I went to a concert last night and I think I've determined I'm too old for concerts. I mean I'm calling it a "concert" rather than a "show" which I think is what you do when you start getting old.
Going to a show is expensive. Ticket prices are so jacked up I think I should get a free drink or something out of the deal. Instead I hand over my purse so some ticket taker can rifle through my things. No, I'm not hiding anything in that tampon but please feel free to check.
Trying to figure out what time you should even show up is a problem. Doors open at 7 but who the hell knows what time the show actually starts? I did some research and found out that there were two opening bands so we showed up around 8:30. Apparently we should have shown up at 10 because that's about the time the band we came to see actually got on stage. The band before them was so boring I had to keep myself entertained with an $8.00 Bud Light three times!
People are annoying at concerts. Everyone is taking a selfie, recording something, talking to their friend loudly, spilling drinks (ok well Derek was the only one spilling drinks on me this time even though he claimed it was "condensation"), making out with their significant other, and the most obnoxious people at a concert will undoubtedly stand in front of me. I'm an annoying person beacon, or maybe I'm just easily annoyed. Well go with option one.
I'm sick of encores. Just play the songs you're going to play and be done with it. When did it become normal for a band to walk off the stage and stand around for a minute or two while everyone chants and screams and claps and then come back out like you totally were done but because of the crowds drunken enthusiasm you will play those two popular songs that everyone has been waiting for. Let's end the charade. I rarely stick around for the encore because I want to beat the mad rush to the T and also because of my encore principles as stated above.
I should mention the band we saw which was AWOLNATION. I thought the show was good despite the overpriced ticket, beers and the annoying people. Not as good as the first time we saw them. Derek thought it was pretty bad. I should write reviews for Rolling Stone.
We're going to another concert this summer but at least we'll have seats at this one. This cranky lady needs to sit while drinking her over prices drinks.