When you're holding a drink at a gig, what do you clap your other hand against for applause?


#1

This is my 2nd thread on the new boards. My first one on prententiosness wasn’t massively embraced, but after some encouraging words from @Antpocalypsenow, I vow to continue.

So here we go. For me, I always clap against my chest as it gives a resounding echo through my body.


#2

Mate, these pricks wouldn’t know a good thread if it slapped them across the face.


#3

Just slap my wang against the inside of my thigh, like that bit in Kids.


#4

My thigh. Doesn’t really make a sound but at least it doesn’t look like I’m not enjoying it.


#5

Can almost picture the sea of people collapsing from the aftershock.


#6

If I’m holding a drink and it’s a plastic glass with a lip I’ll put it in my mouth and clap with both hands.

Otherwise the band can wait for me to have both hands free. They won’t mind.


#8

Hello again billy_jizz, I was disappointed by how your last one turned out but have high hopes for this attempt and am encouraged that you weren’t discouraged.

I personally am a non-drinker so don’t encounter this issue but in other situations where I am required to clap whilst one hand is tied up doing something else I tend to slap my thigh a bit maybe?


#9

should be a poll really. im a thigh slapper (but what about at gigs!!! no)


#10

yeah can or plastic pint, bite the top and clap like a fucking pro!


#11

I clap gently with the palm of the free hand against the back of the hand that holds the drink. There’s no sound though.


#12

Balance your drink between your humerus, radius and rib cage, and you’ll find you’ll have both hands free to applaud. Obviously.


#13
  • Slap thigh
  • Thump chest
  • Hold beer in mouth/under one arm and clap
  • No clapping or clapping substitute

0 voters


#14

Speedy finger clicks with the free hand


#15

nobody else team up with an adjacent drink-holding would-be clapper to solve this issue?


#17

you don’t need to synchronise. just establish who is the giver and who is the receiver.


#18


#20

My bicep


#21

only if said thigh is bare surely


#23

and anyway, this is wrong. the receiver doesn’t remain limp, they just kind of tighten their wrist with each impact. achieves the same end


#25

now there’s something I agree with