Today’s Tip • Band Together • This is my girlfriend, I mean merch table, I mean she is in the band!;
Festivals, shows, even venues have a priority to keep the doors open. Let’s start with the purpose. Bands coming to perform say whatever they can to get as many people in for free. They are forgetting there is a reason a door charge exists. There are bills. Let’s forget about the bills and “how selfish” that sounds for an owner and more on to something important. What could be more important than bills?
A festival survives on income. Income allows a festival to carry on each year. Every person walking through that door helps that festival grow. Yes, over time more and more people will get “comps” (Free passes). At the beginning a festival is working hard to survive and grow. They start off small with little wiggle room, then open the doors for opportunity as time moves on.
Bands want free all the time for their Girlfriends, I mean well, whatever they are. Every dollar keeps that place open so people can perform. Remember, support venues, festivals, or shows. Those places want you to perform, respect that. However it seems few care about where and if they stay open. Places have life to them. For those that remember CBGB’s or L’Amour in Brooklyn you will agree with me the life a venue breathes with.
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