"Did I really just pay 42.50$ of my hard earned dollars to see my favorite artist sing along to his/her music in the background? Was that a concert or Karaoke night at the bar?"
If you're an artist and any supporter of yours has ever walked out of your "live show" and asked themselves these questions you're in TROUBLE! As an avid concert attender I have often asked myself is seeing one of my favorite artist "live" even worth it? The thing is if you've never seen a "good" live show then you may not know what a "bad" live show looks like. The two artist that opened my eyes to what a live show should look like are Tech N9ne and MGK until then most rap concerts I'd attended were ALL the same, and what actually made me over look the fact of what I had just paid for was trash was that I liked the artists music. But, this concert was different the energy in the building was different, the fan base was different. The crowd was full of eager fans waiting on their favorite artist to take the stage, not full of mean mugs and cold stairs, the stage was an actual "set" even the opening act who's music I wasn't familiar with gave it his all in an attempt to gain new fans. Leaving this show made me question how other artist approached their live show, did they practice? If so how often? Did they even take their live show serious? As a spectator I'd beg to differ if they answered yes. Can this impression that the artist are leaving on their supporters change? YES, the artist can just take the live show more SERIOUS by rehearsing their set/play list, taping the shows and seeing where they can improve, post footage online and ask for fans input and feedback, after all we are the ones who have to attend your concerts.