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Spinner Releases Concert Etiquette Guide: What's the Most Important Rule to Follow at a Concert?

Fergie 2012/08/17 20:00:00
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Summer concert festivals are becoming the norm for music fans of all genres. Whether you love jazz, metal, rap or indie rock, there was a festival tailored for your music palate sometime during the past couple of months.

Music bloggers end up attending many of these festivals for work and/or pleasure -- which, this month, would have resulted in a different festival every weekend. And when you're around concert crowds often, you start to notice some trends.

The folks at Spinner noticed bad behavior such as talking through sets, excessive PDA and pushing becoming a norm, so they compiled a list of 13 rules for concert etiquette to help create a method to the madness. Check them out and tell us what you think the most important rule to follow at a concert is.

SPINNER.COM reports:
13 rules for concert etiquette, as decided by Spinner.

spinner reports 13 rules concert etiquette spinner

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  • Rhi-ot. Sour Dime 2012/08/19 23:33:08
    Rhi-ot.
    This was the last show of the day, I was so tired. I can deal with everything that comes to me at a concert usually, I've had people jump from the stage on top of me, I help crowdsurfers move a long to the front, hell I participate in moshing when the mood strikes :P but it was the fact that I was completely stuck skin on skin with people like 6 feet tall, couldn't even jump around and there was literally no air getting to me so I was like, I've had enough! lmfao.
  • Sour Dime Rhi-ot. 2012/08/20 05:05:32
    Sour Dime
    Then you shouldn't have gone. Personally concert prudes piss me off and I will personally seek out to annoy them in such a way. I've seen others do it too. NO ONE likes a concert prude. My brother at his first concert had stage divers dive on him, he didn't get the hint that he should move but he just laughed it off and enjoyed the experience. I have been punched in the face more than once and have even tried starting a mosh which didn't work since it was a small concert with only 15 people there and the show was early but even at the "worse" moment of a concert 5 rows from the front turned around not even supporting my own weight because that is just how close everyone was with my dress being pulled down, but you know what? the guards give out free water bottles if you ask them and I just get out of thew crowd and cool off. I get extremely dehydrated at concerts because of the lack of hair and the increase in heat from all of the bodies, but I don't bitch about it, I expect it and when I saw Jack White last Thursday it was the first time in 6 years of concerts that I was able to breathe and be in the second row through out the entire concert and sing and dance.
  • Rhi-ot. Sour Dime 2012/08/20 12:56:42 (edited)
    Rhi-ot.
    Hmm. Okay. Listen, I am not a concert prude. I wasn't bitching about crowd surfers, people jumping on me, whatever. I was trying to tell you that nothing actually bothers me at a concert (until that one time) The last guy that jumped on top of me, I partied with later. No grudge to him. One time at a concert, this guy accidentally punched me in the face- and now he's my boyfriend.
    I was merely complaining about NOT BEING ABLE TO BREATHE, and not being stupid enough to stick around so I'd pass out and get trampled on. People have died trying to watch their favourite bands, and it's not their fault because they're being prudes. And it's not because they shouldn't have went. You're pretty damn ignorant. I didn't bother reading anything else you said, because it's too long and I don't really care.
  • Sour Dime Rhi-ot. 2012/08/22 22:56:15
    Sour Dime
    If you can't breathe get out simple as that I have the same problem, people are more than happy to let you out because that means they can get closer.
  • VenomHalos 2012/08/18 03:10:43
    Shut up
    VenomHalos
    I think I would stab someone who started talking about how hot their math teacher is during a quieter song. Hell, during any song. Concerts are where you go to get away from everything else. Embrace it.
  • lum-the-oni 2012/08/18 02:50:20
  • Sailor ... lum-the... 2012/08/18 02:57:51
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    +3
    but that's the best part...
  • bmxschoolbus 2012/08/18 02:47:54
    Other
    bmxschoolbus
    don't wear the t-shirt of the band your going to see because we know you already like them if you are at the concert dumb ass
  • La bmxscho... 2012/08/18 03:24:15
    La
    +4
    What's dumb about that? >.> I don't see why it makes you angry.
  • GoatHorns bmxscho... 2012/08/18 04:04:40
    GoatHorns
    then you should never, ever, ever go to an iron maiden show
  • Cellar Door 2012/08/18 02:03:23
    Shut up
    Cellar Door
    The first and most important to me is for everyone to shut
    the hell
    up
    omg is this tast too daunting for some people

    Another is if you're planning to wear a really big hat, please
    please
    don't.
    Or just take it off before the show because it can be annoying. (lol I was at a concert once and this tall guy in front of me was wearing a huge tophat uGH just my luck)
  • Sour Dime Cellar ... 2012/08/19 18:21:19
    Sour Dime
    I'd hate to go to the concerts you go to when the crowd is louder than the band.
  • ChocolateThunder 2012/08/18 02:00:15 (edited)
    Put the phone/camera/iPad down
    ChocolateThunder
    +1
    People look rediculous when taking pictures with ipads.
  • Lolaita 2012/08/18 01:57:58
    Shut up
    Lolaita
    +1
    Either shut up or don't trample those around you.
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/08/18 01:46:41
    Mind your height
    Nekosarethebest
    +1
    Seriously, we can't see. Crouch your ass down... -_-
  • rawrimamoocow 2012/08/18 00:58:48 (edited)
  • BattleB... rawrima... 2012/08/18 01:05:14
    BattleBunnys
    +2
    Bahaha I always used to laugh at Rule 1.... until a girl got thrown in the pit, fell, grabbed at the thing closest to her to stop her fall: my face.
  • rawrima... BattleB... 2012/08/18 01:15:43
    rawrimamoocow
    And that is why the pit is off limits for crowd surfers. It can only go bad. Oh so very bad
  • charles_1 2012/08/18 00:55:01
    Other
    charles_1
    +7
    If you are on a mobile device at a concert you're doing it wrong.

    Rules:

    1. Never puke on the driver.
    2. The pit ain't for cry babies.
    3. If it's not your blood don't get so upset.
    4. Make it fun.
  • NOT14U2 2012/08/18 00:31:04 (edited)
    Other
    NOT14U2
    +2
    If you don't like partying people who get loud and rowdy don't go to a headbangers concert and I promise I wont go see Justin beiber
  • ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain 2012/08/18 00:26:16 (edited)
    Other
    ⚥Κόζμω Græme اليا Mongrain
    Be respectful of others & hope they reciprocate kindly.
    Better to set an example than to be one.
  • serethiel 2012/08/18 00:07:34
    Shut up
    serethiel
    +1
    all of these annoy me, though, especially "mind your height". being short at a concert is nothing to be excited about (unless you tunnel your way to the stage).
  • Vieuphoria 2012/08/17 22:39:29
  • This is W³ 2012/08/17 22:31:12
  • GoatHorns 2012/08/17 22:20:42
    Put the phone/camera/iPad down
    GoatHorns
    +5
    people recording the shows are the WORST
    buy the band's dvd and stop annoying everyone else

    ipad concert

    iphone taping concert
  • Sailor Jerry [Proud Liberta... 2012/08/17 21:55:04 (edited)
    Other
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    +5
    if you're in a mosh pit, don't bitch about getting hit.

    don't mosh with a beer in your hand.

    watch out for people with spiky jackets and bracelets.

    don't throw beer bottles at the band, unless they suck ass.

    *rule only applies to women* don't smack someone for copping a feel.

    *rule only applies to men* grope girls with boyfriends at your own risk.

    the most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!
  • NOT14U2 Sailor ... 2012/08/17 23:03:32
    NOT14U2
    well done!
  • VenomHalos Sailor ... 2012/08/18 03:17:38
    VenomHalos
    +5
    Smack? Please, they're getting punched.
  • Sean McDonald 2012/08/17 21:36:16
  • Lunacat 2012/08/17 21:08:05
    Shut up
    Lunacat
  • Sour Dime Lunacat 2012/08/19 18:16:13
    Sour Dime
    It must not be a very good concert if you can hear the crowd over the band.
  • Fergie 2012/08/17 21:05:50
    Shut up
    Fergie
    +4
    I can't stand when people talk through sets!! soo annoying
  • GoatHorns Fergie 2012/08/17 22:12:49
    GoatHorns
    +1
    what kind of music are you listening to that you can hear people talking? whatever it is, it's not loud enough.
  • Fergie GoatHorns 2012/08/17 22:19:39
    Fergie
    +1
    ha! I guess that applies to outdoor concerts...people were talking through Foo Fighters and Metallica last weekend but it was outdoors
  • Sour Dime Fergie 2012/08/19 18:16:37
    Sour Dime
    Sounds like a crappy concert if you can hear the people over the band.
  • SJG 2012/08/17 20:50:19
    Other
    SJG
    Women should all take of their tops!
  • gary SJG 2012/08/17 22:12:38
    gary
    +1
    that only apply if their above average. some times a papper bag should be placed over the face when needed..
  • SJG gary 2012/08/17 23:09:51
    SJG
    +1
    Two, in case one falls off!
  • blindfaith 2012/08/17 20:48:16
    Other
    blindfaith
    +1
    If you need to know this, you're in the wrong place....beat it !!! woodstock
  • smitty 2012/08/17 20:28:32
    Other
    smitty
    +6
    Don't puke on the dude in front of you.

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