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When I went to see Rise Against live at the Best Buy Theater in NY; the crowd was one of the worst that I have ever seen. Rise Against was amazing live, but I have never before been elbowed to the face as much as I did at that show. (and i’ve been to quite a few shows). It was the terrible. I understand that people get riled up when they see their favorite band playing. Their blood starts to pump, and their adrenaline sky rockets, and such things as pushing and shoving happens. I become that way too, sometimes. But to get elbowed in the face, kicked in the head, pretzeled in to the point where I couldn’t move my arms. How is anyone suppose to enjoy a show like that?
Also, what made it worst was the fact that there was a man who kept wrapping his arms around me when I told him to stop. Yeah, sold out show, you’re sometimes shoulder to shoulder. BUT WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR ARMS WRAPPED AROUND MY WAIST AND YOUR FACE IN MY NECK, I don’t like that. Especially if I tell you to stop. But he didn’t, and at one point he started grinding up on me. I go to shows to enjoy myself, to see my idols perform before me. I didn’t feel safe, though. I felt like he didn’t respect me and my wishes. When I was able to move myself away from him, and he FINALLY got the hint; he decided to try the same thing to my best friend. That’s not fucking okay.
That’s not how ANYONE should feel when their at a show. No one should feel unsafe, and that their personal space was violated with unnecessary touching. Sorry for the long post and the rant, but I felt like this needed to be said. I was really disappointed with the crowd. It won’t stop me from seeing Rise Against or any other bands, but now I feel like I need to watch my back in an environment that I always thought I would be safe in.
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A video from last nights concert! Tim McIlrath is amazing 😍