Gig Etiquette

I've been eyeing a debate on Twitter on what people's opinions are on the dos, don'ts and their rules on gigging.  The discussion has included everything from taking photos and videos to lack of deodorant!

For me, a rule would be no assaulting of any kind!  Speaking from experience, it ruined my first proper gig at the age of 15.

What are your thoughts?
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  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    Don't carry fucking backpacks (for fuck sakes tenclubbers).
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • edited June 2019
     :) 
    Post edited by KingJeremyTheWicked82 on
    PJ Manchester MEN - 20.06.12
    PJ Manchester MEN - 21.06.12
    EV Manchester O2 Apollo - 28.07.12
    PJ Leeds Arena - 08.07.14
  • Don't carry fucking backpacks (for fuck sakes tenclubbers).
    It's almost like an extra person!
    PJ Manchester MEN - 20.06.12
    PJ Manchester MEN - 21.06.12
    EV Manchester O2 Apollo - 28.07.12
    PJ Leeds Arena - 08.07.14
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,223
    Don't carry fucking backpacks (for fuck sakes tenclubbers).
    It's almost like an extra person!
    I bring one and I take it off when I'm in a crowd or entering a train/subway.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,417
    I've been eyeing a debate on Twitter on what people's opinions are on the dos, don'ts and their rules on gigging.  The discussion has included everything from taking photos and videos to lack of deodorant!

    For me, a rule would be no assaulting of any kind!  Speaking from experience, it ruined my first proper gig at the age of 15.

    What are your thoughts?
    I'm sorry to hear you were assaulted at a gig.   Being assaulted anywhere is a crime.  And it stays in your mind.  I've been assaulted twice as an adult and as a lid, what was called "bullying" as a kid (being kicked in the nuts, punched in the back without warning) was also assault.  These incidents never go away completely. 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • brianlux said:
    I've been eyeing a debate on Twitter on what people's opinions are on the dos, don'ts and their rules on gigging.  The discussion has included everything from taking photos and videos to lack of deodorant!

    For me, a rule would be no assaulting of any kind!  Speaking from experience, it ruined my first proper gig at the age of 15.

    What are your thoughts?
    I'm sorry to hear you were assaulted at a gig.   Being assaulted anywhere is a crime.  And it stays in your mind.  I've been assaulted twice as an adult and as a lid, what was called "bullying" as a kid (being kicked in the nuts, punched in the back without warning) was also assault.  These incidents never go away completely. 
    There should be zero tolerance for assaults at gigs/shows.  I didn't say anything to anyone when it happened as I was quite young and mortified but it's disgusting to think it still goes on.  That sounds awful what happened to you!  :o
    PJ Manchester MEN - 20.06.12
    PJ Manchester MEN - 21.06.12
    EV Manchester O2 Apollo - 28.07.12
    PJ Leeds Arena - 08.07.14
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    Don't carry fucking backpacks (for fuck sakes tenclubbers).
    It's almost like an extra person!
    I bring one and I take it off when I'm in a crowd or entering a train/subway.
    Me too. People at Stockholm 2014, did not.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,417
    Somethings are worse these days, some better.

    Worse:  Cell phones and cell phone cameras.  Very irritating! 

    Better:  When I saws Hendrix at Winterland in '68, this big bear of a guy brought in a huge staff decorated with leather strips and feather and what not- a sort of aboriginal/ native thing- that he pounded on the floor throughout the whole show while screaming at the top of his lungs.  I managed to work my way away from the guy before I lost a few toes (hopefully no one else was a victim).  I don't think that's allowed in shows anymore. 
    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    I have a hard time hating on the smartphones, when it has given us video of big Pearl Jam moments. 
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    It even helped their Temple of the Dog reissue
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,223
    It even helped their Temple of the Dog reissue
    It even helped their Temple of the Dog reissue
    If one person is doing it fine, not all of GA...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    It even helped their Temple of the Dog reissue
    It even helped their Temple of the Dog reissue
    If one person is doing it fine, not all of GA...
    I'd say one in GA focusing mainly on Ed. One a bit further back being free to focus on other members. And than one who captures the whole stage.

    So three (3) :)
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,490
    Don’t be a drunk asshole. 
    Leave your big ass signs at home.  
    Please don’t try to be louder than Ed.  
    Loud whistling sucks ass. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 24,223
    mcgruff10 said:
    Don’t be a drunk asshole. 
    Leave your big ass signs at home.  
    Please don’t try to be louder than Ed.  
    Loud whistling sucks ass. 
    Leave your kid at home so I don't have tougher competition for the tambo...
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    edited June 2019
    nvm
    Post edited by Spiritual_Chaos on
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    mcgruff10 said:
    Don’t be a drunk asshole. 
    Leave your big ass signs at home.  
    Please don’t try to be louder than Ed.  
    Loud whistling sucks ass. 
    "That's not whistling... thats feedback"

    Guess the show.
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,239
    Don’t puke. Or if you have to, do it in the bathroom. 
  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 718
    edited June 2019
    bbiggs said:
    Don’t puke. Or if you have to, do it in the bathroom. 
    Ruh-roh... Someone is now going to revive The Boston Puke thread.
    Post edited by Renfield on
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 23,490
    mcgruff10 said:
    Don’t be a drunk asshole. 
    Leave your big ass signs at home.  
    Please don’t try to be louder than Ed.  
    Loud whistling sucks ass. 
    "That's not whistling... thats feedback"

    Guess the show.
    Give me a hint
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,065
    edited June 2019
    Don't be a dick, be considerate of others without being a push over, and do what everyone else is doing in terms of standing/sitting. And of course don't hold your damn phone up so you're blocking views from behind.
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Don’t be a drunk asshole. 
    Leave your big ass signs at home.  
    Please don’t try to be louder than Ed.  
    Loud whistling sucks ass. 
    "That's not whistling... thats feedback"

    Guess the show.
    Give me a hint
    @PJ_Soul might have been at the show


    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • bbiggsbbiggs Posts: 5,239
    Renfield said:
    bbiggs said:
    Don’t puke. Or if you have to, do it in the bathroom. 
    Ruh-roh... Someone is now going to revive The Boston Puke thread.
    Must be something about Boston. I had a girl puke on the ground, directly in front of me at Fenway this year. 
  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,065
    edited June 2019
    mcgruff10 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    Don’t be a drunk asshole. 
    Leave your big ass signs at home.  
    Please don’t try to be louder than Ed.  
    Loud whistling sucks ass. 
    "That's not whistling... thats feedback"

    Guess the show.
    Give me a hint
    @PJ_Soul might have been at the show


    :confused:
    With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ Desiderata
  • Hi!Hi! Posts: 1,865


    Better:  When I saws Hendrix at Winterland in '68, this big bear of a guy brought in a huge staff decorated with leather strips and feather and what not- a sort of aboriginal/ native thing- that he pounded on the floor throughout the whole show while screaming at the top of his lungs.  I managed to work my way away from the guy before I lost a few toes (hopefully no one else was a victim).  I don't think that's allowed in shows anymore. 
    Lol
    This kind of crazy shit is what makes concerts fun. I don’t give a shit what anybody does as long as they aren’t touching anyone, so yep, no assaults and we good. Also, if you’re smoking  weed you should offer to the people around you.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 21,634
    Applies to most things in life:  Don't be an asshole.

    If only...
  • RenfieldRenfield NYC NYPosts: 718
    bbiggs said:
    Renfield said:
    bbiggs said:
    Don’t puke. Or if you have to, do it in the bathroom. 
    Ruh-roh... Someone is now going to revive The Boston Puke thread.
    Must be something about Boston. I had a girl puke on the ground, directly in front of me at Fenway this year. 
    It’s the Green Monster 🤢 
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,264
    The big three: No cutting in GA. No farting. Don’t be an asshole! (Seriously, you are there to have fun)
  • Spiritual_ChaosSpiritual_Chaos Posts: 21,206
    edited June 2019
    The big three: No cutting in GA. No farting. Don’t be an asshole! (Seriously, you are there to have fun)
    Rather have people farting than puking though. 
    Post edited by Spiritual_Chaos on
    "Mostly I think that people react sensitively because they know you’ve got a point"
  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,264
    The big three: No cutting in GA. No farting. Don’t be an asshole! (Seriously, you are there to have fun)
    Rather have people farting than puking those. 
    I’ve never been around a puker, but probably every other big show I go to has me near the guy who had White Castles at lunch and three burritos for dinner. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 31,417
    Good gig etiquette:



    Grate gig etiquette:


    “In all human affairs there are efforts, and there are results, and the strength of the effort is the measure of the result.”
    -James Allen










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