23 Things You Won't See at Shows in the Suburbs

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Never witnessed in the 'burbs.

  • Stage-diving. In my 14 years here, no one's ever done a stage-dive off the backyard deck.
  • Homes which transform into venues for paying customers to attend shows featuring traveling bands. We did once have a brothel in our neighborhood, though.
  • Penises drawn on restroom walls.
  • People bumming cigarettes.
  • A dearth of law enforcement. In my neighborhood, the po-po is always strolling by. They're nowhere to be found at venues where teens are pregaming in the street before a show.
  • The all-ages "X" on the back of a hand.
  • Fire twirlers.
  • One handsome guy telling another, "I'm not gay...but he was so good I had to kiss him." Awesome? Awful? It's not for me to say. Just reporting what I heard.
  • The older people who look out of place. Older people never look out of place in the suburbs; that's our domain. At shows, I am one of the older people who look out of place.
  • Spontaneity.
  • Hipsters. Grew up in the suburbs. Moved to Montrose.


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Bobby Mcandrews
Bobby Mcandrews

This isn't a blog, so much as a blah.. How bout "23 Reasons This is Stupid".


Yeah bruh, only, like, in the loop will you find taco trucks. < Dumbest statement ever. I live off Fry rd, and theres more taco trucks in one square mile than off Navigation I'll bet you

Mike DuPree
Mike DuPree

These recent articles are shameless and terrible

Robert Medlin
Robert Medlin

Nobody stage-dives because it's not 1992 anymore.


This is not true at all. I have lived in the Clear Lake/ League City area most of my life and I can assure you that most of these things DO happen in the suburbs. Scout Bar is 2 blocks from my house and I've seen more than half of the items on your list. 

Jimi Austin
Jimi Austin

Not sure what burb you live in but I've seen most of those on plenty of occasions.

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