You know our tag line: Every Bro has a story. Last week we asked our readers to offer up their craziest concert experience to win a pair of SOL REPUBLIC deadmau5 headphones. We ended up receiving some fantastic responses from our readers, from ridiculous antics at a Childish Gambino show to an old Bro's recollection of a 1984 Iron Maiden/Twisted Sister concert to partying with 80-year old women with beers in cup holders on their walks at a Jimmy Buffett show. For fun, we thought we'd share some of our favorites. Vote for your favorite in the comments. Have a better concert story? Send it to us.
One time, at Childish Gambino:
My craziest concert experience has to be the Springfest concert with my bros at Brandeis University.
Its the concert everyone waits for, the big yearly show and Childish Gambino, fun., Phantogram and Nite Jewel were performing. I woke up super early that day, like at 10am, to chuck beers and hit the b with my bros. I'm taking this new medication and no shit I'm not supposed to drink on it, but c'mon I didn't join a frat to not drink every day. So we hit up this concert around noon, tailgating and drinking and everything and we have a keg in a dorm on a balcony overlooking the stage and next thing I know I'm completely wasted walking around trying to find a place to smoke. After an hour of this drunken wandering, hitting on girls, drinking beers, I finally catch a break and go to this castle thats on campus. I break in to an abandoned part (really easy, cause the doors are old and made of wood) and sit down and chill out for a bit, while drinking more of course. I see these really drunk chicks out the window so I yell at them to flash me and they do, in exchange for beers (I have a backpack full) At this point I'm living the life, but where are my bros?? So I leave the castle and I suddenly black out, next thing I know I'm right in front of the stage having a shouting match with a cop. He slaps the drink out of my hand and cuffs me, I start screaming going in crazy in front of everyone--mind you this is the middle of the concert-- and boom just like that I'm in a squad car. I yell at that motherfucker to tell me my rights and he doesn't, we drive off, I get to the jail and pass out. When I wake up later, I find out that they only placed me in protective custody (cool, because he didn't read me my rights) but dammit I missed the entire concert and afterparty-- its 3am. So 3am, I'm released, I head to a friend's house and drink a bit again, I was that depressed. Then his girlfriend comes over, and they were both really wasted too so I guess maybe they forgot I was there? But they just start doing it on the couch across from me. At this point I'm like what the fuck, should I leave or what? It was just mad awkward. But then I passed out again, so I didn't have to worry about it anymore. When I woke up the next morning I was like damn, none of my bros had my back, and I didn't get laid. Oh and what a crazy 24 hours it was. That's when I realized bros sometimes only think about themselves.
This may be the craziest of my experiences just cause it has it all: frat bros, dick cops, boobs & sex and of course, alcohol.
One time, at Method Man:
at the smokers club tour last november in Richmond with Method Man, Curren$y, Big Krit, Smoke DZA, etc.. Method Man was the best performer I've ever even seen he started the show with blasting thewu-ta crowd with a full water bottle. he changed outfits on stage at least four times lol but the really memorable parts for me were, first when four people including myself held his feet as he stood atop the crowd, ending up kicking my oldest brother in the face after he dove and surfed the rest of the crowd lol. later though he had a moment of silence for ODB and as respectful as we all are to' every member of the WU my immediately older brother Yelled WU_TANG and without skipping a beat Meth Yelled "ASSHOLE" in the exact same way with a huge smile on his face. He didnt take it as an insult but rather a surprise that he had the balls to show that kind of respect to stand out like the Wu always had...
One time, at Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa:
At the big sean and Wiz show at UVA 2 summers ago I was right next to this Huge black Guy who had been hit in the head with a beer can and started freaking out and chokeslammed this dude because he was talking shit near him, the funniest part is his friend tried to talk shit to the black guy after and this white girl who was dancing with that white guy started talking so much shit that after a aminute or so started rocking him in the face with her fists, the thing that makes it so funny is that he kept trying to stop her and she woul for like a minute and half. she would ven start dancing with him again but then on a dime would stop and start hitting him in the face. this continued for like 5 mins, she even hit a randome girl in the face once before she stopped. the funniest thig about it is everyone cheered so much that the guy left, and the girl never got in any trouble at all from security hahahahaha
One time, at Odd Future:
Last year I was at the Odd Future concert here in austin texas. We began the concert in the back filling up water bottles and throwing them into the crowd. I know the other people were feeling it because lets be honest--water throwing at concerts is sick. We eventually elbow our way close to the front the jam out to a few more songs. fast forward 40 minutes. A guy next to us decides that its a good idea to takes off his shoe and throw it at Tyler the Creator's face...Except if you have paid any attention to OF they dont dick around with fan disrespec (video here)
So the concert comes to a screeching halt and all the crowd offer the shoe guy up as a sacrificial lamb and crowd surf him to the front where tyler proceeds to kick the shit out of him. Security then takes him away and the concert proceeds with OF and the crowd on some defcon 5 type adrenaline high. They played sandwiches and if you jam to that song then you know how hyped the crowd was. Needless to say it was pretty sweet.
One time, at O.A.R.:
My craziest concert experience was O.A.R in 2009... I met a new group of friends at a party a few weeks before the big show at PNC arts center. I love OAR and they were all going to the concert and invited me to join. I bought my ticket that night and we all texted about how we would pre-game a few hours before the concert.
Well at the pregame I decided to be a big shot, tank, alcoholic...whatever you want to call me. I drank 9 shots in a row of smirinoff. Everyone was cheering me on and couldn't believe how much I can drink. (little do they know i'm a light weight)
Somehow I made it in the car and we arrived at the venue. Everyone got out of the car and I stayed in. They opened the door to ask why I wasn't getting out and I ended up face planting in the parking lot. We then tried to walk to the concert and I couldn't even stand.
This was the first time I was hanging out with my new friends and they now had to miss the concert and get me home. On the way home I started vomiting and we had to pull over so I can puke ALL OVER a gas station bathroom. One of the girls went in and cleaned it up.
Then the girls had to call everyone in my cell phone trying to find someone to take me from them. They ended up getting in touch with a good friend (thankfully) who picked me up and I started vomiting all over her car. She had to pull over so I can sit on the curb.
I finally made it home in one piece. And I never hung out with that new group of friends again...