Concert Faux Pas #32 – Being tall and being a dick about it

I went to the Halloween show at the Double Door (which was awesome by the way – the Weezer and Elvis Costello Bands were totally great) and was overwhelmed by people acting like total idiots. We were over to the right by the girls’ bathroom next to the sound board with a pretty decent view of the stage. Just after the set begins, I feel people pushing up from behind me. Keep in mind, people are crammed shoulder to shoulder and there is NO ROOM. This is very important so that this story doesn’t make me sound like a cranky-ass bitch. This girl and her boyfriend push up front past me, almost knocking Brianne and I over in the process, and stop DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF US. This in itself is totally fucking lame and uncalled for. There are few things that piss me off more. One of there few things is not just pushing your way in front of someone, but also being 7,000 feet tall when you do.

Now, don’t get me wrong, some of my best friends are tall people. They are great for killing spiders on the ceiling and getting things from cabinets. I personally find tallness very sexy. But squeezing your way in front of 2 average height girls at a show is fucking uncalled for. I can understand if I was asking for it and stood behind this guy from the get go. That would be my own fault and I would be S.O.L. But this jerk was just exploiting the fact. Stupid idiot in overalls and a trucker hat with a toothpick. You suck.

To make it worse, somewhere during the course of this set, 2 more of the world’s tallest gentlemen decided to join this guy and we had a wall 300 feet tall and 70 feet wide in front of us. And one of the guys was wearing a construction helmet – easily adding 2 feet to his height.


I don’t want a law telling tall people to stay back, but seriously. If you want to jockey for a good position near the stage, get there early. That way people are more than responsible for standing behind you. That would be their own choice. But squeezing in front of much shorter people is seriously lame. You should be ashamed of yourself.

3 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on November 1st, 2004 @ 12:14 pm

    whew! i was worried that was me for a second since i was talking to my friends in the soundbooth for a touch, but i wasn’t in costume.

    please tell me you weren’t the girl who asked me what i was dressed as. when i responded “surly” she asked who surly was…

    the show killed for the most part, but was it me or did the alice in chains set totally suck? also, it would have been nice to see scott and pat actually get into fisticuffs as the gallagher brothers.

  2. Tom (unregistered) on November 1st, 2004 @ 12:47 pm

    i feel your pain.

    actually thursday night at the trail of dead (i got it right, tankboy!) show, these tall people kept insisting i stay in front of them at the balcony, even though they were there first. i kept trying to give their spot back to them, but they refused. (they could see over me, after all) while trail of dead smashed their drums and thrashed around violently on stage, here was a big nice-fest in the balcony. sick, i tell you.

  3. Doug (unregistered) on November 4th, 2004 @ 9:23 am

    Very funny account! I’ll have to be careful…I am 1000 feet tall and 70 feet wide…I usually try to stay along the walls, (a) to be nice, (b) I think I a becoming agoraphobic. Better luck next time.

    (agoraphobic: An abnormal fear of open or public places.- according to

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