Originally Posted by Maiden33
Yeah, I've been getting that attitude from people about voicing complaints, with shit like "You guys should just shut up and be happy you got the opportunity"... That's nice, but just like a number of other things we as a band have to put up with, the reason why the situation sucks is because everyone has accepted the notion that you're not entitled to anything better. We were treated as practically sub-human. We weren't allowed in the venue until 10 minutes before we had to do our soundcheck, and our passes were voided within 5 minutes of getting off stage. We were given absolutely no accommodations (they charged us for water, for fuck's sake), and them forcing us to price-match them on their ridiculously overpriced merchandise absolutely destroyed any chance we had at making any kind of money, or essentially actually making people remember us after the performance. It's also worth noting that the band played two nights in a row at the venue and we played #2 - so there was absolutely NO press coverage of it. MC didn't even allow the band's photographer in the night we played. Truth be told, we actually got more worthwhile exposure from the announcement that we won than we got by actually playing the show. Yeah, it's nice to be able to SAY we did it, but I really don't think it did us very much good in the big picture.
I get what you mean, when our band played that Swingin' Medallions show we got the shaft when it came to soundchecking, getting food and water (water was free but we had to wait a long time before they got it to us), getting our merch and our people on the guest list in, and not to mention they told us we had to start like almost an hour before the actually concert started so the full crowd of about 2,000-3,000 wasn't even there yet.We've played many shows that we got bad production and stage/venue management help.Anyway, what type of music does your band play anyway? I'm very curious.