B - I rarely go to concerts. I especially don't go if so-and-so may/may not be there, or if I don't have two-hours before the show to make myself look cool. When I do go, I often spend my time bitching about how lame everything is.
B - That [person's name] sucks, [band] sucks, [instrument(s)] suck in this music! I hate this, I hate that, I hate her, I hate you...
B - I'm in a band, and when I'm offered the chance to play a show I take it no matter how badly my music might clash with the other bands.
B - I have no problem canceling shows for any reason at all. Hell, sometimes I don't even need a reason!
There's a lot more to put up here, but I think you get the point.
If you answered "B" to any of these questions, you are hurting the scene!!!! Sure, we all have our times of pettiness, but it's the people who consistently do these things that are tearing this scene apart. Remember you need to act positively. If you only put out negative nothing positive will happen! This goes for the musicians as well as the fans.
Musicians- if you don't play your show dates, people aren't going to put their faith in you anymore, and you'll loose your audience. Same goes for not putting out your best effort when you do play shows. I understand about burnout and mishaps, but you can reschedule if that happens. And yes, record companies can be a pain in the ass, but remember it's your name people are going to be trashing if you put out a half-assed album.
Fans- You are the life of this scene! Without you to support the musicians there would be no scene. You dictate everything that happens in the music industry. If you don't go to shows clubs will stop booking bands, and bands will stop playing concerts. If you don't show positive support and you don't buy albums (CDs, Cassettes, LPs), then the bands will stop making music! Show your support, and make sure the music you love continues to be made!
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