I've just returned from the Strokes, at Manchester. The band were on form, sounding better than record.
However, the crowd were perfect. Usually, when I'm at the front, you've got a fair deal of smokers (weed usually), 8ft fat bastards, and skinny scenesters with pointy elbows.
Tonight, even the crowdsurfers were good. One was grateful for my help, and I was next to this very friendly John Brainlove clone during Hard to Explain. I'm not hurt, and I didn't feel like kicking someone... at all.
So, thanks to everyone who came into contact with me down there.
I don't mind if you don't like this thread, but I have to show my glee.
What's your ideal gig experience?
Jumping around like a lunatic or stood at the sound desk, gazing from afar? I get the best of both, coming back for the encore.