Posted 14 July 2012 - 02:44 PM
So I'm at an outdoor festival gig last night on a series of soccer pitches — it's flat, no seats, no stands.
Weather's hot and sunny, about 12,000 people having fun, relatively mellow by rock show standards.
My wife and I are standing maybe six rows back from the stage waiting for the headliner. Crowd is pretty tight, but nobody's moving yet.
I'm shoulder-to-shoulder with a big dude — maybe 6'6", athletic, not with anyone.
He's drunk, but not overly obnoxious. We talk a bit, not much and I kinda forget about him.
A while later I notice he's gone down on one knee.
Me and the guy on the other side look at him, then at each other, our jaws drop — he's quietly taking a piss.
I nudge my wife, and others start to notice.
Girl in front of him — literally less than a foot away — turns, shrieks "ohmigod!" and pushes forward.
Her boyfriend looks like he's ready to pop the guy one, checks out how big he is, then decides to join his girl.
Crowd opens a small hole around him. he finishes, zips, then calmly stands up like nothing happened.
On with the show.
Maybe I lead a sheltered life, but I've never seen anything like it.