Friday night, I was having a wonderful time at a show, but sure to the bite on my leg, its hard for me to stand for a very long time. The bite won’t fully heal for at least 5 years due to all the nerve damage & what not. But, anyway, a little before live this down’s set was over I needed to sit down or my leg would have given out. The only place to suit was the stairs. I took a seat & rested for about 30 seconds & as soon as the set was over kids stated swarming up the stairs. There were people in front of & behind me, no place for me to go. People were carrying huge bags & there was no way for me to get out. While I was looking around trying to find a way out, a boy at least a got taller than me snapped “nice fucking place to sit” kicked me really hard in my hip/side & then snapped “fat Bitch” as he walked up the stairs.
This isn’t the first thing that has happened to me. I’ve had my ass & boobs grabbed several times. I’ve been hit, kicked, had my hair pulled & several other things happen to me AFTER sets. I would not be upset, I would understand if stuff like this happened DURING sets. That would upset me at all. But the fact that this stuff happens after sets is ridiculous. Shows are supposed to be a safe place. Its tine for a change….
I’m going to stay this off by saying a music scene is important to have.
Kids like me, who have never felt like they’ve really had friends find peace and comfort and acceptance in music. We in Illinois are so lucky to have it to where we can go out and go to shows and really fit in.
But with all good things, there’s something bad.
Low life scum who feel tough when they beat on smaller kids, disgusting man children who think its funny and fun to sexually assault girls who can’t do anything about it.
News flash- we notice. We don’t know who you are, but we notice. You are NOT invincible, no matter what you think.
I want to work on getting these terrible people out of here, and I need everyone’s help. If you see something, say something. If something happens to you, please, say something. I know its a scary thing to go through. I’ve been through it. But, it could be someone smaller or someone who doesn’t understand and it could hurt them on a level that none but them can understand. We need to work on getting men & even women like this out of our scene & make it a safe environment for kids to come to.
I’m scared to go to shows sometimes because of this. And I don’t want anyone else to feel this way. We need this scene and all the support it brings, but the only way we can continue to have a scene, is if we work together to push the negative out.
You are all important & if something has happened to you, in here to talk it through with you. No one should ever have to feel like that. This is a safe place, lets keep it that way!
Please spread this around.
WHAT DO YOU AMERICANS MEAN WHEN A SHOW IS ON AT LIKE FUCKIN “8/7c” WHAT IS THAT????
We never switched over to metric timekeeping. The c stands for “Caw”, referring to how many times a majestic eagle has flown overhead and cawed that day. Sometimes the eagles are feeling sluggish, so the show could be on after either the 7th or 8th caw.