It absolutely pisses me off that the scene is in a state where bands have to apologize for not going out to meet fans.
Entitled brats have the nerve to complain directly to the band members that they’re not taking time after the show to give them an autograph and a picture and hold on, that one came out terrible can we retake it five times?
An interview with Kellin Quinn
Did you like meeting favorite bands when you were younger?
If it happened it was just icing on the cake. It was not like it is today. I think fans going to concerts expect more today in terms of meeting and things. It’s cool, I get it because of how the internet has made things much more personal for fans to follow with Facebook, Twitter and everything, but I also think it’s kind of hindering because it takes from the music in a way. When I went to shows with my friends, it was all about the experience with my friends.
I’ve been going to shows for a few years now. I’ve had plenty of great chances to meet bands, but when they are super tired, that’s a completely OK reason to not meet fans.
These guys bust their ass day after day for you. You have no right to bitch about not getting to meet them. You aren’t entitled to that.
I agree with that.
I think concerts are all about having a great time and the music experience itself. Meeting the artist should be seen as something special, not a necessity.
Furthermore, here is an interesting blog post about Lights Poxleitner’s point of view concerning post-show hangs.