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Please stop going to gigs.
Or at least: stand at the back. Out of sight, out of mind.
Surely I can go to a gig if I like...
Do you think bands want to play to just 15 year olds? In fact would there be anything more depressing than playing to a bunch of teenagers, all it would say about your band is just sooo now, and your fans are a bunch of people who will have forgotten about you in 18 months time. Surely what everyone wants is a complete mix of people. I alway find it reassuring when there is a mix of ages, almost a accolade of a band in itself.
And no I'm not 30, or 29, or 28 or 27
that loads of people I knew went to gigs in there teens and then stopped going, then stopped listening to music and the only reason they went out to see bands was, well, its just what you do - it wouldn't have mattered which bands it was the mere fact that you were going out - fair enough, but hardly reassuring if the band want long careers, take say hundred reason fans
...is the responses which are equally patronising about the young. When did "15 year old" become a term of abuse? I see it all the time on music sites.
girls/guys/whatever, cant we all just like, get along and respect our age-groups/taste-in-music etc? If we all stand in a circle and join hands, then that way we wont be able to make a fist! <3 <3 <3
I stand at the back anyway what with my pissy bladder and all
also there needs to be hot drinks and a tuck shop.
Basically I only go to Tea Dances.
also, don't talk to me
Just because you're old and have no friends to go to gigs with doesn't mean you can cruise fit young men, like me. Fucking pederasts.
having said that Im 28 and do feel conspicously out of place and imagine that will only get worse, having said that I quite often see this old guy at gigs, he wears a pink jumper and has long white hair, must be over 50 still seems really cool
easily the coolest person there
i find crowds that are too full of young people quite annoying, coz they tend to be there as the band is hyped a as the new big cool thing, and dont tend to actually like them.
seeing the arcade fire last year the 'mosh pit' was full of over 30s and its prob the best one ive ever been in. all the young people were just standing there doing nothing
Someone looking really cool but not singing the words does not = only being there coz dey got hyped in da nme
You know what's worse than cool people at gigs? Old people. All standing round getting really pissed off over young wippersnappers pushing to get to the front.
I hate you all.
Though not limited to just people 30+. Last person to have a go at me was early 20s.
Look mate, if you and your girlfriend don't like anyone so much as touching you, don't stand in the fucking front of the pit.
thats hardly old.
they dont look cool, and when pushing to the front are rude obnoxious and just barge pass. manners cost nothing. I took my mum whos 44 to a gig recently and she dragged me to the front scared the bejesus out of these.
it was amazing
*leaves with a smug look firmly imprinted on his face*
I fucking win.
How fully hetero you are. You win at life.
that's what you said yesterday anyways...
I love you, your posts are the most antagonistic I've seen in a while and they make me need to change my colostomy bag on regular occasions! Simply excellent.
With kind regards
A 30 yr old.
whats your reasoning just out of interest?
He's not saying don't go to the gig though is he, kissinginkansas?
And while we're at it - what's with girls coming to gigs? With their long hair and their shrill voices! They'll be letting black people in next thing you know!
all that screaming and fainting and shit
But shame on anyone whose hackles got raised by the opening statement.
I'm 40 by the way and 6'4" so not only will my rocking out look horrendous but you won't see a fucking thing behind me either.
Is this allowed? And if so can I go at the age of 38? The Fall next week is a good example. Ever onwards kids.....
it's just a wind up, surely?
this week's "honestly my band are going to be huge" DiS baiting thread? I came to peace with the fact that wrighteylew is one of the most unnecessary human beings (down there with jade goody and joe pasquale) a long time ago. I shall still go to gigs, I shall still go fanboy mental at the front of shows I want to. But I shall do it with the pleasure of knowing it really, really fucks you off...
he wants to annoy people and provoke reactions. Do you really go to gigs thinking it'll piss wrightylew off? No, I didn't think so. He doesn't affect your life at all, so stop giving him the pleasure in thinking that he does.
I'm not going to *start* going to shows just to annoy him, I plan to keep doing exactly what I was doing before, until my back hurts too much or i break a hip anyway :D
It's only now that I AM 30 that can afford to start going to gigs!
OTHERWISE, I CAN'T HEAR ANYTHING.
without being sarcastic, i would have thought you'd only be going to seated gigs given everything you like wouldn't be touring conventional venues. also, the gigs you go to would mostly have people well over thirty so maybe it would make more sense for you to stop going as the audience for that kind of stuff is only going to get older?
most bands you rate aren't exactly spring chickens are they, what a tool
Howling Bells: 10
The Byrds: 10
Led Zeppelin: 10
The Vines: 10
The Doors: 10
The White Stripes: 10
Ryan Adams: 10
The Rolling Stones: 10
The Beatles: 10
The Mamas and the Papas: 10
The Strokes: 9
The Velvet Underground: 9
Kings of Leon: 8
George Bush: 8
The Beach Boys: 8
Vampire Weekend: 7
My Bloody Valentine: 7
as most of the bands he likes are deceased/split up/retired
obviously, maybe he likes some new stuff but if it sounds anything lke the old stuff then it probably doesn't attract anyone under 40 anyway
but he certainly has the music taste of an old man, that's for sure.
More like a sharp exhalation really
Hey John, Frank has a black dildo.
Hey Frank, John has a pair of trainers with his name written all over them.
Scuttle off and listen to some more Paul Weller why dontcha? Real music, that is.
Oh the irony.
Let that be a sign to you. I'll spell it out for you: stop pretending to be a young hipster and accept that it's over. Sorry.
Didn't your mum teach you to respect your elders?
She also taught me to act my age. Maybe I should introduce you?
7/10 would be trolled again.
Or at least: stand at the back. Shut up, listen and stop spilling your beer because you're too easily drunk.
I was going to express my delight at finding someone to stay with for the 65dos gig :D
or planning your next trip to blackpool promenade?
You're guaranteed a great day out at Blackpool promenade.
I was out at a gig! Not standing at the back!
And I don't have the time to knit you a personality love so let's not even go there.
You could have hurt your back. Not to mention the fact everyone probably thought they were at a Glen Miller gig or something.
people irritate the fuck out of me:
couples snogging right in your face
retards with camera phones
extremely hot girls distracting me from the music
people who stand stock still
It's what I do at gigs, ok? I'm nervous, awkward and I like watching the band as intently as possible.
I was easily drunk enough to start jumping around in the middle of the mosh pit like a crazy fucker.
worry the fuck out of me. Out of the 3 times I've seen them the same bloke has always shown up and got thrown out for having a punch-up with somebody in the pit.
Let me know what gigs your going to and I will gladly avoid em
You should be at home smoking weed, screwing the prom queen, or playing Nintendo. Weed doesn't do it, we need a little blue pill to get laid, and those Japanese video games suck. We old folks need the escape more than you young whippersnappers. So, erm, piss off.
'cos they spend loads of money at the bar.
Normally things like Love, Morrissey and other music the old people like though. Whenever I've been to gigs with mostly young ones, they've been quite well behaved and stood right at the back without having to be told, and bought me tshirts and gave me a lift home.
Which is why your generation should kiss his shoes.
into a world populated by southern androgynous blouse-wearing rich kids mincing around in lipstick.
He gave British guitar music some bollocks that it hadn't had since well before the 80s.
As for this penis vvv on about Nirvana, well, lol. Nirvana might have been really cool to you lot, but where I came from, having long greasy hair and looking like you didn't give a shit while jumping around like a chimp to music - did not equal cool.
You should all be fellating him.
Fresh northern air? That would be the same air exhaled by the Beatles then.
It's slightly worrying that you think Noel is cool.
i remember them
Noel Gallagher single handedly beat the cool out of:
the union jack
being from manchester
liking the beatles
I'd have you'd be that kid who stands at the back talking to all the old guys anyway, all of you in shirts and ties, arranging to go round their houses and look at their shelves of vinyl this saturday, "yeah these guys have got a really good rhythm section, i wonder what they'll do at the turnaround oh ha ha that was good"
Will you stop going to gigs when you're over 30 then? Or will you be dead before then?
Dear older people, please keep attending gigs so that I will not feel awkward when I am someday one of you. Especially as I imagine that may be when I go to more gigs than ever, having started to earn enough cash (hopefully).
Please don't feed on my youthful aura in the night,
I remember when this was all fields.
(Sweeping palm up outward hand gesture, with a truly lovely arch.)
-Never spill beer on our shoes.
I'm sorry but your just being a dick, quite frankly.
PS i'm sure this point has been made already.
are cool. Wise as fuck too.
It's just embarrassing, isn't it. Let me enjoy my youth, and stop polluting my field of vision every time I go out and reminding me of my inevitable descent into middle age-dom. Awful.
i went to jacks mannequin the other day and this dude thought i was 20 but im 28. go on let me off please sir please?
so so, can do better
the elderly are pretty easy to wind up. specially when they get to 30. I think they go through that "oh shit, am I old?" crisis thing, which would explain MirriLondon's "listen love,..." and Brianlove's using of my first name to address me.
PS. have you bought any of his trainers LLB?
I return all letters though.
let us bask in the fact he thinks I'm actually called 'Richard Thrillman' for a little longer!
PS. I love you ruetheday. You're my friend.
(usually leather-jacketed) who tends to stand stock still at the front of gigs... I think there should at least be an understanding that if you're going to stand where all the enthusiastic dancing people are then you should be at least comparitively lively. I was done with the front years ago, though that's probably due to some now I come to think of it quite disturbing phobia of strangers touching me.
get a life. now.
^ paste that into msn :)
Does it matter how old they are?! It's more their actions.Speaking as someone who is nearly 30 I think the agism in this country is disgusting at times.
please stop being born. there's enough people in the world already. tell all the pregnant women you know to go ahead and just get that abortion. thanks.
could go back in time and encourage the mothers of those over 30's who stand at the front of gigs to have abortions.
i think that this is definitely the only worthwhile use for a time machine and will successfully garner research funding from scientific councils.
preach on...that would minimize the number of wrighty-douchebags
'Dead People Over 30,'
when we get over 30.
I've got Jonah Matranga, Art Brut, Morrissey and PJ Harvey lined up, but will have to think of more gigs to attend before my licence to rock expires.
until you've eventually vacated the whole venue.
This is proof that mankind is slowly descending into de-evolution. The younger, the dumber. By the time you're 30, kids probably aren't going to complain about an old guy like you at a gig, they cut yer head off and play football with it, laughing about the stupid look of your face.
Stop making such fucking terrible, vacuous, passing-fad, bullshit music.
Is the forum equivalent of Logans Run !!
people under 60 can do what they want, although old people usually go to musicals so they can sit down