The Technodrome Forums

Go Back   The Technodrome Forums > General Forums > General Discussion > Music

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-20-2018, 10:33 PM   #1
Prowler
Emperor
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 5,981
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.

Anyone else doesn't really go to concerts/festivals?
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 10:47 PM   #2
Krutch
Like, stupid rich.
 
Krutch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Rawkzone
Posts: 2,580
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.
__________________

Spoiler:
Krutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 10:56 PM   #3
ProphetofGanja
Dub Professor
 
ProphetofGanja's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dub Side of the Moon
Posts: 2,682
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
ProphetofGanja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:02 PM   #4
Prowler
Emperor
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 5,981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krutch View Post
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,

Quote:
Originally Posted by ProphetofGanja View Post
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
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:06 PM   #5
Storm Eagle
Saved by
 
Storm Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 2,700
Those Symphony of the Goddesses concerts are the only ones I've been to.
Storm Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:13 PM   #6
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,043
Unless there is lots of free food, I have no interest.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:14 PM   #7
Prowler
Emperor
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 5,981
Quote:
Originally Posted by FredWolfLeonardo View Post
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
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:24 PM   #8
FredWolfLeonardo
Big Blue Boy Scout
 
FredWolfLeonardo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: New Bark Town
Posts: 3,043
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prowler View Post
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
Thats the point, I'll probably never attend a single concert in my life because I'm extremely stingy with money
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by MikeandRaph87 View Post
The biggest villains were the censors. What they could do without being held back is my question. Shredder could've done more than blow up the Channel Six building. I don't mean as far as murdering Splinter, but think of the possibilities if censors were not an issue. Shredder and Krang combined had the biggest arsenal of any villains in all of the cartoons.
FredWolfLeonardo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:29 PM   #9
Shark_Blade
Raph the Big Bro
 
Shark_Blade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 6,916
You're missing out on life if you don't go.
__________________

Ready for TMNT in Injustice 2?
Shark_Blade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:30 PM   #10
Prowler
Emperor
 
Prowler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Portugal
Posts: 5,981
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shark_Blade View Post
You're missing out on life if you don't go.
Not everyone likes the same things/activities
Prowler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2018, 11:35 PM   #11
MsMarvelDuckie
I Married a Duck!
 
MsMarvelDuckie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The bowels of Hell, Texas(otherwise known as Decatur)
Posts: 7,424
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.
__________________
"You IDIOTS! You've captured their STUNT doubles!" -from "Spaceballs"

"Where Science ends, magic begins." -Spiral, Uncanny X-Men #491

My various stories and fan-fics (including TMNT!!) are here:

http://z3.invisionfree.com/Mickeys_C...?showforum=188
MsMarvelDuckie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 01:44 AM   #12
Powder
Salami Origami
 
Powder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Shell Ri La
Posts: 25,616
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.
Powder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 01:51 AM   #13
newfan
Mad Scientist
 
newfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: UK
Posts: 1,465
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.

Last edited by newfan; 03-21-2018 at 02:02 AM.
newfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 08:38 AM   #14
plastroncafe
PerfectlyTunedFightEngine
 
plastroncafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: The Upsidedown
Posts: 7,935
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.
__________________
------------------------------------------------------
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spike Spiegel View Post
So your wants and needs as a fan should outweigh everyone else's?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sabacooza View Post
There's no sense catering just to one demographic which is idiotic.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vegita-San View Post
just ignore what you don't like rather than obsessing over it and move on with your life.
plastroncafe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 07:07 PM   #15
Ninjinister
無問題
 
Ninjinister's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Moesko Island, WA
Posts: 13,665
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.
__________________
LOOKING FOR Japanese TMNT video game manuals (specifically TMNT2/3 NES, all on Game Boy, TMNT4/RoS), or just scans

Admin of Turtlepedia. If you have any questions or problems, let me know!

I make video games. Please buy them.
Ninjinister is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2018, 07:12 PM   #16
TigerClaw
Mutant Tiger
 
TigerClaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Hialeah, Florida, USA
Posts: 11,448
Speaking of festivals. there is one happening this weekend in Miami. The Ultra Music Festival.
__________________
TigerClaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 01:40 PM   #17
sdp
<<Virtual Death Raver->>
 
sdp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Megalopolis
Posts: 7,025
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.
sdp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2018, 03:22 PM   #18
triplexxx
Mad Scientist
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,133
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.
triplexxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2018, 06:21 PM   #19
Krutch
Like, stupid rich.
 
Krutch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Rawkzone
Posts: 2,580
Looking forward to seeing Carpenter Brut this week. Last time was awesome.
Krutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2018, 07:47 PM   #20
DWC
Banned
 
DWC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 78
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.
DWC is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.