Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Stop Throwing Glowsticks at the Band!
For us fans, it's not really that big of a deal. The most amazing thing we may be doing is dancing. But let's imagine for a minute if this happened to you while you were working. Picture yourself at work, on the phone, maybe finishing a report, maybe speaking to a client, maybe at a moment of extreme concentration where a facet of your job needed your direct and immediate action. Now imagine at that very moment you are struck with a pile of glowsticks. It may accidentally shut down your computer in the middle of a huge project. Maybe it hits the phone just right and it hangs up on the biggest account your company ever had. Ooops.
When you intentionally throw these things as hard as you can towards the front of the stage this is exactly what you are doing. Aiming for the band with anything is one of the lowest things you can possibly do. Purposefully trying to hit the band while they are onstage and playing may be the most selfish thing I have seen.Yes, professional musicians need to be ready for anything in a live environment, but we have control over this environment, too. This is our favorite band, remember?
Fans, if you see this happening, please say something. I do not, and will not advocate violence, but maybe your fellow fan is too spun to realize what they are doing. If you must throw glow sticks...please...do not throw them at the band.
Posted by Jiggs at 11:44 AM