Saturday, August 4, 2007

Goo Goo Dolls in Concert

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The Goo Goo Dolls were in town Friday night (well in West Palm Beach). Myke and I love the Goo Goo Dolls and we were so psyched to get to see them perform live. We rented a hotel room near the Amphitheater so that we wouldn't have an hour long drive home after the concert was over. It was a nice little 24 hour getaway!

The Goo Goo Dolls sounded awesome and the concert was a blast. We really need to get out more often. Lifehouse opened for the Goo Goo Dolls and the concert was at the Sound Advice Amphitheatre, which is outside. Probably not the best idea in August in South Florida. It was hot and rainy - luckily our seats were covered. There was another singer that opened before Lifehouse and everyone was sitting in the seats, relaxing and trying not to be hot.

As soon as Lifehouse came on, we were excited - they sounded awesome too and just then, a large group shows up two rows in front of us and four of the girls directly in front of our seats decide that they are going to stand up - even though no one else is standing. Of course, they instantly peeved off everyone sitting behind them. Several people asked them to sit down and security even came over. They didn't want to sit down and, security can't make them sit, since it's their seats and it's their perogative, but come on, people! You have to know what's coming up when you have such a bitchy attitude. Sure enough, people started throwing papers and wrappers at them after first asking nicely and then yelling in between songs didn't work. So Myke says, "as soon as it gets a little darker, those girls are gonna get drenched with drinks". About 3 minutes later, a guy behind them throws his drink, one of the guys sitting next to them saw him and threw his drink back in retaliation and an all out brawl nearly ensued. Security was on it and broke it up right away. A couple people got thrown out, some people moved seats (I Guess??) and overall it was a bunch of drama that was unnecessary and I was doing my best to ignore it and listen to the concert going on, after all, I don't get to listen to live music everyday, so I was annoyed. Luckily the seat on the other side of Myke was open, so I moved to that seat because I did not want to have to stand and I did not pay to have these girls' butts in my face either, so I was annoyed with them too.

So Myke and I were having this conversation / debate about it and we both agreed that although annoying, it is totally their perogative to want to stand up and dance. However, I maintain that they were still bitches [or at least some of them were - and yes I said bitches!] because of the attitude. For most people, if they are asked to sit down and realize that 20 or 30 people have a problem with them, they would sit down, right? Now, I say that they came in with the attitude of "we are going to stand up and if it pisses off all the people behind us that don't want to stand up - to bad, so sad - what-ev-er". I maintain that these are the type of girls that drama follows them - and they probably wonder "why?" It's just the attitude that some people get it in their heads that they are better than anyone else that pisses me off. So, thanks for trying to bring drama to my concert experience, nice try, please get a life and lose the drama.

Once the Goo Goo Dolls took the stage, everyone was on their feet dance and jumping and having a blast, so there was just no need to the issues and drama - it just goes to show you that when you put so many people in one crowded place where they have to share the same space, they are going to argue and have conflict. It is human nature, too bad.

I welcome any comments or opinions on the subject and would like to know what anyone else thinks . . .


Tammie said...

Bitches is a nice description of those girls. And, yes, I have been caught standing at many a concert myself. However, the difference is that I move out of the way when asked to do so. You were much nicer than I have been in the past.

Shari McConahay said...

Well, at least I'm not alone then, I was trying to explain to Myke that it is a girl thing - too many girls are bitches! GRRRRR. . .