Six types of people you'll meet at every gig
Gigging is a brilliant experience that I would recommend to everyone. Once you’ve been a few times though you begin to notice some common occurrences. No matter where you are in the country, or what kind of venue you’re in, familiar characters start to appear. Think of this as a bird spotting guide but for the diverse wildlife of the live music world.
The Premature Celebrator
There’s always one who eagerly starts celebrating before the song ends. These times of short pauses before a final chorus rendition can be scary ones, but fear not as the culprits of pre-clapping often manage to mask their mistakes with a well-timed head scratch or the sudden and mysterious need to rub their hands together.
The Blatantly Intoxicated
Somewhere between a few pints and a loud speaker is an ethereal point of no return. Heads sway and knees jerk as these blissfully intoxicated beings absorb the music around them and very little else. Pausing occasionally to yell a chorus a little too late or take an exaggerated swig of alcohol, no gig would be complete without these guys.
Who says getting older doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun. But when you’re going to gigs featuring a far younger fan-base let’s face it, you stick out like a sore thumb. You aren’t as young as you once were, you aren’t as ‘hip’ as you once were but respect goes out to you for trying to appear that way.
The Pocket Jockey
As casual as they come, some people just want to keep their cool.
Hand firmly in their pockets, some giggers are so rigid you’d think they were part of the furniture, rather than an atmospheric venue surrounded by fellow music lovers.
On the completely opposite end of the scale we have those who get too into it. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with a good mosh to lose some frustration, but there are those who live and breathe the art. Whoever you are you better not get in the way of these guys and their gyrating. This is their moment to shine and who are we to risk our lives trying to stop them.
The Attention Cravers
Let’s be honest, we’ve all melted at the thought of catching a flying pick thrown by our muses.
Some of us, however will go to ridiculous lengths to be noticed. Singing at the top of their lungs, reaching forward to try to touch their idols and jumping around like an idiot, these guys aren’t exactly hard to spot.
So much as a fearful eye brow raise from the member of the band will have these attention cravers dissolve in a matter of seconds, so spare a thought for these poor souls.
The awkward Spotlight reporter
Hanging back and trying to talk to everyone, our loyal reporters can be seen near the watering holes, or rather bars, loving life and kissing ass in our endless mission to bring deserving artists into the limelight.
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