Thursday, February 24, 2011

Set Lists

Do you know what they are?  You may be in the minority.

Why do people insist on yelling songs at the band?  Is the band yelling at you?  I guess sometimes they are.  Let's not get derailed on my annoyance at "Get your hands up!"  "Somebody scream!"  "What time is it?!"

Why are you yelling songs at the band?  Does this look like a divey country western cover band?  Most likely, if you paid more than 20 bucks for your tickets, you are dealing with some degree of professional entertainers.  They most likely practice.  They decide which songs are going to be best for the time constraints, current events, and crowd.  You know what they do with those songs?  They write them down...on a piece of paper...and tape it to the stage.   It's called a set list.  They are going to play what is on the set list.

Do they come to you your job and scream "TYPE THAT MEMO!!!"  "TELECOOOONFERENCE!!!!"   Actually, I'm sure they would if they had the chance.



sunbirdhawk said...

Is this like when TMBG made everyone do a conga line around the OrangePeel?

Michael said...

Add to that my pet peeve -- concert screamers in general. I pay $60 to see my idols live, get a great seat, look forward to it with anticipation... then spend the evening with several people screaming "Yeahh!" "Whoooo!" at the top of their lungs, eyes rolled back in their heads, the whole show. The concept of actually getting a thrill out of the artist performing something is lost on some people... I know, I can get the CD and listen to it at home with better sound quality. But I'm just saying...

Traveling Ciguapa said...

Were people yelling at that concert? I mean, I'm sure they were, TMBG has a ridiculously huge catalog.