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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Going to gigs

Going to gigs is never a waste of time. Yet it seems to be getting to the point where its dropping down the priority list, underneath such brilliant activities as 'spring cleaning' or watching 'shit tele'.

It seems the the most popular reasons for going to gigs is

1. A popular band who have made it and you know the words to their songs.
2. A mates band who you feel you have to go and see

or 3. You wandered in the venue mistaken it for your own front door in a drunken daze.

How many of you go to gigs not knowing what the band are like or even who they are? Just on the off chance you might discover something?

I mean why the fuck would anyone do that when you can just log on to spotify? I'll tell you why, because its better. Much in the same way sexual intercourse is better than surfing youporn.

In a exaggerated stance, leaving gigs to die and x factor to grow stronger year by year, the charts are going to be fucked over the hmv counter by jedward while credible artists give up writing songs as free downloads don't pay.

I'm sure its all different in London where the fog cleans your clothes and the cashpoints give you free money, everywhere else though, gigs seem to be loss leaders while the dubstep promoters rake it in charging " £7 DOOR TAX FOR DJ SPAZZCOCK'S BANGING SETLIST HE DID INNIT"

If you want to have a new favourite band in 5 years time and you want them to be good, then go to some gigs. Even if the band is shit you can slag them off, regardless of whether you're in a band or not.

(sometimes this is the most fun..)

11 comments:

  1. I don't go to gigs lmao, and your quote about dubstep promoters made me lol :D

    keep on rocking <3

    Here, have some love <3

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  2. bands do not make there money on cd sales, that is a tiny amount of their wage, all of their profit comes directly from merchandise sales, and tours. so go to a show if you want to suport a band, dont buy their cds because we all know that we do not have a spare 30,000 to by all the music we listen to

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  3. Awesome blog, And great posts bro I enjoyed them Definitly Followed!

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  4. intersting post =). doing rounds and showing support, please do same!

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  5. I go to gigs and dubstep events lol. But true point man.

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  6. agreeed i love going to shows. always have a good time. Saw broken social see over the weekend it was amazing.

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  7. nice post! i like it ;)
    supportin you ;)!

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  8. Lololol, cool story broooo!

    Definitely supporting you! ;)

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