who here has been in one? i have now! wooo!
err not really woo! more like ow.
I was at a show and kids at hardcore shows can get rough and rowdy, but everyone is just there to have a fun. people get hit, they get over it…no one’s trying ot hurt each other despite what it might look like.
my friend was dancing and punched some kid in the head. not on purpose or anything and the kid knew that and he gave him the nod and all was cool…then a bouncer comes flying out of nowehere and throws my friend on the ground.
my train of thought: “bouncers don’t hit girls” boy was i wrong. i went to try to pull the bouncer off of my friend and i get punched right in the nose. blood everywhere…broken. awesome.
I think he just felt someone on him and swung and didn’t realize it was a 5’4" chick.
it sounds cheesy, but one thing about hardcore kids is that they look out for each other. I’ve been going to shows since I was 14 years old, and I’m “the girl” haha. There aren’t many of us in this area at least so I have like a couple hundred big brothers. and what would a big brother do in the above situation?
the band stopped immediately and refused to play. they said if security were going to toss around hardcore kids and punch out girls they didn’t want to be a part of the venue. the guys at the show pretty much beat the shit out of the security guard. police came to clear the place out.
no one was arrested. The cops asked me if I wanted to press charges against the security guard, but I said not to bother. as long as none of the kids there were in any trouble then that guy got was was coming to him and I didn’t need to press charges.
so the bouncer starts telling the cops his side and pointing out kids that the cops “should be arresting.” The cops pretty much laughed at him and said “you point anyone out and press charges and that girl is going to press charges against you for breaking her nose and we have about 75 witnesses that saw you do it” (I think this was the first point at which he realized I was the one that he punched)
after that I hightailed it to the hospital. I have some sweet black eyes now.
what a freakin night.
some pluses on the night:
the cops that showed up were way cool.
the band came up to me afterwards and they said that they knew me from going to shows all over the east coast and that if i didn’t have insurance they’d set up and play a benefit show if I needed money to cover hospital bills. luckily i do have insurance, but that was seriously so nice of them to offer.
as much as it sucks when people get hurt, it’s nice to know that people who are your friends and people you don’t even know are willing to stand up for you.
oh, oh! and the band has an extra day in the area and are playing in my backyard tomorrow. I figured it was the least i could do for them and for the kids at the show since the show was canceled.
i’m gonna go take a nap now.