A little Worried

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A little Worried

Post by ArferNurse » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:08 pm

Hey
I have tickets for Wembley and me being me, am now worried I will look out of place at the concert :? I am well into my forties and only 'found' Frank last year, I don't know the other groups either ...... am I being a loser even questioning this?

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Re: A little Worried

Post by Blonde » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:45 pm

Loser! Not really, just joking.

You'll only look out of place if you aren't smiling and having a good time. Not everyone will know all the supports so you won't be on your own. I've noticed that Frank gigs attract a variety of people, unlike some bands (yeah Dog Is Dead, I'm looking at you)

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Re: A little Worried

Post by Evan » Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:47 pm

I wouldn't say you are being a loser for even questioning this, but I think you are being overly paranoid for no good reason.

We all end up places where we look around and everyone seems to be fresh out of nappies, but you will find that Frank has quite a diverse audience in both style and age. And anyone who might look at you funny is arguably a dick anyway, so what do you care? You won't be the youngest person there, but I would be shocked if you are the oldest.
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Re: A little Worried

Post by ArferNurse » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:06 pm

Thanks Guys, my kids were horrified when I said I was off to a concert ....shock horror, Mum has a life!! Also everyone I tell that I am going is like 'who is he' ... I will be there smiling and intend to have a fantastic time :D

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Re: A little Worried

Post by Gary18297 » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:50 pm

You definitely have nothing to worry about. I took my dad (early 50's) to a Frank show last year and he loved it.

You're going to love it...
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Re: A little Worried

Post by newmy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:52 pm

Billy Bragg is in his mid fifties. You won't be the oldest person there. :P

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Re: A little Worried

Post by xandmatt » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:09 pm

Blonde wrote:unlike some bands (yeah Dog Is Dead, I'm looking at you)
I can completely confirm that above statement as true.

Though in all seriousness I've always thought that if you wanna see someone play live, then nothing can stop you from seeing them. Age be damned!

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Re: A little Worried

Post by Blonde » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:50 pm

xandmatt wrote: Though in all seriousness I've always thought that if you wanna see someone play live, then nothing can stop you from seeing them. Age be damned!
Theres an old guy in Nottingham (he has to be in his 60s at least) who goes to a lot of gigs, mainly local acts but you can see him in Rescue Rooms pretty much every Monday night for Acoustic Rooms. And quite often, he is the only one dancing!

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Re: A little Worried

Post by skhmmxi » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:03 pm

ArferNurse wrote:Also everyone I tell that I am going is like 'who is he' ...
This really isn't the case for me any more.

I reckon there's...
  • a 25% chance of "Who is he?",
  • a 25% chance of "I've heard the name...",
  • a 10% chance of "I quite like the songs of his I've heard on the radio...",
  • a 25% chance of "Frank Turner! Wow, I love his stuff! I didn't think anyone else even knew about him!",
  • a 10% chance of "Million Dead was better",
  • and a 5% chance of "I can't stand Frank Turner. I much prefer *insert whichever artist is flavour of the hour on Drowned in Sound at the moment*"
Based an unscientific, non-random sampling of people I mention frank to (almost everyone at some point).
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Re: A little Worried

Post by minidazzler » Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:24 pm

I got chatting to a lovely lady named Anna who flew from Germany to attend the 4 gigs in Ireland last September, she was (without asking the ladies age, and being completely apologetic for taking the guess even) around 40 and came over alone to follow Frank around with her husband flying in for the Belfast gig.

I also got chatting to an absolutely sound bloke in Dublin while I was drowning my waiting time in Whelans bar who was going to the gig, he had travelled up from Cork but was Czech and I'd think very late 20's.

The kind of people going to Frank shows is far more diverse than you would think. Though I'm presuming london will have a slightly younger crowd than I am used to at his shows.

That said, it will be all offset by my buddy I'm bringing who is 23 but looks 37...

You'll have a great time ArferNurse. :)
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Re: A little Worried

Post by Leilalei » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:52 am

I agree with the others, you wont be out of place, unless you hate every moment of course :D

In my teeny group the age range is 40 down to 10 yrs old.

My dad is 72 and would go to raves if his wife allowed him or if he could smoke inside the building :oops:

Im also of the opinion that I dont know anyone else so what they think doesnt really matter, I'll never see them again :D (Its like a mantra on my less ballsy days )
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Re: A little Worried

Post by h26 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:46 pm

ArferNurse wrote:my kids were horrified when I said I was off to a concert ....
that might be because they thought you should have called it a 'gig' :wink: 8)
Shows? nowhere near enough of 'em!

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Re: A little Worried

Post by xandmatt » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:27 pm

Blonde wrote:
xandmatt wrote: Though in all seriousness I've always thought that if you wanna see someone play live, then nothing can stop you from seeing them. Age be damned!
Theres an old guy in Nottingham (he has to be in his 60s at least) who goes to a lot of gigs, mainly local acts but you can see him in Rescue Rooms pretty much every Monday night for Acoustic Rooms. And quite often, he is the only one dancing!
That is now my direction in life.

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Re: A little Worried

Post by Evan » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:38 pm

xandmatt wrote:
Blonde wrote:
xandmatt wrote: Though in all seriousness I've always thought that if you wanna see someone play live, then nothing can stop you from seeing them. Age be damned!
Theres an old guy in Nottingham (he has to be in his 60s at least) who goes to a lot of gigs, mainly local acts but you can see him in Rescue Rooms pretty much every Monday night for Acoustic Rooms. And quite often, he is the only one dancing!
That is now my direction in life.

I am already that guy...although a bit younger.
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A little Worried

Post by Helium » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:43 pm

h26 wrote:
ArferNurse wrote:my kids were horrified when I said I was off to a concert ....
that might be because they thought you should have called it a 'gig' :wink: 8)
My mum described my first festival as a 'residential pop concert' Still makes me laugh :)
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