Re: Why Music Venues Are Totally Lost: An Open Letter from a Professional Musician
Key Point- "the crowd is following the band, not the venue". If venue owners who are huge still stick with that premise, they knock it out of the park. Because even the hippest venue can go down in flames without pretty consistent hand-picking the bands.
Having said that, it doesn't necessarily mean a pretty large percentage of any crowd is following a particular band for artistic reasons-not at all. The fact is that a lot of nightlife people are just alcoholics or future losers who like the atmosphere a certain band may create so they can have a nice environment in which to get f*!#'ed up. But at least it is live music, and the band must be pretty good to have won over the other members of the audience. And the really popular groups pay for themselves effortlessly at the door.
putting the funk in dysfunctional...