"I would be down for a massive group meet-up for Radiohead's weekend 1 set just to make sure that this doesn't happen to any of us."
Ha ..that's awesome.
Everyone meets .. not a word said (of course polite head nodding) ... quietly forming an impenetrable sound circle free of douchery .. band finishes ..group quietly disperses
Crying softly to one's self is also permitted.
Not talking, but equally annoying:
I saw Bon Iver in Chicago and little dude in front of me air-drummed the entire set, extremely accurately, but, like, super self-consciously. He was occasionally looking around to make sure everyone saw that he was nailing ever fill and choking every choked cymbal crash. It was the most bizarre way to be distracted through an entire set.
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I find dancing and bumping into people is the best way to avoid talkers, because you keep bumping into them, but you're sooooo into the music, they won't interrupt you. Try it, it fucking works people.
Bump. Please spread the word.
or if you are going to talk at least make it interesting
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How bout the person who is singing every lyric in your ear? Also, they're off key.
If people are going to talk next to me at a set it better be about the location of a buried pirate treasure or something.
The Radiohead show in Montreal had some bad talkers, and I was really close to the stage. I don't care what language you're speaking, if I can hear you during pyramid song you're going to get shushed.
Decided this year I'm going to get at whatever stage early to get up front and avoid the talkers as much as possible. I prefer to stand in front of the mixing console where the sound is best, but the talkers last year were too much to handle. Fucking twats.
It's my festival and I'll talk where I want to.
'01 '02 '03 '04 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13, 14, 15...
This is why I don't go anymore.