Poll 33: Concert Conundrums

by EPI Staff on May 1, 2012

Concert season is here! Though they are fun most of the time, there are certainly aspects of concerts that can rub the wrong way.

What annoys you the most at a concert?

  • The roamers- people who won't stay in their seats (35%, 27 Votes)
  • Umbrellas or chairs blocking views on the lawn (32%, 25 Votes)
  • When the venue oversells the event (18%, 14 Votes)
  • Endless chants of "Freebird!" (15%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 77

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Please feel free to expand on this poll in the comments section below.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Zakafury May 1, 2012 at 7:54 am

None of the above. I add:

Obviously intoxicated, loud, or belligerent concertgoers who are not promptly removed


Jody May 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

I did vote for one item in the poll, but my top pet peeve wasn’t listed: people around you (intoxicated or not) who insist on conversing during the concert. If your conversation is that important, leave the venue!


Winifred Rosenburg May 1, 2012 at 10:53 am

I was at a classical concert on Friday, and someone took a very long time unwrapping a sucking candy. That was very annoying!


polite punk May 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I think it depends on the venue, etc. I go to many of the music festivals and with several stages plus many venues, it’s expected for you to roam between areas. At a seated show with one stage, this is obviously different.

However, I find umbrellas and high chairs to be the most annoying as they blatantly suggest that their owners don’t care about anyone else’s experiences. Concerts should be about community building, not self-centered enjoyment.


carley April 2, 2014 at 8:45 am

what is proper when attending a event and meeting friends and you get in (already paid for and placed food order) and friends do not get in. sold out. should you leave? planned to be with them at this event.


Lori C September 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Since this event had limited tickets for admittance, your friends should have arrived sooner. You arrived early enough to pay for your ticket and order food. Why should you be expected to leave a paid for event with food on the way? If your friends think you should have left to be with them, time to get new friends. The other option would have been to meet at an agreed upon time at the event early enough for all of you to be admitted.


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