Long term readers may remember my experience at the Buffalo merchandise stall and the whiny woman who caused considerable delays. I can't find that thread now so I guess it's been deleted.
Anyway, I thought it might be fun to get stories about strange fans/ behaviour seen at Bruce shows.
Of course, I'm not immune from this, I'm sure when I've shouted out "ya beauty" as Bruce holds up a sign for Incident someone has thought it weird. Or in Helsinki, when I sprained my ankle on the way to the show (necessitating a 4 day extension to my visit to the city). Exiting that show, I probably resembled a figure from the Walking Dead as I dragged my foot, grimaced and limped along.
Anyway, here's a few fans I've met.
In Stockholm, after the first show, I got talking to a guy who said this was his tenth show of the tour. We spoke about songs played etc and then he said to me "you know the thing that stands out most tonight was the way Bruce came on stage. At all the previous shows, he's taken two steps to the right but tonight, he took two steps to the left". You know then, this fan is way more obsessed than most of us.
Also in Stockholm (night 2), I got talking pre show to two very middle class, middle aged English fans. We talked about various things and I said that I thought the crowds in Spain were the best for creating a great atmosphere. The husband then said "Oh we only go to northern Europe, we don't like southern Europe, people don't wash much, stink of garlic and smoke all the time". End of conversation.
The best though (if you can call it that) happened last year at the full River show in Paris. Got talking to this couple seated next to us. They seemed ok and then the show started. Iceman opened and most people maybe didn't recognise it. Lucky Town followed and the woman next to me started dancing along. So far so good. It was when Bruce started the album section that things went downhill. During The Ties That Bind, this woman started hand miming. She mimed knots being tied every time when Bruce sang the line. She had some sort of mime for each song though obviously some were more difficult than others. She really hit her stride though when Two Hearts was played. This involved holding up one finger from each hand then air drawing a heart shape, repeating this throughout the song.
Like I say, she had some sort of mime for each song but The River hit a new low. She mimed a pregnant belly for Mary and looked like she was about to dive into a river with both arms fully extended as Bruce told us about "into the river we dive".
Stolen Car, Wreck involved steering wheel mimes fortunately Drive All Night emerged reasonably unscathed.
The couple left after Dancing In The Dark, the husband looking as though he wished he'd been anywhere other than a Bruce concert.
Post your experiences, you must have them.