smokespirit7 karma2013-08-15 01:10:18 UTC
how do you see the future of such venues??
I'm not a concert going venue person but your always hearing of a "legendary venue" closing etc where xyz played in the 60's etc
how do you personally see the future of not just not your venue but others like this?
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smokespirit2 karma2013-08-15 02:28:52 UTC
Thanks for the reply!
I actually noticed the whole 12 band thing your talking about. at the moment the UK is coming up to festival season - loads of bands playing over a weekend in a park eg Glastonbury style
whilst i'm sure as you said some smaller bands will appriciate playing in a big stage you have to wonder just how much coverage they get and how much they remain in the public's mind when the public have bought a ticket where across the top is U2 or rolling stones. surely that main event at the end of the gig is what is going to be remembered.
I used to do security at a small concert venue in manchester, UK and they would do what your suggesting - have an above average band headline and then 3-4 local bands support.
the average band would get much more dedicated fans and the smaller bands who could never get on a major festival card get practice and exposure to fans who listen to similar music.
Like i said i'm not a big concert man myself but doing security i got to listen to groups who i thought sounded great but would never had heard from otherwise. NYPC (new young pony club) was one who have not really hit big time but when they were live i really liked their style and sound. had they played a festival card there would be no way they'd have stuck in my mind.
there's a smaller town near to me and the local live music venue has just announced its closure and its a shame as so many local bands would get exposure there even if its just for 100 people but now they're not getting anything. (http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/10572400.Last_independent_live_music_venue_in_Blackburn_set_to_close/)
i wish you well for the future and hope the future isnt as bleak for live venues as it is in my mind.
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