The only show at Crescent where I was annoyed by the crowd was Santogold. There were a lot of people there that seemed like they were attending their first concert.
It's not me, and it's not because I'm too close to the stage. I almost think I'd be better off if I were closer to the stage, because at least then I'd be surrounded by people who were more committed to actually enjoying the performance. When I was on the rail to the left side of the stage (so like by the bar, behind where the under-21 crowd is cordoned off), I could observe the people immediately in front of the stage (the pit, as it were) and most of them looked to be in rapture. I don't mind people enjoying themselves at shows, but talking about bullshit you could've discussed with your friend at literally any other moment prior to or after the show is fucking ridiculous. Not having any conscientousness about who's around you seems to be an ever more prevalent problem. If I position myself to get a better view of the stage, I consider the people who I may be moving in front of and there have been numerous times that I've opted not to assume a spot even though it would provide a great line of sight because then I'd be blocking the view of a shorter person who was in their spot first. And so maybe I hold people to high standards for how they conduct themselves at shows but I'm not inclined to think that it's my issue to correct.
How big was that crowd at Tycho, by the way, Amy? I know Tallest Man & Twin Shadow were both either sold out or damn close to it. It almost seems like an act's popularity has a direct relationship with how insufferable its audience is.
The crowd at Tycho was pretty big but I know it wasn't sold out because they still had the round tables out on the floor. I have found the best spots at Crescent shows are when they still have the round tables out on the floor, and you stand right behind them facing the stage so no one is directly in front of you and you have a spot to set your drinks down.
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
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Rusko - 11/07 - Marquee Theatre
Swans tonight anyone?
Me too! I'm thinking I should bring some cash to buy vinyl if they have any for sale.
2 hours of mind-numbing noise, and I loved every minute of it.
Xiu Xiu may have been the most depressing thing I have ever seeen live. I didn't hate it, I just felt bad for the guy.
It's a bike riding/New Belgium brewing event at Tempe Town lake. They sell beer and people ride their bikes. Maybe there's more to it. I've never been.
Holy crap, seriously Devotchka is playing Tour de Fat? That's pretty cool. I've had a blast at the event in the past. It was way too hot last year though.
Fresh off his "JUICY AUSTRALIA TOUR"
*waits for Rick's detailed recollection of the screamers at Fiona*
The guy behind me was singing along to every single word just loud enough to where you could hear him and Fiona. I found leaning forward drowned him out but this guy also kept bouncing his foot on the back of my seat and saying he was going to wet himself. It was obnoxious. The random screams from individuals were obnoxious too. It seemed any pause or quiet moment in the midst of a song some attention whore (male and female) would let those screams out. The crowd was reminiscent of a Tori Amos audience in these ways.
The crowd was fucking awful.
This is a good thing if they play the outdoor stage. A show outside in November will be nice. I saw OFF! at martini ranch a few weeks ago and that place really isn't going to work as a Clubhouse replacement. The Sail Inn is OK, but they need to work on their sound. I think these types of shows should be getting booked at The Nile.