The 10 Worst People at Houston Concerts
Look, Houston. We like you. We really do. You're kind of the ham to our delicious sammich, for the most part. But lately as we've ventured out to take care of music bidness (you know how we do), we've noticed a trend. We've got some naughty concert-goers out there, and we would like to shame you into submission, if you'll let us.
It's for your own good, really. We wouldn't do it if there wasn't good reason, and besides...you don't want to be that person at a concert, now do you?
Here's our list of the worst ten people at Houston concerts. We won't post your face or anything, but let's make sure we clean up our acts, a'ight? You don't want to see our stern faces, trust us.
If you bring a pre-schooler to a concert, you have ruined our concert-going experience and devalued your own ticket. You're going to have to run the kid back and forth to the restroom because kids have tiny bladders. They're going to squirm like micro-bacteria all over the $75 seat you wasted on them. You'll have to answer their nagging questions all night, which wouldn't be so bad if they were asking what critics thought of the band's latest effort. But no. They'll just ask why the sky is blue or "when is it gonna be over?"
My wife bought us seats in the first ten rows of a Beastie Boys/Run-DMC double bill. The only place worse for a toddler is a firefight on a battlefield. The kid bawled like a cat in heat all night. My wife was furious, but once the Beasties got going, I no longer was feeling the little man's pain. He was someone else's problem and it was time to get ill. JESSE SENDEJAS JR.
I enjoy an adult refreshment as much as the next fellow, but Too Drunk Guy is a serious mood-killer at a show, or anywhere else, come to think of it.
The problem is drunkenness affects every person differently. If he could just sit there, smashed, grooving to the music like Too High Guy, I wouldn't mind Too Drunk Guy. But, no. This fellow becomes a babbling jackass, a sloppy mess or, worst of all, ready to fight and take out all the frustrations he is drowning with drinks on everyone in Section B, Row 31. JESSE SENDEJAS JR.
Too Cool for School
Since my kids are in bands, I go to a lot of shows featuring local musicians. The worst people at those shows are the people who come to see a single band and leave after that band plays.
If you made the effort to come all the way to the show, why not see the whole show? Do you also arrive to a movie late, watch only the second half-hour then leave the theater to stand in the lobby talking with people while the movie ends?
I know, you probably know the lead singer for that one hipster band on the bill and you came to drool over him, but since you are already here and there are two other bands playing tonight, why not stick around and listen to music? Maybe you'll hear something that reminds you why you like music in the first place. JESSE SENDEJAS JR.
Naughty concertgoers continues on the next page.