So I recently started touring with a band I had met a few summers ago. They are well established. Which made it easy to say yes plus the scheduled worked out great. I would tour for a few weeks go home for a weeks. This way I could spend some time at home yet make some money.
Touring with their crew was and is great. They are funny, helpful, sarcastic and very close. They made me feel right at home. The band was and is the same. Sarcastic, funny and are very concern with treating their crew like family. Like I had mention before. The band is well establish yet you don’t see the rock-star attitude. The bands super-fans, which i met many (several times) were super nice. NEVER asked for free stuff. Actually some offered me home made goodies. They didn’t ask me to get them to see the band. They were just being nice which I thank you all.
The point is well establish acts (in most cases) have the same crew for years. Why a crew stays around for years? it’s simple they’re treated with respect. Pay helps but I know many crew guys that would rather have a great work environment at a lower pay than dealing with rock-star attitudes for a better pay. Bottom line kids. There are many great bands, with great attitudes that treat their fans and crews well. Bands with talent and great music that also donate to the less fortunate. You as a fan have the power. Never forget that! Bands that treats fans like crap don’t deserve to continue to have a fan base and on the long run they don’t last anyways. Specially when so many talented bands are out there.
This is my opinion and only an opinion.
Thanks for the kind words but I love for you to find inspiration with people that help thousands, people that save lives on a daily, people that make others feel better about themselves by listening. Me I am just a dude selling shirts!
I still take the compliment! *robot dance*
The ice bucket challenge is a great example of people doing something great to help others. Yet some still finding a way to critique what they’re doing. Please take the time to understand how much awareness it has made. As most of you know if celebrities do it then others will follow. Some say “why not just donate?” well if they wouldn’t have made up the challenged would people be donating as they have been? over one million this weekend alone. So instead of looking for way to criticize this. How about you take the time to understand it? if they do the challenge they donate $10 if they don’t they “have” to donate $100