REGRETS (low wattage variety)

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1) Wussing out on a CT Melt Banana show (last year?) @ a VFW hall because, when I drove by, there were cop cars EVERYWHERE - turns out the show went off w/out a hitch, & (duh) was great

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:04 (fifteen years ago) link

2) all the shows i didn't go to back in chicago because no one would go with me

grbchv! (gbx), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:08 (fifteen years ago) link

3) too sick to go to the Brutal Sound Effects show (w Twig Harper, Joseph Hammer, etc.)

Dr. Drew Daniel, PhD (Drew Daniel), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:11 (fifteen years ago) link

wtf evan, you can't go to shows by yourself?

otto midnight, that 'tofu makes you gay' ding dong (otto midnight), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:13 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah bad excuse!

v (sleep), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:14 (fifteen years ago) link

THAT'S WHY IT'S A REGRET YOU ASSHOLES


(and the ones I did go to by myself were usually pretty good)

grbchv! (gbx), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

jesus fucking christ

grbchv! (gbx), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:15 (fifteen years ago) link

hey man, going to shows by yourself is annoying. i smoke way more than normal when i do so.

violent j (sandboxhulkington), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 19:25 (fifteen years ago) link

Shows alone is dope if your really want to get into it

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 21:52 (fifteen years ago) link

i go to almost every show alone. but i always see people there. that's how i met most of my friends actually.

otto midnight, that 'tofu makes you gay' ding dong (otto midnight), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 21:53 (fifteen years ago) link

http://worldofwonder.net/wimages/mosh-tm.jpg

deep space nine (deep space nine), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

i go to shows alone all the time these days :\

bell labs (bell_labs), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 21:56 (fifteen years ago) link

i smoke way more than normal when i do so.

cf meeting you in Philly

jw (ex machina), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 21:57 (fifteen years ago) link

wow, i totally did not need to see that spaz hangin' brain in his cutoffs.

otto midnight, that 'tofu makes you gay' ding dong (otto midnight), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:03 (fifteen years ago) link

evan, you never asked. ;__;

shows in chicago i found gbx at:

1. devendra banhart
2. diplo

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:08 (fifteen years ago) link

when i met gbx it was at a show that i attended solo.

otto midnight, that 'tofu makes you gay' ding dong (otto midnight), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:10 (fifteen years ago) link

now that i've basically quit smoking it really just means that i drink more and faster

violent j (sandboxhulkington), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:13 (fifteen years ago) link

and totally agree with shows being good solo if you want to get into it, although for some reason whenever i'm alone i'm always more conscious of people being retards around me. (shut up! i don't care if you're on coke!)

violent j (sandboxhulkington), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:14 (fifteen years ago) link

= ilx

deep space nine (deep space nine), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:15 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm alone i'm always more conscious of people being retards around me. (shut up! i don't care if you're on coke!)

sfotm.

otto midnight, that 'tofu makes you gay' ding dong (otto midnight), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:16 (fifteen years ago) link

now that i've basically quit smoking it really just means that i drink more and faster

-- violent j (jharvel...), Today. (later)

also otm. solo shows w/o smoking = kinda confusing and super-boring tho

hank s1ockli (hanks1ockli), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:23 (fifteen years ago) link

there always seems to be so much dead time at any given show before & between bands that going w/o someone to talk to is often dullsville

hank s1ockli (hanks1ockli), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:24 (fifteen years ago) link

you might have to "believe" in music (an activity which fades with distance from teenagedom)

sexyDancer (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I regret missing melt-banana in providence b/c I didn't know anyone who wanted to go, in fact, I didn't know anyone there who was into the kind of music I liked (noize dudes were away at college I believe) so I missed all sorts of great shows

dar1a g (dar1a g), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:29 (fifteen years ago) link

4) not buying the full length Sexual Harrasment record for 35$ although i knew i'd never see it again.

jaxon (jaxon), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:37 (fifteen years ago) link

there always seems to be so much dead time at any given show before & between bands that going w/o someone to talk to is often dullsville

HELL YEAH, unless you, like, try to chat up strangers (which I tried ONE TIME) (albeit an XY rep) (awkward!), or you just find ways to amuse yrself watching the band set up / other people.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:40 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah, that's sort of my problem with flying solo. i'm a real chatty cathy, and if i don't have buds to talk to i'll get REAL drunk real fast and probably smoke a shit-ton of cigs. though, right about the time i left chicago it had gotten to the point that i'd probably run into familiar faces at shows even if i was alone.

OH WELL. maybe next year.

5) not studying more for these finals

grbchv! (gbx), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:45 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't think I'm ever actually alone when I go to shows, Lexington's music scene is so incestuous there is a 33.3333% chance that a friend and/or former bandmate of mine is at the show/in the band/working at the club.

Dragons (per the previous FAQ answer) (nklshs), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:48 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah honestly mtl is kinda like that too, i usually take the chance, but sometimes yknow

hank s1ockli (hanks1ockli), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:52 (fifteen years ago) link

yeah i've definitely been in b-more long enough now that when i go out to a show alone i invariably run into people i know, but unfortunately it's more enervating small talk than a friendly how-do.

violent j (sandboxhulkington), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:53 (fifteen years ago) link

SECOND TIER CITIES... LOL

urghonomic (gcannon), Wednesday, 13 December 2006 22:55 (fifteen years ago) link

SOME OF US JUST CANNOT TAKE YOUR FIRST-TIER WAYS FOR MORE THAN FEW DAYS.

WE ALSO HAVE BETTER DINERS.

SO FUCK YOU.

the table is the table (trees), Thursday, 14 December 2006 06:42 (fifteen years ago) link

first-teir ways = interacting with people you're pretty much guaranteed to never have seen before?

grbchv! (gbx), Thursday, 14 December 2006 06:44 (fifteen years ago) link

sometimes going to a diner means never having to say you're sorry, and you just can't pull that off in the minors

grbchv! (gbx), Thursday, 14 December 2006 06:45 (fifteen years ago) link

lol shows

amon (amon), Thursday, 14 December 2006 06:51 (fifteen years ago) link

omg so many regrets. there is actually NOTHING i wouldn't have done differently, for real.

haitch (not haitch) (haitch), Thursday, 14 December 2006 13:56 (fifteen years ago) link

40 WATTS OR LESS, PLZ

5) Neglecting the SICK stash of Silver Age books my hometown comic store pulled in back when I was a wee lad of 12-13 (1987-98), because I really needed every single issue of Manhunter & Star Brand.

David RER (Frank Fiore), Thursday, 14 December 2006 14:20 (fifteen years ago) link

whoa you aged slowly

jw (ex machina), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Clean living, lots of fiber, and no sex!

David RER (Frank Fiore), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:01 (fifteen years ago) link

6) going to bed at 1:30 am for the 8th night in a row instead of packing it in at 10 so i could get more than four hours sleep for a change.

otto midnight, that 'tofu makes you gay' ding dong (otto midnight), Thursday, 14 December 2006 15:06 (fifteen years ago) link

4) not buying the full length Sexual Harrasment record for 35$ although i knew i'd never see it again.

gah! i met the dude that bought this record last night. he played it at a club and i asked him about it and apparently it was the exact same record and he talked the dude down to $15 because there was a slight warp in it.

jaxon (jaxon), Sunday, 17 December 2006 19:43 (fifteen years ago) link


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