Concerts

Drop by and talk about anything you want. This is where all cheese-related discussions should go
User avatar
AlexanderDitto
Better Than the First Alexander
Posts: 4376
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 07:41
First Video: Desert Bus 1: The Original!
Location: Cambridge, Massachu~
Contact:

Concerts

Postby AlexanderDitto » 10 Sep 2010, 22:55

So, I just got back from an Anamanaguchi concert.

So, preface: as some of you may know, I am a huge stick in the mud. I'm all about proper behavior, maturity, and cleanliness, and all sorts of other lovely things. I don't think I'm anti-fun. I like fun! It just seems like the things other people find fun, I find annoying, uncouth, detestable.

What prompted this thread, then? Well, the concert was actually a house party (which I had kind of surmised previously). It took place in the hot, stuffy, dirty, crowded basement of a house four blocks from my apartment. Honestly, if it hadn't been so close, I wouldn't have gone in the first place.

The house was a mess. It was clearly an "artists'" house; garbage, junk, empty beer bottles and cans everywhere on the floor. Newspaper cutouts pasted on the walls. Of course, I arrived on time, and the actual residents of the house were strangely absent. I knew no one there. Starting to feel uncomfortable. I talked with a few people but the conversations tended to be short, save for one small group, who were fairly nice. I managed to stick with them, for the most part, which helped.

The "party" started at 7. I knew there were other bands playing before Anamana. What I didn't know is there were SEVEN other bands before them. Each band took at least a half an hour to set up, half an hour to play. It wasn't until 1:30 in the morning that Anamanaguchi actually played. I was exhausted by then from being on my feet so long.

Everyone was drinking. By the time the concerts started, everyone was drunk. Nearly everyone smoked; the backyard and the front stoop, the only sources of fresh air in an old aircondition-less house, were swarmed with smokers.

The basement, where the bands were playing, was awful. It was hot, cramped, dirty, beer bottles everywhere. Toward the end, people started doing that pushing thing, where they jump and push forward. I wanted to be toward the front, and got down early for every act, but I couldn't handle it, I had to retreat to the sides and the back. I was just being crushed by what was actually not that many people.

The music was loud. I expected that. I stuffed a little bit of toilet paper in my ears, which helped.

Buzzed people are not much fun to talk to when you're not buzzed too, so I spent most of the night talking to no one. No one included me in their conversations, and even when I tried to start one up, no one was sober enough to keep one going for more than a few minutes. Note that there's no way these people were drinking for taste; 30% of the cans were alcoholic energy drinks; I asked several people what the taste was, and they all said horrible. I asked why they were drinking it. "12% alcohol by volume" was the typical response.

During the performances, people got louder, more obnoxious as the night went on, and would push to the front of the crowd, and there was no way to stop them getting in front of me and blocking my view. (If you're 6'5", you don't need to be in front of me, I'm not that tall! D:)

I even tried talking to the band (Anamanaguchi), to thank them for their music and say how much I liked it, but they were mostly surrounded by people the whole night, and they, too, were drinking. One of them was passing around a bottle of Jack Daniel's and a can of ginger ale, and a bunch of people drank out of it. Ugh.

Worst of all, WORST of all, as the act right before Anamanguchi finished, some guy asks one of the people doing sound management for the acts if he has any pot. He does. He lights up. They pass the damn thing around. The basement reeks. My heart sank.

I hate when I enjoy something, and I want to like the creators of that something, and they just... they let me down. Their behavior. It's like the time I discovered my librarian, my favorite person in my entire high school, smoked behind the cafeteria, behind the dumpsters. It just seems wrong. I know part of it is the venue, and the associated people. But the band chose to play here, and I can't imagine it's vastly different in different "underground" music venues.

Now I'm home and all I can think of is how awful it was and how much I hate people. I can't figure out why people act that way. Get drunk, smoke weed and cigarettes, push and shove, keep a dirty, disgusting residence and invite strangers over. It's just... ugh.

Am I a huge stick in the mud, LRR?

I can't wait until PAX East so I can meet Graham and Paul and Kathleen again who will restore my faith in internet personalities being the nicest people, because seriously I have never met such nice people.

Ugh, I just need a hug. Tonight kind of sucked. Took a chance, tried to be adventurous, and got a big kick in the confidence for it. Are all concerts like this? Why do people smoke and drink and act like idiots? Am I weird because I'm clean? I don't think so.
JustAName
Posts: 7669
Joined: 30 Mar 2010, 21:08
First Video: Rapidfire I
Location: The Land of Unbearably Fashionable People and Lots of Cars

Re: Concerts

Postby JustAName » 10 Sep 2010, 23:04

I'm sorry that it sucked for you. :( *Interhug*

I don't really understand people who do that stuff either. I mean, I get it in a way, but... It's not really for me. The one time I drank, I felt really uncomfortable and spent most of the night taking care of my friend, who threw up five times. I guess it's fun for people. *shrug* There are always exceptions to the rule, though. There are people who aren't asses when their intoxicated, there are concerts that aren't gross (quite a lot, actually), and there are (surprisingly) artists who keep fairly neat houses.

This time may have sucked, but I hope next time won't. And the concerts at PAX are rockin'! Just go to those!
Alja-Markir wrote:Andy is the LRR Heart-throb.
Morgan is the LRR Crotch-throb.


And all I can do is read a book to stay awake. And it rips my life away, but it's a great escape.

Image
User avatar
MarkVI
Posts: 181
Joined: 14 Jul 2008, 19:18
First Video: iPhone Alternative
Location: New Jersey

Re: Concerts

Postby MarkVI » 10 Sep 2010, 23:25

sounds like you need to go to better venues
User avatar
TheRocket
Posts: 8428
Joined: 30 Nov 2006, 01:17
First Video: Those Games That We Played
Location: Lake Titicaca
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby TheRocket » 10 Sep 2010, 23:29

It's very clear that it's just not your scene.
Walk in like DeNiro, and leave like Brando.

You're living proof that Darwin was a moron.
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby Graham » 11 Sep 2010, 00:56

I've only been to one basement music party and it was all manner of not my speed.

I don't think you're a stick in the mud, I hate trying to enjoy something while being deafened, sweaty and assaulted (bad mosh pit experiences).


HOWEVER
If the chance comes up to go to a house party again, and you think you'd like to give it a shot, GO. You may meet some nice people, it could be a nicer place, and it might actually be a lot of fun.

And then, it could huff a dong. In which case, you can always leave :)
User avatar
Murakami
Posts: 139
Joined: 25 Nov 2009, 01:43
First Video: Time is Money
Location: the Netherlands
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby Murakami » 11 Sep 2010, 01:56

Not to sound well, unincourageing or something, but part of taking a chance is the fact that you might not get what you want. There was a chance the party would suck and it did. But that doesn't mean the next time it will (it could, especially if its in the same basement, haha).

O! Maybe you could start listening to jazz! Much better venues in general.
Arius wrote:De Nederlanders vallen binnen!
User avatar
empath
Posts: 13530
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 17:20
First Video: How to Talk Like a Pirate
Location: back in the arse end of nowhere

Re: Concerts

Postby empath » 11 Sep 2010, 03:39

Well, at least now you know, eh?

With this under your belt, you may be more...selective of 'things' you go to. I'm with G - don't write off house parties in toto because of this experience, but yeah, you'll wanna think carefully about any future invitations to someone's house for a big bash. There's plenty of DIFFERENT types of house parties, and I'm pretty confident that you'll come across one such event that isn't at all like your unpleasant experiences - one that you'd really enjoy and have fun at, and it'd be a shame to miss out on that by jumping to a broad-based conclusion.

But that said, be critical of future invitations. To be honest, I don't see the point in spending time at some activity that you don't enjoy (if there's no other benefit like helping a friend, or...you know getting paid because it's your job, etc.).

An example: St. John's has George Street, which is an amazing place to party of a night - bar-hopping takes on a totally new meaning with forty-one establishments in about a single city block. But, not drinking or smoking (which isn't much of a problem anymore, apparently), and keeping the volume down to two and three on the dial, there's not much interest in those activities for me. In the past, I have gone 'on a tear' with other people, and enjoyed myself. But it was the companionship that did it for me more than anything else. It's been at least five years since I've been down there after dark (dropped off resumes from time to time since).

Find what you like, and go with it. But always keep an eye open for new experiences you might like and dabble from time to time, keeping a realistic perspective.

As for being a 'stick in the mud'; that's relative - to someone who really enjoys and thrives in that sort of environment that you described, you would appear so. But to someone who likes to be able to inflate their lungs completely without their ribs pressing into another person, or actually carry on a conversation for more than a minute, not so much. ;)
Image
Image
Image
User avatar
Drinnik
Posts: 1976
Joined: 25 Jul 2010, 15:15
First Video: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/v
Location: Colchester, UK

Re: Concerts

Postby Drinnik » 11 Sep 2010, 04:11

I have a friend who refuses to go to concerts, even in large venues, because he thinks people shouldn't sing a long or clap.
dackwards d wrote:You'd think that anyone in the sciences would at least be open to experimentation.


Image
Image

Image
User avatar
Vohn_exel
Posts: 268
Joined: 04 Apr 2010, 05:15
First Video: commodoreHUSTLE 04 - Fixer
Location: Dallas, Tx

Re: Concerts

Postby Vohn_exel » 11 Sep 2010, 04:14

That sucks man. I've never been to a basement party or...well any other party for that matter. I'm like you, I don't smoke, drink or anything like that so I don't really have alot in common with those type of people.

I'm going to a concert tonight that a friend of mine is playing in. His family have a band and they play every so often. I've only got to go once but they're really good so I'm glad to see them again. Unfortunately, it's in a bar and as I said I'm not that much of a drinker. Almost all my friends that are going are, so it's gonna be...interesting. Not to mention the last time I went, there were drunk people that were waaaaay too close coming up to talk to me. There's supposed to be more tonight. Although I guess if I'm gonna be a musician I'm gonna have to eventually get used to stuff like that.
The Square Root of Nine is Three!
User avatar
davefp
Posts: 589
Joined: 12 Apr 2008, 11:35
Location: Ottawa, ON
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby davefp » 11 Sep 2010, 08:02

That does sound like a particularly sucky concert.

I saw Anamanguchi at PAX East in March and really liked their music. However, I too was disappointed after following them on twitter for a while. Lots of tweets about drinking, getting drunk etc.. I still like their music, but I'd definitely be less inclined to go see a show of theirs outside of a large venue such as PAX.

Basically: I sympathize with you. Don't let it knock your confidence though, as being adventurous definitely leads to awesomeness on occasion.
Image
Image
User avatar
Metcarfre
Posts: 13676
Joined: 08 Jul 2008, 13:52
First Video: Not Applicable
Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Re: Concerts

Postby Metcarfre » 11 Sep 2010, 08:06

I get where you're coming from. I wouldn't say you're a 'stick in the mud' - I would associate that with people who don't try anything new. A friend's girlfriend (and a number of my wife's friends) are like - always the same restaurants, never anything new or exciting. Never exposing oneself to a different experience. Ditto, you said before that you love classical & etc. music; I would think anyone who would scoff at going to a symphony, opera, or ballet would as much, if not more, of a 'stick-in-the-mud'.

Yeah, some people keep dirty places. Whatever. I've had friends living in serious dives (for fellow Victorians; "Esquimalt"). I don't think it wrong that they do, and I think it's a tad presumptious to attach value judgements (other than 'they can live in dirtier conditions than I can') to them.

I myself enjoy going on a tear once in a while. Probably my best concert experience may have been The New Pornographers (one of, if not my favourite band) at a tiny bar in Victoria. It was loud, packed, and everyone was drinking (myself included). Plus, I went on my own. The band drank, too. But they played awesome music (of course), and everyone had a great time. I think my favourite part was when they shouted out for requests, and it seemed as though no one shouted back the same song (a good mark of a great band, IMO)!

Parties at my house, even when there's heavy drinking, tend to devolve into Nerf fights, so there's a certain amount of craziness there. Otherwise, whilst I've been known to go on a tear from time to time, I mostly reserve that behavior for when it's expected nowadays - on bachelor parties (which are occuring with alarming regularity of late).
*
dfcrackhead
Posts: 248
Joined: 15 Apr 2010, 18:24
First Video: Desert Bus 2009
Location: Eastern U.S. regrettably

Re: Concerts

Postby dfcrackhead » 11 Sep 2010, 09:59

I don't smoke or drink, but I love concerts, I used to go to local metal shows in this little bar just about every other week, the bouncer even was able to recognize me and we talked a bit. I guess since I've grown up around cigs, beer and weed and stuff, none of that bothers me and I quite enjoy moshing and if I wanna be close to the band I make sure to be up front before anyone else. But thats me and not you, I know a lot of people who would hate that sort of thing and just sit in the back of the place all night. Personally, I think you should give it another chance, maybe try to learn how to say "Fuck it, I don't care about that shit right now" and try to let go a bit and have fun, and most of all, don't let the little shit get to you too badly or else life will always piss you off more than it should.
User avatar
TheRocket
Posts: 8428
Joined: 30 Nov 2006, 01:17
First Video: Those Games That We Played
Location: Lake Titicaca
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby TheRocket » 11 Sep 2010, 11:03

I make a living in dives with dirty punks and skids, and I fucking love it. It's just not your thing, so don't go anymore.. you'd never know if you didn't experience it. Be glad you did it, and now move forward to other adventures.
Walk in like DeNiro, and leave like Brando.

You're living proof that Darwin was a moron.
User avatar
AlexanderDitto
Better Than the First Alexander
Posts: 4376
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 07:41
First Video: Desert Bus 1: The Original!
Location: Cambridge, Massachu~
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby AlexanderDitto » 11 Sep 2010, 14:07

Murakami wrote:Not to sound well, unincourageing or something, but part of taking a chance is the fact that you might not get what you want. There was a chance the party would suck and it did. But that doesn't mean the next time it will (it could, especially if its in the same basement, haha).

O! Maybe you could start listening to jazz! Much better venues in general.


Oh, I know. I fully expected it to be at least somewhat uncomfortable. I knew there'd be drinking. I was just hoping it would at least be fun and interesting, and I was thus disappointed.

And the "venues" for my real passion, classical music, are exquisitely suited to my tastes. Jazz, likewise. So it's not as though I'm musically distraught.

empath wrote:With this under your belt, you may be more...selective of 'things' you go to. I'm with G - don't write off house parties in toto because of this experience, but yeah, you'll wanna think carefully about any future invitations to someone's house for a big bash.


That may be true, but I have no context with which to evaluate them, and I don't care to go through that many shitty experiences to build that metric up.

Drinnik wrote:I have a friend who refuses to go to concerts, even in large venues, because he thinks people shouldn't sing a long or clap.


That's pretty ridiculous. Of course it depends on the venue and the type of music. It'd be pretty annoying for someone to sing along to Wagner. Especially if they don't know any German. I actually just had a really good idea for a LRR skit...

Vohn_exel wrote:That sucks man. I've never been to a basement party or...well any other party for that matter. I'm like you, I don't smoke, drink or anything like that so I don't really have alot in common with those type of people.


It was just kind of disappointing because I wanted to talk to these people, people who ostensibly shared interests with me (I overheard conversations about Final Fantasy, Smash Bros, Pokemon... there should be some kind of nerd conversation bingo), but as the night wore on, because of the drinking and the smoking, it became harder for me to do so, instead of easier. It's kind of annoying!

metcarfre wrote:Yeah, some people keep dirty places. Whatever. I've had friends living in serious dives (for fellow Victorians; "Esquimalt"). I don't think it wrong that they do, and I think it's a tad presumptious to attach value judgements (other than 'they can live in dirtier conditions than I can') to them.


I don't understand this. Sure, I understand that in the process of a party, people are going to leave cans and bottles and crap everywhere. I understand young people aren't going to spend money on furniture when their lives are in flux. But this house, this beautiful turn of the century four story row home, was just... neglected. Is it hard to wipe the floor or put your pots and pans away, and not leave them in dish rack? Do you really have to leave empty cereal boxes everywhere? Yes, I know you like Boo Berry. Doesn't mean we have to keep the box. On the floor. Wedged behind the heating unit.

I know, it's not a huge deal. I just don't understand it; when I have company, I like my place to be clean and neat, to show the guests that I care about them, and put effort into preparing my home for their visit. All it said is that the people hosting this party really didn't care all that much about it.

TheRocketSiobhan wrote:It's very clear that it's just not your scene.


TheRocketSiobhan wrote:I make a living in dives with dirty punks and skids, and I fucking love it. It's just not your thing, so don't go anymore.. you'd never know if you didn't experience it. Be glad you did it, and now move forward to other adventures.


I have nothing against "punks and skids," I guess, even though I don't really subscribe to their most of their values, and I'd hardly call dirty dishes an aesthetic. Whatever. To each his own.

It kind of sucks that to go to a live show for a band I really like, though, I have to be part of a "scene." Here and I thought it was about the music, but it doesn't seem to be.

But you're right. I am glad I went, if for no other reason that I experienced it and know that I did not like it. I know a little more about myself. So that's good.
User avatar
TheRocket
Posts: 8428
Joined: 30 Nov 2006, 01:17
First Video: Those Games That We Played
Location: Lake Titicaca
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby TheRocket » 11 Sep 2010, 17:37

It is about the music, but the music undoubtedly attracts a certain 'type' of person. You don't need to be part of a 'scene' to enjoy the music, but you might not enjoy the environment and people that come with it at a live show. I enjoy that really awful Keisha song but would I enjoy a room full of poppy faux gangster bubble gum re-re's? Probably not and I would probably end up punhcing an underage kid in the throat.
Walk in like DeNiro, and leave like Brando.

You're living proof that Darwin was a moron.
User avatar
korri
Posts: 2323
Joined: 14 May 2007, 12:02
First Video: I honestly can't remember...
Location: Pittsburgh PA
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby korri » 11 Sep 2010, 18:15

I usually find that I respond more to who I'm with somewhere then where I actually am... I've been to huge house parties that were stinking hot and with a lot of people, but I loved it because the people I was there with I knew really well and we were having a great time. I've also been places with people I didn't really like and I hated it.

My suggestion is that maybe next time, if a bunch of your friends are going somewhere similar, don't necessarily write it off, because sometimes the best experiences are because of who you are with.
Hello world, remember me? I'm the sad little fuck that you failed to see, who you should have recognized When you had the chance. Hello motherfuckers now its time to dance

my photos! => http://korrinn.deviantart.com
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby Graham » 11 Sep 2010, 18:26

I start my day by punching an underaged kid in the throat.

He handles it well.
User avatar
AlexanderDitto
Better Than the First Alexander
Posts: 4376
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 07:41
First Video: Desert Bus 1: The Original!
Location: Cambridge, Massachu~
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby AlexanderDitto » 11 Sep 2010, 18:33

TheRocketSiobhan wrote:It is about the music, but the music undoubtedly attracts a certain 'type' of person. You don't need to be part of a 'scene' to enjoy the music, but you might not enjoy the environment and people that come with it at a live show. I enjoy that really awful Keisha song but would I enjoy a room full of poppy faux gangster bubble gum re-re's? Probably not and I would probably end up punhcing an underage kid in the throat.


Very true!

korri wrote:I usually find that I respond more to who I'm with somewhere then where I actually am...


Another good point. It would have been better to have someone consistent to stick with. I'm pretty guilty of doing stuff like this, going places alone and then feeling disappointed when I get lonely. Derp derp, what was I expecting? (Speaking from experience, never go out to brunch alone. The pity in people's eyes is unbearable. It was good french toast, though.)

I need to make some friends around here. It's just so hard to find people who share my interests who don't live in Vancouver or Toronto or Yellowknife or the Internet. Damn you, Canada! All the cool people are inside you.

Graham wrote:I start my day by punching an underaged kid in the throat.

He handles it well.


Good heavens!
User avatar
goat
Posts: 3710
Joined: 02 Feb 2009, 20:59

Re: Concerts

Postby goat » 11 Sep 2010, 19:20

AlexanderDitto wrote:
korri wrote:I usually find that I respond more to who I'm with somewhere then where I actually am...


Another good point. It would have been better to have someone consistent to stick with. I'm pretty guilty of doing stuff like this, going places alone and then feeling disappointed when I get lonely. Derp derp, what was I expecting? (Speaking from experience, never go out to brunch alone. The pity in people's eyes is unbearable. It was good french toast, though.)


Yeah, that's a problem. Janky-ass venues are best encountered with a friend and heavy doses of sarcasm and witty remarks relayed under your breath.

But until you find that faithful companion, french toast really does heal all wounds.
Follow a derelict account:

http://www.twitter.com/goat1
User avatar
iamafish
Posts: 4804
Joined: 22 Feb 2009, 10:28
First Video: Crime and Punishment
Location: Oxford/Worcestershire, England
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby iamafish » 11 Sep 2010, 19:20

well every cool person want's to be inside a Canadian right?

You should go to such things with friends, but then you need to make friends, so you need to go to places where like minded people hang out so you can make friends, but you should go to such things with friends. fuck.

making friends in new places is hard. I could hit you with a bunch of clichés about being open and talking to people, but I've never really been in your situation, so i can't really help. I'm sure there are people on these boards who have and can help you far better than i can.

I would say that what Korri said is absolutely 100% correct. the 'best' clubs in the world can be fucking awful, yet the shitty pub with a dance floor in the corner can be awesome. it all depends on the people you're with.
Thoughts From a Fish Bowl<------ my blog...

My Twitter

iamafish never wrote:the male trouser snake is evidence that evolution has no sense of aesthetics
User avatar
TheRocket
Posts: 8428
Joined: 30 Nov 2006, 01:17
First Video: Those Games That We Played
Location: Lake Titicaca
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby TheRocket » 11 Sep 2010, 19:53

Ditto, I went to the mall food court alone and the stares I was getting was unbelieveable. Really.. eating and going to movies alone is something I never want to do because people give you the oddest looks! I even had one guy look at me and the fact I was alone and say ".. so .. are you on break or something?"
Walk in like DeNiro, and leave like Brando.

You're living proof that Darwin was a moron.
User avatar
AlexanderDitto
Better Than the First Alexander
Posts: 4376
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 07:41
First Video: Desert Bus 1: The Original!
Location: Cambridge, Massachu~
Contact:

Re: Concerts

Postby AlexanderDitto » 11 Sep 2010, 20:16

TheRocketSiobhan wrote:Ditto, I went to the mall food court alone and the stares I was getting was unbelieveable. Really.. eating and going to movies alone is something I never want to do because people give you the oddest looks! I even had one guy look at me and the fact I was alone and say ".. so .. are you on break or something?"


I know! It's completely ridiculous! If you're not surrounded by a gaggle of chattering hogmonkeys people think something's wrong with you. Can't go to movies, can't go to nice restaurants or brunch. I wouldn't even THINK of visiting the comic book store three blocks away, despite the fact that they are specifically tailored around having social events like Magic night and Board Game night. It's ridiculous.

That's why people get into relationships, isn't it? So they have a default plus one for everything. None of this having to figure out who you can drag along to that thing you want to do.
User avatar
Metcarfre
Posts: 13676
Joined: 08 Jul 2008, 13:52
First Video: Not Applicable
Location: Vancouver, B.C.

Re: Concerts

Postby Metcarfre » 11 Sep 2010, 20:50

That's really funny, because I was just thinking of how sometimes I enjoy things more on my own. Example; today, I went to a football game, which was great (go Lions!). Problem was, I was with my wife and in-laws and was... embarrassed by a lot of fans behavior. Had I been on my own, however (or with more like-minded friends), we would have had a great time making a scene, shouting, cheering, and yelling at refs.
*
User avatar
Vohn_exel
Posts: 268
Joined: 04 Apr 2010, 05:15
First Video: commodoreHUSTLE 04 - Fixer
Location: Dallas, Tx

Re: Concerts

Postby Vohn_exel » 12 Sep 2010, 01:26

AlexanderDitto wrote:
Vohn_exel wrote:That sucks man. I've never been to a basement party or...well any other party for that matter. I'm like you, I don't smoke, drink or anything like that so I don't really have alot in common with those type of people.


It was just kind of disappointing because I wanted to talk to these people, people who ostensibly shared interests with me (I overheard conversations about Final Fantasy, Smash Bros, Pokemon... there should be some kind of nerd conversation bingo), but as the night wore on, because of the drinking and the smoking, it became harder for me to do so, instead of easier. It's kind of annoying!


Ah yeah I know what you mean. I'm the same way with my friends when they're drunk. We get along well and usually talk about games and anime and stuff. However, whenever they're drunk, I find it almost impossible to stand their company. It's not so bad when they drink a little, but as they get more drunk, the fun begins to melt away.

Oh, and as I said I went to that concert that my friend had. It was pretty much the same type of people that went there last time. I had a talk with a guy with a huge mohawk that was upset about them not having his type of liquor. They're all actually pretty cool people but as the night wares on they talk less and drink more, lol. But it was a great concert and I might be partially deaf now, but I really enjoyed it.

Graham wrote:I start my day by punching an underaged kid in the throat.

He handles it well.


Or he's biding his time until he kills you in his sleep.


TheRocketSiobhan wrote:Ditto, I went to the mall food court alone and the stares I was getting was unbelieveable. Really.. eating and going to movies alone is something I never want to do because people give you the oddest looks! I even had one guy look at me and the fact I was alone and say ".. so .. are you on break or something?"


That's because you're not a scary looking guy, (Or at least I assume by your Avatar you're not) or just really wierd. I don't have many friends that have the money or the car to go and hang out with me, so I usually get stuck going alone. Instead of people wondering what I'm doing alone, they sit like three seats away from me or an entire row away, lol. Maybe it's my hair :P.
The Square Root of Nine is Three!
User avatar
Lord Chrusher
Can't Drink Possible Beers
Posts: 8913
Joined: 29 Apr 2005, 22:53
First Video: Door to Door
Location: In England.

Re: Concerts

Postby Lord Chrusher » 12 Sep 2010, 06:15

Good on ya, AlexanderDitto for breaking out of your comfort zone and doing something different.

I have not been to a concert in a long time. I enjoy them but I am too chicken to go unless friend are also going. Unfortunately the friends I have which are the most inclined to go to shows are in Canada. I guess I will have to meet more people in Australia.
Last edited by Lord Chrusher on 12 Sep 2010, 06:26, edited 1 time in total.
Image
We are all made of star dust. However we are also made of nuclear waste.
Remember to think before you post.
Image

Return to “General Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests