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- Subject: Re: Standing
- Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 21:11:57 -0500 (EST)
> From: salamander@MADNET.COM
> Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 15:50:52 -0500
> Subject: Re: Sitting vs. Standing
> we're Who fans, we KNOW that people can die at concerts...but these days
> that's more likely to happen inside by the stage than outside by the
People died at concerts when there was/is a mad rush for festival seating.
I think that any belief of getting crushed because u are standing at
a Who concert is a little exaggerated.
ALthough I suppose anything can happen.
People stand to dance. To get into the songs, to air guitar, to move to
the sound. It's a natural reaction.
And it's sort of tough to sit in the first 10 rows. The experience is
substantially different than sitting in the reserved seats on the side.
Standing is a sign of not being bored. It's not a movie. It's live
rock and roll.
Alot of people stand for the groups most popular songs. I am guilty of
that. And that goes for all sections.
On the other hand, I do always check my surroundings. If no one else is
standing, especially in back of me, I won't stand. I do have a bit
of a beef when there are only 10 - 15 people standing in a 200 person
section. I can see where you can get comfortable having sat a while,
then, getting pissed having to peer around someone else.
I think most people don't do it intentionally. I had looked around during
Quadrophenia at the Garden during some of the heavy hitter songs like
"Punk Meets The Godfather" and was surprised that whole sections were
sitting. I guess it was personal pride or something. I had always thought
that if I saw them live doing songs like that one, the place would be
rocking. But people have their favorit songs, and it's an event to have
them played live.
IMO, when u buy a concert ticket, you should enter with the flexability
of being around people who stand. Its music. It's a way to groove with
the music. A movie theatre ? Sit the hell down and SHup. A concert ?
COmes with the territo