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Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1737
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:18 pm:   Edit Post

For all venue staff:

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Username: rustyg61

Post Number: 1275
Registered: 2-2011
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 1:58 am:   Edit Post

I love it!!
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 1220
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 5:35 am:   Edit Post

I'm in Colorado this week so will miss Hot Tuna going through Milwaukee this year.
Last two times they came through I was appalled at the people who failed at listening and thought that speaking was more important then enjoying the show (that they paid money to see!?).
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 359
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 6:27 am:   Edit Post

From time to time I play a venue around here (in fact, will play there tomorrow) where at the start of the show they turn the lights low, and play a recording welcoming the public and advising them to RESPECT the live act that is about to perform, and to remain quiet in order for everybody to enjoy the performance. Last time I played there, however, the show started without the recording. Maybe it´s time to suggest them those T-Shirts, I guess we´ll see tomorrow...
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 4143
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 7:05 am:   Edit Post

I remember years back going to a jazz club here in England and the band were playing and the noise from the talking was really loud. So they stopped playing and the lead singer asked the audience, over the microphone, if the band was disturbing their conversations.
They went much quieter afterwards and it was a much better show.
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Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 325
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:26 am:   Edit Post

From what I've read, a similar situation prompted Pete Townshend to request louder and more powerful amplifiers from Jim Marshall.

While performing, Pete wanted to hear only the Who - no extraneous noise from the crowd or elsewhere.

And we all know what resulted from that request - !
Username: dead_head

Post Number: 32
Registered: 5-2014
Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:08 pm:   Edit Post

That's great!
Advanced Member
Username: 5a_quilt_top

Post Number: 326
Registered: 6-2012
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:32 am:   Edit Post

BTW: I REALLY needed one of these shirts last night.

I attended the Steely Dan concert in Phoenix and was appalled at the endless amount of talking, shouting song requests, movement (people getting in & out of their seats) and general fooling around that occurred continuously throughout the performance.

When did their music become so uninteresting to these people that it could be reduced to being background filler for their conversations and multiple trips to the concession stands and restrooms?

IMO, they should've spent their ticket money on DVDs, CDs and "refreshments" and stayed home where they could abuse the music privately so the rest of us could enjoy what we paid a considerable amount of money to experience in person.

BTW: the band was excellent. Highly recommended if you are able to see them in an adult environment.
Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 360
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 11:24 am:   Edit Post

It makes you lose faith in humanity, How come can anybody go (actually PAY to go) to a Steely Dan concert and miss the chance of enjoying such wonderful music?

Would I have been there, I would have produced a gun out of the nothingness to try make them shut up. Steely Dan, for the sakes!. On the other hand, congrats for having had the chance to enjoy such a wonderful group of musicians!
Senior Member
Username: hammer

Post Number: 537
Registered: 9-2009
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 6:33 pm:   Edit Post

I can understand that type of response when gigging in a bar. People aren't necessarily going there primarily to hear you play. However, at a concert it drives me up the wall. I've even seen some similar behavior recently in church settings.
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 1740
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 - 9:22 pm:   Edit Post

The wonderful bluegrass band The Hotmud Family have an album called Live As We Know It. On the back cover was a black-&-white cartoon of a bar with a bartender & a row of drunks with thought balloons of a clock, many, many beer bottles, large breasts, etc., while the band played on stage, with a group speech balloon in full color of a lovely Appalachian landscape (alas, I can find no image online).
Pretty much says it.

Advanced Member
Username: jcdlc72

Post Number: 361
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 5:42 am:   Edit Post

Well, so I played the aforementioned bar last night. There was no recording telling the public to behave, but it was still better... one of the owners stood up on stage to present us, and made clever remarks regarding respect for the work of musicians and artists in general, and requested the public to be attentive... or to go talk at the venue´s outdoor garden. It kinda worked...

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