With my recent travels to Los Angeles, I have been going to quite a few shows while I am there. I think I’ve been to enough where I can notice a major difference between growing up going to shows in Las Vegas versus going to shows in Los Angeles.
In my opinion, I dislike Los Angeles shows so much. As much as I love LA, going to shows there is sooo boring. The crowds are lame and no one does anything other than stand around or record everything on their phones.
Now, I grew up in Las Vegas as a hardcore kid. I went to a lot of rock, punk, and metal shows growing up. I’m used to crazy crowds, moshing, crowd surfing, and getting tossed around or kicked in the face accidentally. To me, that’s a fun show. If I don’t walk away with some battle wounds, was I even really at a hardcore show? Lol
So being in LA and going to some shows, and being in crowds that didn’t interact or do anything was just weird. I went to go see one of my favorite bands, All Time Low, in Los Angeles and they played with Sleeping With Sirens and a few other bands; and I still enjoyed the show because ATL is one of my favorites, but I’m so used to seeing them in Vegas where the crowd is crazy and we’re all jumping around and having a great time together, but that show in LA was just plain boring. Everyone just watched. What’s the point of being there then? If I’m just going to stand and watch I could be at home doing that lol
And then I went to go see Silverstein with Emarosa and a couple other heavier bands in LA, again the crowd was kind of retarded and nothing like what I’m used to.
As much as I don’t like Vegas, going to shows here is wayy better than going to shows in LA. The energy of the crowd, the interaction, everyone is hyped; that’s what I love about going to shows. That’s what I’m used to and that’s what I expect, especially out of a hardcore show.
Even on Saturday when I went to Extreme Thing, it was really refreshing to go to a music festival in Vegas where the crowds are what I’m used to and what I love. I had such a blast being a part of the crazy crowds.
Deciding to go to Extreme Thing and having the best time there gets me super pumped for Warped Tour this summer! I originally wanted to go to the one in Pomona, CA since I had planned to be in LA for my birthday visiting my boyfriend anyway. But since I went to Extreme Thing, I would actually prefer to go to Warped in Vegas instead just because I know how the crowds are and know they will be awesome as always. So hopefully I can get my boyfriend here for Warped and we can go together. I want him to experience what going to a real hardcore show is actually like since he’s never really been to one lol
Well, I hope everybody is having a great day, and thanks for dropping by!(:
April 5th, 2016 at 8:09 pm
Spent four years in Vegas with the USAF… Two of those years further up range from there… Interesting place…