Minnesota’s Summer Concert Season is Coming, Don’t Be That Guy
Minnesota is in store for an amazing summer of blockbuster concerts. From festivals to casinos and grandstands, to stadiums, arenas and amphitheaters-- we're gonna have a whole lotta fun.
Carrie Underwood, Aerosmith, Beyonce, Luke Combs, Pearl Jam, Jonas Brothers, Billy Joel, Thomas Rhett, Madonna, Eric Clapton, Pink, Jason Aldean, Ed Sheeran, Peter Gabriel, Luke Bryan, Queen -- and that's just the very tip of the 2023 live music iceberg.
But here's the deal: A new study by No Deposit Fan has revealed that obnoxious behavior by fans at concerts is on the increase, and it also ranked states from nice to naughty.
So, Where Does Minnesota Land?
In a word (maybe), meh. It looks like we're kind of the middle of the obnoxious concert goers pack. Let's say, we're not as bad as Nevada or Kentucky, but we're no North or South Dakota.
The results of the survey showed that 38 percent of respondents saw an increase in "rude or disruptive behavior" at concerts this year, and 33 percent said they've witnessed much worse concert behavior since before the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Don't Be That Guy (or Girl)!
The most reported concert bad-behaviors are <insert drum roll here>:
- Excessive use of smartphones
- Loud talking (Probably a bigger problem at the symphony than at Metallica.)
- Disregarding personal space (Stay out of the mosh pit.)
- Pushing and shoving
- Excessive intoxication
- Live streaming the event without permission
- Ignoring venue rules
I would also like to personally add the person at the gate that has no idea how to use the ticketing app or mobile tickets. They should have their own (very long) line. That's akin to getting in line with someone at Hy-Vee that wants to pay for their groceries with a paper check.
Have fun. Rock out. Sing along. Buy some merch. Have a beer (or three). Enjoy the 2023 live music in Minnesota. Just, don't be that guy. 🎸😄☀️