15 August 2008

"Tell Me Why" --Frankie Lymon / Crowd Surfing

[This guy gets a fondle and a wedgy and his pocket picked by 15,000 people* ...not to mention his buddies on the ground finishing off his overpriced beer.]

Q du Jour:

Alright, who here has crowd surfed?** Now, now... don't avert your eyes. If you've done it, what was it like? If you haven't done it but think you'd consider doing it, why?

I gotta say, this holds zero appeal for me. Trust, shmust. Why would I want all those grubby hands all over my body? Do women ever crowd surf or is this strictly a guy phenomenon? Either way, don't you wind up with hands where you don't want hands? Or is that part of the thrill?

* Eventually, all that was left in his pocket was a pack of Wintergreen gum. Nobody wants the Wintergreen.

** You might as well admit it. Learn from John Edwards. It's better to come clean*** immediately.

*** Heehee.


Gilahi said...

A) No way I would ever do this.
B) Gotta admit that it looks pretty cool in the Pearl Jam video when Eddie Vedder climbs up on a speaker and falls backwards into the crowd, who surf him back up to the stage.
c) Frankie Lymon did a song called "Tell Me Why"? The Beatles did a song called "Tell Me Why". Frankie Lymon did "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?".

Narm said...

I've done it quite a few times and besides the fact that the macho guys in the literally rear back and punch you in the kidneys as hard as they can - it is pretty much the most fun thing ever.

That being said - every woman I have ever seen crowd surf just gets fondled to no end.

lacochran said...

Gilahi: I didn't say it was the title. It's a lyric.

Narm: Kidney punches. Yeah, that sounds sweet.

rs27 said...

this guy was crowd surfing once and someone grabbed his shoe and flung it across the arena.

Hilarity ensued.

restaurantrefugee said...

The notion of crowd surfing makes think of buying Purel in Costco sized containers. Frankie Lymon references, on the other hand, make my socks roll up and down.

Reya Mellicker said...

I have done it ... after a few Pabst Blue Ribbons, down in the basement of the VFW in Kansas City, Missouri, with a couple hundred other people, rocking out to punk music, yep. That was sometime in the very early 1980's. It was fun then, probably wouldn't be so much fun now, eh?

lacochran said...

Rs27: "This guy"? How'd you get your shoe back?

Restaurantrefugee: Happy to help, sockily speaking.

Reya: You are full of interesting tidbits.