One thing I’ll never understand about people at concerts, are the ones who launch their half empty pints forward soaking everyone. Why? What kick does this give people? It annoys the hell out of me. There is just no logical explanation I can come up with apart from that they are twats.
I know at some big concerts/festivals the contents of the plastic pint glass will not be alcohol either. This is why I’ll never venture that far to the front at a concert. I like concerts as much as the next person, but I’d rather not worry about being soaked with a piss/beer combination because some prick thinks it’s ok to throw the remains of his drink over people at a concert.
I do understand the need to get rid of the plastic glass – people get excited and they don’t want to worry about keeping hold of their drink. Or, if they’ve stood in the same spot for hours, they don’t want to loose it by going the toilet. Ok fine, piss in a glass, but then why not just drop it on the floor?
I don’t know if it happens abroad or if it’s just the knobhead behaviour of some UK people? I even got into a fight a few years ago because someone in front of me threw his pint over people. He took offense over me not liking it, twisting his ear and telling him off. Another time I pushed someone who had just thrown their pint and asked them why they had just thrown it “I don’t know” was all he could say. But, not expecting anyone to say anything, he did calm down then. It really does anger me.
I went to see Travis last week and I got hit by flying beer. Travis, of all bands. It’s not exactly punk rock, so what’s the need?
I’m off to see Oasis tonight, and as much as I’m looking forward to the concert I’m dreading the flying beer. I know they can attract a, shall we say, loutish crowd, but I’m not one of them and I don’t let things like that put me off. I’ve seen them a few times before and whilst I think they are excellent, the amount of ale liquid that gets thrown about is just unbelievable. Although, I was once hit on the back of my neck by a (nearly empty) packet of biscuits at an Oasis concert, that made a change! (Custard Creams incase you’re wondering).
Anywho, I don’t understand the whole mentality of throwing stuff at concerts. But I’m now going to put alcohol to it’s proper use to get drunk, watch Oasis…and shout at anyone throwing ale.
I’ll be honest, I’m dead excited!