It's so hard to get people to go out to shows and support local bands. I don't think I'll ever understand this. Sure...I get it...they're not famous...but they could be...
Overall, look at some of our locals:
Killswitch Engage, Shadows Fall, All That Remains, Staind, Godsmack, Unearth, Rob Zombie/White Zombie/Scum of the Earth...
Now consider how much you pay to see them or get their CD after they are "famous" and "popular"...you lost out...ya could have seen them for $5 and gotten their CD for about the same, if not free. Wouldn't it be cool to have a raw demo from a famous band? You could have...if you went to their shows before they were "cool". Hell...you could even be their friend...and get free shit & shows when they become "famous". You would even have a bunch of bragging rights.
In case you didn't notice, crowd reception has a lot to do with bands becoming famous...wouldn't it be spiffy to, in a way, to choose who the next superstars are?
So, really...in the long run...I don't understand why you people refuse to get off of your asses to support the scene. It's beneficial to all parties.
There is a lot of *really* good music out there that is begging for you to listen...why ignore it? Why deprive yourself?
These guys work hard and put out some great stuff just to be ignored by you fucking people who are far too caught up in what's cool & trendy...and on the radio.
GET OFF YOUR FUCKING ASSES AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCALS!!!!!!!!!!!!