concert; poison; taking back sunday; pigeons; kings of leon

Quite Possibly the Worst Concert Ever

2:58:00 AM

Your first concert is an experience you're not likely to forget. Mine was to see only the greatest band ever:
[left to right: Bobby Dall, Brett Michaels, C.C. DeVille, Rikki Rocket]
Poison
These guys are my favorite band in the whole wide world. And, yes. I know that makes me a dork, but I'm totally okay with it. Now, back to the concert.
 
It was an outdoor concert in Valdosta. Cinderella opened for them. I remember thinking they were different - they all had frizzy, 80s-style blond hair and heavy makeup. At least all the band members of Poison have evolved with the times. Not long after they took the stage it started to rain, but did they call off the show? No. Instead, Brett walks up to the microphone and says, "The harder it effing rains, the harder we're going to play!"
 
It was awesome.
 
I've also had the privilege of being along for the ride when one of my best friends lost her concert virginity. It was one of the most fun shows I've ever been to.
Taking Back Sunday
Armor for Sleep was the first act, followed by Underoath who I must say had a really cool light show. This concert was my first experience with a mosh pit and crowd surfing. During the Armor for Sleep set a crowd surfer came crashing down on my old roommate and me, so when things got all crazy for Underoath we high-tailed it to the back where were content just to watch the sea of bodies undulate with the beats.
 
When TBS got up on stage, we wormed our way to the front of the crowd on the left side of the stage. At one point Adam (lead singer) was standing right in front of us. So freaking hot. And I can still see the guitar solo from Miami like it just happened yesterday. I can also remember inadvertently starting a mosh pit when I pushed the kid who jumped on me away. That was fun... [sarcasm].
 
Now I'm going to share a concert experience that I wouldn't want to be a part of...
  I'm sure you guys have heard of the band Kings of Leon. They're pretty good. I really like their song 'Use Somebody', even if it is being vastly overplayed by radio stations. Anyway, this past Friday they were playing a show at an amphitheater in St. Louis, Missouri, when they were forced to end the concert after playing only three songs. It wasn't due to rain or thunder and lightening. It was because of, get this, pigeons.

There were a whole bunch of these nasty, annoying creatures roosting in the rafters of the amphitheater. I guess they weren't enjoying the show because they bombarded the band with pigeon poop. So much pigeon poop that the band literally fled.

Worst concert ever? I think so.

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3 comments

  1. It's true what you said. Your first concert is an experience you're not likely to forget. I'm too lazy to go to concerts and the only time I got to go was when I got a free ticket to a concert of a then-couple I wasn't a fan of. Read: Rihanna and Chris Brown. But it was free so I went. And I was full of regret!!!

    Chris Brown was great though. But I hate crowded places. I've killed like 100 annoying audience members in my head while watching. Also, I'm a small girl, 5'1". So that's another disadvantage for me. :D

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  2. I'm not big on crowds either. I think it definitely has something to do with being short! I'm not quite 5'2" so when I'm surrounded by people I just feel... *lost.*

    The TBS concert is really the only concert I've been to that was sardine-like though. Outdoor concerts give you a little more room to move without fear of elbowing people or, if you're like me, inadvertently inciting a mosh pit!

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  3. Your favorite band is Poison? Don't worry. I don't think less of you. My favorite band is, well, we just won't go there shall we.

    My first concert was Gym Class Heroes. And only concert actually.

    I would have loved to be at a Kings of Leon one... just not that one... and not now. Apparently they're pansies.

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