The Weekender: The Devil And God Raging Between Fan And Band Interaction
Welcome to PropertyOfZack: Weekender edition. Every weekend, we bring you some of biggest and most interesting pieces of the past week from our own content to stories or breaking news. If you’ve had a busy week and want to catch up with some light reading, we hope this is for you.
Chris Motionless wrote a blistering blog this week that stated the band would no longer preach to fans about their beliefs. Chris went as far to say that he is no one’s hero and that he has saved no one’s life and that the band will not stand for hypocrisy from fans about the misconceived roles their audience has placed upon them.
Bands, in the long run, are nothing without their fans. But that does not mean fans can take advantage of their favorite bands inappropriate ways.
A fan kissed Parker Cannon of The Story So Far on stage yesterday in Texas, and the action was surely not one that Cannon was okay with. The Story So Far are just one of many bands that opt to play venues without barricades so they can give fans the show of their dreams, but actions like these push bands to play behind a barricade for their own safety and comfort.
Watch what you ask for.
Hayley Williams has long undergone gossip and inappropriate comments from the media regarding possible or desired relationships between her and her bandmates. Williams recently spoke out about these preconceived notions after reports began flowing in that she and Taylor York were dating regardless of her long-known relationship with New Found Glory.
Brand New are letting fans know more and more that they’re aware of the frustrating that they release onto the world when only announcing limited shows. The band this week 1) stated that they were aware of ticketing issues and will make more of an effort in the future to negate problems and 2) would be playing many more shows in 2014 to meet demand.
A Day To Remember didn’t sell 90,000 copies of Common Courtesy alone. They did it with their fan base, which they’ve shown nothing but care and belief in since the start of their band. A huge accomplishment.