To The Asshole Who Sat Behind Me At the Springsteen Show in Kansas City

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Photo by Mark Gilliland. Full slideshow: Bruce Springsteen at the Scottrade Center, 10/25/09
1. Yes, I know tickets are expensive. Especially to arena shows. But you know what the great thing is about these arena shows in this marvelous Internet age of ours? When you buy your ticket -- unless, of course, you got it from a scalper -- you can look at a little diagram of the arena that shows you where your seats are! Did you notice that section 222, where your seats are, is in the outermost of the three tiers, farthest from the little box marked "Stage"? That should be a sign to you that your seats are up high.

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Now, you look old enough to have been to an arena before. So perhaps you have noticed that the top tier of arena seats tend to be rather steep, an architectural necessity so that everyone can see what's happening on the the floor.

And still, knowing these things, you still decided you would rather not pay the extra $25 for a seat in one of the lower sections. And instead of refusing to acknowledge your own cheapness and lack of foresight, you instead spend the last half-hour before the show begins complaining about your lousy seats loudly enough so everyone else in section 222 can hear you while gesticulating angrily.

Which leads us to point 2.

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joekurowski
joekurowski

SAVE THE MISSED CONNECTIONS FOR CRAIGSLIST

davechri
davechri

This is why I will never site in the upper deck again.  It's filled with assholes.

CouldaSworeItWasChad
CouldaSworeItWasChad

When I saw the headline, I would have swore this was Chad writing the piece.

 

A 2 page article about how a guy spilled beer on you and wouldn't apologize the way you expected him to seems a bit indulgent

James Wright
James Wright

these are actions of noobs, or people that have not been to a show since these acts were considered new.

Rick Kohn
Rick Kohn

I witnessed a similar thing at the McCartney show last week. A drunk couple were dancing around with beers in hand and spilling a little. The guy spilled some on this 10 yr. old kid in front of him, after awhile, the kid's dad got up and said, "Hey, watch what your doing!' The drunk responded by cursing him and shoves turned to punches. It was over as quickly as it began and the drunk couple sat there with their buzzkill for the rest of the show. The sad thing is similar things happen at about every concert.

justin.shire
justin.shire

you might not want to go to a show if you are this particular about your "space". 

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

that's your punishment for putting money into that obama worshiping hack's wallet.

Kathy Kindred
Kathy Kindred

You're showing your age! ;-) The Sprint Center is not all that ideal for concert-goers to begin with. And at 5'0'', all I ever see are butts and armpits.

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