Wednesday night Shelby and I attended the Shinedown tour concert in Springfield, IL. It was her third Shinedown concert and my first.
The first band to play was Monster Truck, out of Canada. They were all right, not bad but not great. Next up was POD. And they were good!
But best of all was Shinedown. I see why Shelby has seen them multiple times. The band is not known for fancy stage tricks, but they have energy and can sing.
It was my first time at a mosh pit in a concert, and we were only six lines deep. In other words, we were pretty close to the stage.
Because people can be vile creatures, I learned real quick that I had to hold my ground. Shelby and I literally stood for five hours, not moving out of our spots. Once a person moved, you could guarantee their spot was getting taken. More than once I had to tell people that they weren't butting in front of me. If I would have been polite, I would've been fifteen rows deep by the time it was all said and done.
Once the concert was over, Shinedown started throwing out their guitar picks. One landed right by my foot. As soon as I bent down to pick it up, some chick come flying like a crazed banshee and started fighting me for it. We went at it for a short bit, until she started literally pulling at my fingernails. I had the mindset to smash her face to the ground. But, being the bigger person, I let her have the pick. If that's what gets her through life, so be it.
Have you ever had a bad experience at a rock concert? What concerts have you been to?