My wife and I treated ourselves to a "kid free" weekend and attended this years Stagecoach music festival. Overall we had a wonderful time. Sadly our first night we had some trouble..which is why I am writing.
We had been sitting for hours in a nice spot, we could see the screen sitting in our chairs and enjoy the music. (we are in our mid 30's)
As the evening progressed these girls who somehow were attached to the group sitting next to us showed up. They had to be younger than 21 as everyone over 21 had the wristbands to drink and had this group been old enough to drink, they'd have had the bands. Anyway, my wife is a Desert Storm Nurse Veteran, she has had 15 knee surgerys and has back problems due to her military carreer and is unable to stand for long periods, which is why we chose the spot we did so she could sit and enjoy the show.
About half way through John Fogerty the group made their way between the people's chair in front of us and our blanket. They began dancing and jumping around screaming and stayed there. We could no longer see from our seated position. We asked nicely if they wouldn't mind moving over and explained my wifes reasons for needing to sit. We were ignored.
We asked again if they would move and were told to "party, wooooo, why would we want to sit"
This was upsetting and angered by their disrespect we went to find an event staff/security guard to assist us. All we were asking is for them to move into the 8X5 spot they had and allow us to enjoy the concert seated. They then said we could move in front of them if we were going to continue complaining, and we did just to salvage the evening.
Things would have been fine from there if they had left us alone.
They began taunting my wife and I. Screaming "B*#CH" and "You're such a awful person,why can't you have fun" and "f-ing this and that" This bordered on insane. We simply asked for some kindness and understanding.
We ended up having to get the police to come over and tell them to knock it off. This was our special weekend and these girls gave it a rough start.
They should be ashamed of their actions. If our daughter ever disrespected someone this way I'd be dissapointed.
We didn't ask them to leave, just move over into the large space they had rather than being in a line in front of us.
Everyone..respect your fellow concert goers, you all paid the same to get in (turns out this group had won free tickets on the radio, figures)
Let everyone enjoy the show, and if someone is disabled for any reason..
respect their needs as some day you may need someone to do the same for you.