Post by Friendly Destroyer on Jul 23, 2011 19:42:37 GMT -8
Wolf Parade @ the Starlite Room this year.
The band was good, but the crowd was the worst crowd ever. There were two fights and a whole group of kids trying to mosh. I've been front row for Machine Head and Tool and never experienced the type on-edgeness I got from this fucking crowd. It was horrible. It also had a personal low for me. One of my brother's friends was kicked out for simply trying to hold his ground and keep safe during one of the fights. I was pretty messed up for the show and thought I had zeroed in on the guy who had been fighting and didn't even get kicked out. I was giving that fucker the "evil eye" of a lifetime. He was younger and smaller so I was being as intimidating as I could with my looks, gestures, and posture (so stupid I know). Anyways, it turned out that this poor guy had nothing to do with anything and I had actually frightened his girlfriend to the point where she made them leave the front area. It was my brother who told me as we were leaving that those people weren't part of the melee. I've never been so ashamed in my whole life. It was totally uncharacteristic of me and is the number one wrong I wish to someday make right.