May 16, 2014 in Features


Concert setting can be too much to drink in

We asked our Facebook friends what goes through their heads when they think about going to a concert, in response to Paul Turner’s Slice column in last week’s 7. Here are some of their responses:

Ozz Oswalt

Depending on the type of concert, one should expect some rude and/or drunken behavior. People should be called out if they’re being rude and ruining the experience for other concertgoers. It doesn’t hurt to ask politely first. If people are held accountable by others then a lot of this inconsiderate type of behavior would stop.

Mari Mimi Rorie

Concerts are fun. Deal with it dead heads.

Lara Jones

I have to go super-early so I can find a seat near the front. Otherwise it’s a waste of money and time for short people.

Pat Partovi

I want to see the artists when I go to a live concert, and I don’t go to very many because of people standing up. There ought to be sections for those who want to stand and another section for the rest of us. Concerts are way too expensive to have your view blocked.

Crystal Windishar

Well, my last show made quite the impression. They did not sell general admission and forced you to sit still in one square foot of space on a folding chair, for 70 bucks. If you’re like me and were gifted with being 5-foot-1 and you have everyone standing in front of you, no matter what you do (you’re not allowed to move or to stand on your seat) you don’t get to see the show. Total BS.

Tom Baxter

If you want to see rude and drunken behavior and your view blocked by people standing up, just go to a Seattle Sounders game.

JoAnn Lorinski Gemmrig

It’s more of a social event. Meet fellow fans, but never mind the concert. With all the whooping and hollering, you can’t hear them anyway. Buy a CD if you want to enjoy the artist/s.

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