No! was the short answer from the tall person at the Bjork gig at Wolves Civic on Friday!
Like him and his rather tall girlfriend – we had arrived earlyish and positioned ourselves quite near to the front of the gig (perhaps a quarter of the way back) so that we could see the brilliant Bjork when she came on.
However – I was foiled by the fact that said tall guy moved one step to his left just as Bjork arrived therefore entirely blocking my view.
Now this is not the first time this has happened – and usually I put up and shut up, or move. On this occasion I was aware that moving might not help and this guy was aware of me behind him – so I tapped him on the shoulder and politely pointed out that if he took one step back to the right (where he had been standing) I could see.
His girlfriend pointed the front of the crowd and said ‘there are some short people over there!’
Oooh – I was mad! I didn’t think my request was unreasonable. He was clearly about 6 foot and I’m 5’3″ – so his view was pretty assured wherever he stood – but mine – well it didn’t get any better let’s put it this way.
So – I’m wondering (I’ve already had some good responses on Facebook on this one) should I work out a way that short (and shortish) people can see at standing gigs at Gigbeth this year?
Should we have designated areas for the 5’3″s and under – like you have Petite sections in the clothes shops now – for the very same reason that shorter women have to put up with nice clothes not fitting?
Or is there another way to skin the cat? Perhaps treat 6 footers to lessons in manners and consideration?