Re: Static crowds (inspired by the Winery Dogs footage below)
Date: September 25, 2013 10:15AM

I have sympathy for both points of view.

None of us are getting any younger - I'm probably towards the younger end of the spectrum of fans of "our" music (turning 40) , but have bad back etc..... and literally had to be propped up coming out of a recent festival where I stood almost non stop for 12 hours. To make matters worse there were meant to be seats and the seating arrangements were swapped at the last minute (seating became standing and vice versa). I'm sure a few know which festival I mean LOL.

So seats are a good idea at our age but then of course if the majority are seated it makes anyone who wants to stand (and cares about those behind him/her) uncomfortable about doing so as you don't want to stuff up the view for everyone else.

My last regular length gig was Journey/Deep Purple in Melbourne. Admittedly most people were there for DP (and things livened up a little) but for the whole Journey gig you had 12,000 people sitting on their asses and immobile. There was zero atmosphere and I felt embarrassed for our town and uncomfortable for the band and especially Arnel who was trying to fire up the crowd to no avail.

I'm not sure what the compromise is .........would I rather go to a gig, enjoy the atmosphere and be carried out on a stretcher or feel flat about it and comfortable. Ideally I'd prefer a seated gig where the majority stand and if you want to sit and have a rest then great , but that's not the way things are going. Perhaps I need to stick to shorter club gigs by smaller bands - Steel Panther gigs are always great ..not too long , everyone standing and huge atmosphere. Trouble is the bands themselves aren't getting any younger so I'm inclined to take what I can get , esp in Australia where touring is limited.

And yes..............I HATE a wall of phones in front of me. I'd ban them if I could. We need Geoff Tate on security at the door .



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2013 10:25AM by the ORIGINAL brent.

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