Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Can we talk about T in the Park?

Frankly, I don't get it. Don't get me wrong - I love concerts, dancing and rocking out; I just don't get the whole beer throwing (and god knows what else) aspect of it?

Last year when I attend T in the Park, for the first and last time, I was appalled by the crowd's enthusiasm for beer flingin' and slingin'. What gives? Not only is it completely disrespectful, but also a total waste of beer (and money). Maybe it's because I lived in Toronto for so long - where people rarely dance at concerts (which, to be fair, is almost as obnoxious as beer-throwing) - but I was so freaked out by the possibility of being doused with someones beer or worse, urine, I wanted to leave.

So, am I onto something here or am I just an uptight (and old) Canadian?


PurestGreen said...

We're both uptight old Canadians. I just walked home in Edinburgh and passed wave after wave of men trying to get as drunk as possible as they walked to the Oasis concert. Yelling and chanting and droppinig their bottles on the ground and running through traffic. The one thing I just can't stand about the UK is the drink culture. Certainly it's nothing to be proud of.

Squirmy Popple said...

I don't get the whole beer-throwing thing either. Why spend 3 quid on a beer if you're just going to chuck it at someone?

David T. Macknet said...

But if it's Tennents ... would you really want it inside you? And that's the "T" in "T in the park," isn't it?

I'm with you, though: dancing & throwing beer sounds like noplace I'd want to be.