Monday, July 30, 2012

Tall people down in front. The Our Lady Peace show.

I usually don't go this long without blogging but things have been busy in the life of Ginny. I haven't been home much and when I am home I'm sucked into the Olympics and forget about the internet unless it's to stream something Olympic related.

It's not all Olympic watching though. Sunday I went to see Our Lady Peace at the Paradise in Boston. I dragged Derek along but I think he enjoyed and of course Germana came, since we have been fans since 7th grade.

The show was awesome. OLP are great live, which a blog reader had mentioned in a previous post. You did not let me down blog reader. I agree with you! They played most of their more popular songs which made me and the crowd very happy. No Automatic Flowers but their acoustic version of Thief was really beautiful. Apparently it was written about a girl they knew who died of a brain tumor.

" I can't see that thief that lives inside of your head, but I can be some courage at the side of your bed."

The venue is small so we were pretty close but our view was still a little obstructed. That's because all the tall people decide to get as close to the stage as possible. You're 6' tall, there is no need to stand in front of everyone so you can block their view. It wasn't even just one guy, it was multiple tall guys. If I was a tall person I would stand near the back so other people could see. You can see over heads. I  can't see through them. And, the venue is small, so it's not like you're going to be far away from the stage anyways.

*I guess I should clarify that I'm referring to tall people who shove their way ahead of people. If someone is there before me I won't stand behind them if they're tall. If you're not there on time stand behind me.*

Ok- short girl rant over. Go listen to Thief and try not to cry.


  1. Nope. Sorry, short girls. If you want to see the show better, get there before the tall guys. If you're not willing to do the time in line, you don't get the best view.

    And let's not pretend you wouldn't block those guys views with your camera phones or flailing arms if the tables weren't turned.

    And as a tall guy, I'll tell you, I hear your passive agressive comments as you stand behind me in concerts and don't care. I want a good view, too—and showed up early enough to get it.

  2. Well anonymous. I was there early enough. I was there for the opening band. It's just tall jerks shove me out of the way to get in front of me. So maybe my rude remark is due to being shoved by a dude much larger and taller than me. I am not large enough to shove back so there is nothing I can do. I do not block the view with my "flailing arms". If you get there before me, fine. But don't shove me back when I'm there and then complain when I bitch about it. Obviously I don't know if you do this or not as I do not know you but I would hope that you would be a man and not shove a lady out of the way to move in front of her and block her view.

  3. That sounds like a very beautiful song. That one line alone made me nearly tear up. I'm glad you got to see them live, and it's a real shame that you were shoved aside like that. I thought the etiquette really was "first come, first serve" so that the argument "You should have gotten here sooner" was valid.

    1. It is first come first serve which is why I won't stand behind someone who is already there and taller than me. I get annoyed when I'm already there and they get right in front of me. This show was not as bad for the shoving. AFI was the worst. There was a guy who decided to dive over a bunch of people to get closer and landed on this girl. It was horrible. That is an extreme case.

  4. It's so courageous to post nasty comments anonymously, I wish I was that heroic! Anyway, there should be an enforced rule about first come first serve, then maybe we could have seen more Raine action. Instead, I was able to get in some quality time admiring the braids on the back of that lady's head. Oh well, better luck next time I guess.

  5. Without fail, the tallest person at a concert is always standing in front of me.

  6. Yeah so I cried just reading that line from the song. I'm seriously hormonal lately.