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Juliana

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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2006, 10:19:43 AM »

at one of the Edgefests ('98 I guess), some big guys grabbed my sister and hoisted her up.  It was pretty freaking scary.  THey just picked her up from behind.

The guys who did it ran off when they realized the bigger guys in front of us were with us, and she was yelling and screaming "no" enough that she didn't get too far, but still.
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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2006, 11:06:20 AM »

We went to a Guster show in Detroit once and people were doing it a lot.  I'll never understand it these people saw that once they got to the stage they were going right into the open arms of a security guard and getting escorted out... why keep doing it?

Besides, crowd surfing at a Guster show?  WTF?
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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2006, 11:17:12 AM »

I liked TMBG's policy... "If someone decides to play 'pass the dude', we'll stop playing until you drop them."
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« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2006, 11:24:08 AM »

While I agree with that, TMBG are still assholes about their audiences.  Not to mention complete assholes period from what I've heard.
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2006, 12:14:12 PM »

Quote from: "Kwyjibo"
While I agree with that, TMBG are still assholes about their audiences.  Not to mention complete assholes period from what I've heard.


I hadn't heard about TMBG being a-holes about audiences...what gives?  I don't remember them being jerks at any of their shows I attended.  Of course, last time I saw them play it was 1993.
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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2006, 01:01:36 PM »

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While I agree with that, TMBG are still assholes about their audiences.  Not to mention complete assholes period from what I've heard.


I hadn't heard about TMBG being a-holes about audiences...what gives?  I don't remember them being jerks at any of their shows I attended.  Of course, last time I saw them play it was 1993.


Ditto. The last TMBG show I attended (it's been a few years) theywere nice to the crowd, a big storm hit and the venue lost power. The Johns came out and did some acoustic songs every 30 minutes or so (they'd do some songs, mingle, head backstage to workup some more acoustic versions of songs). However, the first time I saw them play, they ended their set after three songs because some stupid *(^&*%& highschool kid who was on Christmas break threw a water bottle that was half full at the stage and hit one of the Johns in the head. No one owned up to doing it so they apologized to the rest of the crowd and said "fuck you" to the person who tossed the bottle and walked off the stage. Dunno if I'd call them assholes to their crowd, but they do seem to be pretty keen on people behaving themselves.

I liked how Toad the Wet Sprocket handled assholes in the crowd, was at a show where Glen stopped playing and pointed a guy out to the security guard--the guy was escorted out.
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2006, 01:17:53 PM »

I've been to a ton of TMBG shows and have never felt anything but loved.
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« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2006, 01:54:45 PM »

I heard about the the power outage show.  The bottle throwing incident was one story I'd heard that, while you can't blame them for being upset, they screwed a lot of paying customers.

I don't know, I've not seen them but I've heard a lot of little things.

Yeah, Cuddly, Glen'll do that.  We saw him solo in Indy once with a very chatty crowd, he stopped several times to tell people to shut up, on one occasion asking people if they could hear themselves okay over the music.  Better than Ezra pointed out a guy at their last show here and told him to knock it off after he threw something on stage and added that he "wasn't going to get laid anyway".  That was the best.
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« Reply #23 on: August 10, 2006, 02:08:58 PM »

At that same Edgefest I mentioned before, somebody hit Kevin from BTE in the chest with a shoe, and he had the guy kicked out.  He sang a song about how he was going to fuck the motherfucker up and stuff.  It was insanely cool.
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« Reply #24 on: August 10, 2006, 02:41:03 PM »

I've been to two TMBG shows.  

One was back in '89 when they were just another alt band.  I wouldn't say they were bastards exactly.  Maybe "fussy."  They just didn't look very happy out there, aplayed kinda half-ass and really didn't talk to the crowd.  They just did their set quick as they could and got out.

Then I went to a show in '98 when after they'd achieved cult status.  And they were all smiley and put on a good show and everyone had a great time (except me).  I think it just took awhile for them to find their audience (and vice versa).
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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2006, 03:30:22 PM »

I saw Swearing at Motorists at Canal Street Tavern, and someone threw a bottle that missed Dave's head by about a foot.  Dave stopped what he was doing, bitched the guy out, told him to leave, and then called him back, fished some money out of his pocket and gave him his cover back before he left.
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