The ten biggest concert buzzkills

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Noah Van Sciver

9. The Overserved
We're not just talking drunk here. We're talking Otis drunk. I mean, sloppy and obnoxious. Oh, and loud. Did we mention that they're loud? There's no distinction between indoor versus outdoor voice here. Likewise, there's no discernible filter. These people say whatever the hell is on their mind at any given moment -- to any and everybody within earshot. Best to steer clear when you see this individual coming, lest you be subjected to their unpredictable wiles. And by unpredictable, we mean one minute they're slobbering on you, oversharing and all up in your personal space, and the next thing you know, it's all projectile vomiting and/or pissing their pants and in serious danger of being carted off to detox.



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caddywaumpus276
caddywaumpus276

Top 10 article buzzkills: 

1. articles that are described and written as lists but are put into 10 fucking pages instead of one.

Crystal R Willis
Crystal R Willis

#4 The Director! Put your phone down and enjoy the show. I once sat behind someone who sat on the back of her chair, recording the whole show. She had a bit too much to drink and kept yelling, "Wyoming!". At the end of the show, she fell off the back of her chair and her cell phone shattered. Awww...

Lesa Theaman
Lesa Theaman

Dave herrera, way to make everyone feel inadequate at a show. How about everyone just stand there and take notes about how much other people are dicks, you pretentious dick

Monica Pearce
Monica Pearce

I was dealing with a group of "Talkers" last night at the Imagine Dragons concert. Douchebags! Shut up you really aren't that cool. They had a comment about everything. Let's make fun of this. Let me talk over the singer talking. What I have to say is soooooo funny. My 7 yr old was better behaved than they were. It called being courteous to others around you.

Rob Jump
Rob Jump

So, just sit quietly, enjoy the show. No drinking, no talking.... Don't really do anything at all

kbaker6474
kbaker6474

I might add the late-arriving, already-sloppy-drunk, won't-shut-up, hanging-all-over-each-other "I-love-you-maaaaan" bro date - consisting of two or more of Number One, The Show Bro.

bskeathley
bskeathley

At 6'3" and 250 pounds, I gotta say I'm the GIANT casting the shadow on the whole damn crowd. However, I try to have some consideration. OZZFEST 2004. I'm up on the barricade at the front of the lawn section and a VERY petite girl is behind me. I'm betting she didn't fork out $75 to see the back of my shirt all afternoon so I graciously had her move in front of me to the rail and then put my arms up on each side of her to keep her from being swept up in the swaying of the crowd. Got a hug and a kiss after the show.

cornellram53
cornellram53

I personally don't mind topless girls.  Just sayin.

Miri Ladenburger
Miri Ladenburger

I loved this because I've witnessed all of these, but my least favorite is the "overserved" and the "the maniac". Nothing worse than those two mixed together at a metal show

Teresa Wilson Nielsen
Teresa Wilson Nielsen

how about the puker, the guy or gal who rarely gets out and then when they do, they end up puking because they have no clue how to pace it!

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Whoever posted this reply is seriously full of major butthurt and clearly needs to grow a thicker skin.

Ty Baron
Ty Baron

I'd much rather be in a crowd of super fans all singing every word than a crowd of people who've only heard one song and pretend to be fans.

Yuke Toofte
Yuke Toofte

DMB fans bringing lawn chairs to the show and then yell at you when you are trying to get thru the crowd

Jessie Marie
Jessie Marie

LED hula hoops at outdoor Phish shows. Shit. Hula hoops in general. But? There literally was a chick with her freaking LED hoop at Phish Tahoe night 1 set 2 and it was so rude. Kuroda's lights are way prettier than you! Ps. Girls? You just don't exude sexy with your hoops. You exude self absorbed & small minded.

Conrad Luethy
Conrad Luethy

whoever wrote this is just jealous of everyone else having a good time and just needs to chill and pull the stick out

Amanda McGregor
Amanda McGregor

The excessive PDA couple, who inevitably come to the point of actually sex at some point in the show.

Bill MacCallum
Bill MacCallum

12. “The Musk Ox” a steady aroma of B.O. and bad breath sometimes paired with patchouli.

Josh Nadler
Josh Nadler

I understand you want the extra clicks for your ad numbers, but did this have to be on 10 separate pages?

Victoria Dyksterhuis Folkerts
Victoria Dyksterhuis Folkerts

Yep. I may hate the talker the worst. As expensive as tickets are I just don't get why people behave like this.

Brendan Flynn
Brendan Flynn

people who bring their kids to shows and reduce themselves to the intelligence level of said kids all night.

Bob Pearce
Bob Pearce

11. The Smokestack Lighting up because they think it's their right to smoke (pot or cigs) in a crowded theater. Live concert experience becomes a second hand smoke experience.

handyman_d2003
handyman_d2003

"Directors" really loused up the Suicide Girls show I went to in Oct. Worst part? The MC encouraged it. 

eric804
eric804

My son and I are both #5s and very well aware of our size because we are reminded of it at every effing show we go to. At 6'7" and 6'5" respectively, we pay the same money as everyone else does and we make a point to get to shows early to get the seats/spots we want. If other folks wanna be in front of us, get there earlier. I can help my size as much as the 5 foot tall munchkin behind me - get there early or deal with it.

Another lovely side effect of being this tall is that there are those that want to challenge me just because they have a Napoleonic Complex (short man's syndrome). I have no problem with people standing in front of me if they have been there from the beginning, but those squeezing into a tiny bit of space in front of me and then getting pissed at me because I have been there all along is ridiculous. I was proud of myself that there weren't more homicides at the last NIN show.

Adam Schafer
Adam Schafer

The one thing that really bothers me at shows are people who try to squeeze into any tiny space to get a little closer to the stage. Just because there is a foot of space between me and the person in front of me doesn't mean that it's available for you to cram in there.

Vanessa Thurston
Vanessa Thurston

I feel like every show has these ppl lol I don't care I'm there for the music not to waste a good time paying attention to them....I think if anyone has been to a show they know of these peeps. ..I don't think an article was really necessary..

Shelley Warsaw
Shelley Warsaw

I refer to the "director" as Zombies! And I think I can add a few - like the person that leaves a blanket and expects to come back to their seats!!!

Derek Wiles
Derek Wiles

It's funny really funny But lets try to go see music not pay so much attention to what the rest of the world is doing granted sometimes humans will make that impossible which to me is funny And what about the screamer? They are pretty bad can ruin timeless recordings

Ashley Miller
Ashley Miller

Ahhhahaha! Show-bro, yes, i know of thoes...

visigothhorde
visigothhorde

This article is so pretentious. People go to shows to have a good time. Maybe is not how YOU enjoy the show. I figure as long as no one is getting hurt or being antagonized I say more power too the individuals you've singled out in this crappy article. When I go to a show I like to have fun. I'd rather be surrounded by people enjoying themselves and having fun than a bunch of self important, head bobbing, stuck up, a-holes like yourselves. If you wanna stand around and judge everyone. Stay the F home and listen to records.

Jay Mesa
Jay Mesa

Solid list. After a few $8 beers I'm unabashedly the set list advisor.

Megan Munzert
Megan Munzert

those of you and you know who you are...read it...learn it...know it.

AJx
AJx

Wait introverts are soulless drones? you have officially exceeded the boundaries of journalism. for the hundredth time . hooray sensationalism. 

jimboburgess
jimboburgess

@bskeathley Shorts girls figured out a way to rebel. They get 9 square feet of fat head to hold up from the front row.

Junedeer420
Junedeer420

Wow someone's got some hooper hatred! I'm also a curtious hooper and only hoop if I have the space to do it.

MCRmyxKiki
MCRmyxKiki

@eric804  I've actually found most of the #5's that stand in front of little 5'3 me and my 5'8 Boyfriend will gladly help us find a way to push next to, or in front of them :) Not all the shorty's are bad! and it helps to buy the tall guy a drink ;)

rodgersjfr
rodgersjfr

What do they want us Giants to do? Shrink? Stay home so their whiny asses are the only ones who get to enjoy the show? God I hate short people.

eric804
eric804

@MCRmyxKiki @eric804  It's all in the presentation, right? If I am standing there minding my own business and someone comes up to me being cool will go much further with me than someone forcing their way into my space. And you are right - drinks go a long way in the whole allocation of space discussions :)


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