Did Scorpions ever play more than clubs and the odd theatre in the US though? They're not playing smaller venues in Europe than they used to. Nothing's changed beyond the natural erosion of all rock and metal audiences since the '80s when it was basically pop music with distortion.
But actually, what's the use in actually making points? You're only going to miss them. It seems to be your "thing".
I wonder if we're all being too subtle and don't realise it?
Manks! Make a blunt point, see if it sticks.