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    Default I push photographers.

    That's right. I push them down, and I don't even feel bad about it a little.

    First, note my user name. I stood in the Sahara Tent for most of Sandra Collins and all of Diplo. I care for neither of their musical stylings. When Aphex Twin came on, I was right on the rail in the front row. I was psyched. I have literally been waiting over a decade for my chance to see Aphex Twin live.

    Then some photographer is going to stand on the bench part of the rail, literally putting his ass right in my face, and stand there while taking several pictures?

    No. I push you down. Always.

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    So why talk about this now? Did you get an angry letter of fanmail from the photographer who's fanny you shoved?
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    I did the same at the beginning of kraftwerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    I did the same at the beginning of kraftwerk
    I'm glad Prince had the courtesy to remove them for me.

    edit: since I was front row for that show, too.

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    haha

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    Actually i kind of think what the photographer did was rude. i'll stand on that bench, but it won't be my ass in your face (quite the opposite). i'll establish some eye contact with the person i'm going to be standing in front of what i'm gonna do and that it's gonna be quick (hand signals). i don't use that bench to get pictures of the artists, but for crowd shots. If that guy was lingering there, security should have called him down. How did he react to the push? Doesn't sound like he pushed back (when you push anyone for any reason, expect a push back).

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    I whack security gaurds in the tummy when they get up and stand in front of me on the rail during Flogging Molly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatieLyn View Post
    I whack security gaurds in the tummy when they get up and stand in front of me on the rail during Flogging Molly.
    usually when the guards come up next to the rail like that, it means you should put your hands up, cuz some dude is about to land on your head, and they are preparing to grab him...
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    yeah getting caught off-guard by crowd surfers really sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexecutioner View Post
    usually when the guards come up next to the rail like that, it means you should put your hands up, cuz some dude is about to land on your head, and they are preparing to grab him...
    Yeah see that's USUALLY the case, for this dick of a security gaurd though no one was crowd surfing, I checked. He was simply anticipating that someone would as he blocked my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    I did the same at the beginning of kraftwerk
    were you trying to get everybody to push the photographers?
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    Douche.

    I'd push you back...maybe pop you in the face. Then I'd have you arrested. Then I'd sue you and take your trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewindowliquor View Post
    That's right. I push them down, and I don't even feel bad about it a little.

    First, note my user name. I stood in the Sahara Tent for most of Sandra Collins and all of Diplo. I care for neither of their musical stylings. When Aphex Twin came on, I was right on the rail in the front row. I was psyched. I have literally been waiting over a decade for my chance to see Aphex Twin live.

    Then some photographer is going to stand on the bench part of the rail, literally putting his ass right in my face, and stand there while taking several pictures?

    No. I push you down. Always.

    now now you see I have looooonnnggg arm and it stretches from where I stand to where you sit and take photos, and I PUSH PHOTOGRAPHERS!!
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    most press photographers i find to be pretty cool about this. they'll usually do their business during the first song or two and then leave. but when you have been waiting for a particular artist to play and as soon as they start your perfect view gets blocked, i can see how that would piss someone off

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    Quote Originally Posted by summerkid View Post
    were you trying to get everybody to push the photographers?
    yes I sure was
    nehind the 2nd barrier, to the immediate left of the centre aisle (facing the stage)

    nobody helped me shove them, so when the show started and they didn't move, I got a few generous shoves in before I felt I'd made my point and lit up a joint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    Douche.

    I'd push you back...maybe pop you in the face. Then I'd have you arrested. Then I'd sue you and take your trailer.
    you talking to me?

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    I push you down. Always.
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    I push no one down. Always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NicoDread View Post
    yeah getting caught off-guard by crowd surfers really sucks.
    As the victim of a missile dropkick courtesy of a crowd surfer being dropped during Arcade Fire in 07... Fuck yes it sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frozen pilgrim View Post
    yes I sure was
    nehind the 2nd barrier, to the immediate left of the centre aisle (facing the stage)

    nobody helped me shove them, so when the show started and they didn't move, I got a few generous shoves in before I felt I'd made my point and lit up a joint.
    Do you feel better now? Maybe now it's time to find a more grown up way to express your emotions instead of getting physical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonimouse View Post
    most press photographers i find to be pretty cool about this. they'll usually do their business during the first song or two and then leave. .......
    They only get 3 songs/15mins then they have to leave.
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    I think both sides have legit beef here. The photographer is just trying to do their job... I don't push food vendors out of my way when they're in front of me at the ballpark and I'm trying to watch the game. Plus, the photographers are supposed to be shooed away after the 2nd song. On the other hand, I can see where finally getting to that coveted rail position only to have someone waltz up and park it in front of me could cause a little "I don't think so" shove.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldstart View Post
    Do you feel better now? Maybe now it's time to find a more grown up way to express your emotions instead of getting physical.
    say that to my face, bitch.

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    yeah, totally say it to his face (as opposed to whatever part of his body you were saying it to before)

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    well, it's the intertubez, so I guess he's saying it to my... fingertips?


    gey goldenvoice:
    how about next year you respect the music fans who pay $300 and stake out a decent spot for a show.
    they're fucking photographers, not international diplomats. they have absolutely no right to completely obstruct the view of hundreds of loyal fans.
    every time you let photographers stand up on the barrier like that, you're putting them at risk of physical injury from fans like me.
    I was NOT the first one to get physical, mind you. there was an absolute hailstorm of bottles, water, debris, and food garbage being thrown at the thoughtless cocksuckers who were blocking kraftwerk fans even before I started pushing...
    coincidence that they were NOT there for portishead?
    I think not.

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