At the concert the other night we were in the lawn seating. About 3/4ths of the way through the second act a couple of couples inserted themselves into the gap between us and the people in front of us, standing right at the edge of our blanket and just behind the other people’s stuff.
They then proceeded to make out and smoke pot and cigarettes and drink even more than they obviously already had. OK, it’s a concert and we’re all adults. I wasn’t all that annoyed except the could in front of me were close enough that them swaying back and forth groping each other was distracting when I was trying to watch some of the show through them. I realized that while I’m comfortable with the concept of gay men, and I know some gay men, that while I was equally annoyed at the straight couple locked together in front of me, I was uncomfortable when the two dudes took each other’s shirts off and spent the rest of the concert caressing each other.
Now, I tried to think how I would react if a straight couple did this. But there is no real comparison. I’ve never seen a dude take a chicks shirt off in public and play with her nipples, hand down the pants, sure, so I guess that was comparable. I think my problem was 90% because c’mon, leave the foreplay for the back of the venue or in the car or something, at least the part where you strip each other, and about 10% eww they’re both dudes. The straight couple was slightly more annoying because he was much taller than the two dudes so I’m not sure exactly what was going on. I’m just not that big of a fan of extreme PDA.
All I know for sure is when they moved over some it wasn’t a big deal because I didn’t have to look through soft core porn to see the band any more. And didn’t have to smell their dank ass pot. Though at least they were good looking young men, I suppose it could have been two dudes that looked like me. In which case I would have hurled.
Also, don’t stand in my damn body bag at a concert. Seriously, that 5 feet farther up you moved isn’t going to improve the concert that much. I think if all four of them had been 5-10 feet away instead of 3-4 feet away I wouldn’t have noticed or cared at all. It was that much worse when I sat down, since my wife has a bad hip she sat most of the time so I joined her off and on.
Edit: their to they’re