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If I go to see the Arctic Monkeys, will i be scared??

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moopymoo Mon 28-Sep-09 11:38:50

I really love them, but dh says we will stick out like sore thumbs (we are 37 and 43) plus it will be scary. Now, in my youth I was right there in the mosh pit at NMA, Janes Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins etc so think I could handle it. DH is, frankly, a bit wet. So..what is the crowd going to be like?

TheHeadbangingWombat Mon 28-Sep-09 14:14:32

Well I haven't been to an AM concert but I can't imagine that it'd be scary. You'll be fine I'm sure.
I'm going to a Motorhead concert now that I could see being a scary crowd but the AM should be fine.

If you want to go then go.You'll be fine. You're both still relatively young. You aren't exactly ready to collect your pensions are you?

Now tell your dh to stop being a wuss and go.

TheBalladofGayTony Mon 28-Sep-09 14:16:29

gordon brown likes the artic monkeys ffs. you will be fine.

moopymoo Mon 28-Sep-09 14:18:11

well that clinches it then gaytony. grin

TheBalladofGayTony Mon 28-Sep-09 14:19:04

i imagine sarah sings mardy bum to him of an evening

serenity Mon 28-Sep-09 14:26:03

You won't stick out like sore thumbs. It'll be a big mix of ages, and even when I was young I don't remember taking time out to beat up the oldies in the audience at gigs.

angelene Mon 28-Sep-09 14:33:46

I went a couple of years ago when I was 34, I went with a friend who was 50 and a couple in their late 30s.

There was quite a smattering of 'older' people, but we didn't start moshing. I miss that though.

Although the last PJ Harvey gig I went to I did my 20s routine of arriving hours early to get right to the front. It was ace grin but I would only do that on my own or with someone likeminded.

Go! You'll enjoy it, it's not as if it's Cradle of Filth or A* C* or anything is it?!

TheBalladofGayTony Mon 28-Sep-09 14:35:28

pmsl @ cradle of filth

moopymoo Mon 28-Sep-09 14:43:16

well I think that actually I do want to be in the mosh pit and am thinking that dh will be a bit freaked if he sees that side of me! we havent done much gigging together really as he likes old man music - queen, pink floyd yes i know they are fine but..Am going to go btw just need to find tickets now as MEN sold out.

BustleInYourHedgerow Mon 28-Sep-09 14:46:58

Um Artic Monkeys really won't be scary, believe me.

TheHeadbangingWombat Mon 28-Sep-09 14:47:26

Queen,Pink Floyd etc is not old man music.angry

moopymoo Mon 28-Sep-09 14:52:22

oh it so is. i like the odd track (comfortably numb for eg) but for my dh being a fan involves collecting biographies and every possible cd + watching endless documentaries about why they all hated each other. old man behaviour. I rest my case.

TheHeadbangingWombat Mon 28-Sep-09 14:58:50

I'd sooner listen to Queen and Pink Floyd than the AM anyday. People still listen to them because they are great bands.

And I'm obviously a 25 year old man because I collect anything to do with my favourite bands as your dh does.grin

MarthaFarquhar Mon 28-Sep-09 15:00:50

i doubt it.

we went in '07, and were surrounded by similarly middle aged folk.

we've also got standing tickets for the November gigs. I definitely think they attract a Qmagazine-man audience wink.

YohoAhoy Mon 28-Sep-09 15:04:25

Well, we went to see Alice Cooper/Joan Jett/Motorhead a couple of years ago, and there was a huge mix of people. Cardigans and slacks were present, as were baby punks, old bikers and trendy yoof. It was fab smile

Although I did find the fact that the concession stands were selling vegetarian pannini well, wrong, somehow grin

TheHeadbangingWombat Mon 28-Sep-09 15:07:50

That is wrong.They should be serving raw chunks of flesh hacked off a still living cow and crammed inbetween two slices of cheap white bread with more blood being the only acceptable condiment.

angelene Mon 28-Sep-09 15:25:08

Can I just hijack this thread and say that YohoAhoy you have the best name! I worked on that show (not on the production side) and it really was absolutely brilliant.


YohoAhoy Mon 28-Sep-09 15:59:44

angelene - ooh, exciting grin I loved that show - so gentle and amusing, and cute. I'd like to say 'like me', but fear that would be pushing it.....

Headbangingwombat - exactly what I thought. The panini were probably tastier though grin

mwff Wed 30-Sep-09 21:27:51

yoho ahoy is indeed a fabulous programme grin we went to great lengths to track it down on dvd for dd2 as dd1 had it on video.

i was just thinking about best gigs following the current worst gigs thread and arctics was definitely up there for me when we saw them the week before they first went to #1 but i really did feel like a gimmer and was early 30's then shock i would say we were amongst the dozen oldest people there grin didn't make an ounce of difference to how much we enjoyed it though.

i imagine their fanbase has expanded since then and i bet you have a ball - let dh hang back by the bar and you go up front.

plus3 Wed 30-Sep-09 21:31:41

well I'm off to see the pixies next week (and feeling very excited about it!) I'm banking on the fact that the entire audience will be in their mid 30's!!!

CybilLiberty Wed 30-Sep-09 21:36:07

why would you be scared? it's not all pogoing. you will not stand out and if you go me and dh will be envy

mwff Wed 30-Sep-09 21:36:25

i think that's a preeeety safe bet grin

moopymoo Sat 03-Oct-09 09:43:19

ok so I am going - have just won some tickets on ebay hurrah! cant wait.
now I need to know if it is wrong to lust after a 23 yr old. I think i might be pogoing after all. sod dh as you say he can go to the bar.
Let us know how the pixes are plus3 <<hums debaser to self>>

MarthaFarquhar Sat 03-Oct-09 09:47:24

nice one moopy - see you in the mosh pit at the MEN.

50ftQueenie Sat 03-Oct-09 09:55:34

Oh you're all making me jealous. I really want to see the Pixies and it's been years since I went to see Polly Jean. DH was going to take to see her in Paris in May but dd was still such a milk monster at the time it was impossible. Enjoy, you lucky ladies. envy

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