Monday, April 30, 2007

Bobby Conn / Last Man Standing Glee Club Birmingham Sunday 29th April 2007

Rant bit first...

The review proper is above...but rather than taint what was an excellent night I'm going to vent my spleen over one member of the audience here first.

(1) Sitting right at the front in what was a very intimate setting (the artists were barely 3 feet away) and talking loudly/texting your mates / trying to roll up a ciggie / trying to light said ciggie a thousand times...is not on.

(2) Getting up during the set (oh yes...this really happened) and saying to the lead singer of the band you'd paid to see that you had to go to the loo...again is not on. When Bobby asked, irony dripping from every word, if she'd like him to wait for her...she said yes.

(3) Screaching at the audience that we didn't like her because she was taking the limelight was clearly incorrect...we didn't like you 'cos you're an asshole.

(4) Telling the artist...again during the set...that he was 'a let down' during the first bit (he wasn't...he was brill from start to finish) is totally and utterly unforgivable.

(5) Stating that you are the real fan and that the rest of us were just a typical Birmingham audience (whatever that is supposed to mean) is an insult to our fair city. I've been to hundreds of gigs in Birmingham where the audience have been a delight.

(6) You. Are. A. Mistake. I can only assume you were drunk beyond belief and woke up this morning weeping tears of shame.

If Bobby Conn and / or Last Man Standing were annoyed or offended by this person I apologise on behalf of the people of Birmingham...and the human race in general.

6 comments:

Pete Ashton said...

And what were the Glee security doing during all this?

The Baron said...

Very little sadly...I was tempted to take matters into my own hands but I fear it would've made it all worse. Bobby Conn was more than a match for the person in question...even after dedicating a song entitled 'Whores' to her she failed to get the message.

Awesome gig though!

Russ L said...

"(3) Screaching at the audience that we didn't like her because she was taking the limelight was clearly incorrect"

"(5) Stating that you are the real fan and that the rest of us were just a typical Birmingham audience (whatever that is supposed to mean) is an insult to our fair city."


Did she say these things in response to others telling her to shut up? Or just decide to announce them without needing any prompting?

The Baron said...

In response to some fairly polite requests for her to shut the fuck up...this came after the rest of us had put up with her interupting the set, whooping like an idiot and generally dissing a band who had come from Chicago to perform to about 30 of us.

It never ceases to amaze me how some people think it's perfectly okay to sit or stand right at the front of a gig (especially in a smaller venue) and chat to their mates or text people. But maybe that's just me.

Russ L said...

What a silly cow she sounds like.

The thing that always annoys me about people like that (even more than their behaviour, usually) is the complete lack of self-awareness they seem to have. The way they genuinely seem to fail to realise that they're acting like a tit in quite so spectacular a fashion beggars belief.

We've all embarrassed ourselves (well... I have, anyway) but we're genuinely willing to admit that we're the one being the plonker, rather than insisting that the entire rest of the world is at fault.

The Baron said...

Quite right. I can forgive most things, but I guess it was a complete lack of respect for the bands that really got me. Like I say, I hope it was just the booze talking (we've all been there)...but if she's anything like that sober...well...if only Bill Hicks was still around.