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Nov 26, 2012
» How to get old people like me to go to music shows
Mike Doughty has some ideas about what might get people over 30 to go to music shows.1
If shows were at 7:30 pm sharp, adults might go.
If everybody got chairs, adults might go.
If everybody got treated with unceasing respect, and didn’t have to feel like they were uncooler than some snooty-kid hand-stamper, they might go.
If shows were shorter—two hours, from sit-down to paying the check, adults might go. (I hate saying this, because I love to play song after song after song)
If the headliner’s ACTUAL stage time were posted, more people might not feel going out was a dice-roll on how long they’d have to sit there waiting. I think, if opening acts were three songs long, people might actually become interested in opening acts, but it’s a terrible that people adjust to the fact that they’re usually being conned into sitting in a bar longer.
I’ve pretty much stopped going to shows for all the reasons listed above.
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