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KustyTheKlown

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eddie vedder is a perfect gentleman

its more like the crowd is going to be slurringly drunk and smoking pot, which is their god given rock concert right.
 

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eddie vedder is a perfect gentleman

its more like the crowd is going to be slurringly drunk and smoking pot, which is their god given rock concert right.

Yes, that too. I'm shocked whenever I see small kids at a rock concert, but I occasionally do see it.
 

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My father took me too some pretty shithole bars as a kid...always snuck me alcohol. I lived with the cussing and all that noise. It was proper training for the navy and later on to be a chef!
 

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I would say depends on the bar, some local watering hole dive bar type place, kids shouldnt be there and if they are I wouldnt watch my language, but a bar at a ski resort or like an applebees or something similar where kids are expected than the right thing would be to curb the f-bombs and such.
 

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Yes, that too. I'm shocked whenever I see small kids at a rock concert, but I occasionally do see it.

more fuel on the fire of the disco biscuits being the biggest f'ing scumbag fanbase around - at new years eve this year, which was a late night show in times square that didn't even begin until 11 PM, some asshole brought his 10 year old, proceeded to get completely unsober, and lost the kid. a friend of mine spent most of new years eve keeping a 10 year old company. dad was eventually outed and i think arrested.
 

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No, that's never the "correct" attitude, and it never was the "correct" attitude until the recent entitlement years. Me, me, me, me, me.

Exactly- with the recent entitlement changes being young parents feeling entitled to let their little angels sit at the bar with them, expecting the world around them to change to suit their needs, just so they can have a few beers before getting in their minivan to drive their families home.
 

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No, that's never the "correct" attitude, and it never was the "correct" attitude until the recent entitlement years. Me, me, me, me, me.

Not that many years ago you could go to a baseball game & even sit in the cheap bleachers with the "common folk", and if people saw you had two 8 year olds with you, they would specifically refrain from cursing or certain topics within earshot. Only the lowest-class of society would break that unwritten rule. I'd still say it's a "class" issue, but it's no longer the dregs-of-society who do so. It's sad. Common courtesy is becoming less common.
This is 100% the total opposite of my experience seeing sporting events throughout life. Seeing Red Sox vs Yankees at Fenway in the 80s you were likely to see drunken brawls in the bleachers, far more harsh heckling and just a much more "R rated" atmosphere. Fenway games are like a church service in comparison today. Same goes for Patriots, Bruins and Celtics games.

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No, that's never the "correct" attitude, and it never was the "correct" attitude until the recent entitlement years. Me, me, me, me, me.

Not that many years ago you could go to a baseball game & even sit in the cheap bleachers with the "common folk", and if people saw you had two 8 year olds with you, they would specifically refrain from cursing or certain topics within earshot. Only the lowest-class of society would break that unwritten rule. I'd still say it's a "class" issue, but it's no longer the dregs-of-society who do so. It's sad. Common courtesy is becoming less common.

I'm a huge Devils fan but I can't agree w this take. In my childhood experience, this was not the case at all. Maybe it was different in the 40s or 50s or something, but when I see videos of the 60s and 70s you see all kinds of horrible crowd behavior, people running on the field, streakers, the 10 cent beer night type clips, snow balls being thrown, all that stuff. My personal experience was the 80s/90s. We had Devils season tickets growing up and they were not in the bleeders, usually either last few rows of lower deck or first few rows of the upper deck...and night games were NEVER a kid friendly environment pretty much anywhere you sat, except maybe down along the glass. One of the first games I went to, maybe I was 6 or 7, I remember multiple drunk adult fans screaming at full volume "f*ck you Magoo" at the ref, Mick Magoo (McGeough??). I also remember a game where something controversial happened, overtime penalty call or something like that, and the entire stadium chanted "a$$$$$$$$hooooooole, a$$$$$$$$hooooooole, a$$$$$$$$hooooooole" while pointing at the ref, over and over again and I remember thinking to myself "man, this must be funny on TV, it must just be one long <beeeeeeeeeeeeeep>!!!!" Matinees at Brendan Byrne Arena were a little more reserved, more family friendly, but not always. Ranger, Islander, and Flyer games were full of swearing between fans, fights in the stands, people pouring beer on each other, people being escorted out. They used to have a chair gurney w wheels that they would strap blacked out fans to to transport them out on, I remember watching with glee as it would bounce down the steps and the blacked out dude would bounce like Bernie in Weekend at Bernie's. My brother and I would howl with laughter.

I also remember at one of my first Yankees games, might have been my first night game, sitting in the bleachers or high upper deck, not sure, I was in about 2nd grade, the people in the row behind us were drunk as hell and eventually got kicked out because during one of the TV timeouts, they did a striptease to the song on the PA and actually exposed themselves. It was like 3 dudes and 1 woman and I remember asking my Dad if they were rockstars because the guys all had beards and looked like the dudes on the cover of my Dad's Boston vinyl albums. My Dad was so mad, I think we left. I think we only went to matinees from that point on.

I also remember going to a game at MSG, I think it was a late afternoon matinee, with my brother and older cousins and my Dad. It was a Rangers Islanders games,. so we didn't have a dog in the fight, and we were in the bleeders, maybe 3rd to last row, and next to us were some Rangers fans probably in their 20s, drunk as hell and in front of us was an Islander dad with some kids my age or younger (6-7?) with him. I remember my Dad went to the bathroom and told my cousin Mike (he was like 12) to watch me and my brother and the Islander kids were kind of trash talking in a kid way with the drunk Ranger fans and the Ranger fans were swearing and being inappropriate in their response and the Islander Dad flipped out and stood up and started screaming and the drunkest Ranger dude stood up and PEED on the Dad. He immediately got kicked out and I am sure arrested, but I remember the kids crying because they got pee on them, and so they left too. My Dad came back a few minutes later and we were like "Dad, where have you BEEN?" and he was like "I had to take a dump, what's the big deal?..<looking around> ...hey, where is everyone??" When we told him, he basically didn't believe us until some other fans told him it was true. Then I think Marcel Dionne scored a big goal, like his 600th or 700th goal of his career and that kind of distracted everyone.

Anyway, my experience growing up was that sporting events, especially night games, were NOT kid friendly environments. But man, those memories make me laugh. To this day, I can still call up my brother and say "Hey, remember when that drunk dude peed on the Islander guy??" and then we both crack up.
 

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As recently as 10 years ago you couldn't go to a Bruins Habs game without seeing a giant brawl or two either during or after the game. People would piss on each other in the bathrooms and throw beer into stalls if they saw a Habs fan go in.

Now if you dare even cheer during a game some wine and cheeser will call security on you.
 
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This is 100% the total opposite of my experience seeing sporting events throughout life. Seeing Red Sox vs Yankees at Fenway in the 80s you were likely to see drunken brawls in the bleachers, far more harsh heckling and just a much more "R rated" atmosphere. Fenway games are like a church service in comparison today. Same goes for Patriots, Bruins and Celtics games.

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About 5 or so years ago, some friends and I got warned not to cheer for Koji Uehara too fervently as he was warning up (loved that guy). I had work to do later that day, so I had limited myself to one beer and none of us had consumed more than 2 beers either. It doesn't take much to get the ushers attention these days.

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This is the correct attitude. Kids in a bar, totally fine (unless the parents aren't parenting, in which case, gtfo), but you have to know what you are exposing them to and be okay with it. Same goes for sporting events and rock concerts.

I agree. My kids have been hanging out in ski area bars since they were skiing. Actually they were usually in and out skiing at Pats. I never expected anyone to curb their behavior.

Also brought my oldest to a Paul McCartney(Beatles were his favorite at the time) show at Fenway when he was 10 and had to explain dope smoking at concerts to him. Did the same with my youngest at a Further concert at Meadowbrook.

Remember going to my first red sox game in '75 at 7 and some people were smoking weed behind my parents and I and my mother turned around and said "do you mind not smoking that here?"
 

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I agree. My kids have been hanging out in ski area bars since they were skiing. Actually they were usually in and out skiing at Pats. I never expected anyone to curb their behavior.

Also brought my oldest to a Paul McCartney(Beatles were his favorite at the time) show at Fenway when he was 10 and had to explain dope smoking at concerts to him. Did the same with my youngest at a Further concert at Meadowbrook.

Remember going to my first red sox game in '75 at 7 and some people were smoking weed behind my parents and I and my mother turned around and said "do you mind not smoking that here?"

i may or may not have been roughed up by security and kicked out of shea stadium for smoking a joint in the last row of an empty upper deck section.

i drove and was the only one kicked out so i had to sit in the car and wait for the game to end. it was the third inning. then the mets hit back to back to back homeruns while i listened in the car.

i'm glad i didnt get handed over to nypd. they just threatened me and pushed me around in the service elevator and then left me on the curb.
 

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The Bag, Sugarloaf (I haven't been to Widowmaker since they remodeled it)
Cannonball Pub, Cannon
General Stark's, MRG

Cafe 4080 at Cannon gets an honorable mention, for making Cannon the only 4000 Footer where you can have a beer on tap at the summit.

Widowmaker is basically a nightclub, but the bag is a cool low ceiling tight spot.
 

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Call me crazy but always enjoyed my time at Bousquet's Tamarack Lounge. Ski Bum/local vibe with an urban/blue collar flavor. Beer selection is decent and you can order "Fry The Freezer."
 
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Long closed, but the bar at Klein Innsbruck in Franklin, MA was off the rails in the late 70' early 80's high school and college days. ID, what's that? Never got much skiing in.

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