I only moderately get annoyed by ass-holes pushing there way to the front. I don't let them bother me for more than a moment. What really pisses me off is when these same idiots start pushing there way back out after only a song or two. I mean, really, didn't you know you didn't like this band before you shoved your way to the front. Or is it just an advanced case of LA-itis, where you have to arrive late and leave early to everything.
At the Muse concert on Saturday at Staples Center I was basically at the barrier, a couple people in front of me. Everything was fine until some kid decided to shove into the little pocket of space between me and the people in front of me. I suppose I could have said something to him but I'm not one for fights or confrontation, especially at a concert where I'm supposed to be enjoying myself. So he 'won'. Whatever, it was near the end of the main set and I walked to the back for a pretty epic view. I'd still be curious to hear what he'd have to say for himself.
Originally Posted by TomAz
Hey here's an idea. You know those people who are desperately poor, down on their luck, uneducated, abused, and generally ill-equipped for life? Let's make fun of them.
#11 When people stay seated during the performance. I HATE THIS SO MUCH. They want to keep their spot, I understand, but can't your a$$ find some grass near the back?? I mean you got the band playing, and its not your thing, so you 'sit this one out' IN THE CENTER OF THE CROWD!? Ruins it for the people who actually like the artist, cuz they keep tripping over your crotch level bodies.
GV should just market their footage with yearly compilations, and full set options. Sort of stomp out all the Am-Cammers as the douche leaks they are. It's cool to record your experience, but please be considerate, and at least a little discrete.
People who keep hitting your backpack as you try to enjoy your space. It's a backpack, friend. If you can't understand its dimensions immediately, then there's a problem with you. That having been said... I wouldn't mind a sweet ass fanny pack (as long as it's sweet ass). Going to try going without a backpack or a locker this year. Bulging pockets just aren't my thing.
Why not set the backpack between your feet if it's bumping people.
I've tried the backpack thing before, and usually ended up having it at my feet, or ended up leaving it at the tent with a fuck photography and any other accessories philosophy. Looking for a nega-hep fanny pack now.
Originally Posted by VigoTheCarpathian
It's fun, sometimes, to fiddle lightly with someone's backpack and watch them open it up all paranoid about theft.
Tuck your zippers, and keep your better "pokemon cards" in your least vulnerable pockets, kids. If someone fucks with your backpack--- Turn around and truffle shuffle the shit out of them.
what do you keep on you that requires a backpack? i think youll enjoy the festival if you go in with only 3-4 things on your person. less to worry about.
3-4 things are more than I'm going to be carrying on my person, hopefully. My backpack usually contains (1) jacket, (1) hat, assorted bandages/ remedies, and a small camera. It's a pretty light load, but I find the camera to be an annoyance to put in a pocket. Going to try finding some worthy shorts with cargo pockets in the next couple weeks to handle that. I have a bigger phone than previous years too (miss the flip phone). I find people with intrusive, cumbersome backpacks to be annoying too, but it's one of the lesser problems with festy folk.
Backpack too bulky, I usually make do with my camelpak.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.
Coachella: 08, 09, 10, 11, 12w1, 12w2, 13w1, 14w2, 15w2
NOS Alive: 16
Pitch Music Fest: 16
Burning Man: 08,10
For some of these points I would agree to the antithesis.
I hate people who stand strong holding back half of one group from reaching the rest of their group because "they got to that spot first". Go fuck yourself you old fuck who lost all sense of fun and youth in your crabby ass life. It's a concert, not a place to stand still for 2 hours hoping your legs don't get too tired by the end. If people want to get up father than you, it's because they want to see this band really badly! Just because you were able to leisurely make your way to the venue hours early does not make you a bigger fan than someone who got stuck at work until traffic got horrible!
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Completely disagree if you really wanted to see that band you would have gotten there earlier. Don't be a dick.