Anonymous said: why did you say it was embarrassing to bring your mom to an ed sheeran concert? I'm 17 and we both really like his music, and I don't see what's wrong with her coming with me
so here’s my issue with the whole parent thing, and you’ll have to try and understand this from a 23 year old’s perspective because i was a teenager once.
Im okay with parents who like the music and genuinely listen to it and respect other people in the crowd etc,etc.
but at the same time, i hate it when parents don’t let their kids go to shows alone because it’s “too dangerous” as though someone is going to get murdered in an ed sheeran crowd (never going to happen. maybe in a slipknot concert..). These parents don’t enjoy the music, they feel it’s necessary to talk through the entire concert to other parents who are there for supervision who also don’t listen to the music, so i’m forced to stand there, with these other adults and TRY to listen to the show. THEN the parents roll up into the pit and start yelling at people who are pushing their kids. Im sorry, but this is a concert and you’re going to get pushed and if you don’t like it then don’t be in the pit. It’s as simple as that. so now you have an adult who is under the impression that they are all high and mighty, who doesn’t care about Ed Sheeran and acts like the concert police, making it a really shitty situation for anyone who is at the show around those people. It’s a waste of space in the pit. They could clearly stand in the back and observe the show from afar so a kid could stand in their place in the pit who actually enjoys the music.
And then there are the adults that somehow manage to get in front of the gate, on the upper level, who also don’t like Ed Sheeran. Why make the decision to be in the front row if you don’t even enjoy it? why not let other people who came here to see ed for the first time, who are so fucking stoked to be here, stand in front of you. IS IT REALLY BOTHERING THEM IF THEY STAND IN THE BACK? no. I had someone once tell me that they had to stand there to keep an eye on their kid, as though they could see them from the upper level in a dark room. they proceeded to talk the entire time.
It’s cool if your mom likes the music. But don’t bring her along if she’s going to try and put up a protective barrier around you and yell about someone bumping into you the entire time your there, or if she’s going to talk the whole time.
It’s a concert, not social hour for adults who won’t let their kids go to shows by themselves because they are overprotective and don’t trust their children.
I agree with this 100% and yes Ive seen Ed front row and nose bleed section. And took my son to Ed we were front row at + I am passionate about his music and yet I stood aside to allow girls stand infront of me to see their idol. Maybe cuz I am 5’9 and they were shorter anyways I would see Ed in a heartbeat again. A nd take my son if he still wants to go. Alone or with me. Its freaking Ed Sheeran NOT SOME crazyass headbanging music! Mosh pits are just that.. Fun!!! Remember all of you parents that cant handle them…young or old folks get the F $@* out!