Yes, it WAS a Tallest Man on Earth show.
September 27, 2010 8:47 AM Subscribe
As a very tall person, do I have a responsibility to not stand in front at concerts?
posted by papayaninja to Human Relations (62 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm 6'8'' or 9''. Yesterday, for example, I went to a show with some friends. We got there very early, as it was sold out and ended up front and center. Now, I normally DO try to at least be off to one side if I'm going to be in front, but it was crowded and we ended up in the middle.
People were pissed off. Like, yelling obscenities, saying mean things RIGHT behind me, etc... This all just combined to make me lose sympathy and be angry right back at them, but we basically managed to ruin each other's concert experience.
Now, it's not my fault that I'm tall, but how much is it my fault that I'm in front? I have as much of a right to be there as anyone, right? If they wanted to see well they'd have shown up early too, right? I'm not an asshole, right?
I guess the answerable question, though, is to other tall people (or short people with suggestions...): What do you do at concerts? Stand in front and not care? Stand over to the side or in back? What should I do?