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Prowler 03-20-2018 09:33 PM

Who else doesn't really go to concerts/festivals?
 
As we all know, concerts and festivals are popular worldwide. Everyone pretty much likes to see their favourite bands live at some point in their lives.

Well, I've only been to a few concerts myself. The only well-known artists I've seen live were Pendulum and Iron Maiden. I was sort of dragged to Pendulum and mostly remember the fun I had with the group i went with. And Maiden was great because... well it's Iron Maiden. Anyway, this was in 2013 already and I haven't attended any concert ever since. As for festivals, never been to one. They don't seem like my thing.

I guess I'm satisfied just listening to my favourite artists on youtube and spotify. I don't feel compelled to see them live. Sadly, as a metalhead, people expect me to be a concert veteran. Metalheads measure their dicks that way. "How many bands have you seen live?" And when you tell them you don't go to concerts they take offence to it and even accuse you of not being "a real metalhead" but "a poser" instead. :roll:

Anyone else doesn't really go to concerts/festivals?

Krutch 03-20-2018 09:47 PM

For a long stretch, I didn't go to many concerts.

The first concert I attended I was 14 and saw Rob Zombie. He put one hell of a show. The second concert I attended was about 4 months later, Insane Clown Posse, who also put on quite the transcending experience. Unfortunately, the bar was raised so high by these two acts that the slew of bands that followed fell flat. So I stopped going to concerts unless it was Zombie or ICP (or TFK).

After my long term relationship fell apart though, I've just kind of been taking advantage of the single life and free time I have. So the last five years or so I've seen tons of concerts. Mostly seeing synth acts like Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, and John Carpenter himself.

I can completely understand the lack of desire to see bands live, though. It's loud, smelly (depending on crowd and venue) and some bands have a complete lack of stage presence.

Plus, tickets ain't cheap, yo.

ProphetofGanja 03-20-2018 09:56 PM

Eh, I definitely understand the attitude of not liking the experience of going to a concert or festival all the time, but I definitely like going to them sometimes. It's all about proper preparation

Prowler 03-20-2018 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Krutch (Post 1752416)
For a long stretch, I didn't go to many concerts.

The first concert I attended I was 14 and saw Rob Zombie. He put one hell of a show. The second concert I attended was about 4 months later, Insane Clown Posse, who also put on quite the transcending experience. Unfortunately, the bar was raised so high by these two acts that the slew of bands that followed fell flat. So I stopped going to concerts unless it was Zombie or ICP (or TFK).

After my long term relationship fell apart though, I've just kind of been taking advantage of the single life and free time I have. So the last five years or so I've seen tons of concerts. Mostly seeing synth acts like Carpenter Brut, Perturbator, and John Carpenter himself.

I can completely understand the lack of desire to see bands live, though. It's loud, smelly (depending on crowd and venue) and some bands have a complete lack of stage presence.

Plus, tickets ain't cheap, yo.

Yeah I agree with your last two paragraphs. Plus, often it's artists I dunno anyone irl who's into them as well and going to a concert alone seems pointless.

And a lot of bands I like are now either too old, past their prime, retired, dead or no longer have their original line-ups. Fortunately I got to see Iron Maiden before it was too late.

I would have been cool to see Metallica back in 1989 or so, but no way am I interested in watching them these days,

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Originally Posted by ProphetofGanja (Post 1752419)
Eh, I definitely understand the attitude of not liking the experience of going to a concert or festival all the time, but I definitely like going to them sometimes. It's all about proper preparation

Festivals always have a band or two in the line-up that I either dislike or don't care for at all. Or the bands I like are usually spread through different days. I don't feel like paying a ticket to see 2-3 bands I sorta like and 3 I don't like or care for. Plus, I don't like the idea of sleeping at a festival in a tent. I've heard lots of festival stories and I have to say I'm a bit "scared" of them lol

Storm Eagle 03-20-2018 10:06 PM

Those Symphony of the Goddesses concerts are the only ones I've been to.

FredWolfLeonardo 03-20-2018 10:13 PM

Unless there is lots of free food, I have no interest.

Prowler 03-20-2018 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo (Post 1752423)
Unless there is lots of free food, I have no interest.

Free food at concerts and festivals?! What kind of ones have you been to? If anything, they're designed to pinch your every last penny :tlol:

FredWolfLeonardo 03-20-2018 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Prowler (Post 1752424)
Free food at concerts and festivals?! What kind of ones have you been to? If anything, they're designed to pinch your every last penny :tlol:

Thats the point, I'll probably never attend a single concert in my life because I'm extremely stingy with money :lol:

Shark_Blade 03-20-2018 10:29 PM

You're missing out on life if you don't go.

Prowler 03-20-2018 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Shark_Blade (Post 1752429)
You're missing out on life if you don't go.

Not everyone likes the same things/activities

MsMarvelDuckie 03-20-2018 10:35 PM

Ive only ever been to two. Iron Maiden- that same 2013 tour- and Trans-Siberian Orchestra(formerly Savatage)'s Christmas concert, ie the one where they do Christmas Sarajevo(Carol of the Bells). That one was awesome.

Powder 03-21-2018 12:44 AM

I don't really, but it's not quite by choice. I used to go to a few shows a year, but the venue got new management who no longer book the sorta acts I'd go see (punk, metal, hip-hop). It's mostly open mic comedy and acoustic/indie stuff now. Boo.

Small, intimate shows are way better than big ass concerts/festivals though, imo. I could see why the latter might be off-putting for some- huge crowds, great distance, questionable sound, high prices, etc. Smaller local events where you're indoors, within a few mere feet of your favorite band, singing along with the like-minded people you're squished up against, are the way to go.

newfan 03-21-2018 12:51 AM

I love music but concerts (more so music festivals) aren't really my thing. I remember thinking when Bon Jovi came to my city that I would have liked to see them though.

plastroncafe 03-21-2018 07:38 AM

It really depends on the musical act. I'll go and see certain groups every time they come around, but I'm not the sort of person to go out and just catch a show.

Ninjinister 03-21-2018 06:07 PM

I have been but don't actively go. Two in my lifetime, both in my 20s, and the second one was because I'd gone to school with the headliner.

TigerClaw 03-21-2018 06:12 PM

Speaking of festivals. there is one happening this weekend in Miami. The Ultra Music Festival.

sdp 03-22-2018 12:40 PM

I went to tons of concerts/festivals during my teenage years, now? Not so much but I do seem to go to one or two every year.

They're always an awesome experience.

triplexxx 03-22-2018 02:22 PM

Prefer recorded to live, so I'm really not much for concerts & music festivals, it just doesn't sound the same and not as appealing as when they do it in the recording studio.

Krutch 04-22-2018 05:21 PM

Looking forward to seeing Carpenter Brut this week. Last time was awesome.

DWC 04-30-2018 06:47 PM

I enjoy music but I've never been to a concert in my life. They just don't interest me and I am happy to simply listen to music at home and in the street on music players.


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