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#41 SchemingDemon

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:20 AM

At many of the venues I've gone to, the seats fold up against the backrest. I would always sit on the top of the folded seat part of the chair (kind of a slouch), therefore I'm not putting all my weight on my feet all night. Also, I see more than if I were sitting, and it decreases my height a bit so nobody's view was really blocked as opposed to if I were standing regularly. I've never had any complaints cool.gif

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 08:25 AM

QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ May 29 2012, 06:54 PM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 29 2012, 06:45 PM)
QUOTE (Tarkus406 @ May 29 2012, 05:43 PM)
Personally, I enjoy sitting down, relaxing, and taking in the music, rather than jumping around and flailing my arms like an asshole. smile.gif

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MD?? Really?

I'm shocked! You're METALdad afterall...

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  laugh.gif  I think you have it wrong . I agree with the others here that say "Go with the flow" That is what i have always done. Do you think i Sit during Slayer ? Hell no.  I cannot take those people that when their wife lets them out of the house once a year , they think it's Prom Night all over agian . The same guy that is the Only one standing in a section of 300 people just so he can be seen , always looking over his shoulder to see if We are watching him act like an ass. I see this at almost Every show i go to and i have been going to shows since 1980 . Some bands, people Never sit down so i stand , no biggie . When the 40yr Prom Night guy is doing Leg Splits and Banging his head on his chair during Closer To The Heart , he needs a slap .

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:26 AM

QUOTE (metaldad @ May 30 2012, 09:25 AM)
laugh.gif  I think you have it wrong . I agree with the others here that say "Go with the flow" That is what i have always done. Do you think i Sit during Slayer ? Hell no.  I cannot take those people that when their wife lets them out of the house once a year , they think it's Prom Night all over agian . The same guy that is the Only one standing in a section of 300 people just so he can be seen , always looking over his shoulder to see if We are watching him act like an ass. I see this at almost Every show i go to and i have been going to shows since 1980 . Some bands, people Never sit down so i stand , no biggie . When the 40yr Prom Night guy is doing Leg Splits and Banging his head on his chair during Closer To The Heart , he needs a slap .

ROFL. Oh my!  z7shysterical.gif

All I can counter that with is 'supposedly' a big allure of Rush is that level of individualism, being different, going against the masses,  so maybe kudos on the guy dancing by himself like a dork.

I would do the same as that guy, except not for attention, and not giving the slightest shit what people around me think. And leg splits? Really?

Hilariously stated metaldad!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ May 30 2012, 09:26 AM)
All I can counter that with is 'supposedly' a big allure of Rush is that level of individualism, being different, going against the masses,  so maybe kudos on the guy dancing by himself like a dork.

I was such a dork at the Vapor Trails Show that I separated my shoulder..... doh.gif    Learned my lesson, I did....  dazed025.gif  dazed025.gif  

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

QUOTE (kkb2323 @ May 29 2012, 02:48 PM)
Any show we have had the luck to see, we have always stood the ENTIRE SHOW.
We sing and dance, even air drum and guitar..
Our seats have always been within the first 5 rows on the floor.
This tour CA  we have seats in the visually acessable area 1st Sec. Above floor next to stage 106
Geddy's side for HOUSTON. 108 in Universal City 1st row. Sec d in Atlanta.

Has anyone had a problem with NOT being able to stand for the show.
On the floor everyone stands. What about the other sections besides floor seats?

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I have had people be upset when I wanted to stand up at a Rush concert.  Since then I go out of my way to make sure that I am up close, diehards always stand up at Rush concerts. It is the intensity of their music that requires a standing audience!

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ May 30 2012, 09:26 AM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 30 2012, 09:25 AM)
laugh.gif  I think you have it wrong . I agree with the others here that say "Go with the flow" That is what i have always done. Do you think i Sit during Slayer ? Hell no.  I cannot take those people that when their wife lets them out of the house once a year , they think it's Prom Night all over agian . The same guy that is the Only one standing in a section of 300 people just so he can be seen , always looking over his shoulder to see if We are watching him act like an ass. I see this at almost Every show i go to and i have been going to shows since 1980 . Some bands, people Never sit down so i stand , no biggie . When the 40yr Prom Night guy is doing Leg Splits and Banging his head on his chair during Closer To The Heart , he needs a slap .

ROFL. Oh my!  z7shysterical.gif

All I can counter that with is 'supposedly' a big allure of Rush is that level of individualism, being different, going against the masses,  so maybe kudos on the guy dancing by himself like a dork.

I would do the same as that guy, except not for attention, and not giving the slightest shit what people around me think. And leg splits? Really?

Hilariously stated metaldad!

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  trink39.gif   I think it was on the T4E tour

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:30 PM

QUOTE (metaldad @ May 30 2012, 09:25 AM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ May 29 2012, 06:54 PM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 29 2012, 06:45 PM)
QUOTE (Tarkus406 @ May 29 2012, 05:43 PM)
Personally, I enjoy sitting down, relaxing, and taking in the music, rather than jumping around and flailing my arms like an asshole. smile.gif

Thank You  goodpost.gif

MD?? Really?

I'm shocked! You're METALdad afterall...

ohmy.gif

laugh.gif  I think you have it wrong . I agree with the others here that say "Go with the flow" That is what i have always done. Do you think i Sit during Slayer ? Hell no.  I cannot take those people that when their wife lets them out of the house once a year , they think it's Prom Night all over agian . The same guy that is the Only one standing in a section of 300 people just so he can be seen , always looking over his shoulder to see if We are watching him act like an ass. I see this at almost Every show i go to and i have been going to shows since 1980 . Some bands, people Never sit down so i stand , no biggie . When the 40yr Prom Night guy is doing Leg Splits and Banging his head on his chair during Closer To The Heart , he needs a slap .

+1

I attend about 5-10 concerts per year.  One thing I learned: I do not have the right to do what I want to do if it means offending a number of other people in the process.  Guess my parents brought me up right.

Edited by drgrendel, 30 May 2012 - 01:32 PM.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (kkb2323 @ May 29 2012, 02:48 PM)
Any show we have had the luck to see, we have always stood the ENTIRE SHOW.
We sing and dance, even air drum and guitar..
Our seats have always been within the first 5 rows on the floor.
This tour CA  we have seats in the visually acessable area 1st Sec. Above floor next to stage 106
Geddy's side for HOUSTON. 108 in Universal City 1st row. Sec d in Atlanta.

Has anyone had a problem with NOT being able to stand for the show.
On the floor everyone stands. What about the other sections besides floor seats?

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If the people to your right are sitting down, and the people to your left are sitting down, and the entire section is behind you is sitting down...


Sit down.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:52 PM

^------ screw that. Everyone else is probably a shy loser too scared to being the only one standing up... cowering... hoping... praying that someone else will show some signs of fun so that they can join in.

People want to sit? Sit. People want to stand? Stand. Yes even it there are 10 thousand people and you are the one doing it. Either way it's your choice but don't bitch if other people are standing up.

It's a goddamn rock concert not a John Tesh show. If you can't handle the VERY LIKELY possibility that at a rock show the person in front of you is going to stand and enjoy the show?

Do everyone a favor and stay the f**k home.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (drgrendel @ May 30 2012, 02:30 PM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 30 2012, 09:25 AM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ May 29 2012, 06:54 PM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 29 2012, 06:45 PM)
QUOTE (Tarkus406 @ May 29 2012, 05:43 PM)
Personally, I enjoy sitting down, relaxing, and taking in the music, rather than jumping around and flailing my arms like an asshole. smile.gif

Thank You  goodpost.gif

MD?? Really?

I'm shocked! You're METALdad afterall...

ohmy.gif

laugh.gif  I think you have it wrong . I agree with the others here that say "Go with the flow" That is what i have always done. Do you think i Sit during Slayer ? Hell no.  I cannot take those people that when their wife lets them out of the house once a year , they think it's Prom Night all over agian . The same guy that is the Only one standing in a section of 300 people just so he can be seen , always looking over his shoulder to see if We are watching him act like an ass. I see this at almost Every show i go to and i have been going to shows since 1980 . Some bands, people Never sit down so i stand , no biggie . When the 40yr Prom Night guy is doing Leg Splits and Banging his head on his chair during Closer To The Heart , he needs a slap .

+1

I attend about 5-10 concerts per year.  One thing I learned: I do not have the right to do what I want to do if it means offending a number of other people in the process.  Guess my parents brought me up right.

...or, just don't get easily offended.  biggrin.gif  

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:09 PM

QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ May 30 2012, 01:52 PM)
^------ screw that. Everyone else is probably a shy loser too scared to being the only one standing up... cowering... hoping... praying that someone else will show some signs of fun so that they can join in.

People want to sit? Sit. People want to stand? Stand. Yes even it there are 10 thousand people and you are the one doing it. Either way it's your choice but don't bitch if other people are standing up.

It's a goddamn rock concert not a John Tesh show. If you can't handle the VERY LIKELY possibility that at a rock show the person in front of you is going to stand and enjoy the show?

Do everyone a favor and stay the f**k home.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 02:48 PM

I'm going to just kneel at my next rush concert... I here-by renounce my catholicism. 1022.gif  

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (drgrendel @ May 30 2012, 12:30 PM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 30 2012, 09:25 AM)
QUOTE (EmotionDetector @ May 29 2012, 06:54 PM)
QUOTE (metaldad @ May 29 2012, 06:45 PM)
QUOTE (Tarkus406 @ May 29 2012, 05:43 PM)
Personally, I enjoy sitting down, relaxing, and taking in the music, rather than jumping around and flailing my arms like an asshole. smile.gif

Thank You  goodpost.gif

MD?? Really?

I'm shocked! You're METALdad afterall...

ohmy.gif

laugh.gif  I think you have it wrong . I agree with the others here that say "Go with the flow" That is what i have always done. Do you think i Sit during Slayer ? Hell no.  I cannot take those people that when their wife lets them out of the house once a year , they think it's Prom Night all over agian . The same guy that is the Only one standing in a section of 300 people just so he can be seen , always looking over his shoulder to see if We are watching him act like an ass. I see this at almost Every show i go to and i have been going to shows since 1980 . Some bands, people Never sit down so i stand , no biggie . When the 40yr Prom Night guy is doing Leg Splits and Banging his head on his chair during Closer To The Heart , he needs a slap .

+1

I attend about 5-10 concerts per year.  One thing I learned: I do not have the right to do what I want to do if it means offending a number of other people in the process.  Guess my parents brought me up right.

THIS.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:03 PM

QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ May 30 2012, 11:52 AM)
^------ screw that. Everyone else is probably a shy loser too scared to being the only one standing up... cowering... hoping... praying that someone else will show some signs of fun so that they can join in.

People want to sit? Sit. People want to stand? Stand. Yes even it there are 10 thousand people and you are the one doing it. Either way it's your choice but don't bitch if other people are standing up.

It's a goddamn rock concert not a John Tesh show. If you can't handle the VERY LIKELY possibility that at a rock show the person in front of you is going to stand and enjoy the show?

Do everyone a favor and stay the f**k home.


I'm with you Godeater!  Being 5'1" is a bitch at ANY concert! I NEED to stand to see and if I'm in the middle of a floor section I will stand on the chair if I have to. This is MY FAVORITE BAND SINCE 1976, if people around me don't like it tough shit!  I paid for my ticket just like they did and it does not say "no standing" on that ticket!

It is inevitable that the guy who is 6'6" (and almost every guy around me at a rush show is) will be in front of me bobbing and weaving all night. This leaves me bobbing and weaving behind him standing on my tippee toes trying to see. I will do what I have to, to see the show. rantoff.gif

Nowadays because I'm an old geezer  old.gif and have ADA issues this problem doesn't affect me as much.


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:21 PM

QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ May 30 2012, 12:52 PM)
^------ screw that. Everyone else is probably a shy loser too scared to being the only one standing up... cowering... hoping... praying that someone else will show some signs of fun so that they can join in.

People want to sit? Sit. People want to stand? Stand. Yes even it there are 10 thousand people and you are the one doing it. Either way it's your choice but don't bitch if other people are standing up.

It's a goddamn rock concert not a John Tesh show. If you can't handle the VERY LIKELY possibility that at a rock show the person in front of you is going to stand and enjoy the show?

Do everyone a favor and stay the f**k home.

Being at a rock show or any other kind of show doesn't give you the right to ruin someone else's night. That's not an excuse. What you're describing is incredibly selfish.

And that bit where you say that people should just stay home if they don't agree... that's adorable.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (nobodys hero @ May 30 2012, 02:03 PM)
QUOTE (Godeater2112 @ May 30 2012, 11:52 AM)
^------ screw that. Everyone else is probably a shy loser too scared to being the only one standing up... cowering... hoping... praying that someone else will show some signs of fun so that they can join in.

People want to sit? Sit. People want to stand? Stand. Yes even it there are 10 thousand people and you are the one doing it. Either way it's your choice but don't bitch if other people are standing up.

It's a goddamn rock concert not a John Tesh show. If you can't handle the VERY LIKELY possibility that at a rock show the person in front of you is going to stand and enjoy the show?

Do everyone a favor and stay the f**k home.


I'm with you Godeater!  Being 5'1" is a bitch at ANY concert! I NEED to stand to see and if I'm in the middle of a floor section I will stand on the chair if I have to. This is MY FAVORITE BAND SINCE 1976, if people around me don't like it tough shit!  I paid for my ticket just like they did and it does not say "no standing" on that ticket!

It is inevitable that the guy who is 6'6" (and almost every guy around me at a rush show is) will be in front of me bobbing and weaving all night. This leaves me bobbing and weaving behind him standing on my tippee toes trying to see. I will do what I have to, to see the show. rantoff.gif

Nowadays because I'm an old geezer  old.gif and have ADA issues this problem doesn't affect me as much.

And they say my generation has an entitlement problem. Wow, you've been a fan since 1976, I guess that means the rest of us owe you something? Maybe you deserve to sit up on the stage with the band?

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 03:45 PM

QUOTE (danielmclark @ May 30 2012, 03:21 PM)
Being at a rock show or any other kind of show doesn't give you the right to ruin someone else's night. That's not an excuse. What you're describing is incredibly selfish.

And that bit where you say that people should just stay home if they don't agree... that's adorable.

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Nowhere on the ticket is it written that the concert-goer has any right to block other people's view.  

Concert venues and their staffs allow fans to stand.  They don't have to allow it.   Standing and doing your thing is a privilege - not a right.  

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:01 PM

If the band can stand, the audience can to. Quit being pussies.  

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:03 PM

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If the band can stand, the audience can to.

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE (beherit @ May 30 2012, 03:01 PM)
If the band can stand, the audience can to. Quit being pussies.

And if standing was required you might have a valid point. But it's not. And you don't.




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