The latest bit of music-related psychoanalysis comes from Pitchfork, which claims that where you stand at a gig says something about your personality.
I tend to be a back-of-the-room guy, but not because I want to “cultivate an image of indifference toward the things that you like, including the live music that [I] just paid to see.” I prefer the sight lines and the audio from the back of the venue–and I don’t like getting jostled, shoved, soaked and otherwise physically abused in the crowd at the front of the stage. Been there, done that.
And if possible, I will watch a show from a balcony. If you’re familiar with The Mod Club in Toronto, they have a great balcony for watching shows. This does not mean I call shows “concerts,” as Pitchfork claims of balcony dwellers.
Other spots singled out in the article:
- Directly behind the people directly in front of the stage
- In the middle of the room
- By the bar
- Along the outer wall
Take a look and see if you agree with the assessments.