By Anonymous - 21/07/2013 04:51 - United States - Aurora
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It's amazing how some bands don't treat their fans with respect. It's the fans that buy the concert tickets and CD's and make it all happen for them, after all.
Justwant to say it isnt the band's fault. Blame the people at the merch tent for it and/or the band's management. The band has little to no control over what goes on in the merch tents. Yesterday i was at warped and was in the first 10 to get a wrisband but had to buy a t-shirt and i only had card. They didnt have a card reader so the dude said hurry back we only have 100. I was lucky enough to be in the 50's when i got back.
And this is why you shouldn't be fanatical over people who couldn't give a flying monkey turd about you, they're getting money so why care right?
If you've never loved a band with all of your heart, I can see why you would think like that. Most people never knowing the feeling of loving a few people on the other side of the world who will probably never know you, but once you experience it it's the most amazing thing in the world. You can remember every lyric, cry over their music videos and ache for one day seeing them live. OP, that must be very disappointing but keep in mind why you love them, the music.
35 - That sounds fucking pathetic; cry over their songs and love them? You reek of weakness. Understanding a song and really liking a band is normal and so is maybe crying over a song because it touches your heart....but crying over their songs because you love them?
#46- Reek of weakness? Who the fuck are you to say. To be so in touch with each song and be in touch with a band to its very core isnt weakness. Its a connection on a different level than the average that people respond to in different ways. For example, #35 may cry for loving them so much. Myself, i form philosophies for living and ignite the fires of determination in my very soul. Not being able to understand that there is a level farther than you can apparently comprehend is weakness.
#35, are you 12? if you're obsessing that much over a band, something is wrong. it's totally normal to enjoy the music, even hope to meet them, but there's something wrong once you start saying you're in love with them and cry over their songs because you love them so much. they don't know you. and they're just a band.
I'm sure the OP didn't know "at the time" that his band would be so rude and say-- get lost at the end. I understand that the band put a limit on their signings and can't be there all night but to be rude to someone that made an effort to wait in, what I'm sure was a long line vs apologizing and thanking them for their time? Fuck you in the end. You lost my respect! I can relate to #35 when I was her age. I've cried over a few songs. And have felt a strong connection to a few bands. I've gone to countless concerts and there are a lot of bands the genuinely care about their fans. One example, I went to see Papa Roach and the singer left the stage and walked around the entire venue to get close to his fans. That's not someone that takes his fans for granted. I can go on and on about witnessing grateful band members. They are not all like what the OP dealt with.
I think a lot of it has to do with age and maturity. When I was 16 I was obsessed with a band and would have done anything to meet them. I went to a concert and screamed like a crazy fangirl - because I was one. Now that I'm older, I know how ridiculous that was. I think it's also the mentality of the fans. They idolize these bands and other famous people like Gods when they're just human. In fact, they themselves probably appreciate the fans that act calm and normal a LOT more than the ones that freak out and scream at the top of their lungs.
Did you show some skin? Nah, but really that sucks they gave you the brush off like that.
I agree, but I think they should have counted the people in line, and turned those away that were over the 100 limit. Not let them stand in a line praying they weren't past it. How hard is it for someone to man a booth? "We're at 85, count and make sure we only have 15 left in line." Problem solved, and no one would have had to be an ass. Sorry about this OP, better luck next time, and don't take it personally.
If you're a girl ask them to sign your tits. If you're a boy however just go for it and ask them to sign your Florida with balls and hope one of them plays for the other team.
I would've walked up punched another fan in the face and been like looks like I'm 100 now
Sad to find out that their true colors unveiled... Artists nowadays would be nothing without their fans: us.