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Old 05-22-2019, 05:22 PM   #31
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Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

Hartford and it isn't remotely close, SPAC lawn is awful


Gorge crowd on the lawn is just completely different than something like SPAC in the seating area, I unfortunately had to take a quick piss break during LIOG at The Gorge last year and the crowd in reserved seating was electric
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    Please tell me Dave came out on stage and started out with saying - ya'll smell good this evening.
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    SPAC lawn has to be the most miserable concert experience ever. We refuse to get lawn tickets, and will pay whatever we have to for seats. I'm normally a "fuck scalpers and ticket flippers", but for SPAC you do what you gotta do so you don't have to be near the human dumpster fire that is that lawn.
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    Old 05-22-2019, 06:00 PM   #34
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    Ok.... Gorge is my home venue and I'll admit the crowd sucks as far as energy and does not compare to Alpine.

    But with that said, the lawn is totally fine and the people aren't combative/aggressive etc. If you have problems with someone at the Gorge, the problem is you, 100%.

    Edit: Ok, 95%. We did have a guy pushing his way through PIT last year N1.. but the vast majority of people are in good spirits.

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    It was actually a girl that shit her pants there.
    Look, in her defense, she had been standing in line waiting to get rail since during the encore break of N1. She couldn't hold it any longer.
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    Darien (RIP) Worst crowd and “worser” weather!
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    Old 05-22-2019, 08:20 PM   #37
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    Vegas seems to always have annoying crowds. Especially the 09 D&T shows. I think many of the tickets are comps or something similar as it seemed like tons of ppl were not really into them and just there as something to do. Combined with the general “drink 24/7” vibe of the city makes for a lot of really drunk ppl by 8pm.
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    Darien (RIP) Worst crowd and “worser” weather!
    Darien’s crowd is fine, but the lots are really something to behold
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    Ok.... Gorge is my home venue and I'll admit the crowd sucks as far as energy and does not compare to Alpine.

    But with that said, the lawn is totally fine and the people aren't combative/aggressive etc. If you have problems with someone at the Gorge, the problem is you, 100%.

    Edit: Ok, 95%. We did have a guy pushing his way through PIT last year N1.. but the vast majority of people are in good spirits.
    So very wrong. If you mean that Alpine has better energy than the Gorge, ok maybe I guess since I've not been to Alpine, but to say the crowd energy at the Gorge sucks is waaaaaaaaay off. I've been going to the Gorge since the 90s (except two years) and it's never been that way for a single DMB show I've seen there.
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    Yeah, I’ve been to lots of venues. Gorge has been great for me
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    Old 05-22-2019, 10:14 PM   #41
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    I havn't had a problem on the SPAC lawn in my 4 years going there
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    You admittedly haven't even been there. Prejudiced Tyler strikes again
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    If we’re talking about best crowds, I think Holmdel is pretty great. I’ve never heard of a fight there, and they’re very energetic.

    Holmdel - The crowd is great and energetic, the venue is pretty and clean, the only complaint I would have is given the design of the pavilion, it amplifies the crowd talking, so it just seemed to be one of the loudest, from a crowd chatter perspective, that I've been to.
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    Old 05-23-2019, 07:40 AM   #44
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

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    Vegas seems to always have annoying crowds. Especially the 09 D&T shows. I think many of the tickets are comps or something similar as it seemed like tons of ppl were not really into them and just there as something to do. Combined with the general “drink 24/7” vibe of the city makes for a lot of really drunk ppl by 8pm.

    Yeah, I don't think you want to go see D&T in a party city. New Orleans was pretty bad in 2014. Too many chatty drunks with no volume control.
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    IMO Hartford is much better now then it was 5-10 years ago. It's really calmed down a lot and last year it seemed like just another venue to me. Arguably the "rowdiest" lot, the midas lot (or the grassy area attached to it), was not open last year and I've noticed more of a police presence in recent years.

    I know the question was meant to mean craziest/wildest crowd, but if we are just talking about worst crowd (in terms of not responding to the music, etc.), Jones Beach has to be on the list. Also, believe it or not, the Gorge. For all the hype the venue gets (and deserves), the crowd, in my opinion, sucks lol. I was expecting a Spac, Alpine, MSG type loud crowd and it was nothing like that at all.
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    ^. So true. The gorge crowd sucks. But the venue is great.
    I disagree! Granted, I've only been once (back in 2012), but I thought the crowd was great. Very friendly, and also a lot more chill than the crowds at the venues you mentioned (not a bad thing).
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    SPAC and Hartford. The last time I did SPAC lawn I got pissed on by a dude.

    The Caravan shows at Randalls were also brutal. Thank god for that Citi VIP tent on N3
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    Darien (RIP) Worst crowd and “worser” weather!
    "RIP"??? What?!?!? They'll be back next year! For sure! I just know it! (::rocks back and forth slowly:

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    Hell yeah!!!
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    Old 05-23-2019, 08:28 AM   #48
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    So very wrong. If you mean that Alpine has better energy than the Gorge, ok maybe I guess since I've not been to Alpine, but to say the crowd energy at the Gorge sucks is waaaaaaaaay off. I've been going to the Gorge since the 90s (except two years) and it's never been that way for a single DMB show I've seen there.
    You only think that because you don’t have Alpine to compare to. Been doing Gorge since ‘04 and realized the crowd sucks (when compared to the mighty Alpine) once I did alpine in ‘07.

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    You admittedly haven't even been there. Prejudiced Tyler strikes again
    Been to Philly. Never been to a venue there though. It was an ‘inside’ joke post based on a diff thread anyway.
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    I was wearing a Bills hoodie at the gorge last year and got some comments about wanting to fight (from Seahawks fans)

    Why in the world would a west coast NFC team have any beef with an eastern AFC losing franchise is beyond me, I just laughed at them

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    I was wearing a Bills hoodie at the gorge last year and got some comments about wanting to fight (from Seahawks fans)

    Why in the world would a west coast NFC team have any beef with an eastern AFC losing franchise is beyond me, I just laughed at them
    You should have been like "sure, I'll fight you, if you can name the two Seattle head coaches before Pete Carroll".
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    I was wearing a Bills hoodie at the gorge last year and got some comments about wanting to fight (from Seahawks fans)

    Why in the world would a west coast NFC team have any beef with an eastern AFC losing franchise is beyond me, I just laughed at them

    They're probably really jealous now that we signed Frank Gore
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    It happened twice, once while walking in by I believe the owner of Whitehorse camgrounds son (reason I know this because the drunk girl he was with loveddddddddddddd to tell everyone)

    Then on lawn when I was sitting down next to a guy in a Seahawks blanket (this guy admittedly was more of a Washington Huskies fan than Seahawks)

    Both occasions ended up being alright once they realized I knew the Bills sucked
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    Blossom on a Saturday while the Cavs were in the playoffs.
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    I'd rather dodge knuckleheads but be in a crowd that responds to the music (Camden, Hartford) than go to shows where the crowd barely cares about the music (any California show, Jones Beach).

    Also, it has to do with where you are sitting, no? This is hardly a brag, but I have never sat on the lawn for any concert since Phish in 1999. If you are on the lawn you should expect more of a 'bar' atmosphere.

    DMB crowds in the seated sections haven't but unruly in years IMO.

    Obviously, what happened in Missouri is a tragedy but I wouldn't paint that venue with negative brush because of what happened.
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    If we’re talking about best crowds, I think Holmdel is pretty great. I’ve never heard of a fight there, and they’re very energetic.
    I love Holmdel shows, really bummed theyre skipping it this year
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    Re: What venue has the worst crowd?

    Admittedly havent attended near the shows some of you have, but I've been in the pit once, seated a handful of times and lawn a majority of the time. I always, always try to get dead center, as close to the front of the lawn as possible. Almost always those are the people that are really there for the show but didnt want to sit/or couldn't pay much higher ticket price.

    I've never been in a fight, never seen one, sure I've seen drunk people get a little wild, but I'm also an adult who has gotten drunk before. It happens. I just try not to worry about the Joe Schmoes at the show and focus on the band...granted I've only been to 6 or 7 venues and none of the them are the notorious ones getting thrown around in here. But in my experience, the lawn isn't near the death sentence it's being made out to be.
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    I'd rather dodge knuckleheads but be in a crowd that responds to the music (Camden, Hartford) than go to shows where the crowd barely cares about the music (any California show, Jones Beach).

    Also, it has to do with where you are sitting, no? This is hardly a brag, but I have never sat on the lawn for any concert since Phish in 1999. If you are on the lawn you should expect more of a 'bar' atmosphere.

    DMB crowds in the seated sections haven't but unruly in years IMO.

    Obviously, what happened in Missouri is a tragedy but I wouldn't paint that venue with negative brush because of what happened.

    I haven't seen a fight at a DMB show since I stopped doing lawn. Have definitely seen a lot more people on their phones and/or chatting and ignoring the show.
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    Blossom on a Saturday while the Cavs were in the playoffs.
    Saturday blossom lawn gets BAD.


    No idea how anyone can say anything bad about the gorge, that is the best lawn ive ever been on 10x over.
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    I haven't seen a fight at a DMB show since I stopped doing lawn. Have definitely seen a lot more people on their phones and/or chatting and ignoring the show.
    The amount of people who pay hundreds of dollars for PIT/seats and spend the entire show talking is mind blowing. It's like they view a concert as a bar. Somewhere to hang out and shoot the S.
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