Hey, Phoenix -- You Need To Start Dancing At Concerts

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No Bones

There are plenty more dance how-to's on YouTube, including these 50 Epic Dance Moves, how to dance Puerto Rico salsa, how to dance at an Afghan wedding, how to dance like a bird, and how to dance like a Chinese acrobat.

When it comes down to it, it's not really about skill. It's about fun. It's about self-confidence and self-control and other self-things. It's about not caring for one second out of your slow spiral into death. And if you're into it, everyone around you will hopefully get into it too.

Obviously, venue and music genre will play a part in the type of dancing you want to do. In other words, you won't be slow dancing at a dubstep show, nor will you be head-banging at a synth-pop blowout. But maybe you should break the rules. Experiment. Screw up. It's worth it.

I remember distinctly when Cursive came through in 2011, Tim Kasher yelled at the crowd for being unenthusiastic. Thing is, I saw plenty of folks that were ready and willing to mosh, but every attempt they made was met with stiff glares.

You wonder why no one wants to tour through Phoenix? Maybe it's less to do with HB SB 1070 and a lot more to do with how thrilled our crowds act. You only have to go north a few miles to Flagstaff or Prescott to get incredibly rowdy, because those towns are literally starved for even the half-decent shows we have down here. Why don't we turn a new leaf and start getting fucked up and crazy at shows and give every traveling band a night they will never forget and every local band the respect and fervor they deserve. In other words, Phoenix, you need to stop talking the talk and dance the dance.

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17 comments
christahartness
christahartness

I hate when people tell others how to respond to music

Jem Jessica Millett
Jem Jessica Millett

Go to any club with a live DJ in Phx and you will see dancing just like Denver. You're compairing apples and oranges here. Live bands are not DJs at dance clubs...

Cheryl Perez
Cheryl Perez

lifes to short, be silly have fun, dance, i have been to alot of concerts and have heard the bands screaming get up and do something.

Kat Johnson-Perea
Kat Johnson-Perea

Honey I dance wherever I am. Concert, club, grocery store, elevator, my car when I'm driving. I don't care where I am. People are too worried about not being 'cool' so they won't dance. I, on the other hand don't give a fuck.

Brett James
Brett James

And I always thought it was just part of Phoenix "culture."

Angie Rivera
Angie Rivera

He had me at "stinking city". Great article.

Lucia Perry
Lucia Perry

Or dancing i. The streets! We need more random, heedless silliness.

Tyler Tippin
Tyler Tippin

Venues should print out copies of this and pass them out to people before the show

Hojuful
Hojuful

Yeah, people who go to shows and just want to pay attention to the music are awful. Thank you for letting those scumbags know that supporting artists and venues with their hollow ticket, drink, and merchandise purchases isn't going to cut it.

Tiadora Pearson
Tiadora Pearson

Too many □'s and chick's too worried about sweating. I am the girl sweating my a$$ off dancing like no one is watching. :)

Pamela Stone Vozza
Pamela Stone Vozza

I dance in clubs all the time but at a show where I paid a crapload of money, I want to actually SEE the show - I don't need some drunk / stoned asshat jumping around ruining it for me!

Fedra Poppen
Fedra Poppen

Your article is very spot on! I don't do clubs anymore but when I came to live here to Phx,11 years ago, I was just very disappointed in the crowd's attitude, What? U like to dance? I'll stay here, fighting the urge to even tap my feet to the beat, stiff as a board, while you look ridiculous dancing and having a good time, ugh, what a loser! When where I come from dancing is so natural,so ingrained in our culture, it's a form of self expression, and boy do we dance,nobody cares how anybody looks dancing, we just let loose and let the beat take over, that's how it should be! Phx youth is too cool for school and they r wasting their time pretending and caring too much what everybody else thinks.

Rachel Callahan
Rachel Callahan

I've thought this so many times... Couldn't be more dead on! Cheers

t3k3l
t3k3l

@Hojuful You sound like you're a lot of fun to be around.

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