10
Aug
11

sum disappointment

No, I wasn’t there… I had no intention of going, not even for a moment. Even when I heard one of the local punk bands Low Profile were one of the support acts. I don’t indulge my inner 16-year-old girl by listening to shit pop punk music like Sum41. I indulge her by getting fondled in night club toilets. I don’t even care if you’re in to the whiny ear raping music either. Just don’t make me listen to it. You may be wondering why I am mentioning that Sum41 were in Durban at all, if it’s not to rip big gory holes out them and the people who listen to them? The reason is that too many people, my fellow Durbanites, have been disappointed once again by a gig at the Wave House. I realise that most of the disappointment this time round stems from the fact that Sum41 are such rock stars that they refused to go on stage citing the weather as too bad to play. I wasn’t there, so I don’t know how bad the weather was, I was out and about in Durban, and the weather didn’t seem that bad where I was, but I was told it was dubious so there you go. The fact that the band and the venue handled the situation a touch indelicately left a lot of former Sum41 fans with a bad taste in their mouth. I imagine it would taste quite similar to a rock star’s anus.

It’s about time that Durban gig goers start asking more of their venues and organisers. I know people in Durban that pull off really great events, yet somehow these so-called professional organisers with more resources at their disposal manage to disappoint so many, so often. It comes down to the fact that these events are not put on for the purpose of bringing fans the music they love and letting them have a party. The Wave House is in a fucking mall! The symbol of capitalism! The Mecca of money! You should automatically be paranoid and distrustful of everything you’re witnessing and experiencing in these places already. They have made it seem like you’re there to enjoy music and revelry, in reality though it is farce. They are only interested in catering for people who are there to spend money in the mall. They shoddily put together these events with little to no consideration for their patrons. It is simply an exercise in separating people from their money. Which any retard will tell you is not Punk or anything even close to Rock ‘n’ Roll. Then they refuse to let anyone consume alcohol outside of the designated bar areas preventing anyone who enjoys liquid social lubricant from enjoying the bands. They do this to limit the chances of some under-age mall rat getting their hands on a frosty alcoholic beverage, I’m guessing. I’ve been to countless all-ages gigs where booze is on sale openly and the boozers aren’t forced to the outskirts of the venue. Listen, you puritan soccer-mom ass holes! If you can’t figure out how to sell alcohol at a gig with kids around without setting up prison camps you’re a fucking retard and have clearly never attended a live music show anywhere. At the end of the day, if a kid wants to drink, they’ll drink, regardless if you sell it to them at the bar or not. I know I would’ve made a plan and I don’t think the kids of today are any less resourceful when it comes to getting shit faced. Really what you’re doing is just pissing off the people with money at your show and reducing your chances of making money at the bar. Then there is this curfew for 16 year old you enforce at 11pm. You really are a bunch of old woman aren’t you? Before the last band is even finished the bars are closed down then as soon as they leave the stage, without an encore, the mall cops are out in full force herding, sometimes with unnecessary force, everyone out of the side gate to the Wave House. If that isn’t a show of disrespect to the people who have chosen to attend your joke of a concert, usually at great cost, then I don’t know what is. I don’t particularly care about encores, but for as long as performances have been given, encores have been called for. It’s a show of appreciation by the audience to the performers, and the performers reciprocate as way of thanking the audience for their support and appreciation. Wave House really wants to be those shit eating bastards that disrupt this ancient ritual? Cretins! Blasphemers! Rapists!

I have no delusions that anything I’ve written here will change a damn thing in the minds of the Nazi fucks that run the Wave House. My only intention really is point out to those of you that know what I say to be true to start showing a little back bone. Boycott the Wave House. Sure you may miss the chance to see some band you really like, but if enough people skip these insults to fans and performers, then perhaps the Wave House will change their attitude, or better yet, gigs will be held in venues that cater to the love of music, and not the love of money. Durban deserves to see the bands they love, and deserves to see them outside the confines of a fucking mall. To those of you that rarely ever go see live music because you’d rather attend something nice and safe like a mall to consume your music, you’re not only a very sad person, but you should be put down or made sterile as punishment for being so horribly misguided and middle class.

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5 Responses to “sum disappointment”


  1. 1 Anonymous
    August 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    The commercial tyrants, beg them to give them your money, its not really your money is it, well that is another one.

  2. October 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    The article you wrote is really good.

  3. 4 e-book
    October 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

    I really enjoyed that article. You should write more about that topic.


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