To the guest who doesn't want to "Frequent my watering hole."
Firt of all - you're a hypocrite - calling someone on negativity and then engaging in it yourself. Come on - lighten up. My intent has been to make this person aware of the negative impact of her actions and I believe that it probably worked. I wonder if anyone has emailed her or the band letting her/them know this thread exists. I'd be willing to bet she knows by now. If she does, then possibly some good can come of this so-called "negativity" you're upset about. I think that ultimately this could be a positive thing. It's all what SHE makes out of it.
Second - I was not the guy who took a pic, was told to stop, and then walked 20 feet and took another pic. I was the guy who took a pic, was very rudely interrrogated, and then walked away from the Disco Biscuits (probably forever) and put my camera away.
Third - Re-read the post on this thread about being a musician and all that accompanies that position. If the band wants to deny me my memories and prohibit me from taking NON-FLASH AND UNOBTRUSIVE pix of them because it may distract them, then I want nothing to do with that band or their flashing strobing stage lights. I wasn't some hollywood paparazzi trying to invade their privacy or personal space and interfere with their personal lives. I was taking nonflash pix of a band I paid to see and I was doing it from an audience position.
Fourth - my apologies for the lowlife dirtbag remarks. I was, as I wrote previously, hesitant to generalize. It's very rarely the right thing to do. However, I stand by the point I was trying to make. As long as we're talking about nebulous, intangibles like "energy" and "vibes," I think generalizing is permitted. And in general, the vibe I got from their fans, and sadly from the band's management, was a negative one. Sorry but the hat that I saw and referenced (Bisco Crack) really seemed to crystallize the feeling I had about that band.
Listen, I'm kind of a "professional" music fan like most of you reading this. I go to more shows in a year than I can count or remember. I've been doing it for many many years - since most of the passengers on that ship were in grade school. Over the years I have seen behavior from audience members that has made me cringe and embarrassed to be part of the audience and I have even seen behavior from bands that has driven me away from the bands. This is one of the latter instances.
Finally, I'm not trying to whip anyone into a frenzy - I just wanted to let CameraNazi (Jacey if that is indeed who she is) know of the negative impact of her actions. And THAT can only benefit the "scene" we are all a part of - whether we like being "part of it" or not.
PS: This thread is dead. If ya wanna yell at me some more, start a new topic. I'll respond - promise. Lets' just kill this thread and hope that the people who need to hear about it have heard about it - I'm talking to you CameraNazi!