So we spent hours going through all the suggestions and votes. I can’t believe the response! Thanks to everyone who gave their input.
I got to check out a TON of awesome new bands and I wish we could take out more than one, but the winner is ……. ***drum roll*** The Audition!
We haven’t even told them yet, so if you Audition boys read this – congrats! ;)
We’re looking forward to having these guys on the tour. In all honesty, Ryan’s been hitting me up about touring together for almost 2 years now, so I’m glad we finally get to go out. Plus they’re shredders at Halo 3.
Go pack your bags boys!
Now before I go and pack mine, I got one more thing I need input from you guys on:
So for the past year we’ve been getting pressured by the suits to start a fanclub. I’ve always said no because every time a band starts a “fanclub,” kids get pissed. It just seems like the band is taking advantage of the kids who support them the most. And it just seemed corny to me.
The suits told me I should stop being such a hater, and told me that if I actually took the time to see how some clubs ran, I would realize that fanclubs can actually be a good thing for the kids. They told me about all the special perks; the pre-sale opportunities, the early admission to shows; the limited-edition goodies, etc, etc.
But I was still not convinced.
The truth is, that anybody who actually GOES OUT and purchases a CD in this day and age of digital singles and illegal downloads, in my opinion is already a die-hard fan and should be automatically given these perks. So I told the suits, “if you’re willing to give everyone who buys the CD a free membership to the fan club, I’m willing to give the fan club idea a try.” If it sucks, and it seems like a sham, then the kids will just not stay in it. But at least you wont have felt cheated or ripped-off.
But I want to hear from you guys what your thoughts are:
Does this deal I made make sense? Do you back it? Or should I go back to the suits and tell them to fuck it?
If we have a fan club, what kind of stuff would you guys like to see? What perks?
What are your favorite things from other clubs? What do you hate about other clubs you’ve joined? etc etc
Hit me up with your thoughts in the comments!
1st and foremost, bummed that 2AM Club didn’t reach the billing but that’s ok.
Yes, by all means, if one physically buys a copy of an album then that purchase should be honored with a free membership.
In terms of perks, I’d say exclusive pre-sale codes for concerts, or exclusive tracks (subject to being pirated, unfortunately).
A lot of times joining fan clubs are kind of cheesy - so whatever you do, no cheese factors. Free stickers are always a must.
“Immediately throw out the window the notion of what you should or should not be doing, please. Never think that you should be going to more parties, should be making more friends, should be excelling more so than you currently are. Everyone’s experience is different and comparison only leads to frustration and self-doubt. LEAH HASHINGER, Goucher College, class of 2008”—LEAH HASHINGER, Goucher College, class of 2008