Hey Pandas, What Are The Weirdest Things That Have Happened To You At A Concert Or Live Event? (Closed)
I just want some interesting stories to read because I might go to a concert soon.
Many, many years ago, worked at a haunted house and stood in line for the porta potty with Alice Cooper. Not someone is costume. Alice Cooper. Nice guy.
Not a concert but weird none the less-as a kid I went to church with the neighbors, and the pastor was was going on about hellfire and damn nation and the light bulb above his head burst and shattered.
during a school field trip we went to this fancy play and one of the actors shoes flew off while they were dancing and hit this annoying kid in front of me. me and my freinds almost died laughing
October 1999 - I went to see Weird Al Yankovich and had an awesome time. For some reason it was in our theatre for orchestras, operas, etc in town and I had an aisle seat about 5 rows back. Can't say enough things about how good it was. Two days later my girlfriend won tickets to the Tori Amos show that night. The tickets were not nosebleed but they were up there. As were walking up the stairs I see Weird Al two rows in front of where are seats are supposed to be. As we walk by Weird Al yells at me - "Hey you're that guy who dances just like me!" I replied "I guess so." He then tells me "Keep it up. It may look dorky but its fun. Don't tell anybody you know who I am'. We continued to our seats and watched the show. After watching Weird Al that night, my girlfriend said I do dance like him.
Ice T came up to me and asked me if I was the sound guy. Early 90s and the venue was really small so not weird, but he was a pretty cool dude and the show was great.
I wasn’t born yet at this point. My mum took my sister to a classical music concert. After the show, one of the violinists held my my sister, who puked on her. This lady is now my sister’s violin teacher. She is not aware that my sister is the baby who puked on her after that concert.
I was at summer camp once and we had a competition called 15 seconds of fame, where some people would go up one at a time and do something for 15 seconds. One guy went up there with a ukulele and starting playing it badly, and then he smashed it on the ground and ripped off his Hawaiian shirt then his under shirt. Right after that a guy in a gorilla costume went up and break danced on the broken pieces of the ukulele.
A friend dragged me to a concert by the African singer, Jonathan Butler. I didn't know who he was but I went along. Before the concert I had to use the restroom. Inside there was an attendant who made a fuss over this old black guy. I just smiled at him and went about my business. You can imagine my surprise when I saw the man again, on stage, singing. During his signature song, "Lies", he ad libbed and inserted "with the white guy" instead of "foolish lie" while looking at me with a big smile.(I was the white guy)
Uhmm... my mom was pregnant with my little sister. She went to an ed sheeran concert during her pregnancy, and my little sister hadn't kicked up until the music started playing. She was having a little dance party in there. To this day she loves ed sheerans music
Blue Oyster Cult in early 70's. tripping so hard i had to go sit in the lobby for the show. observed a highly professional and organized pick-pocket group for hours. still not sure if it was for real.
I had sex standing up against the rail in front row of Sevendust concert, was wearing a dress, noone saw anything. Saw Nickelback before they were on the radio, a whole 5 people in attendance and the next year they were selling out stadiums. Got to sing on stage with Social Distortion...took acid at a Misfits show and painted each other with glow sticks. Went on a blind date to see Rammstein...great show, bland date. Gas was only 1.00 a gallon and concerts 10-30$ in Milwaukee so we drove down for a show almost every week in my 20s. There is nothing like live music with like-minded friends!
As a teen, 14yo or something, school had a mandatory dance expo.
So, 300 kids forced to be there, loud as fork finally settle down...and one of the dancers had an involuntary erection... Quite impressive one too.
Yeah.... That kinda ended the silence.
My grade went to a live theater experience for a field trip in 7th grade, it was a mashup of Sherlock Holmes and A Christmas Carol. It was kind of weird but anyways
At multiple points during the show, they turned on the fog machines to make it more mysterious but it just made it so no one could breathe, we were all coughing and screaming while the play kept going, a large portion of the grade went to the bathrooms and didn't come back to watch the rest of the play it was so bad
At a Ded and Black Veil Brides concert i got pegged in the middle of my forehead with a guitar pick hard enough to startle me and wonder if there was a red mark.
Someone died from overdose. Yeah, not cool.
I was standing front row in front of the singer of monster magnet, when suddenly someone from behind pushed his arm between me and the person next to me. He turned and opened his hand in which there were two pills. The singer took them and half an hour later the concert was over. The singer was too high to continue, it was a great concert though.
This isn't something that happened at a concert, but it involved New Kids On The Block. I was with my friends when they were driving, looping around and around Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA, each in their own limo. I wasn't a fan and neither were my friends. We proceeded to mock and make fun of them when Jordan Knight emerged through his sunroof and flipped us off. We roared with laughter.
Drunk guy behind me is holding one beer in each hand, d**k out and peeing against my legs
So long but funny-ish story (not).
So this happened over a course of an Atlanta 3 day concert in 2003. So My upbringing I wanna say is less than conventional. I was 16 living with just my dad, and he just let me run wild period, so we went our separate ways at the gate... At the time I was an extra wild goth-ish girl looking for attention. I thought I was hot s**t, that I knew everything, and was invincible.
SO my 19 year old boyfriend was supposed to meet me the first night, and being the age before cellphones blew up I didn't have one to find him. After an hour of waiting for him I just got bored and moved on with my life. The second day after my dad let me loose on a concert in the middle of Atlanta, I needed him for something important (don't remember what), so I HAD TO find a phone. First I flashed someone to borrow theirs, which didn't work out, he didn't answer so I started roaming looking for him. About an hour of searching a multi-stage concert later, I went behind the vending tents. There where two teenage guys, leaning up against a fence smoking pot. One of them long black hair, the other had long blond hair wearing a trenchcoat in the middle of summer. Just my kid of guys, I thought the blond was hot, and remember I just broke up with my boyfriend, so I was on the rebound. So I in my "I am hot, infinite wisdom" personality walked straight up to them, looked the blond straight in the eyes and said "I am going to stalk you for the rest of the day." My dad was forgotten. We spent the rest of that day, and the next day, "falling head-over-heels in teenage love." Tirns out he was to be the father of my first 2 children.
2 months after the concert and a lot of time together later, my father, and his mother let a 16 year old girl move in with her 15 year old boyfriend... The rest is history.
Thanks for the upbringing Dad.
I went to a Kelly Clarkson concert when I was in 3rd grade. Kelly was singing a song and when she was done she started talking about her expecting a baby and the whole crowd Awed. During this conversation she looks at a women in the crowd and asks if she's expecting as well. The women laughs and says no. The next day, my mom and I turned on the radio in the car and that lady that Kelly talked to was a co-star on our favorite morning show...
Tripped over some unmarked wires during my half-run back to the bar in the back of the arena. Did a very long and pretty try-to-keep-my-balance-dance: fell, hard. Passed out, woke up to some strangers laughing at me. Strangers quickly stopped laughing when they realized I didn't get up. Sooo spent the concert (Muse, btw) drinking Jaeger to ease the pain and crying in the back of the arena. Then spent the night at the ER with a broken back. Good times!
My friends, my boyfriend, my cousin, my sister and I all went to a concert together and some man high on something told us girls he wanted to lick us like lollipops. We were also offered ketamine and some guy used my sisters large boobs as a stepping stool to try to dive into the mosh pit. She had a shoe foot print on her shirt for the rest of the night.
Also went to a concert where the mosh pit was pushing forward so hard that the band started pulling people up on stage and I was lucky enough to be one of them.
The best concert story though is the Aerosmith one: there was a small stage in the middle of the audience so I convinced my cousin and friends to stand near that stage because I was positive something cool was gonna happen on it during the show. Steven Tyler ended up zip lining down to that stage and singing a couple songs from there. Since we were right up front for that part I noticed the bras hanging off of his microphone stand so I took mine off and threw it up to him. He caught it, swung it around his head and hung it off the mic stand. I like to think that Steven Tyler may still have my bra to this day!
Not mine but my dads he was at a concert and got hit in the head with one of the drummers drumsticks and the guy next to him snatched it then my dad took it back and it’s now in my closet and one of my favorite things
After a Styx concert back in the early 80's. I was standing at a corner waiting for the light to change and a limo pulled up. It sat for a minute and then the back window rolled down and I was looking at Styx bassist Chuck Panazzo. He gave a little half smile and patted the seat next to him. I turned and walked down the street to a different corner.
Ok so I was performer in a play in New York, just a summer thing, much smaller then broad way, only like 1500 on a good night, but i had to wear this really fun costume. I was basically covered is coins and they made a ton of noise whenever i moved. So part of the play was we went out to take pictures with the audience afterwards and it was my night so i walk out and smile and start to take pictures and what not but then i frickin trip like the clutz i am. And of course becuase of the coins it makes the loudest crash ever as i hit the ground. So basically i was lying on the floor covered in coins with hundreds of people staring at me...it was great.
Wasn't a big concert or event, but a cover band by best friend did sound and lighting for were playing at a club. One section of the show was an "oldies show" of songs from the early 60's. One of the band members would enter the audience from the back of the room "dressed" in the theme of the song. It was "Splish splash i was takin' a bath on about Saturday night". He had a bath brush in his hand, a shower cap on his head and a towel wrapped around his waist. I guess he never thought about it before because TMI, he never wore underwear. As he was walking through the audience singing someone in the audience grabbed his towel and pulled it off. Let's just say it was a big reveal.
Not weird really but it meant a lot to me.
I was at the 1995 FA Cup Final at Wembley. Everton vs. Man Utd.
One of the suppliers of the company I worked for at the time invited me to their private box at the stadium. I didn't know anybody so we went our own way after the game.
UTD lost but I'm still wearing my scarf as I leave the stadium. However, I left the stadium by the wrong door and find myself wearing red in a sea of blue Everton fans.
Let's be honest, sporting events and taunting the losers is fairly normal.
A joyous Scouser bounded up to me within seconds of me realising where I had found myself. He expressed some concern abouot my red scarf because he thought I'd be picked on in the middle of 30,000 Everton fans all wearing blue and leaving the place at the same time.
He insisted we swap scarves so I'd be ok. And then he ran off into. the crowd.
No idea who that guy was but he was a proper gent.
At my prep school we had a chapel that basically functioned as a school auditorium. Keep in mind that our school mascot is a pelican. During a pep rally performance, a guy dressed up in a pelican suit tripped, crashed on the floor , and the pelican head bounced and rolled all the way down the chapel aisle...slowly. Dead silence. Poor guy screamed and ran away
I was at a concert with one of my good friends. It was a cover band for a few good rock bands. Towards the end of the concert, a guy got up on the stage and just started dancing. The people performing didn't seem to mind because they told the security to just leave him on there. It was pretty entertaining to watch and everyone was dancing along and laughing.
This is something that happened at a show at a techno club I frequented in the 90s. There was a local hardcore punk band on the stage and as everyone was dancing, the lead singer hurled himself into the crowd. EVERYONE moved, so the guy hit the floor hard. There was a moment when he stopped moving. When we checked to see if he was okay, he got up, blood dripping from his head, and kept singing and dancing like nothing had happened. When I left, there was an ambulance outside with EMTs heading in with a stretcher.
I'd been wanting to see the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and got the chance back in 2004 when they played hyde park (although i was even more interested in seeing james brown who was opening for them on that day)..,..someone on the company intranet advertised 5 tickets in the gold area as a block for £500 and at the time it was within my budget so I got them and invited the girl i was seeing, a guy from work and the girl he was dating even though i knew she wasn't his wife. Long story short, we scored some weed because me and him were smokers and he gave a joint to the girl he was with - who just as james brown came on stage collapsed and stopped breathing - thankfully i was first aid trained and not too stoned to react but in any event managed to get her round and the st john's ambulance guys in attendence took over and t ook her to a support tent... me and the guy i worked with had a row because he didn't want to tell them what she'd had because then it would probably come out about his affair and i knew no one was interested about police and s**t.. they didn't care as long as they knew so they could diagnose her properly so told them i'd given it her and what it was... like i knew they weren't arsed in calling any law, it was a concert ffs you'd have been hard put to find the few people that hadn't had a joint - She dumped him after that but i still run into her to this day and she still says what a gent he was at that gig for owning up to it to them etc.... because it turns out that's what he told her he'd done later on when things were 'safe' for him. So i now have a blurry video of james brown coming on stage and it immediately cutting down to someone collapsing in front of me. I will be forever gutted I missed most of the visuals of his performance.
1991: I took E and ended up in a backroom with a bunch of cops (being ticketed for handing my drink to someone underaged). I really enjoyed my time getting ticketed and spent the rest of the concert having a wonderful time in the parking lot! One of my favorite nights!
Was at the Frankfurt concert of Marilyn Manson's "Golden Age of Grotesque" tour. During the first song he "relieved" one of the supporting dancing girls of her panties, leaving her in shoes, stockings and bra only. Idk if that was prearranged or not, but she kept going. a few Song later, during "Sweet Dreams" he brought that dancer to the front of the stage, bent her over and (pretended to? idk, i was not that close to the stage) penetrate her private area with a water bottle which he later tossed to the audience.
I was prepared for some weird sh*t during that show, it bein Manson after all, but man did i feel bad for her