It’s summer and you know what that means: lot of concerts. As many artists come to venues around town, there are many fans that follow. With all these fans comes those people, and we all know those people, that are known as a certain type. Every time I go to a concerts literally has my eyes roll as I watch all the following come and go throughout the night. After many years of concert going, I think I’ve nailed them down.
Pretends To Know The Lyrics. They sing along to the songs, but when you squint your eyes, you realize their lips don’t match the words coming from the artist. Their entire knowledge of the music is nothing but a lie.
The Fangirl. This person is always in the first row, drenched in sweat and screaming at such a high-pitched volume, you swear it breaks boundaries and can only be heard by dogs. It’s okay, we all have those moments, just keep it together.
The Parent. Those who accompany their kid to a show, especially one that you know will have a huge mosh pit, are those who should been applauded. Although, most of the time they look distressed, doze off, or look rabid due to trying to protect their kid.
Unimpressed Person. These are the people who look like stone walls until their one artist of one song plays. They have their arms crossed until their moment of glory to bob their head to the music comes along. Honestly, if you’re paying for a ticket, be excited.
Unofficial Filmer. The lights go down, the band takes the stage, and up goes the phone, the white button of Snapchat glaring you in the face. And trust me, it will stay up for the entire show. I don’t see how they can fully enjoy the show when they’re so concerned with their camera.
The Lovers. I’ve stood behind these people quite often. The guy is either behind her or standing next to her with his arm around her waist. There are times where the guy only looks at her the entire time. I don’t understand why this exists at concerts, but they happen without you noticing at first, which is the worst.
Drunk people. You can never not notice these people: beer cup in hand with a glazed look in their eye. They are loud, obnoxious and reek. Usually, they even end up on the floor.
The Obnoxious Shouters. They continuously shout “I love you” at the artist or band, but they might have their heart crushed when they realize that they are just another voice in the crowd.
The Crowd Surfers. Bands live for watching this from the stage; they’ll even ask for it. It’s thrilling and a weird rite of passage. Unfortunately for the others in the crowd, this usually means the surfer will come flying from behind you without warning, landing on your neck, and forcing all his weight on you. Jokes on them when not everyone is willing to keep them in the air and their face meets the concrete floor.
Leaves Before The Encore. The only thing they care about is beating the crowd of traffic that’s soon to come as the rush begins to leave the venue. These are the ones that get nothing but judged the moment they exit.