Never Nervous is a great blog!
I will never understand why more local band dudes don't stick around much to watch out-of-town bands, or why a number of them don't even go to shows they're not playing. y'all like music enough to invest the energy, time, money, and effort to play it yourself, right? sooooo, maybe try being a bit more supportive not only of your local scene but also more open to listening to outsiders, too!
I guess some people in bands have jobs and shit that prevent them from seeing other bands as much as they like. Some of us are in our mid-30s not early-20s any more, and staying out and going to shows a few times a week is just not viable any more b/c you have to get up at 7:00 AM or earlier and can't go to work hungover. Not to mention, you can check bands out ont he internet before you go see them now, and that may influence a decision to go out or stay home. I do try to go to shows and "support my scene" but I don't get to as many as I'd like. I've still not seen Julia of the Wolves and I've been wanting to get to one of their shows forever. Probably the biggest thing is I'm really introverted and the thought of being at a show, around people, wears me out just thinking about it. /shrug.
As I mentioned on the Facebook thread, I think too many bands per show is a bad idea. Three is more or less my max. Besides, any more than that, either the earliest or latest band(s) will probably be playing to an empty room.
Fuck yes. Even 3 bands is pushing it. Beyond that - make it a fest.
I absolutely loathe when an opening band purposely stalls starting their set to wait for more people show up.
This too. The fucking worst. I am 99.9% my singer does this on the reg and it enfuriates me.
Finally - if you own a venue and a band has played there multiple times already, do not tell a member of the band "Oh I didn't realize there was a girl in the band." I know it's not meant offensively, but it's offensive nonetheless. I'm closer now to 50 than 15 and "girl" isn't appropriate to call someone that age. Further it's 2013 and women playing in bands is not exactly a novelty.