My sister and her DOH love to go to concerts. they go and see every new band that comes to Belfast, and plenty of the old ones too. I do not. Concerts are a particular kind of hell for me.
I don't like standing
I don't like crowds
I don't like my drinks in a plastic glass
I loathe strangers getting too close
The worst of all these though is the person who watches an entire concert through the lens of their phone or tablet. I mean who is going to watch that blurry, tinny concert when they go home?
I don't like stadiums, too many people
Too far from the action and the loos
Why go to a huge stadium and pay top dollar to see someone, put up with a load of irritating people and then watch the whole thing on a screen??
Concerts, and comedians should be watched in smaller more intimate spaces, like The Waterfront, The Ulster Hall or the Opera House.
They should be seated.
You should be able to have a drink at your seat and ALL recording equipment should be banned.
For me though I think I will stick to ingesting new music in small bites via Radio 2 and save my concert viewing to Glastonbury on TV