talking all the way through is trash, obviously. Pushing people in an agro way in a sedate crowd = cunt move.

What about singing too loud? Pushing through the crowd to go the bar every 15 minutes and expecting to get back to the same spot?

The reason I feel this warrants discussion is that I was right near the front to see Mogwai the other night and could hear a pair kissing through most of a song. They were pissed obviously, but spent much of the show shouting bits at each other, and were guilty of going to the bar maybe 3-4 times. The bit where they were getting off with each other in quite a heavy way was a bit too rich for my blood though.

Another major bugbear is people singing guitar/synth lines which seemed to become a thing about 15 years back.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2018, 07:11:01 PM »
I simply avoid the list of things people are about to say by gaffer taping myself to the ceiling of the gig

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2018, 07:11:34 PM »
and weeing

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2018, 07:13:12 PM »
Last time I went to a gig someone only gave me two warnings before taking my phone out of my hand and throwing it.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2018, 07:19:20 PM »
Being a shortarse, it doesn't matter where I stand to get a decent view of the stage as you can guarantee within 5 minutes some inconsiderate tall badtard and his mate will come and stand in front of me

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 07:23:33 PM »
Last time I went to a gig someone only gave me two warnings before taking my phone out of my hand and throwing it.

Oh shit. I forgot about this mini drama.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2018, 07:50:22 PM »
The reason I feel this warrants discussion is that I was right near the front to see Mogwai the other night and could hear a pair kissing through most of a song. They were pissed obviously, but spent much of the show shouting bits at each other, and were guilty of going to the bar maybe 3-4 times. The bit where they were getting off with each other in quite a heavy way was a bit too rich for my blood though.

I remember an old pal of mine telling me a story from about 1980 about being at a gig and feeling someone's hand on his shoulder. He turned round and found a girl using him for balance while a lad shagged her from behind.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 08:29:46 PM »
STREETS OF LONDON!

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 08:35:43 PM »
I went to the Marshmallow Coast (Elephant 6 types) in some hipster joint in East London years ago and some little student cunt lifted the wallet out of my back pocket to impress his elfin girlfriend.

I'm pleased to say that when I turned round angrily I did say "mate" and he apologised an gave it back sheepishly. I hope Tamsina dumped him later that night.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2018, 10:11:26 PM »
I saw an eccied guy dry-humping his pal in time to the crescendo of Super Furry Animals' 'Mountain People' at the Barrowlands 19 years ago.  Perfect song choice, really.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2018, 10:15:12 PM »
I felt a girl's tits (she let me) at a New Order gig once.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2018, 10:18:37 PM »
I called Delia Smith a cunt at the John Peel tribute night shortly after his death. It was supposed to be football bantz and I'm deeply ashamed. I thought of writing to her to apologise but left it too long.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2018, 12:04:35 AM »
'Freebird'...thankfully too old hat even for the most dumbass concert goer. . Heard during a quiet section of Saturday night's Steven Wilson concert.

Steven: "I've never heard of Hamilton, but I guess you Canadian's have never heard of the place I come from!"

Me: "Hemel Hempstead, mate, just off the M1"

Steven: "Freebird!"


Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2018, 02:00:55 AM »
I remember being really confused/irritated at the V Festival a few years back where everyone just kept loudly chanting the guitar riff from "Seven Nation Army" every five minutes, in between every act, despite the White Stripes not playing that day, or that weekend, or indeed that entire year as they'd long split up by then.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2018, 05:53:56 AM »
I was surprised to see a violent mosh pit break out at the one and only Fall gig I've been to. Are mosh pits normal at Fall gigs? Doesn't really strike me as the kind of music for a mosh pit.

Do the kids these days just make a mosh pit at any only gig now? Adele mosh pit? Jamie Cullum mosh pit?

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2018, 06:27:13 AM »
I went to a Stone Roses gig. The crowd were in good voice but Ian Brown started singing along.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #16 on: November 27, 2018, 08:31:07 AM »
I was surprised to see a violent mosh pit break out at the one and only Fall gig I've been to. Are mosh pits normal at Fall gigs? Doesn't really strike me as the kind of music for a mosh pit.

Saw The Fall many times in London, and in the last 10/15 years, the pattern was usually - gigs on Monday-Wednesday - sedate crowd; Thursday - Sunday - quite hectic moshing. I certainly would get amongst it when there was - the krautabilly business of the last few years - Reformation, Auto-Chip etc certainly lent themselves to a bit of bouncing around. Stewart Lee would often be found piling in as well.

About ten years ago, you could usually guarantee some fellas squaring up for a fight while waiting for them to come on as well. For clarity, S. Lee not observed in this context.

I remember Peel referring to Fall gigs 'crackling with malevolence' and some of those weekend gigs certainly did, at least down the front. None more intensely than at the 'last night at the Hammersmith Palais' - mainly due to them having support from both Ted Chippington and a seemingly endless VJ set to wind everyone up. 

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #17 on: November 27, 2018, 10:13:29 AM »
I felt a girl's tits (she let me) at a New Order gig once.

Katy Perry considers rewrite.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2018, 10:17:57 AM »

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 11:25:32 AM »
Yeah, that's good quality.

I raised this in the gig cliché thing, but tiny girls who squeeze through in front of you into a gap they themselves can barely fit into before beckoning over 5 mates, at least one of whom is guaranteed to be a 7ft brick shithouse, can get to absolute fuck.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #21 on: November 27, 2018, 11:51:25 AM »
I'm pretty sure at Mogwai that someone was singing the bass line to Helicon 1 about two octaves up. I have no idea why people sing along to instrumental passages and it fucks me right off. I might start beat boxing at gigs next. Any instrument is fair game.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2018, 12:21:22 PM »
At a Rephresh night many years ago, the crowd were screaming/trumpeting along to Aphex Twin's 'Elephant Song'

https://youtu.be/berG8toPam8

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #23 on: November 27, 2018, 12:22:34 PM »
Yeah, that's good quality.

I raised this in the gig cliché thing, but tiny girls who squeeze through in front of you into a gap they themselves can barely fit into before beckoning over 5 mates, at least one of whom is guaranteed to be a 7ft brick shithouse, can get to absolute fuck.
Dont move, be obstructive, tell them to fuck off. It's every man for himself in these situations.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #24 on: November 27, 2018, 01:19:53 PM »
Another major bugbear is people singing guitar/synth lines which seemed to become a thing about 15 years back.

This should totally be permitted in that bit of Kvelertak's 'Blodtørst', mind.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2018, 01:37:12 PM »
I have no idea why people sing along to instrumental passages and it fucks me right off.

It's to impress everyone around them, to let them know that they know the music well so they'll obviously think ''Wow, they really know this band and their music, they must like them more than everyone who isn't singing and must therefore be a really cool, cultured, knowledgeable and generally brilliant person I will admire from this distance for the rest of the gig (and wish to sleep with them if I am the correct gender and appropriately attractive.''

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« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2018, 01:42:56 PM »
I have no idea why people sing along to instrumental passages and it fucks me right off.

Happens a lot at Orbital gigs

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #27 on: November 27, 2018, 01:54:51 PM »
One time these hairy, unkempt hippies swanned onstage and started making a godawful racket while I was trying to have a civil conversation with some acquaintances.

Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2018, 02:23:38 PM »
It's to impress everyone around them, to let them know that they know the music well so they'll obviously think ''Wow, they really know this band and their music, they must like them more than everyone who isn't singing and must therefore be a really cool, cultured, knowledgeable and generally brilliant person I will admire from this distance for the rest of the gig (and wish to sleep with them if I am the correct gender and appropriately attractive.''

The jazz version of this is nodding intently (must be wearing daft hat) and applauding in the middle of a song. It's miles worse I reckon.

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Re: Inappropriate behaviour at gigs
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2018, 02:29:53 PM »
The jazz version of this is nodding intently (must be wearing daft hat) and applauding in the middle of a song. It's miles worse I reckon.

Surely that's Doo Bop.