Archive for July, 2006

You Must Be This Tall To Get the Fuck Out Of My Way


Enjoyed the Peaches/Eagles of Death Metal show thoroughly, but first I must address an issue near and dear to my 5’1″ heart. If you’re a big tall dude and you’re too much of a bitch to move back a bit, please don’t flail your arms when you dance. Save the cartwheels for the lobby. If you are accidentally punching people in the nose while dancing, and you’re not at a Slayer show, there is something seriously wrong. It’s good to get your freak on to Peaches. That’s what Peaches is for. But there was some strangely aggressive dancing going on last night by both men and women and I’ve been to lots and lots of shows and am used to being jostled. I have very strong mosh pit legs and can hold my own quite well. But please, Party Train Soldiers, respect the personal space of those around you.
So of course this discussion on the Rolling Stone Daily blog (which is already tons more useful and interesting than the damn magazine) hit home today. Defensive tall guys in the comment box of a Rolling Stone blog? Shockah! Props to Elizabeth Goodman for calling them on their bullshit.

And of course, the original source of tall guy show etiquette, Rob Sheffield:

Tall dudes, you know who you are. Why not hang in the back where the tall dudes go, instead of pushing up front to block the view like Rerun chasing the ice cream truck? I’m six-five, so I just lean against the wall. Honor the tall-rock-dude-code – or know that the rest of us are watching you and thinking, “Jesus, what a bitch.” I hate to imagine what the short girls behind you are thinking, but I’m safe to say they’re not planning to blow you.

July 24, 2006 at 10:49 pm 2 comments

Where’s U-Lock Justice When You Need It

According to So More Scene, Calentura’s Meghan Storm was drugged and raped at last year’s Warped Tour, and her attacker still hasn’t been found, due to some sort of cover-up. Not surprising coming from a tour and a culture that totally marginalizes women. I could give a shit about the Warped Tour or most of the bands on it, but my heart goes out to Meghan and it offends me as a promoter that a company would be so careless about the health and welfare of one of its performers.

July 5, 2006 at 1:32 pm Leave a comment


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