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Should children be allowed to attend rock concerts?

Dave The Canuck 2012/04/23 21:06:13
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  • Shady 2013/06/14 05:16:51
    No
    Shady
    Really not, but certainly don't put them in a general admission area and expect everyone else to cater to them. Recently went to a show at HoB and a couple brought three 10 year old girls, had them up against the barricade, and bitched at everyone around to "don't push - there are kids here". They should NOT have been in the standing room in front of the stage. I used to come out of concerts with bruised ribs if it was general admission, and I was 16 when that started. If they can't take care of themselves in a rowdy situation, they should be in a seated area where it's safer. I've also seen parents try to send their small kids forward and away from them to try to work their way closer to the stage, while the parent was stuck further back in the crowd. That's incredibly dangerous at a hard rock show!!! So since parents can't show good judgement, NO KIDS under 14!!!!!!!
  • Nika 2012/05/19 23:09:35
    Yes
    Nika
    Absolutely! When I have kids I'll be taking them to rock concerts.
  • Tony 2012/04/28 15:29:14
    Yes
    Tony
    hell yeah...
  • Jay 2012/04/28 15:27:46
    Yes
    Jay
    Music should be one's choice..:D
  • Jessi 2012/04/27 21:25:19
    No
    Jessi
    When I hear the word "child" I immediately picture someone younger than 10. So IMHO, no, they should not be allowed to attend...any concert. Too loud, too dirty, too much of a risk of catching something... Is my mom showing?
  • jeremy catastrophe 2012/04/27 15:44:02
    Yes
    jeremy catastrophe
    +1
    Depends on how old this child is, but it really is up to the parents.

    When I saw Judas Priest and Black Label Society, there was a couple with a small child with them who was about a year old. He was wearing a BLS onesie and a beanie, and his parents were shaping his fingers to make metal horns. They would also cover his ears, if it got too loud. So as long as your responsible, taking your kids to these shows should be ok.
  • thetacat 2012/04/27 15:16:28
    Yes
    thetacat
    I don't know where I'd be if I hadn't been exposed to good music when I was young. More should be done to have gigs that accomodate children. I'm not saying this should be done at every concert- obviously some are inappropriate for young kids but I think more child-friendly gigs would be a good thing. Music is for everyone, it shouldn't have a specific age range.
  • compufreek 2012/04/27 12:27:13
    Yes
    compufreek
    +1
    As long as they have been provided hearing protection and the parents leave if the child is upset. I was 13 when I saw Alice Cooper with my parents!!
  • VERYwiseguy 2012/04/27 08:09:59
    Yes
    VERYwiseguy
    +1
    I was at a Stones concert there were toddlers to 80 somethings there. lol
  • Adam Dodge 2012/04/27 02:39:51
    Yes
    Adam Dodge
    +1
    I say they should. So many of today's artists have been inspired by seeing other huge names in concert as kids. Plus, every rock band is different. For example, watching the Beatles perform live is far more different than watching Lamb Of God. If kids want to be at a concert where there are mosh pits, they should be allowed to go at their own risk anyway; it wouldn't be a particularly good idea, but we should at least give the opportunity. I'm aware that eight kids were killed in The Who concert tragedy, but that was a freak accident. My point is, kids should be allowed to attend rock concerts if they want to.
  • Cinna 2012/04/27 02:03:49
    Yes
    Cinna
    +2
    Hell yeah! So many rockstars got inspired by going to concerts as kids, why not let them inspire the youth today?
  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/04/27 01:27:03
  • fairiefang -annoying fashio... 2012/04/27 01:19:10
    Yes
    fairiefang -annoying fashion snobs everywhere-
    If I had kids I would totally take them to concerts!

    Now, young kids at concerts by themselves with no adult supervision can be quite annoying...
  • YourKnifeMyBackMyGunYourHead 2012/04/27 00:49:30
    Yes
    YourKnifeMyBackMyGunYourHead
    I was 14 when I went to my first concert, it was Alice Copper. Ive been to 12 since then and im only 17... I turned out just fine.
  • JaknHarely 2012/04/27 00:15:23
    Yes
    JaknHarely
    +1
    just not my kids. It's the parents responsability, and right, to analize each situation individually and decide the well being propability, and wiegh it against social experience, entertainment ect. and decide.
  • Sean McDonald 2012/04/27 00:00:08 (edited)
    Yes
    Sean McDonald
    why not
  • Kristi 2012/04/26 20:56:28
    Yes
    Kristi
    If we listen to the music anyway, there's no harm in seeing it live
  • iki 2012/04/26 19:04:35
    Yes
    iki
    +1
    sure, even we young guys have every right to know the best music on earth xp
  • Christy 2012/04/26 02:09:07
    Yes
    Christy
    +3
    Yeah, it depends on the band really, and what is considered a "child", other than that, yeah.
  • Death On Two Legs 2012/04/26 01:53:03
    Yes
    Death On Two Legs
    +2
    It depends on the child and the band playing.

    How old would be considered a "child"?
  • SirBiZNacH41 2012/04/26 01:37:22
    Yes
    SirBiZNacH41
    +1
    It's the parents decision and should remain so.
  • King Anti-Christ 666 2012/04/25 22:13:25
  • OnyxRaven 2012/04/25 08:59:12
    Yes
    OnyxRaven
    +1
    Half of today's huge rockstars got into it by being inspired at rock concerts as kids. Why shouldn't kids get to have fun and see a REAL show, instead of the generic pop crap they're normally exposed to....
  • Metaldane 2012/04/25 04:53:47
    Yes
    Metaldane
    Hell yes;) I know I will take mine when I have em I want em to experience life not political correctness if I was gonna do that I couldn't even take em to most country concerts not that I would ever torture my children like that
  • AmericanVirus 2012/04/25 03:12:41
    Yes
    AmericanVirus
    I went and saw Rammstein on Saturday. It was the best show of my life, if I had a kid I wouldn't have wanted him to miss that experience.
  • ✞Knight... America... 2012/04/25 03:22:06 (edited)
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    Based on what I've read about Rammstein, I would have thought it would be inappropriate, but it sounds like they've mellowed out. No more dildos and strippers any more right? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
  • America... ✞Knight... 2012/04/25 03:58:41
    AmericanVirus
    Haha they haven't mellowed out, there was a cock cannon shooting foam into the audience. A whole bdsm thing. It was fantastic. The cock cannon was funny and the bdsm thing was something did in one of their videos.
  • ✞Knight... America... 2012/04/25 04:33:32 (edited)
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    Okay lol. I wouldn't bring kids to that, but to each their own.
  • America... ✞Knight... 2012/04/25 08:08:17 (edited)
    AmericanVirus
    I wouldn't bring children to it, but I'd bring my kids to it, age is still relevant, just not as relevant.
  • Steelers55 2012/04/25 03:07:55
    Yes
    Steelers55
    +1
    went to see ac/dc @ 14
  • ✞Knight... Steelers55 2012/04/25 03:19:42
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    Was it seated or standing room?
  • Steelers55 ✞Knight... 2012/04/25 03:28:20
    Steelers55
    +1
    Front row with an adult. standing room lakeland FL. a very conservitive father took me. I had to sneek to see Megadeth and testament. I agree with you on Bon Jovi and others.
  • ✞Knight... Steelers55 2012/04/25 03:32:27
    ✞Knight of Honor
    AC/DC must be a lot more toned down now I guess. Standing room concerts are usually pretty wild; Megadeth was very wild when I saw them in 09 standing room ($30 tickets XD; I eventually got 6 feet from Mega Dave.) I don't think the concert would have been appropriate for children but there was a age restriction of 16 so it didn't matter.
  • Steelers55 ✞Knight... 2012/04/25 03:41:15
    Steelers55
    Tried to take my son to a Hank 3 show, but it was 18 and up so he could'nt get in. later found out that it was cause alcohol being served.
  • ✞Knight... Steelers55 2012/04/25 03:44:43 (edited)
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    18 because of alcohol? That's odd considering the drinking age is 21. Age 21 restriction would be overkill though. People smuggle in things worse than alcohol so I don't think that's a good reason at all.
  • Steelers55 ✞Knight... 2012/04/25 21:29:03
    Steelers55
    +1
    very odd
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/04/25 03:05:24 (edited)
    Yes
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +2
    It depends on what band you're talking about.

    Some bands like Bon Jovi, KISS, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Queensrÿche, and The Rolling Stones would have concerts that were appropriate.

    I don't think concerts from bands like AC/DC, Accept, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath, Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Metallica, or Pearl Jam would be appropriate for children. I love these bands, but swearing, drug use, and Mosh pits make heavy rock band concerts like these very inappropriate for children.

    Since most bands have a minimum age 16 restriction anyway, this is more of a non-issue.
  • Steelers55 ✞Knight... 2012/04/25 03:28:49
    Steelers55
    +1
    I agree.
  • Dagon 2012/04/25 02:54:06
  • ✞Knight... Dagon 2012/04/25 03:05:43 (edited)
    ✞Knight of Honor
    +1
    21 not 18? Why?

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