The social phenomenon of concerts, why is everybody so damn nice?

 Viner Cent (@Viner-Cent)6 years, 5 months ago

Hey guys,
I have been wondering this for a time now. I have visited a few metal concerts lately and everybody has really nice and open to each other. I’ll give a small example so you guys can imagine what I mean:

The friend I have been with there has to carry glasses. In a “wall of death” (google it) they got knocked of his head and he called out “I lost my glasses!” Instantly, three people stopped and cleared the floor so we could look for them and they won’t get trampeled. In any other setting in my country nobody would have cared (we had cases people being beat to death with dozens of people watching on one of the main squares of Berlin).

Now, my question is, is this a thing at any concerts?Just because like-minded people all go there with the intent of having fun sharing one interest everybody acts like one giant circle of friends, or is this unique to our Metal-comunity here in Germany? I guess it is not, but I would love to have some input here!

April 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm
MerkyWaters (1) (@nmerk1) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

OH man I’ve seen this on numerous occasions! I have never been to a metal concert but I can tell you from my experience that this is certainly a thing a different concerts. I think you’re right though, people all are at a concert because they enjoy the same things and no one wants anyone to have a bad time. It’s a really incredible thing to see something like that, I have glasses myself and I know it would be awful if they broke or I lost them at a concert, mostly because you cant see anything but then also because glasses are pretty expensive. Overall id say people are just great, and I’m happy to hear its the same no matter where you are!

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Juanig (2) (@JuanigP) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

I agree with you. Everyone share the same interest and want to have a good time, and if someone has an accident or gets hurt that can ruin the event. I live in Argentina, last week I went to see Carajo (check them out!) and when someone fell to the floor during the mosh pit, people would get them up. We’ve had a couple of pretty bad accidents in the last years, so in my country people behave in a more prudent way than before.

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JustinDanger (41) (@JustinDanger) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

I think it’s unique to the concert you went to.

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Anonymous (328) (@) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

Metal shows have the most grounded and chillest people, even without drugs.

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Tanuja (1) (@Tanuja) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

I agree with you.

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Tanuja (1) (@Tanuja) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

See it depends. Normally nobody would care about anybody. Look at yourself and ask would you help someone who is lost or anything. If you are super kind or have been through this and have time you would certainly go for it otherwise who cares. The super diligent brotherhood atmosphere that you have witnessed can easily be seen in likeminded groups. Although they don’t know who you are but they will relate to you as likeminded if you are at the same place as they are and trying to enjoy your time. For example He, here you won’t find anybody degrading anyone because we know we all are uniquely likeminded. We help, take, share because of this. We love our self no matter what we say and as soon as we find others sharing our interest we instantly switch our mode to extra kindness and open ourselves up. There might be some exceptions though if some neverminded comes to the group and dominate others otherwise, everything is smooth. Its general.

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Viner Cent (50) (@Viner-Cent) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

Thanks for the many replies, didn’t even exoect this much input :D So it seems to be a mixture of both, and yes, metlars seem to be extremely grounded people, manny people are craftsmen (those are very respected and highly educated here in Germany, look up the “master craftsmen” for Germany). So basically, concerts and online forums are the best places to be xD

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Anonymous (328) (@) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

It’s what the culture stands for. You can see it clearly in the philosophy and lyrics of different genres of music. You could go to a club that plays trap songs that scream “BITCHES, MONEY, FUCK”, and you will get an atmosphere pretty much what the song asks for. Frolick along an EDM rave and you will find angelic naivetes of temporary utopia. Mosh through a metal/punk concert where you thrash around the void, topsy-turvy and often bad aspects of life. It’s politics in another perspective.

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Viner Cent (50) (@Viner-Cent) 6 years, 5 months ago ago

Why does the politics analogy sound so right? That is pretty much perfekt, well done!

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