Husband and I went to Seattle with good friends to see Chris Daughtry in concert last weekend. I was a little disappointed in the quality of the show; Chris' voice was obviously not in top form. The music was great, though, and he performed a good variety of songs. Overall, not a bad show. But I'm not in a rush to go back to another concert of this type, and here's why.
From now on, I'll be a little more careful when choosing seats for a show. If I have to pay big bucks to get front row seats in the balcony, I'll do it. Otherwise I won't go. I will continue to attend shows where people don't usually stand, like outdoor concerts at the winery, or free concerts at our local casino, as well as other events where the audience is typically older and hopefully more considerate of others.
On a side note, we bought tickets last year to a concert at our local casino, only to discover that seating for paid events is different from seating for free events. In the free concerts, you may bring a blanket or low lawn chairs, or use the provided folding chairs. In the paid concert, you are prohibited from bringing in anything to sit on. Worse still, absolutely no chairs were provided! Concertgoers either stood the entire time, or sat on a patch of grass far back from the stage. Neither of those options were acceptable, in my mind. Consider me fooled once.
I think the selfish approach of many concertgoers is another reflection of the selfishness prevalent in today's world. It's the idea of ME FIRST, to the exclusion of all others. Well, I don't buy into that. And I hope you don't either.