The 10 Worst Concert Buzzkills

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All illustrations by Noah Van Sciver

By Dave Herrara
As vastly different as our tastes are when it comes to music, there's one thing we can all agree on, and that's our distaste for and subsequent amusement/bemusement/resentment with certain individuals who insist on behaving badly at shows. You know who we're talking about: the Talker (universally loathed by everyone), the Setlist Adviser, the Overserved, the Show-off, the Director. Not that we're judging here or anything. God knows we've all broken at least one of these supposed rules of rock. Have you? Check out our field guide of the 10 biggest concert buzzkillers to find out. Oh, and after you peruse the original list here, be sure to check out the 5 newest killers that have just been added to the lineup.

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Noah Van Sciver

10. The Show-off
I think we can all agree that extroversion, as a trait, is a very important part of our existence. Without it, of course, we'd all be soulless drones, completely content to watch sitcoms and keep to ourselves. But this is more than that. These individuals aren't just there for the show -- they are the show. The attire of these bashful blokes varies dramatically depending on the person and the show, but it generally ranges from weirdos wearing life-sized, stuffed-animal getups and looking like liberated outcasts from a furry convention to others wearing, well, nothing, except for duct tape, a spirit hood and maybe body paint.

See also: The five new buzzkillers that have been added to the original lineup

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edwardcaudill
edwardcaudill

Then there is the idiot that wrote this article

mvn2
mvn2

I stopped going to shows because so many people talk through them that I don't get to hear the music. Why are these people paying to go somewhere with live music just to talk over it??

dwind
dwind

This article is quite stupid.... An excellent example on how to bite the hand that feeds! i belong to the music industry and i am happy to know that this is not true to most musicians! most of them appreciate their fans and the different ways they express themselves...


by the way, i think you talked about all the different kinds of fans except the ones that stay still and silent during a concert!

ocsurfgirl
ocsurfgirl

Please add "Screaming Mimi" to the list. I had one behind me at a White Stripes show. The inconsiderate idiot screamed at the top of her lungs the whole time! Ruined the show.

Armando Jr Solis
Armando Jr Solis

the big ass weaty, shirtless with a hairy back guys in the mosh pit

luis.seventysix
luis.seventysix

Well to the person who is the Setlist Advisor, what is more annoying is the that guy who always has to try to get very obscure. "Play that song on the first pressing of your first 7", that got deleted upon further pressings, its my favorite song in the world...shit you know it too? Wait what was that other song."

Alexandra Dreyer
Alexandra Dreyer

The "I'm going to stand up even when everyone else is sighting down" guy......

Edxon Gonzalez
Edxon Gonzalez

All the the dudes that mad dog cus they too bitch to move up to the front and I'm not...

man_utd
man_utd

I would add the Seat Squatter to the list. The guy who snuck down from General Admission moving from empty seat to empty seat.

misterefq
misterefq

@dwind This comment is quite stupid. I belong to the music industry and these types of people ruin for other people who want to enjoy the show. If you don't realize that then you need a reality check.

dwind
dwind

@misterefq @dwind 

these people ARE part of the show, you should've realised that by now!!

or maybe people who are more than 1,90m should not be allowed to enter like the "sun blocking giant", can you tell how does the "director" ruins the show for you? can you really hear the "karaoke king" in the middle of the concert? or maybe you're too busy looking at him instead of enjoying the show! does the "selfie" ruins the show for you because they're taking pics of themselves instead of you?


not the mention the insultive tone that the hole article is written! 

dwind
dwind

@misterefq @dwind ahahahahahah really??


does it seems like i am the one crying here? ahahahha

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