A Moment With Me, Bucharest, My Home, Romania


english version below
Incep sa cred ca marea majoritate a romanilor si concertele se impaca cu greu. In ultimii ani am fost norocoasa sa particip la toate concertele mari care au avut loc in capitala Romaniei. Acum ar fi un moment bun sa mentionez si ca am avut cele mai bune locuri: diamond sau golden circle. De fiecare data dupa concerte o parte dintre oamenii cu care discutam aveau aceeasi parere: “Bai … nasol a mai fost aseara.”; un singur lucru aveau in comun: bilete la normal circle. Nu puteam sub nicio forma sa le scot din cap ca se inseala si ca in fata m-am simtit aproape ca la Glastonbury. Ei bine, la concertul Muse am ajuns si eu pentru prima … si ultima data la normal circle. Stiti expresia aia: “Dai un ban da’ stai in fata?” se potriveste perfect la concertele din Romania. Fanii hardcore isi rup de la gura ca sa stea acolo in fata si sa simta toata energia din timpul concertului. Ce se intampla in spate … e alta poveste.

Asa ca am de gand sa va scriu aici cateva ganduri pe care poate o sa le luati in considerare data viitoare cand aveti bilete la normal sau ma rog … la orice concert in general:

I’m starting to believe that Romanians don’t have a clue about how to behave at a concert. In the past years, I’ve been lucky enough to attend all the major concerts that took place in Bucharest. Now it would be a good time for me to mention that I’ve always had front row tickets. After every gig, some of my friends kept saying how the concert didn’t live up to their expectations. They had one thing in common: normal circle tickets. I couldn’t convince them that up front you feel like you’re at Glastonbury. Oh well, at Muse I had normal circle tickets for the first (and last) time. In Romania, we have a saying: “You pay lots of money but at least you stay in front” it applies perfectly at concerts. The true fans give their last penny for the best seats and for an unforgivable experience. What goes on behind … now that’s anther story!

So here’s my two cents on how you should behave at any concert … maybe you’ll take them into account:

Muse in Bucharest

  1. Nu va ma plimbati de colo colo. Sunteti la concert, nu la promenada sau la parada. Dansati, daca tot aveti energie in exces, e chiar recomandat.
  2. Bai nene, nu mai vorbiti non stop. Inteleg sa iti spui la un moment dat parerea despre o meodie sau mai stiu eu ce. Dar am auzit un zumzet continuu tot concertul. Ca sa nu mai spun ca am aflat amanunte mai mult sau mai putin interesante din viata unor necunoscuti. Decat sa platiti 200 de lei de caciula ca sa socializati la un concert nu mai bine mergeti la terasa si beti si mancati de toti banii?
  3. Lasati-l incolo de telefon! Am vazut oameni care tot concertul au stat cu nasul in telefon, nu ca sa filmeze … au jucat Pokemon Go, au vorbit pe Facebook sau WhatsApp. Nu mai bine stateati acasa? Sau in fine … vad ca in Romania in ziua de azi e ieftin sa platesti 200 de lei ca sa stai pe net. Acasa e gratis. Dar daca platesc parintii … atunci e gratis. Nu conteaza cat au muncit ca sa va ia biletele.
  4. Nu mai veniti la concerte daca nu va place muzica respectiva. Am avut anul asta in Bucuresti atatea concerte incat oricine a putut sa isi aleaga genul preferat. Rock the City nu e chiar pentru toata lumea. In jurul meu majoritatea oamenilor fetelor au reactionat doar cand au auzit Supermassive Black Hole. Stiti voi … melodia din Twilight, filmul ala cu vampiri … dezamagitor.

In alta ordine de idei, am incercat pe cat posibil sa fac abstactie de micile probleme de mai sus si sa ma bucur de Muse cat mai mult. Nu am putut sa ajung prima data la concertul lor din Romania, iar apoi datele lor de concert din Europa nu m-au ajutat de loc. Le multumesc pentru faptul ca au venit ei la mine si pentru ca au zdruncinat orasul. Daca suneti curiosi sa vedeti setlist-ul, intrati aici. In mare si-au promovat ultimul album, Drones, dar nu au uitat nici de melodiile mult mai celebre.

  1. Stop walking around. You’re at a concert, not a parade. If you are full of energy, just dance!
  2. Stop talking. I get it! At some point, you share an opinion about a song or whatever’s going on in your mind. But I constantly heard people talking, not singing. Besides, now I know some of your dirty secrets. Do you really want to share them at a concert, where you’re surrounded by strangers? Spend 45 euros on drinks at a bar, not on concert tickets and you’ll have a wonderful chat night with friends.
  3. Stop staring at your phone! Some people didn’t raise an eye during the concert. No, they were not filming. They were playing Pokemon Go, talking on Facebook or WhatsApp. Better stay at some, it’s free. And your mom and dad worked their ass off to buy you that ticket.
  4. Stop coming at concerts if you don’t enjoy the music. This year in Bucharest we had so many events it would be impossible to not be able to make a choice. Rock the City is not for everyone. Around me, most people girls only reacted when they heard Supermassive Black Hole. You know … the Twilight song, the one from the vampire movie. Disappointing …

Anyway, I tried to ignore everything and just enjoy Muse. I couldn’t see them when they first came in Bucharest, and after that, I tried to see them in another location in Europe, but I couldn’t organize my schedule. So thanks for coming back to Bucharest. You rocked the city! If you are curious, check out the setlist here. They promoted the latest album, Drones, but they haven’t forgotten about the more famous hits.



  1. Seems like they’ll have to have concerts for older mature serious people and then another for younger nervous (energetic) people. Ah, girls. 🙂

    Now you have expose one of your pet peeves.
    And thanks for the taking the trouble to have an English version for folk like me too lazy to even google a translation.

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