It will never ceast to amaze me when people attend concerts and just sit in their seats barely moving during the songs, and then giving an almost obligatory clap after the song. Why not just sit in your car or bedroom listening to the music if you aren't going to get up off your seat and sing and dance and feel the music?!?
I was even in a group of mainly Meet & Greet folks and only one person stood up during one song to dance. I didn't want to be an annoying rude person who doesn't respect people, so I sat on the edge of my seat singing and dancing as much as I could while still remaining seated... but was utterly amazed and disappointed that the fans in the crowd didn't celebrate the music more. I paid good money for that ticket and that seat and just wanted to get up and move to the music like I did at the last two concerts!
NL was amazing because of the venue and the bare bones of the concert.... just the California 37 banner, the band and their music. Ravinia was great because of the set list and the medley (LOVE IT ~ Train needs to put it up on i-tunes!!) and the people were all up dancing and having a good time. Springfield was memorable because of the M&G ~ my first ever~ it was my kids first concert ever, and they had fireworks right after the show!
Life is short people!! Live and love every day and enjoy yourselves!!!
I am not usually one to get on Forums but this is twice in two days... hilarious... LLL
You got that right, Mina!! I want to do it all over again!!
Yeah, that's what I had hoped too, but the greeting happened before the show, so I could not get as close to the stage as I would have liked. But the standing area wasn't full when I got in there, so I got reasonably close. Still plenty close enough to admire Pat lol!! Plus, you can just keep telling yourself that even though you aren't right at the stage, you already got closer to the guys than the rest of those people ever will. XD
Deborah Fontana said:
I bought more meet and greet for Sept 9th i can't wait this time there is no seating its a free for all i am just hoping the greet is after as i will be at the back if its before. Train concerts are so much fun i just can't sit still can hardly talk when its over lol
Agreed! And it burns my ass that at some venues (like Tanglewood) the best seats up front are given to the "donors" of the venue who either don't use them or go just because they can. Last year I went to the Train/M5 concert at Tanglewood and was in the 2nd row (it was a fluke). The young women 2 rows behind me COMPLAINED TO SECURITY because our row was standing and dancing! Security told me "Look, you have to sit down...but I can't control what you do once I walk away..." Needless to say, security had to "remind me" to sit several times that night. And after the show, I apologized to Jimmy about our section having to sit multiple times. He said "I was wondering why no one was standing and dancing" Same thing happened to friends sitting in the center section. My opinion is, if you are going to a concert PLAN TO STAND. If you don't want to YOU SHOULDN'T BE THERE. Or just sit and keep your mouth shut!
Oh, and at Mohegan a couple of weeks ago we were 7th row stage right. The entire 2 rows in front of me were empty all night! Why? Because the casino saves those seats to comp them to high rollers. I had friends with nosebleed seats that would have loved to sit there!
I went to 6 different shows this summer and was singing and dancing at all of them, as much as I possibly could. Felt embarrassed a few times because I had no one around me most of the time. I only sat at the Illinois State Fair show because I had been standing the whole time that day. I like to have fun when I'm at a concert, especially Train. :)
We weren't close, but the people right in front of us sat the entire time! Didn't bother us.....we could see better! I have actually been to a concert (not Train) that EVERYONE sat through almost the whole thing! Until the end when they stood up and danced with each other to a song they clearly didn't understand the meaning of! LOL