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I'm a little nervous as I am going to see the Bloc Party on Sunday all on my lonesome. :(
i saw jason molina on my own on monday. It was great!
I found it quite fun, I'd do it again. Bit boring and lonely between sets though.
but as in typical break up style, my ex has claimed the friends and I have claimed my dignity. Just about.
my best mate has offered to meet me there with her husband but they won't go down the front or anything. :( at least i'll have someone to walk in with!
I have the urge to give you a big hug. Defo go, have a great time and you'll show them!
he's lucky that i haven't torn up the ticket to be honest because I was so close on Monday. I'm just giving the ticket to a mutual friend now who is also going. It's the only thing really he wanted out of the relationship so now he's got it!
I think my best mate, Pheebs & her husband said they will look after me & such. I just have the feeling they will not turn up or something!
people watch, and you needn't worry about where all your friends have got to, coz they aren't there!
because my mum, bless her, as offered to pick me up rather than me drive so I might get a little fucked.
Amazing. Just. Amazing. You?
i miss so many because of it, so power to you :'(
where I don't mind watching bands by myself, because everyone is friendly.
this is nottingham, where you might get shot instead.
before going into a petrol station.
I enjoy to be alone.
not as bad as you might think
I would have gone on my own last night if i couldn't have dragged my friend with me. If you really want to see a band, you shouldn't be held back by the lack of someone to go with.
i'm trying to get in on the in jokes
Read some flyers, wander around, people watch. Text everyone! I love going on me own.
but then i normally end up feeling miserable because i have nobody to talk to, and that isn't helped by drinking..
on my own and try to be as aloof as possible so people think i'm reviewing them or something.
don't you think?
i did this all the time when i lived in birmingham. i just talked to other people in the crowd between/before sets. actually got to know a couple of them quite well - they gave me a demo cd of their band, now i'm hoping they get big so i can sell it on eBay!
i made some friends it was lots of fun, they even gangbanged me
I'm not going to miss a gig purely because my friends are tasteless lame-faces!
damn if i have to miss gigs just because i can't find anyone to come with/i have no friends :)
I went to see YMSS alone. Really enjoyed it though, although I did know someone working behind the bar, basically I did just prop up the bar all night...
three figure amount of gigs I imagine, have went to festivals on my own, gigs abroad on my own, holidays on my own, cinema/theatre on my own. It's, erm, great being on your own :)
It doesn't bother me at all anymore, though I do drink quicker which means drunk quicker.
with the drinking, is always the case.
i hated it when i had to go by myself to almost every gig, especially when it meant treking through to glasgow, but now its a rarer occurrence it doesn't bother me so much.
and look at all the losers who have friends with contempt
to go to a lot of gigs on my own, but had to get really drunk. Waiting in between sets made me feel really self-conscious.
you look kind of cool and mysterious at small gigs or people look at you like you're a complete loner. VERY boring inbetween sets but you drink faster and get legless.yeah.
when i go to gigs alone, i usually get drunk before hand (alone) and end up ogling teenage girls and going home feeling ashamed of myself.
is there any risk that you might do this?
maybe boys though. sweet sweet indie boys
half of them look like girls anyway
i never really understand this.
i think it's the fact we can share GHD's
I went to blood brothers on my own. Going to frank turner on my own tonight. It's cause I'm proper hardcore...or have no friends.
I swear I'm the only Blood Brothers fan in my whole university. I wear my tshirt with pride.
loads last year. As people have said, it can be lonely between sets, so use this as an excuse to get another drink at the bar! :D
who goes to gigs on my own and doesn't drink ?
between sets, then?
to talk to strangers
i have never done this at a gig
it's unusual for people to go to gigs alone so it's difficult to find people that aren't in groups.
also, i fear having to talk to someone who knows loads more about music than i ever will.
a few times it gets easier and you sometimes meet really nice people
it's possibly more straightfoward if you look like an adult .... i've no idea why i say this
and taking photographs and being accused of being a paedo by a shit Green Day wannabe band on stage for being too old to be at a gig and taking photos for any other reason is hilarious :)
awesome. the closest i got to that was accidentally chatting up a 15 year old when i went to see The Others (god, that was a mistake).
but seeing the others was the greater one.
the rakes were supporting, though. they're not half bad.
i almost never drank. it was a lot cheaper that way (i went to a lot of gigs). also many of the gigs were at the carling academy in birmingham, which has no decent drinks whatsoever and absurd prices during gigs.
just drink coke or something....
is absurdly priced if i remember rightly. quite often i got water, though.
i'm not a fan of drinking by myself, and i don't need alcohol to enjoy a gig..
I find I enjoy myself more. I have discovered I actually love to dance, and at bloc party and metric last night I didn't need any drink to get me going. Both were fantastic, actually.
i could be like this.
i can only make an arse of myself if i'm drunk. and usually when i'm drunk i just collapse in a dispiriting stupor.
one of the best gigs i ever went to was when i saw the futureheads for the first time. didn't drink a drop, but came home totally covered in sweat and loving it.
Just stand quietly in the corner and leave as soon as the last note is played.
if I really like a band, but it is alot less enjoyable than going with someone, sometimes it makes me think I dont actually like live music. I use the classic pretend to be texting someone so as to not look like a creepy loner trick
obviously I'd always rather go with people but it's better than not going, if you can't find anyone who likes the band. It's easier if it's a gig where you can get lost in a moving crowd rather than where everyone's standing still. I wouldn't want to make a habit of it but it's not that bad.
because my uni mates all like led zep
i saw bloc party on my own last week and razorlight about 3 years ago, and those have been 2 of my favourite gigs ever
a few times. I found that because I had nobody to talk to I would drink more and this resulted in me falling asleep in the station and missing my train home on one occasion.
I fully recommend going to gigs alone though.
at Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan. Sadly surrounded by annoying people-and felt very awkward standing on my own without a drink in my hand before the gig.
Was alright, dunno if i'd do it again.
Then again I've been to gigs with people and left em while i try and get nearer the front (My Morning Jacket for example-that was amazing!)
Hate hate hate.
The overwhelming sense of awkwardness destroys any enjoyment I might attempt to have of the music. Live music has social elements, especially when it's so connected to bar situations. I am not comfortable fading into the background in the JDT style and people watching / reading whatever. It feels too forced.
This is possibly illustrative of some character flaw.
But I don't care really.
but when there are no bands on i hate it a lot. it is awkward and uncomfortable, but just get out your phone and read imaginary text messages.
And then write nonsense text messages and just save them as drafts. I'm scared if I don't look like I'm doing something people will take pity on me and talk.
It's worth it to relieve the awkwardness. Worth the cancer, £5+ a packet, stinking breath, yellow teeth and heart attack at 57 years of age.
I've had to do it for quite a few gigs, but some of them turned out to be the best. It has its drawbacks but it's stupid to miss a band because of the slight awkwardness.
I have to be looking at my phone, because then there's atleast some sign i'm not 100% pathetic. and may actually know some real people.
The Faversham gave me free orange juice when they saw me on my own...
Cute or patronising?
Just looks like you don't know anyone but want to pretend that you do.
but someone actually rang me once! My... that was a proud moment. And a conversation that was dragged out way longer than it should've been...
i went on the nme tour a while ago and most of the people there i knew any way so i wasn`t on my own for long
Went to Leeds 2005 festival with mate, however he had to leave for various reasons, so had from 12pm Sat on my own, no one else could make it there but I'm not joking it was just mental, I'd just go right to Oxfax tent for a mango juice, then have a smoke, then go to front of carling stage, see 3-4 bands, go back to tent, smoke, etc, repeated, so relaxed could see what I wanted and all the rest, Sunday I read a book free with guardian for a bit, Oh basicall y this is too long, it was cool