show etiquette

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whiney imagine that but with an ipad

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

like there were people standing around recording the show on their iphones all weirded out by it

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah but sometimes it's fun to see your show on youtube the next day.

hardcore oatmeal (Jordan), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would not feel the least bit guilty after "accidentally" knocking it out of her hands and stepping on it a few times.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

i rely on these ppl so i can see shows i was at on youtube the next day

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

i roll my eyes at people who pay more attention to capturing the show on their phone than to the show itself but i'll take a thousand of them over the loud talkers (and for that matter over the tall, oblivious people who stand in front of you just as you thought you;d found a nice sightline)

lex pretend, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

man, i hate people

tupac, bach (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

gonna bring my macbook & use the isight camera next time i go to a show

markers, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

hahah

tupac, bach (J0rdan S.), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Only if you livestream it for us markers!

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

i got ur back www.ustream.tv

markers, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm just going to bring a full length mirror to the show

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

wait what band are we doing this for

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

well its like, i dont really care that these people dont know how to enjoy a show. like i can enjoy it and then be like, omg this new song they did was so good to my friend alicia and make her watch youtube videos the next day. everybody wins. except for like the people who miss the show because they were filming it and the people who couldnt get tickets because it was sold out and the band who have to look at a row of cameras. and i guess my friend alicia.

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm just going to bring my desk, chair, laptop, and snacks to my next live show so I can sit just like how I would when I watch it on youtube the next day.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

pretty much everyone at shows i go to are cool. this one time a girl asked me to stop smoking a joint at an acid mothers temple show. that was probably the worst, but she had asthma so i couldn't not do it, i just gestured at the stage and threw my hands up in exasperation like are you even AWARE of where we ARE right now

night of the living based gods (flopson), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

someone took a video of me playing a show a while ago & watching it was v instructive actually, made me realize what a dork i look like when i play shows

night of the living based gods (flopson), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't really care about ppl who film things or take pictures, I'm tall and will help you take a pic if you're short, I don't really have a uniform viewpoint on show etiquette really, but I try to act less like the dick I know I've been when I was younger

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

(and for that matter over the tall, oblivious people who stand in front of you just as you thought you;d found a nice sightline)

we're often not being oblivious so much as cruel

apichathong song (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh god people who blow fag smoke in your face >>>>:(

lex pretend, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

wat

harbl bosses (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Two whammies. The first was at a rare US show by the Bats. I was so excited to see them. So was the dude behind me, who decided to do one of those crazy loud finger whistles about a foot from my ear. Without even thinking, I whipped around and angrily yelled at him to shut the fuck up. He was just a little dude (like me) who clearly didn't consider that someone might like the sound of the band more than his loud whistle. He meekly apologized and didn't do it again.

The other one was better, one of my all-time favorite anecdotes. I went to see Kathleen Edwards at a smallish club. I was standing in the back. This dude and his friends were talking near me.

Girl: So, did you bring your harmonica?
Dude: Nah, not tonight.
Other dude: What harmonica?
Girl: Oh, you don't know? Dude's jammed with Dylan, Dave Matthews, Blues Traveler...

I started eyeing this alleged all-star harmonica jammer when it the gist of their conversation suddenly struck me: this asshat brings his harmonica to shows and plays along in the crowd! I can't imagine anything more hellish, and that includes seeing Blues Traveler and DMB.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk im making an effort to not be annoyed by everyone and everything i guess

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

anybody who holds a $500 device in front of me at a show is already making pretty bad life decisions imo

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

There are $500 harmonicas?

boxall, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

u need to spend the big bucks to jam with the big stars

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

actually there are $500 harmonicas! but that wasnt my intended ref

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

it is interesting how people feel like they have an inalienable right to document shows, no matter how intrusive they are or whether the performer(s) express the desire for them not to ... or not to do so in certain ways.

sarahel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like to believe i have a live-and-let-live attitude about these sort of things but if that harmonica guy eventually got stomped i would not because that is all-time douchebaggery

on the other hand the kind of shows you'd go to in order to play harmonica in the crowd probably wouldn't involve audiences quick to anger

apichathong song (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

i mean that harmonica guy is probably unbearable but its kindof easier to laugh at him than to get cross with him.

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

<3 u plax but some of us are rageballs by nature

horseshoe, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

plz note: i have documented the fate of a harmonica play along guy on a different ilx thread and it doesnt end well

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

how could you not laugh at the harmonica guy? i mean, really

sarahel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyone who BRINGS AN INSTRUMENT to a show when they're not in the band is in the "first against the wall" category imo

apichathong song (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

They would probably bring their own rifle along to that tbh

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

i remember the most frustrating experience was seeing live music in spain where everybody claps (?) along all the time. its like all you hear is clapping. its p confusing at first and then you start thinking about how much the ticket cost.

℗⎣▲✘ (ico), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

i used to enjoy going to shows and then i started getting paid to do it four or five nights a week for three or four years and now i am happy to have my rocking chair and a cup of tea and a nice blanket

apichathong song (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

i think after nine or ten years of going to shows four or five night a week you develop a zen-like attitude -- at least that was my experience

sarahel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

thats probably hearing loss

night of the living based gods (flopson), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Think how good you would be on harmonica by now if you had taken it along to each of those gigs.

Quantum of Pie (NickB), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

possibly - people are often less annoying when what they're saying is less intelligible

sarahel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Some dude put two beers on the floor next to where I was sitting and then proceeded to jump into the mosh pit. People proceed to walk through the area where dude placed his beer.
He came back fifteen minutes later and only found one of his beers then looked at me and asked "where's the other one?"
You're on your own, fuckface.

Trip Maker, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I don't get the people who spend the entire show making trip after trip after trip back to the bar, spending more time carefully shoving through the crowd with two beers in each hand than they do actually watching the show. Do it properly folks, load up on your beer at a cheap bar down the street, then go to the show. Less annoying and much cheaper.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

one time i brought a six pack to some loft show, was standing nowhere near the stage, put it on the floor next to me for a second, and this american apparel clad doofus goes running for the stage when a band came on, sending himself and my beers sprawling. i was torn between rage over the beer and delight over his pratfall.

apichathong song (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

presumably you could still hear the music while making the frequent bar visits ... like, i don't really get why one needs to be able to see the musicians playing in order to have a full concert experience.

sarahel, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

ah what the hell, copying this from the hidden thread because it isnt like this dude can use google or anything

So this morning this regular customer who is sort of an inveterate drunk and a complete ass comes in and is all slurry mouthed (presumably from lingering booze) and asks for a harmonica in the key of G. I tell him we don't have one and he starts asking if I know how to clean harmonicas, and while im telling him to soak it in water and hope for the best etc, he produces a blood soaked rag wrapped around a blood encrusted harmonica and sets it on the counter (aaagghj). He explains that last night he was at the bar and decided to play harmonica along with the band (not on stage, but just loudly over at the bar), at which point the guy next to him punched him in the harmonica, and by proxy the mouth, which now is a small cemetery of partial tooth stubs. Which explains the speech pattern i suppose.

added bonus: thanks to his sleeveless shirt i now know that his arms are covered with about 15 jailhouse swastikas, a crudely done eagle with a syringe in its mouth, a wolf engaged in mortal combat with (i think) a diseased raccoon, and "I LIKE TO FUCK" in big block lettering.

― CUSE EX MACHINA (jjjusten), Saturday, May 29, 2010 4:31 PM (1 year ago)

I dream of vodka sandwich (jjjusten), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

sarahel if you want to know what someone looks like cumming you have to watch them play guitar

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

added bonus: thanks to his sleeveless shirt i now know that his arms are covered with about 15 jailhouse swastikas, a crudely done eagle with a syringe in its mouth, a wolf engaged in mortal combat with (i think) a diseased raccoon, and "I LIKE TO FUCK" in big block lettering.

...daddy?

apichathong song (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

punched him in the harmonica is all time writing

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

presumably you could still hear the music while making the frequent bar visits ... like, i don't really get why one needs to be able to see the musicians playing in order to have a full concert experience.

I get this, but its annoying to have to constantly move out of the way for these people making all the trips back and forth. I was recently at a show at the Chicago Theatre, which has fixed seating and even when standing there isn't enough room for people to get by down the aisles, and of course the pair sitting in the middle of our row made about 12 trips to the bar.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 July 2011 21:32 (3 years ago) Permalink


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