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Offline Scottjf8

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9 year old to show?
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:41:36 PM »
The more I've listened to lots of good DT music, my 9 year old daughter seems to really love it too.  Even so much, she's said she wants to go see them next time they come here.

If they come here on I&W&B, should there be any concerns?  She's heard swear words before, so the "fuck" here or there when James throws them out isn't a big deal... 

Any reasons I should otherwise be concerned?  Besides the volume, but she'll be wearing protection (for her ears <g>)

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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 10:45:55 PM »
I cant see any reason why you shouldn't bring her. I think the fact she wants to go is fucking awesome. Parenting done right :biggrin:
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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2017, 02:02:30 AM »
Bring proper hearing protection, and you'll be fine.
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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2017, 06:27:47 AM »
My tickets for the Glasgow show say over-14s only, but no idea how that policy differs from venue to venue/country to country, or even how strictly it's enforced.
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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2017, 08:04:33 AM »
Not bringing her would basically be child abuse.

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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2017, 12:17:59 PM »
I'd also bring hearing protection if it were about my daughter, but - from a medical point of view - is a child's ear really more susceptible to hearing loss than that of an adult? Seems like concerts nowadays aren't that loud anyway, DT especially. I saw them in an outdoors venue, but could easily hold a conversation in the fourth row, and the crowd's singing often overpowered the band itself. The mix was great though.

As for other dangers, DT fans are mostly nerds anyway, who watch the band play in awe, I wouldn't worry about any moshpits ensuing.

Also, speaking from personal experience, seeing a rock show at that age could easily prove to be a life-altering experience.
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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2017, 03:29:25 PM »
I think you'd be fine.  Probably be better off at a seated venue.  Also JLB hardly ever curses on stage.  It happens sure, but I don't even think swear words are a big thing at a DT show.  Earplugs might be smart to be safe. 

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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2017, 03:41:22 PM »
This came up before here: http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/boards/index.php?topic=48954.0

Something I'll throw out now but didn't think of last year is that I'd probably put the setlist together on a playlist and let the critter in question hear the songs likely to be played and get familiar with them. Don't much care for kids, myself, but from what I've seen they don't seem to have the best attention span and unfamiliar songs might not hold their interest. Particularly music like DT's. Knowing most of the songs and liking some more than others would probably make it much more interesting.
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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2017, 03:42:13 PM »
^ you don't need to be a kid to do that, I do it as well for bands Im not as familiar with

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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2017, 09:28:55 AM »
Absolutely bring hearing protection.

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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2017, 08:55:38 PM »
Not bringing her would basically be child abuse.

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Re: 9 year old to show?
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 01:40:02 PM »
Hearing protection is a definite must. I recommend this for any age.
If she likes the songs that are being played, go for it!