The Types of People at ConcertsOctober 11th, 2010 | Drew Bartlett
Every concert I’ve attended is different in it’s own way but on thing’s always the same: the types of people.
I’ll first start off with the common stereotype of the hippie or pothead. I haven’t yet attended a concert without at least one. These people are clearly noticeable by their clothing and of course the cloud of smoke around them. Hippies or whatever you’d like to call them are completely careless. They don’t care about the crowd pushing them or anything. They just enjoy every minute of the concert and from my experiences are very nice and friendly and full of life.
2. Slutty Girls
Every concert also has the slutty girls. These girls are girls who will make out with any guy just to make out. You can also see them grinding up all over guys too. Of course most of them are under the influence of some alcohol but they’re making some guys happy. Although some people may not approve, slutty girls are always an essential part of a concert because plenty of guys nights are made better.
3. Whiny, Annoying Girls
As we all know, “with the good always comes bad” and for concerts it’s little whiny girls. They’re always found in the pit, normally towards the front. You can clearly spot them as the ones who get way too annoyed with people rubbing up and pushing against them. They clearly don’t know how to be in a pit. In some of my experiences I’ve had some girls slap me, scratch me, shove me back with their butts, tattle to security guards and yell at me all because I’m in a pit, jumping around enjoying music. These little whiny, annoying girls are honestly the worst part of any concert for me and they really need to learn to grow up and deal with people around you or leave the pit.
4. Insanely Ripped Jacked Guys
What’s a concert without a mosh pit? That’s right, it’s nothing. They’re scary, crazy, yet fun for any concert. You won’t normally find me in them, at least for very long and there’s good reasoning. It seems every time there’s a mosh pit there’s at least one insanely ripped jacked guy who goes WAY too crazy and shoves kids through walls. You’ll even sometimes see them completely shirtless, sweaty and of course ripped like your dad’s jeans. I’m completely afraid of them because unlike most everyone else in the pit, I value my life and want to live it for years to come. In my opinion, most of them are on or have been taking steroids which means they can crack any minute and in most case do. Although scary, the insanely ripped jacked guy(s) are always entertaining, especially when the get in fights.
5. The Drunk Guys
Mostly every concert I’ve concert to served alcohol. This of course was and is a great opportunity for all of those men who love to drink to get wasted which makes for an interesting night. Obviously they way over drink and turn into complete idiots as do most people when they’re drunk. It’s normally a whole group of “buddies” who drink together and annoy the hell out of the rest of us. They also are very apt to picking fights. I can remember specifically when I was 17 being at a Paramore concert in the pit. Some short drunk old man got really mad because I was jumping up and down, enjoying myself which we all know is crazy behavior for a concert. I didn’t even bump into or anything and he grabbed me and told me if I didn’t stop that he was going to “kick my ass”. I just thought it was funny and moved away from him. He was a loser anyways. But anyways, you’ll always find lots of drunk people at concerts no matter where you go.
6. The Avid Fans
Next is the avid fans of the band. These people will do anything and everything to get up close to the band, touch them, smell them, or whatever. Their clothes consist of nothing but band paraphernalia. They know every word of every song and when it was written and what it’s about. If you speak with them they’ll brag about how they’ve been to see that band 535 times and it’s only you’re 2nd time. They’ll then continue to tell you that they payed an extra $10,000 for VIP tickets that do nothing but say “VIP” on them. To top that, they act like they’re best pals with the bands too. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with these types of people, I’m even one for some bands but I’m just explaining off of past experiences. Avid fans are cocky but cool.
7. The Non-Showered For 7 Years Guys
I can’t forget the non-showered for 7 years guys. They’re easily noticed as the strange, greasy people in the crowd most commonly known for their stench. It just so happens that I get the privilege of being sandwiched up against them at many of the concerts I attend. This of course makes me smell awesome for the ladies which is a plus! It always makes me wonder what compels these people to not shower for so long them come out in public, sweat a ton more, then go home and still not be showered. Maybe it’s just one last “hoo-rah!” before the big shower. I’m not quite sure but what I do know is that they’re quite unpleasant.
8. The Normal People
Last, but far from the least are normal people. You’re every day John and Sarahs. I like to consider myself one of them, not just because I’m writing this post but because I don’t seem to fit any of the the above categories except for the occasional minor avid fan. We’re the type that don’t mind getting bumped, pushed, squished, and so forth while in the pit. We can comprehend that it’s not the person’s fault behind us that’s causing my skeletal structure to crush, but that it’s the other 500+ people pushing against them. We also don’t need to get high, take any drugs, or get completely plastered to enjoy and appreciate the music. When we enter the mosh pit we’re the casual mosher who helps the other kids up if they fall and doesn’t shove the scrawny kid through a wall. We also shower on a regular basis. In a nutshell, we’re just ordinary people who enjoy concerts for the music, people, and the experience. We’re pretty cool to have around too.
In conclusion, all of these types above are different in their own special way and I don’t have a problem with any of them. I’d definitely prefer not to be most of them but that’s just who I am. Let me know about some of you’re experiences, thoughts, and other types of people you’ve met at concerts in the comments below.