Five more concert buzzkills

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Noah Van Sciver

So a couple of weeks ago, we laid out what we thought was the complete compendium of the biggest concert buzzkills. Turns out, though, we left a number of entries out, and so with your direct input (Whiskey Bulldozer and Surf's Up), we went back to the drawing board, literally, and came up with five more concert buzzkills. Keep reading to see if you recognize any of the newbies and feel free to let us know if there's still some we missed. We're already planning another edition featuring the Human Metronome (genius!).

See also:
- The original ten biggest concert buzzkills
- The complete Denver music fan field guide
- Noah Van Sciver draws Ryan Adams at the Temple Buell

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The Whiskey Bulldozer
The aptly coined Whiskey Bulldozer mows through the crowd indiscriminately with an armful of drinks and a determined and unflinching gaze, splashing unsuspecting bystanders with brimming brews in an effort to renegotiate their spot, which, of course, has filled in during their absence. It's bad enough that you end up wearing their drink as they flatten everything in their path, but as often as not, by default, they usually end up spilling your drink, too -- without so much as an "excuse me" or even a token "my bad."

See also: The original ten biggest concert buzzkills


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Johnnysynth
Johnnysynth

Depends on the band; if you have a problem with the stoner... YOU are at the wrong concert.

Bratty Man
Bratty Man

Stoners are welcome around me at all times.

Vanessa Banker
Vanessa Banker

I find this list highly annoying. If you're uptight, don't go to shows. Period.

Troy Rice
Troy Rice

I think your story is a Buzzkill. This shit happens, it's all part of going to concerts.

Steve Holmberg
Steve Holmberg

Worst are the assholes shooting video on their cell phones! You know NOBODY cares about or wants to watch your shitty video! Give it a break and enjoy the moment!

rd5813
rd5813

You mentioned Stoner Dude, but what about Druggie Kid.  Whether it be X, Shrooms, LSD or some other mind bending drug, this person, typically a teenager or young adult, is tripping balls and the worst buzz kill is watching this person overdose or go into convulsions!

Tim Tindle
Tim Tindle

I have one. THE GENERAL. Posts up in a spot, red rocks for instance. Swears his friends are coming. And will not let you near his space. Even though it is general admission.

Andrea Duran
Andrea Duran

I think you should add judgmental know it all to the list. A person who goes to concerts for the sole purpose of passing judgment onto others.

jjdoglegg
jjdoglegg

We loved the first installment so much we had to have a 2nd. 

Bryan Berkowitz
Bryan Berkowitz

A great read if you're a concert junkie like me! Thank for the Greek Theatre L.A. for posting this yesterday on their FB feed!

HoneyBakedAmbs
HoneyBakedAmbs

Where's the hula-hooper on this list? Seriously. Must add.

caleb.does.it.better
caleb.does.it.better

I get what you're trying to do here by pointing out the douches who crash through the crowd or keep talking, but you may have inadvertently revealed one other person you don't want to deal with: the guy who stands there and judges everyone.

So what if a girl wants to dress funky because she spent a lot of money on her concert tickets and wants to have a good time? So what if some guy is dancing because he feels the music? So what if that guy is singing along with his favorite band as they play his favorite song? That's kind of the beauty of live music.

I'd way rather be surrounded by these people at a show then the person who can't stand everyone else having a good time. That guy should definitely stay home and watch the concert DVD from his own home. 



ladidah
ladidah

Except for the Dad, I think you should have stopped with your Top 10 (which I did thoroughly enjoy). Not really bothered by the others- they're just enjoying/feeling the music they paid money to see in their own way.

ryanjohnsmith1013
ryanjohnsmith1013

Why not focus on yourself instead of everyone else whilst at a concert ?

I once got passed a crack pipe, yes, a crack pipe, at a George Clinton show. ( I obviously didn't smoke it, but instead pretended like it didn't happen after politely declining )

You're not going to a fuc**** poetry reading.

TheDad
TheDad

I don't like breathing weed smoke....But God call the Marines if lit up a cigarette, the whole place would completely freak out.  Meanwhile weed smoking losers get to blow their crap in my face all night. 

Signed ~The Dad

I am enjoying these lists I'm a live music fanatic. I just wish weed smoke was not allowed inside.

Alec Revelle
Alec Revelle

One of my pet concert peeves-women that show up with these huge ass purses slung over their shoulder, never set them down or take them off for fear that it might get stolen and then hit everyone around them with it numerous times during the show...oh yeah, they then give you a dirty look or check their purse after they hit you, obviously thinking that you tried to take something from it...

cory.casciato
cory.casciato

I'm afraid I have become the Dad in recent years. And I used to be the Stoner. Not sure which is worse.

JimTom
JimTom topcommenter

Ticket Master! enough siad.

Tyler Ryan
Tyler Ryan

The 'Dad' seems to be the only real buzz kill in this list, if you really get that annoyed by the Dancing Machine and the Stoner maybe your the type of person that should lighten up and not go see live music

Johnnysynth
Johnnysynth

More like nobody wants their eyes distracted by the glowing dick they can't put down for an hour or so.

laurah2389
laurah2389

@Alec Revelle I was going to say the same thing...there is NOTHING more irritating. Also annoying though...1) the person who obviously doesn't want to be at the show and is on their phone playing angry birds all night but still taking a great spot right next to the stage  2) the person who shoves past you, you move to let them through, then they stand right in front of you and take your spot so now you can't see the stage

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