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Old 11-28-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
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Obnoxious concert experience at Columbus

Just went to the show in Columbus, Iím a younger individual so my show count is only at 12, but last night was my first indoor DMB experience. IIíll first start by saying the sound quality of the arena was awful, nothing was mixed correctly and the mics sounded muffled. Iíll go on by saying there is no need to shove and push in the merch line to get your poster when there are hundreds of them. Another things I dont know why a lot of concert goers think you have to have marijuana and/or alcohol to go to a Dave show because you really donít. And you reeking of cannibis and being drunk and loud isnít fun for the people around you. And Iíll finish off by saying that when youíre 200 ft away from the stage in a room full of 15,000+ people, yelling songs you want to hear doesnít do anything. The gentleman next to me would sigh and complain at the beginning of every song because they werenít playing his ďdream set listĒ saying things like ďthis is my last show after this performance.Ē Thereís no need to complain about setlists, this band is between 40-70 years old and has been busting their asses for the last 25+ years so they can make the set whatever they want, if you donít like it then someone new will happily fill your shoes.
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  • Old 11-28-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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    Re: Obnoxious concert experience

    People are assholes, fact of life. You get 15,000 of them together, it's never going to be a perfect situation. I've learned to pretty much ignore the crowd and just focus on the music.

    Yeah, for DMB especially, outdoor venues > indoor. But I had a great seat, could see everything very well, and the sound was good from my POV.
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    Old 11-28-2018, 10:25 PM   #3
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    I'm sorry, but I will continue to scream "PLAY FREEBIRD!" until they do.
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    Old 11-28-2018, 10:31 PM   #4
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    Re: Obnoxious concert experience

    I'm going to move this over to the Just Got Back From the Show forum (but it'll stay open because it's kind of a review.)

    We also have a yearly "Stupid things you've seen/heard at a show" that you may be interested in. Here's the 2018 one:

    https://www.antsmarching.org/forum/s...=347082&page=7

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    Old 11-29-2018, 10:33 AM   #5
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    Did you have Warehouse tickets? I find that the Warehouse sections seem to be pretty good people. For the most part. There's the occasional guy yelling for "LIBERATION!" all through Jimi Thing, but overall Warehouse people are good folk.
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    Old 11-29-2018, 08:55 PM   #6
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    Re: Obnoxious concert experience at Columbus

    I agree H rhine47
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    Old 11-29-2018, 08:59 PM   #7
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    Re: Obnoxious concert experience at Columbus

    If you go to a concert not expecting to smell Marijuana...you're gonna have a bad time.
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    Old 11-29-2018, 09:10 PM   #8
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    Re: Obnoxious concert experience at Columbus

    American shows sound awful if that's a typical experience. Not to brag, but we're a civilized bunch over here. Quiet during the songs, cheering when they're finished, and listen when Dave talks. Occasionally you'll get people shouting for songs, but that's about as bad as it gets... no weed, no urinating, not even beer - or at least very little. We go for an unadulterated listening experience
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    Old 12-03-2018, 03:27 PM   #9
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    Re: Obnoxious concert experience at Columbus

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    Just went to the show in Columbus, Iím a younger individual so my show count is only at 12, but last night was my first indoor DMB experience. IIíll first start by saying the sound quality of the arena was awful, nothing was mixed correctly and the mics sounded muffled.
    H_Rhine47, where were you sitting in the arena?

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