Sunday, October 30, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
All of the bands I caught at the Independent on this night were awesome, but the staff at the door really pissed me off. Within seconds of shoveling out $18 for a show that would be $10 at a rad venue like parkside or submission the two dumbasses checking IDs and bags were fucking with me. Checking my ID, handing it back, saying they need to see it again, throwing it in my bag as its getting checked instead of just handing it to me like a normal door fellow should, trying to take my camera battery for a show that didn't require a photo pass. I am not some prick who thinks they deserve to be treated like gold or some shit like that. I am used to punk venues and houses where people fuck with each other and the people running the show can be dicks, but those shows cost 5-8 bucks and the people "working" there don't really get paid. I've also been to plenty of shows at the independent where the staff were awesome, but those were bluegrass, folk, or indie shows. Maybe they are just dicks to metal kids. Oh well, I've heard a lot of shit talk on that venue and now I understand.