Hiya everyone! I’ve just come back from an amazing concert and I’m still way too excited to sleep, so I might as well write a quick blog entry, right? The band I went to see is called “The Wombats”, I believe they’re not that popular but if you’re into indie rock you should definitely give them a listen, especially the songs “Let’s Dance To Joy Devision”, “1996” and “Moving To New York”. They’ll make you jump around your room and sing the lyrics from the top of your lungs, I promise.
However, I’ve been to a lot of concerts with completely diverging audiences in the last couple of years but even though the type of music and thus the target group differed, I noticed that certain “kinds” of people occurred at nearly every gig:
The Guy Standing Right In Front Of You
He is usually about 7ft tall, male and has a quiff as high as the Empire State Building so that there’s no way for you to see anything apart from the back of his head. If you’re lucky, he’s on his own but it’s not uncommon that he brings along his girlfriend who will sit on this shoulders during the entire concert.
The Hardcore Fan
This person knows the words to every song and does not only sing along to the vocals but also to the guitar solos, drumbeats or any other background sound. Besides, they seem to know more about the band members than they probably know about themselves; will alternately scream, cry and wave and basically have the best day of their lives.
The Wannabe Fan
Everybody’s favourite, am I right? They’ve never listened to more than one or two of the band’s songs, yet claim to be their biggest fans since 2005, despite them being found only 5 years ago. Typical sentences: “Oh, you only discovered them a year ago? I’ve always loved the Arctic Monkeys, it’s a dream come true to finally see them. My favourite song? I know them all, of course, but I’m so bad at remembering song titles. ‘Do I Wanna Know’ is good though. Anyways, the singer is so hot, isn’t he? I hope he’ll take me backstage later”.
The Social Media Addicts
These people are constantly on their phones recording the entire show and immediately sending it to all their friends, aquaintances and distant relatives. The selfies they post on Facebook during the concert sometimes have to be re-uploaded if they don’t get enough likes.
Nobody really knows how they got there and what they’re even doing because they’re literally like a statue standing right in the middle of the crowd, not moving an inch.
Very common at punk rock concerts and fundamentally the antagonist to The Rock. He dances, jumps around and nudges people with his elbows for the fun of it, so if you’re standing close to him, better say goodbye to your glasses, necklace and physical health already.
Drunks & Stoners
Usually quite harmless since they’re too wasted to even perceive what’s happening around them. Watch out though: They might give you a beer shower if you’re not careful!
Do you know any more types of concert-goers?Which are your favourite and least favourite and who do you think you are? Let me know in the comments. 🙂 (By the way, it’s already quite late, so please excuse the horrible grammar and spelling mistakes I probably made. Hope your day was just as great as mine, talk to you soon.) x