pranav81 wrote:Cool down Ian.Things like these happen.
You know, with concert ticket prices these days starting around $40 for almost any decent show and going up to $120-plus (and don't get me started on service fees, there's a rant there just waiting to begin) I understand exactly how Ian feels. Concerts are for music. You want to gab? Go to a restaurant, coffee shop, etc. where you don't have to ruin others' experience to talk.
Do I want someone having conversations on their cell phone every five minutes? No (and note that many stage productions, though unfortunately not rock/country concerts, ask you to turn them off). Do I want people interfering by talking at top volume during songs so they can hear each other above and beyond the concert I'm trying to listen to? No. If that's their wish, most venues have an outer area where there are concessions, etc. where people can talk. It gets magnified further when some people drink a lot; suddenly the alcohol seems to convince them that everyone else around them is hard of hearing. In some cases, if asked politely, people will realize they're ruining others experiences and be decent about it. In this case, they didn't care, even when asked, and instead acted like he was imposing on them. Sounds pretty selfish to me.
Note that Ian didn't lose his temper at any time, and yet one of the gals was the first to call him an asshole. And the guy wanted to turn it into a fight. Big sign of nature compensating for people with small brains by giving them big mouths.
I admit, sometimes I myself think I'm becoming the "You kids get offa my lawn!" type. But people have a right to enjoy an experience they paid good money for without others ruining it.