I begrudge no one their god given right to throw good money away. Lord knows I’ve been known to waste a dollar or two. That said…
When you’re at a concert, shut the fuck up. I can’t tell you how tired I am of people who can’t keep their mouth shut long enough to let a musician sing. It’s amazing. They spend their hard earned dollars to go to a show, and then talk through the whole thing. And they’re really dedicated to talking too; when the musicians starts playing, they talk louder, as if to say “doesn’t this guy with the guitar know we’re trying to have a conversation?”
I feel so bad for the musicians sometimes. It sounds as if no one is paying attention.
So if you’re one of those let me tell you this: it’s rude. It’s rude to the people around you trying to pay attention, and it’s rude to the musician. If you want to waste your money, that’s fine, but you’re wasting mine and everyone else around you who’s trying to listen. You’re also being rude to the musician who actually wants people to hear their music and not your mouth.
For the life of me I can’t understand why someone would pay for a ticket, a surcharge, and then talk through the show. It’s not like these shows are cheap. If you want to talk, go to a bar with a jukebox and talk there – it’s expected. Otherwise, shut the fuck up.