Do you go to gigs on your own?…

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  • HansRey
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    My first date with gf was because I had a spare ticket to see primus. She said it was interesting. I thought it was the best gig of my life. somehow<span style=”font-size: 0.8rem;”> she has stuck with me and I took her to see A Perfect Circle a year later, because I had a spare ticket. She must really like me.</span>

    I don’t like going on my own, but I wouldnt have missed those gigs for any reason. Having somebody with me enhanced it.

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    No, I would be feel too self conscious. Would probably spend most of the time worrying other people would think I was a loser with no friends.

    Now I know that I shouldn’t care what people think. And I would love the experience of going alone. But the reality is O never would!

    And BTW I don’t lack self confidence, I’m not shy and I like meeting other people. I’m maybe just shallow!

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    I’ve been to many a gig and I don’t think I’ve ever looked at anyone and thought they were a loser with no friends.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Yep, I’d rather go with friends but I have accepted that my musical tastes are quite unlikable. As soon as the gig goes off I’m off in another world anyway. Put it another way, I wouldn’t miss an amazing gig just because of the boring bit between teh bands

    CountZero
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    No, I would be feel too self conscious. Would probably spend most of the time worrying other people would think I was a loser with no friends.

    Now I know that I shouldn’t care what people think. And I would love the experience of going alone. But the reality is O never would!

    Honestly, nobody cares that you’re on your own, plenty of others are on their own as well. Nobody is looking around to see if anyone is on their own so they can be pointed out as a loser, nobody gives a shit!

    As I said above, for years I went to gigs and festivals on my own, because I had nobody to go with, and I’ll still go on my own if necessary, the only thing stopping me is lack of funds for tickets. The only thing that matters is the music, and the enjoyment thereof.

    Yep, I’ve literally just bought myself a ticket to go see Bob Mould in Leeds. I might bump into folks I know, but if not I’ll quite happily read on my Kindle between bands. I’m that cool.

    I’ll come and say hello then if I spot anyone reading a Kindle. Only 400 capacity isn’t the social club?

    I used to go to most of the gigs in my uni days on my own – basically we had a really good venue in Newcastle that had a particularly good tate in music so just used to go to pretty much most of the stuff there.

    The headliners were normally pretty good, don’t think I ever got a really duff one (though Zodiac Mindwarp were a bit strange) but some of the support acts were really iffy. Whoever though the support act for some pretty hardcore americana rock group should be poet probably needed a stiff talking to. To be fair though, she gave as much stick as she got and ripped the organisers to shreds at the end for booking her.

    Don’t see why you need to go with mates to gigs, you can’t talk to them during it anyway.

    jate
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    Well you won’t be reading your Kindle at the O2 Academy Leeds if my experience last night is anything to go by.  I was informed on the door that it was he policy of the venue that all “iPads” were to be left in the cloakroom.  I pointed out that (a) it wasn’t an iPad but a Galaxy Tab A (very similar dimensions to a Kindle so much smaller than an iPad) (b) I had been to O2 many times before (including the previous night!) and never had an issue.  However I was then escorted to the cloakroom and informed I was to pay £2.50 for the privilege of leaving it with them.  Cue a late middle aged father of two somewhat going off on one……  They eventually relented but I was told I wasn’t to use it.  Presumably reading a book is simply insufficiently rock and roll or something.

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    I used to go to most of the gigs in my uni days on my own – basically we had a really good venue in Newcastle that had a particularly good tate in music so just used to go to pretty much most of the stuff there.

    When and where – ‘cos if it was the Riverside in the late ’80’s I might have been there too!

    I went to the House of Love at the Roundhouse on my own this Saturday, FWIW. I quite like solo gigs, no worrying if your wife’s enjoying it, can go down the front in the crush if you want to. As said, it’s not like you can talk during it.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    I was told I wasn’t to use it

    Excellent. I hope this becomes more popular with gig promoters.

    Some twonk trying to film Idles from the mosh pit, I was mm from knocking his phone out of his hand, when the tide of bodies dragged me away… Nooo!! 😆

    Yep, I’ve literally just bought myself a ticket to go see Bob Mould in Leeds. I might bump into folks I know, but if not I’ll quite happily read on my Kindle between bands. I’m that cool.

    I’ll come and say hello then if I spot anyone reading a Kindle. Only 400 capacity isn’t the social club?

    I used to go to most of the gigs in my uni days on my own – basically we had a really good venue in Newcastle that had a particularly good tate in music so just used to go to pretty much most of the stuff there.

    The headliners were normally pretty good, don’t think I ever got a really duff one (though Zodiac Mindwarp were a bit strange) but some of the support acts were really iffy. Whoever though the support act for some pretty hardcore americana rock group should be poet probably needed a stiff talking to. To be fair though, she gave as much stick as she got and ripped the organisers to shreds at the end for booking her.

    Don’t see why you need to go with mates to gigs, you can’t talk to them during it anyway.

    Kindle and a beard, I should be fairly easy to spot. Though I may actually just read on my phone to save carrying the Kindle. Yeah the Brude is about 350-400 I think, it’s an ace venue. I might even get there early enough to bag a seat.

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    Roundhouse is becoming one of my fave venues …

    “Riverside in the late ’80’s”

    Ooh yes…. I saw many – Highlights include Red Hot chilli peppers ,That Petrol Emotion &Manics . 🙂

    Premier Icon theotherjonv
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    Roundhouse is becoming one of my fave venues …

    It’s a bit on the big side for most of what i go and see, but doesn’t seem to suffer for it, and it’s a stunning building. And the acoustics seem pretty good, given it wasn’t meant to be a concert venue!

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Yes I do, but most gigs I go to these days are classical and it’s quite normal for individuals to roll in alone.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Personally, I’d call that a concert, not a gig.

    I went to Tramlines Weekend on my own the other year due to then missus’ indifference (to me and Tramlines). Traipsed all over Sheffield to see as many different artists as possible and occasionally met up with friends depending who was about. If there was no one around to meet, no worries. A mid afternoon secret grime gig at the Hallam uni student union that I somehow won a pass into was a weird one, Gaz Coombes at the Leadmill a highlight. Ended up at Cut Chemist at Uni of Sheff union resulting in eating a kebab at half 2 Monday morning in a shop doorway to avoid the rain.  90% of the weekend I was on my Jack Jones.

    PrinceJohn
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    I’ve only ever been to one gig on my own – the Subways at the Cavern in Exeter, was a great gig, even got to chat to Charlotte about riding bikes 🙂

    It was a bit weird & boring being in the bar on my own waiting around tho, felt pretty awkward.

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    Personally, I’d call that a concert, not a gig.

    Ask a classical musician, their vocabulary is no different to any other musician.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Personally, I’d call that …  Nope. I don’t think I could’ve worded that any better really.

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    Roundhouse is becoming one of my fave venues …

    It’s a bit on the big side for most of what i go and see, but doesn’t seem to suffer for it, and it’s a stunning building. And the acoustics seem pretty good, given it wasn’t meant to be a concert venue!

    My favourite venue by far – seen a few acts there over the years that I’d not even heard of before but if I’m up that way & at a loose end then I’ll always have a look to see what’s on.

    Always been happy to go to gigs alone & never actually felt like Billy Nomates.

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    Used to a lot when younger, was pretty obsessive about music back then.  Unfortunately the days of going to gigs has been over for some time but consider I’ve been so lucky to have seen so many amazing bands.

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