I went to Primm, NV over the weekend to see Melissa Etheridge in concert. She is my husband's favorite musician, and I LOVE going to concerts and am usually game to see anyone. In fact, we saw Melissa earlier this year and she put on such a good show we wanted to see her again; hence, our trip to Primm.
For anyone who has ever been to a concert knows, especially a ROCK concert, that people typically stand up, dance, sing along, cheer, yell, wave their hands in the air, etc.
I am one of the many people that do just that at concerts.
To my surprise though, the crowd in Primm, NV was not.
Seriously, the crowd sat during almost the entire thing with the exception of the people in the very, very front. Our seats were off to the side. We weren't on the floor.
One of the best parts about a concert is when the artist comes on stage for the first time. It's typically a time when everyone gets up on their feet and cheers. Like normal people, my husband, our friend and I all stood up when Melissa first walked on stage. It was awesome, and I was really enjoying her opening song.
While I was getting into the groove, I noticed my husband and friend talking about the people behind us. I didn't realize it at the time, but the guy behind my husband started to yell at him and eventually punched him in the shoulder and told him we needed to sit down. My husband just looked at him and said, "Really?" as if to suggest "Really, fat ol' man, you want me to sit down...sit down at a rock concert?"
We eventually did sit down because the alcohol was flowing all around us and the last thing I wanted to do was get into a big argument with someone.
But, I made up my mind while I was dancing to the beat (sitting down) that I would stand up at the end, after she played her last song and into the encore.
And we did just that.
And it was awesome.
I took the time to glance behind me and once we stood up the people behind us left.
Okay, so the moral of the story is, if you go to a rock concert you cannot except people to sit down the entire time. It's a rock concert. If you want to have a nice, relaxed evening go see Yo-Yo Ma.