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joebizz
03-19-2007, 04:39 PM
A couple of years ago, while watching one of my favorite bands, Wilco, some jerk-off high school age punk and his friends were next to me, apparently waiting for their favorite band, Weezer. Tweedy and co. were right in the middle of "hummingbird" when it started."Who the hell are these guys? Why are they even at this festival? They are trying to pull off a Beatles sound, and failing miserably! Ha! Ha! WEEZER! WEEZER!" etc. I wanted to give this kid a history lesson about Tweedy being one of the innovators of alt-country during the Uncle Tupelo days, and how Rivers was still in diapers when Tweedy was changing the music world, but I opted for a good 'ol fashioned, "Please, if you don't mind, shut the fuck up!" I was hoping for a "No problem, gaylord" response, ala Dane Cook, but they just started mumbling under their breaths about how they were gonna kick my ass, or something stupid like that.My girlfriend shot me the "don't even think about it" look,and they crept away like the little brats they were, talking crap the whole time. Not one of Wilco's best shows, and understandable, when there are a bunch of retards heckling while they tried to play.
I know there are other stories like mine out there.

woogie846
03-19-2007, 05:04 PM
I hate to say it, but I haven't met one of those kind of people.

DeltaSigChi4
03-19-2007, 05:07 PM
You should of kicked their asses.

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SubBass49
03-19-2007, 05:35 PM
No haters, but there were the annoying wannabe B-Boys (headbands, adidas track suits, etc) during several hip-hop sets (especially in 99) who wanted to start their own little breakdance circles in the middle of a TIGHTLY packed crowd. I'm AMAZED they got out without getting their asses kicked.

malcolmjamalawesome
03-19-2007, 06:08 PM
No haters, but there were the annoying wannabe B-Boys (headbands, adidas track suits, etc) during several hip-hop sets (especially in 99) who wanted to start their own little breakdance circles in the middle of a TIGHTLY packed crowd. I'm AMAZED they got out without getting their asses kicked.

To be fair, we brought our own cardboard dance mats.

Bizzieri?

vogina
03-19-2007, 06:31 PM
wanted to kill most of the annoying people at the presets show this past sat. in LA.

Genedefekt
03-19-2007, 07:17 PM
The chick who was laughing hysterically during Trent Reznor performing "Hurt".

The dude who, from far back in the crowd, kept screaming at the Beastie Boys to play some music instead of talking politics. I would rather have heard more music, too, but who needed this guy ranting about it where the Beasties couldn't even hear him?

gaypalmsprings
03-19-2007, 07:20 PM
The Valley girls are the worst. They talk through all the songs, sometimes sit on the ground and make people walk around them, and talk 24/7 on the cell phones.

Boourns
03-19-2007, 07:28 PM
Anyone talking during Radiohead should be shot in the face.

And they are always there. Right behind me. Everytime. I had to move 5 times the first night in San Diego last year.

ToddThaGod
03-19-2007, 07:33 PM
hahaha this thread i hilarious. good story

Tylerdurden31
03-19-2007, 07:45 PM
back in like...2000 maybe I went to see Jimmy Eat World with Desaparecidos and The Promise Ring. Desaparecidos was awesome, but the crowd wasn't liking it. One of the guitarists said something like "thanks, you've been an awesome crowd" in an extremely sarcastic tone. After they finished this woman behind me says "that was the worst half hour of my life" in her terrible jersey girl accent. Fucking bitch.

ToddThaGod
03-19-2007, 07:51 PM
what a bad story. i feel sorry for you.

NeverMyopic
03-19-2007, 08:05 PM
The worst I've seen was at a Run DMC concert at the Cubby Bear in Chicago in 98 (yes, the Cubby Bear, a sports bar and not a great or appropriate place for a hip hop show..but I digress). Anyway, there were about 3 or 4 white supremacists yelling racial epithets, telling them to get off the stage, get the hell out of here, etc... It was a pretty bad scene and they ended up getting kicked out after many complaints and being that about 200 people were about ready to pummel them. Unfortunately the show was nearly over, so they got to be unbelievable pricks for almost the entire show.

I hope I don't ever have to witness that type of event again. Although I'm sure I will.

hangthedj112
03-19-2007, 08:08 PM
The worst I've seen was at a Run DMC concert at the Cubby Bear in Chicago in 98 (yes, the Cubby Bear, a sports bar and not a great or appropriate place for a hip hop show..but I digress). Anyway, there were about 3 or 4 white supremacists yelling racial epithets, telling them to get off the stage, get the hell out of here, etc... It was a pretty bad scene and they ended up getting kicked out after many complaints and being that about 200 people were about ready to pummel them. Unfortunately the show was nearly over, so they got to be unbelievable pricks for almost the entire show.

I hope I don't ever have to witness that type of event again. Although I'm sure I will.

It's the price you have to pay for living in Kentucky.

DeltaSigChi4
03-19-2007, 08:26 PM
The show was in Chicago, Einstein.

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newalias
03-19-2007, 08:35 PM
Mine was in San Diego at Street Scene in 2005, I was watching Garbage, one of my favorite bands that I was seeing for the first time ever after listening to them for at least 8 years. Anyways there was one guy in the crowd who kept screaming in my ear "Killlllersss," because the Killers were headlining that stage. I should have kicked his drunk ass for doing so.

disgustipated
03-19-2007, 08:40 PM
Last year during Tool, This girl next to me was on the phone with a friend, the entire time holding the phone up in the air as if her friend could make out the music being played. In between (and during)songs she would scream into the phone

"can you hear it?"

"Maynard is my GOD"

After two or three songs I turned to her and told her to "shut up!! Tell her to buy a fucking ticket next time!!"

She looked at me like I was the one being an ass, and strutted away clucking into her phone.

Dickinabox
03-19-2007, 08:44 PM
It wasn't really a hater moment, but these two super annoying blonde's kept screaming at the vocalist for The New Amsterdam's last year, and he told them to be quiet nicely, but they kept being rude. I wanted them to get pulled across the rails by security and get escorted out, but they didn't :[.

SubBass49
03-19-2007, 09:12 PM
Mine was in San Diego at Street Scene in 2005, I was watching Garbage, one of my favorite bands that I was seeing for the first time ever after listening to them for at least 8 years. Anyways there was one guy in the crowd who kept screaming in my ear "Killlllersss," because the Killers were headlining that stage. I should have kicked his drunk ass for doing so.

Was that at the "Parking Lot Scene" or was it still in the streets downtown? Damn...when it was in the streets downtown it was CRAZY. All kinds of drunken fights breaking out...even during Dilated Peoples. Damn I miss the REAL Street Scene....I cant bring myself to go to the Parking Lot Scene. I refuse to.

Natelevmofuggaz
03-19-2007, 09:15 PM
I'm suprised no one mentioned the Tool fans screaming "WHO IS THIS GAY BAND??!! WHERE'S MAYNARD!?!?!? WE WANT TOOOOLLL!!! MAYNARD IS GODD!!! " during Massive Attack. That pissed me off like no other. I mean I love Tool, but their fans can be complete idiots. Antoher one is when I saw Massive Attack in San Diego last year there was some stupid girl screaming and dancing like a whore almost the whole time. This guy behind me said he'd pay me 50 bucks to throw her down the stairs, and let me tell you, I almost did.

John Peel is My Co-pilot
03-19-2007, 09:40 PM
Some people are like Slinkys. No fuckin' use, but hilarious when you push them down a flight of stairs!

EralisAwesome
03-19-2007, 09:41 PM
A couple of years ago, while watching one of my favorite bands, Wilco, some jerk-off high school age punk and his friends were next to me, apparently waiting for their favorite band, Weezer. Tweedy and co. were right in the middle of "hummingbird" when it started."Who the hell are these guys? Why are they even at this festival? They are trying to pull off a Beatles sound, and failing miserably! Ha! Ha! WEEZER! WEEZER!" etc. I wanted to give this kid a history lesson about Tweedy being one of the innovators of alt-country during the Uncle Tupelo days, and how Rivers was still in diapers when Tweedy was changing the music world, but I opted for a good 'ol fashioned, "Please, if you don't mind, shut the fuck up!" I was hoping for a "No problem, gaylord" response, ala Dane Cook, but they just started mumbling under their breaths about how they were gonna kick my ass, or something stupid like that.My girlfriend shot me the "don't even think about it" look,and they crept away like the little brats they were, talking crap the whole time. Not one of Wilco's best shows, and understandable, when there are a bunch of retards heckling while they tried to play.
I know there are other stories like mine out there.



dood, at the same time, these two doods next to me, who i can only assume were stoned out of their minds, kept jumping up and down, knocking into people and screaming out "WILCOOOOOOO!!!!" Not that they were hating, but i thought the idea of a wilco pit was a contradiction in terms.
oh, and on my way out of the festival last year, i heard this one girl hating on daft punk, while her little kroq bitch ass was watching she wants revenge. im very greatful for the 39509238 people at the fest who arent douche bags.

blastyourears
03-19-2007, 09:47 PM
Radiohead at The Greek in Los Angeles.. There was one or two people Singing the full songs at the top of their lungs... WHAT IS WORSE ?!?!


and i'm the hater in the crowd.. because I can't stand them!

newalias
03-19-2007, 10:36 PM
Was that at the "Parking Lot Scene" or was it still in the streets downtown? Damn...when it was in the streets downtown it was CRAZY. All kinds of drunken fights breaking out...even during Dilated Peoples. Damn I miss the REAL Street Scene....I cant bring myself to go to the Parking Lot Scene. I refuse to.

this was the first year of parking lot scene...hey good bands with more room...i mean i miss street scene back when it was crazies...i went in 97 and saw weird al, edwin mccain, and the monkees all in one day.

roberto73
03-19-2007, 11:16 PM
Last weekend some doofus right behind me decided he wanted to start a pit during The Mountain Goats. When he didn't have any takers, he just rubbed up against me and smeared his sweaty armpits all over my head all night long. It ruined what was otherwise a fantastic show.

DeltaSigChi4
03-19-2007, 11:53 PM
Alright, I have a story.

U2/Pearl Jam/Kings of Leon [absent] in Honolulu last year.

We had a very tight community formed in the front middle of the GA area, nearly all the way up to the fence. Plenty of fuckheads tried to plow their way up the packed crowd to the front as soon as U2 started playing, and got turned away really fast by members of our community. One particularly belligerent asshole kept pushing and seemed like he wanted to fight by the way he wouldn't quit. Well, no one really wants to fight and get thrown out the show, especially since the main act just started, but he plowed right into a pregnant lady from Chicago to my immediate left, and we had talked throughout the day ... well that drove me into a furious rage. I pushed my female friend to the side away from where the belligerent crowd-plower/pregnant lady was, and stepped right inbetween them. I put my hand on the guy and said very loudly "SHE'S PREGNANT MAN. SHE'S PREGNANT!" What I said got through to him in his state, and he looked somberly and said he was sorry with his facial expression. Then he left our area to somewhere else.

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malcolmjamalawesome
03-20-2007, 04:11 AM
It wasn't really a hater moment, but these two super annoying blonde's kept screaming at the vocalist for The New Amsterdam's last year, and he told them to be quiet nicely, but they kept being rude. I wanted them to get pulled across the rails by security and get escorted out, but they didn't :[.

I totally hooked up with those girls.

NeverMyopic
03-20-2007, 05:23 AM
It's the price you have to pay for living in Kentucky.

I just moved here from Southern California last August; and believe me, I really don't like it. Here are some of the reasons:
There is NO music scene
It's ass-backwards/behind the times - everything from development to government issues to procedures for everyday items (drivers license, etc...)
No fashion sense or taste in design (home decor, buildings, etc...)(except for a few)
Indie movies are rarely shown
There are too many bigots and close minded people
Organized religion is prevalent and seems to be involved in everything (including decisions that affect normal citizens) - I am agnostic
Kentucky really has some of the worst drivers in the U.S., if not the worst (I've been to a lot of states and visited many countries and they deserve the honor)
The weather sucks as it rains too much (they call Lexington the Seattle of the South - nice)
It has no jobs, and is the 5th worst state in the U.S. for unemployment (above the National average)
No professional sports (and definitely no waves - I have 4 boards sitting in the rafters of my garage)

There is a lot more and I could go on. Of course these are generalizations that DO fit most of the people. There are, however, pockets of civility a good people - many of whom we have befriended. My wife and I both dislike living here and are planning on moving back to the West Coast in about 4-5 years (we have to wait that long). So until then, I'll have to fly in for Coachella, rent a car, take my anti-depressants, and suck it up.

Sorry for the diatribe, but I felt compelled to explain after your statement, which is true. Cheers.

solar163
03-20-2007, 06:17 AM
At NIN at Soma in San Diego last year or the year before the Dresden Dolls were opening. Some drunk biker-looking dude who must've been like 40 was yelling through their entire set about how much they suck and how NIN needs to hurry up and get on stage, etc.

It was all good though, because after NIN's first song (after they did the whole dramatic opening part) Trent stopped for a moment and said..

Trent: Hey who was that guy yelling at the Dresden Dolls?
Crowd: Points at the dude
Drunk biker dude: WHOOOOOO!!!
Trent: GO FUCK YOURSELF
Drunk biker dude: whoo..:(
Crowd: Laughs and tells the drunk biker dude that he's a douchebag

So it worked out, I guess.

bartelby
03-20-2007, 06:26 AM
that story rules

bartelby
03-20-2007, 06:35 AM
generally my top 5 beefs with annoying people in crowds are:

1) talking on cellphones - are you fucking kidding people? this is a concert, call your mommy later

2) people who bring videogames to concerts - is ADHD that prevelant that some people can't leave home without their mario crack? at coachella and the virgin fest in TO last year i saw multiple kids playing with their PSPs...sooooo lame

3) the "woooooooo" people - ok, i'll admit that i throw out a few "wooooo's" and all but to those who do it throughout ENTIRE concerts, please stop....not only can the band not hear you and are you annoying those around you, you're ruining what could potentially be great bootlegs! (i have a great boot of Radiohead in TO last year that nearly unlistenable to purely due to one guy "wooooooooing" the whole fucking concert...

4) crowd surfers - you're annoying and heavy, please stop...

5) hecklers - if you don't like the show, please leave...nuff said

fluxequalsrad
03-20-2007, 06:44 AM
2004--> I saw Grandaddy in Toronto opening up for Saves the Day (more of a double headliner thing, but Grandaddy played first)...The crowd definately was a Saves the Day crowd, not a Grandaddy crowd.

Grandaddy played sooo well it was the best thing ever, but most of the people there were like grade 9-10 or just not the Grandaddy type at all..some people wwouldn't shut up "THIS BAND SUX LOL" , there was even a mocking-mosh pit during one of the slower numbers, I don't remember what song it was becuase I didn't have their new cd at teh time, it might have been 'The Warming Sun" or some b-side or something..

miscorrections
03-20-2007, 07:02 AM
you can't mosh to neko case or calexico. let me just say i hate the people who tried.

also the people who kept yelling "pedro the lion!!!!!!!!!!ZOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111" during tilly and the wall. pedro the lion isn't even that good, i left after tilly.

summerkid
03-20-2007, 07:13 AM
It wasn't really a hater moment, but these two super annoying blonde's kept screaming at the vocalist for The New Amsterdam's last year, and he told them to be quiet nicely, but they kept being rude. I wanted them to get pulled across the rails by security and get escorted out, but they didn't :[.

Andy, That was funny, remember when the singer said something like my wife's right there *points to wife* and she really wants to kick your ass. Maybe it didn't bother me as much because I don't like them.

MadMatt
03-20-2007, 07:45 AM
I just moved here from Southern California last August; and believe me, I really don't like it. Here are some of the reasons:
There is NO music scene
It's ass-backwards/behind the times - everything from development to government issues to procedures for everyday items (drivers license, etc...)
No fashion sense or taste in design (home decor, buildings, etc...)(except for a few)
Indie movies are rarely shown
There are too many bigots and close minded people
Organized religion is prevalent and seems to be involved in everything (including decisions that affect normal citizens) - I am agnostic
Kentucky really has some of the worst drivers in the U.S., if not the worst (I've been to a lot of states and visited many countries and they deserve the honor)
The weather sucks as it rains too much (they call Lexington the Seattle of the South - nice)
It has no jobs, and is the 5th worst state in the U.S. for unemployment (above the National average)
No professional sports (and definitely no waves - I have 4 boards sitting in the rafters of my garage)

There is a lot more and I could go on. Of course these are generalizations that DO fit most of the people. There are, however, pockets of civility a good people - many of whom we have befriended. My wife and I both dislike living here and are planning on moving back to the West Coast in about 4-5 years (we have to wait that long). So until then, I'll have to fly in for Coachella, rent a car, take my anti-depressants, and suck it up.

Sorry for the diatribe, but I felt compelled to explain after your statement, which is true. Cheers.

Uh, then why did you move there?

dethroned
03-20-2007, 08:10 AM
Yeah, those Tool fans booing during Massive Attack last year pretty much ruined it for me. If I'd had a gun, there'd be five fewer frat boys on the planet today.

I once whacked a kid who was throwing stuff at The Rapture upside the head. That felt good.

When I go to a gig, I go to hear the music, not to socialize loudly. There's a time and a place, you know?

sadsappysucker
03-20-2007, 09:18 AM
The Oohlas opened up for Moving Units at the House Of Blues Anaheim in January. I really don't like the Oohlas but it was kind of sad how much they were getting booed.

PassiveTheory
03-20-2007, 09:21 AM
At NIN at Soma in San Diego last year or the year before the Dresden Dolls were opening. Some drunk biker-looking dude who must've been like 40 was yelling through their entire set about how much they suck and how NIN needs to hurry up and get on stage, etc.

It was all good though, because after NIN's first song (after they did the whole dramatic opening part) Trent stopped for a moment and said..

Trent: Hey who was that guy yelling at the Dresden Dolls?
Crowd: Points at the dude
Drunk biker dude: WHOOOOOO!!!
Trent: GO FUCK YOURSELF
Drunk biker dude: whoo..:(
Crowd: Laughs and tells the drunk biker dude that he's a douchebag

So it worked out, I guess.

LMAO, at the Dresden Dolls/Red Paintings show last fall, Amanda was talking about that incident, and she said, in like the most dark, depressed, and angry Trent Reznor voice;

"And then he was like; "NO DUDE... YOU SUCK.""

It's good to see that Trent Reznor has an appreciation for the artists he asks to tour with him... it's something Axl Rose could learn from.

apachedino
03-20-2007, 09:29 AM
Once again the Tool fans during Massive Attack last year made me almost ashamed to be a Tool fan myself. I bet Maynard woulda have kicked their asses, it wasn't an isolated incident though there were several people at fault. My only hope is that the "hardcore" RATM fans aren't the same way before there set this year for Manu Chao or whoever goes on before. I am going to be at rage and am a huge fan, but just because you are all about a certain band doesn'y give you the right to put down another band, just don't be at that show there are going to be plenty of others going an at the same time.

Boourns
03-20-2007, 10:14 AM
2) people who bring videogames to concerts - is ADHD that prevelant that some people can't leave home without their mario crack? at coachella and the virgin fest in TO last year i saw multiple kids playing with their PSPs...sooooo lame


Ha, I did this back in 2004 when Muse played the Wiltern. After I got my pit wristband, I went out to the lobby, sat in a chair and played some Final Fantasy instead of watching the first horrible opening act (Evening) again. Then for some reason I put it away and went back to the pit in time for the other shitty opening act, The Exit, and found a couple girls to chat with. They turned out to be mother and daughter. Oops, good thing I found out before I hit on either, especially the daughter. She was still in high school. Oh noes.

M Sparks
03-20-2007, 11:04 AM
This was actually the best "hater" moment...almost like something out of a movie.

Laika & The Cosmonauts were opening for Ministry at Mesa Amphitheater. They are a Finnish instrumental surf-rock band. I thought they were pretty cool...better than The Jesus Lizard, who played later that night. (For that matter, it was an infamously bad Ministry show too.) But the crowd really didn't care. Also, it was summer, and the sun was still up.

Anyway, in between every song, there was just half-hearted clapping from maybe 50 of us scattered around. And every time, in the split second of dead silence after the "applause" ended, one voice at the back would call "You Suck". Not even angry...just stating a fact. He was almost cheery about it.

The band clearly didn't speak much English, but had presumably picked up some profanity that had been shouted at them throughout the tour. So every time, they would shout "Ehhh...fick you also, you preeks."

noisemachine
03-20-2007, 11:54 AM
Last time Sonic Youth played in LA they played the Wiltern (big mistake-totally the wrong type of venue for them). Anyways, half the crowd there were either annoying drunk-ass frat boy types or annoying preteens who were probably trying to be hip and indie by going to a sonic youth concert. At the previous SY shows I had been to these types of people were not present, but I guess since they were playing such a large and popular venue they came.

The opening act was an electronic female noise group called 16 Bitch Pile-Up. Now those who know Sonic Youth know they love noise music and often have noise groups open for them. But not this crowd. Throughout the entire opening set half the crowd was yelling at the group to "shut the fuck up," "go home," "you suck," etc, etc. I understand not liking noise, its certainly not my favorite genre, but man I wanted to punch those douchebag audience members in the face.

elChurro
03-20-2007, 12:21 PM
I like when bass drowns out sad little people... that said, I think we need the music turned up a few notches... hello GV?

NeverMyopic
03-20-2007, 12:38 PM
Uh, then why did you move there?

My wife got her PhD and was hired at UK, so we moved. I am more flexible with my career so changing jobs wasn't bad. Before we moved here, we thought, "hey, although it's the South, it's a college town"; I bet it's fairly non-conservative, with a decent music scene and some cool places to go." Boy were we mislead. Well, we've made the decision and have to live with it for a few years, then move back, when she gets tenure (5-6 years).

Now you know the story.

ivankay
03-20-2007, 01:14 PM
Radiohead at the Hollywood Bowl 2003:

Before the show starts, the guys behind me are having a loud converstaion that keeps going when Radiohead begins. They have to talk louder about how Roger Waters played the Bowl, what kind of lights they were using, BLAH BLAH fucking BLAH! i turned my head and said "no one cares, shut up." They kept talking. i figured since they were ruining the show, i might as well make them uncomfortable. i turned around and just stared at them with a psycho look. i wasn't going to stop til they shut the fuck up. Their conversation got more sparse and they would not look at me til the end of the third song when one of the guys looked at me uncomfortably and said "hey."

i leaned over to him and said "You can't listen when you're talking!"

He said "What?"

i repeated it and added "There's a great show going on, maybe you want to listen."

They shut up. We talked after the show about Mr Waters for a little bit.

ttboy80
03-20-2007, 02:09 PM
yeah pretty much everything said by meathead douchbags during Massive Attack last year.

I absolutly love Tool, but I refuse to call myself a fan... that puts me in the same boat as them.

Same thing will happen this year for rage, so lets just hope someone shitty opens for them... how about that "Stacey's Mom" band.

fac429
03-20-2007, 02:53 PM
I'm generally annoyed by haters, but sometimes I find it amusing if they're at least somewhat clever about it. Like last year, during Minus the Bear's set at Coachella, when someone was yelling "What did you do with the bear?".

Even better when the band is clever with their replies. When I saw the Maxies, someone in the crowd yelled "fuck you!". The singer (in his Greenland accent) said "Yes, yes, we will try to fuck as many of you as we can...". I wondered why I've never heard such an obvious reply to such a common taunt before...

fluxequalsrad
03-20-2007, 04:16 PM
I heckled Youth Group once when they were opening for Death Cab, I kept yelling 'ohhhhhh yeeaAAahhh' like he does in Skeleton Jar or whatever the fuck song it was....I don't know why I was there.

beavington
03-20-2007, 04:53 PM
A couple of years ago, while watching one of my favorite bands, Wilco, some jerk-off high school age punk and his friends were next to me, apparently waiting for their favorite band, Weezer. Tweedy and co. were right in the middle of "hummingbird" when it started."Who the hell are these guys? Why are they even at this festival? They are trying to pull off a Beatles sound, and failing miserably! Ha! Ha! WEEZER! WEEZER!" etc. I wanted to give this kid a history lesson about Tweedy being one of the innovators of alt-country during the Uncle Tupelo days, and how Rivers was still in diapers when Tweedy was changing the music world, but I opted for a good 'ol fashioned, "Please, if you don't mind, shut the fuck up!" I was hoping for a "No problem, gaylord" response, ala Dane Cook, but they just started mumbling under their breaths about how they were gonna kick my ass, or something stupid like that.My girlfriend shot me the "don't even think about it" look,and they crept away like the little brats they were, talking crap the whole time. Not one of Wilco's best shows, and understandable, when there are a bunch of retards heckling while they tried to play.
I know there are other stories like mine out there.

yeah uncle tupelo made a HUGE impact.

joebizz
03-20-2007, 05:35 PM
Hilarious! Keep 'em coming!
Favorites so far:Worst: Pregnant woman being shoved(actually, I would have done the same thing, Nothing worse than messing with a pregnant woman! ) Best:Asshole Tool fan hassling massive Attack(witnessed that!) Even better:Any Annoying cell- phone girl. I have another one for y'all...., but closer to home.
The same girlfriend who was with me at the Wilco encounter....
Fast forward 3 years...
She is a huge Dave Matthews fan. I personally cannot stand the guy, but she wanted me to see him live. I am opened minded, so I agreed to go. The fans there were the typical lame fake hippie/frat boy douchebags. My girl was all over her cellphone, calling all her friends about how cool Dave is. I was just trying to understand why people like this guy. I was trying to listen, doing my best to enjoy a somewhat talented songwriter, but I then noticed it wasn't just my lady on her phone. It was almost everyone around me on their phone. "I'm at Dave! OMG! Damn, he's so hot!!!" I left her there halfway through the show, then promptly broke up with her.

Benis23
03-20-2007, 07:51 PM
this was the first year of parking lot scene...hey good bands with more room...i mean i miss street scene back when it was crazies...i went in 97 and saw weird al, edwin mccain, and the monkees all in one day.

i think 2004 was the first parking lot scene not 2005

frozen pilgrim
03-20-2007, 11:37 PM
there are very few occasions when seriously hating on a band during a set is appropriate, but sometimes, someone just has to say something. case in point, I was at the koolhaus in toronto waiting for the offspring to come on. now for some reason, the supporting act (who came on late, after two indestinguishable, totally forgettable openers) was Auf Der Maur. the solo project band of melissa auf der maur, ex bassist of smashing pumkins and hole. she had recruited kyuss to record the album, and stil, somehow, with her lack of creative ability, she'd made an almost unlistenable album. so here she was, playing her tuneless, feelingless crap in front of a thousand or so socal punk fans, and acting like she's at fucking woodstock, falling all over the place and like yelling in a melodramatic, contrived fashion at the crowd to make noise and crap, so at one pont, I snapped and in maybe two song breaks I let out a flurry of choice remarks at probably a hundred decibels or so, some of which were

where's billy corgan?!

play zero!!

play bullet with butterfly wings!

get a haircut, you fucking hippie!

where's courtney love?!

hire another backup band, this one doesn't like you!

she went sort of flushed and messed up the lame ending to her song, left the stage for about five minutes, came back and played one more song, cutting the set short by about ten minutes.

and was that ever a good offspring concert

dexter: "hey noodles, are you drunk?"

noodles: *strums a low chord with over-the top distortion* "whoo!!!!"

dexter: hey noodles, are you having fun?

noodles: *plays lower chord with heavier distortion, then a screaming pinched harmonic* "I'm drunk!!!!!!!!" *starts next song*

Dickinabox
03-21-2007, 03:05 PM
Andy, That was funny, remember when the singer said something like my wife's right there *points to wife* and she really wants to kick your ass. Maybe it didn't bother me as much because I don't like them.

Lol yeah, that was really funny. I didn't like them much either but the girls were annoying.

I was disappointed as well with Tool fans when Massive attack played before hand. Too many people didn't understand them and were getting frustrated that they didn't get off sooner. Made me shameful to be a Tool fan.

Balthazar B
03-21-2007, 08:32 PM
I like to heckle Kram behind the kit in Spiderbait...

"Get a hair cut ya hippie !". He loves it.

suprefan
03-21-2007, 08:42 PM
Anyone talking during Radiohead should be shot in the face.

And they are always there. Right behind me. Everytime. I had to move 5 times the first night in San Diego last year.

Yeah, San Diego had THE WORST people crowd wise for Radiohead out of all 6 California shows. It was a little tougher but there was people who had a bunch of alcohol and kept ranting. Any of the videos I took during those shows sound great but are blemished by stupid guys saying "this new song rocks!!" amongst other things.


i think 2004 was the first parking lot scene not 2005

Yes 2004 was when they started doing it around Qualcomm

ThomThom
03-21-2007, 08:55 PM
In the pit last summer at Radiohead's closing night of their tour at the Greek in LA this prissy little brunette bitch who was there in her fucking designer clothes,bag, and shoes was telling everybody that they were smothering her and telling security that she could not breathe and all she kept yelling was "true love waits! true love waits!", she kept telling everybody that her boyfriend was with her (some big goone) and to back off or else he would beat their ass, but he clearly tried to stay as subtle as possible himself. It got to the point where the security guard near the rail told her to either move to the back of the pit or leave the venue and drink some water or some shit. (The security guard, thankfully, was a Radiohead fan himself who was clearly sick of her) She decided to finally move to the back of the pit with her goone of a boyfriend and people began clapping. But she literally annoyed everybody for like a good 6 to 7 songs.

BlueDevil50
03-21-2007, 08:59 PM
Yeah, San Diego had THE WORST people crowd wise for Radiohead out of all 6 California shows. It was a little tougher but there was people who had a bunch of alcohol and kept ranting. Any of the videos I took during those shows sound great but are blemished by stupid guys saying "this new song rocks!!" amongst other things.



Yes 2004 was when they started doing it around Qualcomm


'04 it was in the parking lot of Petco...really good show actually with A Tribe Called Quest, Dilated Peoples, Wyclef Jean, AFI, Jack Johnson, The Killers, Ludacris, Foo Fighters, Black Eyed Peas, Cypress Hill, Blackalicious, and The Marley Brothers to name a few.

Somewhat Damaged
03-21-2007, 09:01 PM
When I saw Massive Attack in Phoenix last year, there was a foursome sitting in front of me and my friend who kept getting up and going to the bathroom (we presumed it was to do coke, especially since they exhibited so many tell-tale signs), two at a time, every 5-10 minutes. And when they weren't in the bathroom, they were talking shit about the opening act and how he wasn't "original" and that his style of music's been done before. And perhaps that may have been valid (I actually thought the guy was okay, but not well enough to remember who he was) but still, shut the fuck up. The navel-gazing pretentiousness of their conversations made them sound like college freshmen who just took their first philosophy class and wanted to give a test run to some of the things they talked about in class, but they were in their mid-30s. They got their comeuppance in the end, though, when one of them apparently couldn't handle his shit and he practically fainted, so they left 20 minutes into Massive Attack.

I've never been around annoying people at Radiohead shows but I know what you guys mean about the San Diego shows. I've got a bootleg from one of their '06 SD shows and during "Exit Music (For a Film)," there's one obnoxious twat who keeps shouting "whoo!" in his best Ric Flair impersonation all throughout the build-up to the "Now we are one in everlasting peace" part. There's also a group of retards shouting in ecstasy in my bootleg of the Sigur Ros set from last year's Coachella; I'm glad I wasn't anywhere near them during the actual performance but I have no idea how I'd respond if they were in my vicinity. I know, I know, it's a concert and everybody expresses their enjoyment differently, but some of those fucks, it seems like they're being so vocal about their enjoyment not because they're sincerely enjoying themselves that much but they want to appear to be. Maybe I read too much into it, but it's annoying as fuck all the same.

webfairy
03-21-2007, 09:20 PM
Mine was in San Diego at Street Scene in 2005, I was watching Garbage, one of my favorite bands that I was seeing for the first time ever after listening to them for at least 8 years. Anyways there was one guy in the crowd who kept screaming in my ear "Killlllersss," because the Killers were headlining that stage. I should have kicked his drunk ass for doing so.

OMG!!! I was at that Garbage show, I wanted to kill that guy. Plus the little 15 year olds on the other side of me that kept asking everone what band this was and why was the lead singer wearing so much make up. Poor Shirley between the terrible crowd and the traffic that almost stoped her from getting to the show she was ready to box someone.

faxman75
03-21-2007, 10:07 PM
2) people who bring videogames to concerts - is ADHD that prevelant that some people can't leave home without their mario crack? at coachella and the virgin fest in TO last year i saw multiple kids playing with their PSPs...sooooo lame


I totally played my Gameboy Color at Coachella the last two years while relaxing in the shade.

breakjaw
03-21-2007, 10:46 PM
For one of the Pogues tours,Shane McGowan was too drunk so they got Joe Strummer to replace him.At the Wiltern I was unlucky enough to be behind two middle-aged folks that felt inclined to "boogey" their way through the entire show,even "Pair Of Brown Eyes" for Pete's-Fucking Sake!They were bumping butts together and everything.I wanted to shake the shit out of them for being so clueless to the music being presented.

BoneDaddy
03-22-2007, 09:12 AM
I saw Jerry Cantrell at the Joint in Vegas, great show.

This guy behind me kept grabbing the ass of the girl in front of me. After about the fourth time she turns around with a very pissed off look on her face. My brother and I parted to show her the asshole that was doing it. He booked towards the back of the room.

Basskitten85
03-22-2007, 09:23 AM
How's about the 2 annoying drunk chicks in the crowd to go back to the tents last year yelling weird things at strangers that would walk by. Sure i'm a lover not a fighter but those 2 were pushing my limits on how much you can handle 2 fat drunk sloppy chicks. Hard on the eyes and ears.

ayates
03-22-2007, 02:23 PM
I absolutly love Tool, but I refuse to call myself a fan... that puts me in the same boat as them.

You're an idiot.

superskankinactionhero
03-23-2007, 01:45 AM
went to see less than jake (i know...) a few years ago, had a massive group of pre/early teen girls in front of us who were getting all excited and 'RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA WE'RE SEEING LESS THAN JAKE' and thought it would be cool to start a crappy little push-pit during the warmup music, they were playing dre over the PA and about 30 little girls were all trying to mosh and shit, ridiculously annoying, especially when you're trying to roll a spliff!

Mr.Nipples
03-23-2007, 09:18 AM
i remember last year on the first night at the campground, some assclown was singing 'gold lion' at 2 am for about 45 minutes straight...

one of the funniest things i think i ever seen at a concert in was last year during massive attack. these 3 fat assed typical hot-topic afficiando tool fans( you know what i mean ) locked at the hands just STORMED like a fucking train through the crowd, if i remember it was 2 guys in front and 1 girl in the back and the girl was desperatly trying to keep up and hold on. i sensed they were coming and noticed that people started to actually move out of the way for these assholes like they had the plague and they were running to the cure. after they jolted past us, we watched them part the sea of people more and more, which was actually pretty impressive,especially with a head full of narcotics, but the greatest thing was that in the midst of the gap that the people were making, i could see a large foot sticking out wrapped in a birkenstock and i knew i was about to witness something beautiful. the 3 kids were completely oblivious and didnt care if they had to walk on a woman having a cesarean birth just to make it to the barricade. so they get to the point where this mystery man with the assasin foot is posted. the 2 guys in the front must seen the foot at the last second and they did their best to avoid it but the girl at the end wasnt so lucky. she clipped the guys shin FUCKING HARD and just slammed on the ground all while holding on for dear life, the sound of her body hitting the ground was something i cant forget. the 2 guys didnt miss a beat and just kept pumping through the crowd dragging this girl who looked like she wasnt a day over 16 and honestly, didnt look like she wanted to be there."STOP! I INJURED MY LEG" was what i heard fade out from the girl while she was dragged into the crowed.the foot intself didnt budge an inch during the whole thing and then just reeled itself back into the crowd like nothing happened. if i wasnt so inebriated...i would have bought that guy a beer.

Balthazar B
03-23-2007, 02:54 PM
People are funny.

SFChrissy
03-23-2007, 03:00 PM
Some dumb fuck underage college brats talking shit in the front row during an incredible set from Sonic Youth at the fillmore...heckling the band...

What they were doing there I have no idea but why be in the front just to heckle...

I had to give them a good push back when the pit started getting hectic so they knew what time it was and where they were at...

Suckas show some respect...paleeezzz!!!

SubBass49
03-23-2007, 03:07 PM
i remember last year on the first night at the campground, some assclown was singing 'gold lion' at 2 am for about 45 minutes straight...

one of the funniest things i think i ever seen at a concert in was last year during massive attack. these 3 fat assed typical hot-topic afficiando tool fans locked at the hands just STORMED like a fucking train through the crowd, if i remember it was 2 guys in front and 1 girl in the back and the girl was desperatly trying to keep up and hold on. i sensed they were coming and noticed that people started to actually move out of the way for these assholes like they had the plague and they were running to the cure. after they jolted past us, we watched them part the sea of people more and more, which was actually pretty impressive,especially with a head full of narcotics, but the greatest thing was that in the midst of the gap that the people were making, i could see a large foot sticking out wrapped in a birkenstock and i knew i was about to witness something beautiful. the 3 kids were completely oblivious and didnt care if they had to walk on a woman having a cesarean birth just to make it to the barricade. so they get to the point where this mystery man with the assasin foot is posted. the 2 guys in the front must seen the foot at the last second and they did their best to avoid it but the girl at the end wasnt so lucky. she clipped the guys shin FUCKING HARD and just slammed on the ground all while holding on for dear life, the sound of her body hitting the ground was something i cant forget. the 2 guys didnt miss a beat and just kept pumping through the crowd dragging this girl who looked like she wasnt a day over 16 and honestly, didnt look like she wanted to be there."STOP! I INJURED MY LEG" was what i heard fade out from the girl while she was dragged into the crowed.the foot intself didnt budge an inch during the whole thing and then just reeled itself back into the crowd like nothing happened. if i wasnt so inebriated...i would have bought that guy a beer.

classic story...

SFChrissy
03-23-2007, 03:11 PM
that's what I thought...

napaquetzalli
03-23-2007, 06:28 PM
wanted to kill most of the annoying people at the presets show this past sat. in LA.
HOW WAS THAT?
i wanted to go BADLY.
how where CRYSTAL CASTLES?

napaquetzalli
03-23-2007, 06:38 PM
i don't think it will be too bad for manu chao before rage- i know a lot of people really like both groups, and i think the diehard manu fans will have enough sass to at least hold their ground in any douchebags start heckling for rage.

Boourns
03-23-2007, 06:53 PM
i remember last year on the first night at the campground, some assclown was singing 'gold lion' at 2 am for about 45 minutes straight...

one of the funniest things i think i ever seen at a concert in was last year during massive attack. these 3 fat assed typical hot-topic afficiando tool fans( you know what i mean ) locked at the hands just STORMED like a fucking train through the crowd, if i remember it was 2 guys in front and 1 girl in the back and the girl was desperatly trying to keep up and hold on. i sensed they were coming and noticed that people started to actually move out of the way for these assholes like they had the plague and they were running to the cure. after they jolted past us, we watched them part the sea of people more and more, which was actually pretty impressive,especially with a head full of narcotics, but the greatest thing was that in the midst of the gap that the people were making, i could see a large foot sticking out wrapped in a birkenstock and i knew i was about to witness something beautiful. the 3 kids were completely oblivious and didnt care if they had to walk on a woman having a cesarean birth just to make it to the barricade. so they get to the point where this mystery man with the assasin foot is posted. the 2 guys in the front must seen the foot at the last second and they did their best to avoid it but the girl at the end wasnt so lucky. she clipped the guys shin FUCKING HARD and just slammed on the ground all while holding on for dear life, the sound of her body hitting the ground was something i cant forget. the 2 guys didnt miss a beat and just kept pumping through the crowd dragging this girl who looked like she wasnt a day over 16 and honestly, didnt look like she wanted to be there."STOP! I INJURED MY LEG" was what i heard fade out from the girl while she was dragged into the crowed.the foot intself didnt budge an inch during the whole thing and then just reeled itself back into the crowd like nothing happened. if i wasnt so inebriated...i would have bought that guy a beer.

Awesome story. Maybe there was permanent damage.

jdmac831
05-03-2007, 01:05 PM
What about the asshole that pegged the Crowded House dude with a full water bottle right in the middle of "Don't Dream It's Over"...his mike fell over and they all had to stop singing. Okay so it wasn't the quintessential Coachella song, but still, I felt so sorry for those guys!

SFChrissy
05-03-2007, 01:09 PM
that's kinda funny and would have loved to see that...accidentely ok but purpously...that's real f'dup...

wmgaretjax
05-03-2007, 01:30 PM
two stupid fucking lesbians and their drunk uncle at a Joanna Newsom show in portland. They were making out and yelling all of the words like 2 seconds after she sang them the whole fucking show. My friend and I almost ended up in a fight with them, but security came over and apologized and told them if they kept it up they would get kicked out.

jigglypuflvr@mac.com
05-03-2007, 01:37 PM
Any and all Rage fans screaming requests at the top of their lungs, as if anyone was going to hear them onstage, let alone play a request for one of the people they made fun of.

Also, I'll not that I was the douchebag yelling "prepare to be dissappointed" during Explosions in the Sky's "set".

Bluera
05-03-2007, 01:53 PM
I was in the front for Interpol and this stupid chick was there with her boyfriend. Apparently he likes interpol and she doesn't... cause after every song she'd yell out, "FAAAGGGGOOOOTTTTSS!!! FAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOTTTTSS!!" and he'd turn around and tell her "shut up, babe, I like these guys"

what a slore.