Saturday, March 20, 2010
Sit Down?!?!?! Seriously?!?!?!
I have to digress for a moment from my traditional triathlon blogging to vent. Realizing that this is a totally ridiculous rant and that people I know have significant life issues going on right now, I'm indulging myself for a moment.
I LOVE music. I love a great song during a run or indoor trainer ride that gives me a little oomph in my step. I also love live music. My husband isn't a huge concert-goer, so my sister Meredith is my concert buddy. We have seen U2, 3 Doors Down (x2). Matchbox Twenty, Indigo Girls (x4), Staind, Madonna, etc. This week we saw Lifehouse and Daughtry. Keep in mind, we are two sisters totally lacking in rhythm or musical ability, but we have a blast together.
So Lifehouse is an awesome opening act and we were totally pumped for Daughtry. The lights dim (Mere comes running to her seat from the bathroom right as they come onstage)... They start out with a fast song, and we stand up with about 50% of the crowd. Halfway through the song, a guy behind us taps my sister on the shoulder and asks us to sit down. SERIOUSLY?!?!?!??! This is a rock concert. Yes, you pay for a seat, but your rear end doesn't need to be in it for the entire show. The sad part....except for the floor section, 95% of people sat for the entire show. The even sadder part? When we saw 3 Doors Down, we got asked to sit down during their opening song ("The Champion in Me", which I had listened to while marathon training and was totally rocking out to).
I have been to three Neil Diamond concerts (my husband is a fan), and you sit for those. You don't sit for Daughtry! For goodness sake he covered Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell", and everyone sat! I just don't get it. The only people having a lot of fun were the 17-year-old girls a few rows in front of us. They stood the entire time and didn't care what the people behind them thought.
I don't want to be rude, or ruin anyone's concert-going experience, but seriously?!?!?!?!?! Needless to say, Mere and I took dancing in our seats to a new level!
(Done ranting) :)