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Monday, June 16, 2008

Carrot Top at Iron Maiden

posted by on June 16 at 10:30 AM


Shot in the parking lot before the Iron Maiden show at the White River Amphitheatre.

[Brayden to his photographic subject:] Hey, that security guy is coming for you!

[Security:] Hey, you two! What are you taking photos for? You can’t have a camera with a detachable lens here! [Into radio:] We have a situation in the east parking lot… I’m going to need backup.

[Brayden:] What? Really? Can you make sure and ask someone on your walkie-talkie before I walk all the way back to the car?

[Security:] Just did—NO cameras with detachable lenses.

[Brayden:] Weird, well, I’ll put it back in the car then.

[Security:] Hey, Carrot, you are gone, Do i need to personally remove you?

[Brayden, to Carrot:] What’s going on, man?

[Carrot:] These dudes are kicking me out before I have even gotten in. These assholes don’t know how to party. I pissed behind a bush; who cares? It’s Iron Maiden—those fucking bastards!

[Security:] Hey wait there just one minute, Carrot! [Into radio:] They are now on the move in the east parking lot.

[Brayden:] I’m gone—later Carrot!

(And, for the record, I stuffed the camera in my the back of my pants.)


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Ummmm.... what?

Posted by Big Sven | June 16, 2008 10:51 AM

So "Carrot" is the guy's first name?

Posted by J.R. | June 16, 2008 10:53 AM

This doesn't make any sense.

Posted by a.d. | June 16, 2008 11:03 AM

You win by posting blurry, out of focus pictures obscured by somebody's arms?

Setting the bar terribly low aren't you?

Posted by Jeff | June 16, 2008 11:08 AM

Every time I see Carrot Top, I am reminded of Fnarf's truism that Carrot Top is negative sexy, and actually has a desexyizing effect on the sexy things around him.

Posted by Kayne | June 16, 2008 11:13 AM

Pictures?  I'm still working on the blurry, shifting-focus text...

Posted by lostboy | June 16, 2008 11:21 AM

I refuse to go to shows at that venue because of the lame-ass security.

I went to a show right after it opened with my 6 month old child and they told me I couldn't bring my bag in. My diaper bag. For my six month old's diapers.


Posted by fadgeophile | June 16, 2008 11:48 AM

Anyone who went through the trouble of putting together that outfit should be allowed to see Iron Maiden, bush-peeing or no bush-peeing.

Posted by Hernandez | June 16, 2008 11:55 AM

"Why I don't bother going to concerts anymore" Part MCDXXXVIII.

Posted by max solomon | June 16, 2008 11:59 AM


Amen - I went to Maiden, and they had so many traffic routing changes that it literally took 2 hours each way getting both in and out from Hwy 18. They then told me to throw away the cap from my empty bottle of water (upon which I asked the hulking King County cop at the gate if they thought I was gonna mix drinks from the flask I had hidden up my ass, and he just looked sort of sheepish at the stupidity of the whole thing).

Then I get to the first beer garden about 20 minutes before showtime, which had run out of beer. I walked across the site to beer garden #2, which closed about 15 minutes before the show started, and then to beer garden #3 which was also closed.

Iron Maiden were great, but I'd sooner drive to Portland than set foot in fucking White River Amphitheatre again (oh, and Bruce Dickinson put in a not-too-subtle jab against the venue - saying something to the effect that "we'll be back again soon Seattle, but somewhere else.")

And while I'm at it, fuck the idiots in King County who signed off on the bullshit traffic study the venue foisted on them and that allowed the promoter/developer to build a 13,000+ seat venue on a two-lane country road.

Posted by Mr. X | June 16, 2008 12:12 PM


What kind of Jackass takes a 6 month old to a show? Any show?

Never mind the abuse to the child, (that's your child's problem), but consider the abuse to the unsuspecting adults subjected to your child...

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | June 16, 2008 12:28 PM

@11 - I took my then 6-month old kid to see Stevie Wonder last year. He fuckin loved it. It was at a venue with lawn seating (kinda like White River, I suppose), and there would be no reason for anyone around us to give a crap. So, what are you talking about?

Posted by Mahtli69 | June 16, 2008 12:44 PM

I went to a concert there many years ago and NEVER, EVER again. The place takes literally hours to get out of. You sit in your car for the first two hours waiting to even start moving. I think you can buy a special pass to be out first for like $20 or something. It is just terrible. So no matter how much I want to see a group I will never go there again. Got it!
ALL Seattle venues have a problem with running out of liquor or too few bartenders. They just do not know how much we drink here in Seattle. Someday, decades from now they will figure it out.

Posted by Gay Seattle | June 16, 2008 1:28 PM


People who poop in their pants should stay at home.

Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me | June 16, 2008 2:11 PM


It's a wonder you get out at all, then.

Posted by Mr. X | June 16, 2008 2:19 PM

That outfit is motherfuckin' metal to the hilt.

The show was great despite the venue. Bruce Dickinson is a madman. Next time they come around better be at the Gorge, though. Fuck the White River "Amphitheater" right in its ear.

Posted by laterite | June 16, 2008 3:30 PM

Dear everybody: don't use the directions given by White River. If you go in via Maple Valley, Black Diamond, and Enumclaw (down 169 and take a right on Griffin Ave), you will be back home in an hour. After the Radiohead show in 2003 we were back in Issaquah within 35 minutes.

By being routed through the rez and Auburn, they all benefit from your bored asses stopping in at markets, etc. They have no incentive to hustle it up. While 169 might be a mileage-longer drive, it's shorter, time-wise.

Posted by Jessica | June 16, 2008 10:40 PM

That mother fucker is my neighbor and he will fuck anyone inthe ass. ESpecially anyone named Jeff.

Posted by PI | June 17, 2008 6:59 PM

Carrot is a friend of mine and he f*#@$in rocks. He's stylish and crazy. Hard to beat.

Posted by Erin | June 18, 2008 8:03 AM

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