November 13/14

sbc_nov-13-14A new year means— we keep posting last year’s comics……  And this week we find ourselves going to a show!  But it seems we may be more outta the loop than we thought…..  Old man hilarity will ensue!!!

Oh, and this is a three parter, so expect more show comics for the rest of the week!

One for the little guy!

Oh what fun it is to be a short person at a show….. Ya right….  Peering through the gaps between others heads… Standing on your tippy toes… Watching through some other jerks phone as he’s filming the whole damn thing (See earlier post)…Whatta blast…. And i’m not really short (average), but i experience this quite a bit too.  And i feel bad most of the time when i try to claim a place to stand to watch the act…  Or when i see my girlfriend struggle to see the band…  I think it should be like picture day in grade school; short people up front, and tall people in the back..  The average heighters (like me) can work themselves out somewhere in the middle..

How does that sound?  Problem solved!!!

The Lighter Side Of…

Okay, i have never really been a fan of waving a lighter around at a show during the ‘epic’ or ‘ballad’ song, but i cant help but miss those times…  Especially because instead now everyone waves their phones around….  And not just during a specifically moving song either…. Every song!  I get that people want a keepsake of the show, so they record it on their phones, but think about the guy behind you….. Maybe he doesn’t wanna watch the show through your phone…. Maybe he also paid good money to see the band live, not on a tiny screen glowing in the dark…  It’s like watching Youtube in real life…..  Are we really that lame???  Can we put the phones away for like a minute?  Enjoy real life again?

Ya, we all do it, so lets all try to NOT do it!

Speak Up!

Ever gone to a show and the people in front of you are trying to have a conversation on top of the band playing onstage?  Annoying, right?  I mean, is this really the best time to try to catch up with an old friend?  Or hit on some random girl?  We all paid hard earned money to see the show, and these jerks are totally just gabbing away on top…

Or, how about when YOU are trying to watch a gig, and some dude decides now is a great time to chat with you about nothing in particular?  Still, just as annoying, and this dude doesn’t even have a clue!  Like what?  You think this cant wait till between sets?  Or when yer outside smoking?  Are you so important that what you have to say needs to be heard right now?  Over the music?  Ya?  I didn’t think so…..

Rant over….

The Brown Note

Ahhh… the dreaded ‘brown note’.  For those who don’t know, the ‘brown note’ is a reference to an old South Park episode.  Apparently, there is one note in music (the brown note) that if you play, will make everyone listening involuntarily shit their pants.  Gross right?  Wanna know what’s grosser?  Some guy just shitting his pants at a show and blaming it on the alleged ‘brown note’….  Cuz we all know it doesn’t exist…. Right?  Right??