📅 Thought for today:
‘Live music is the cure for what ails ya.’
— Henry Rollins
#thoughtfortoday #livemusic #thecure #concerts #gigclash #gigs #stickycarpet #socialmusic
Here’s a new-ish phenomenon – gig clash.
BC – before Covid – I tried to go to a live music event at least twice a month and often every week.
Big gigs in big venues for headliners sometimes. As often as possible though, unheard of acts in tiny venues, particularly in Oxford and London.
I even managed to catch a gig in a “sticky carpet” venue in Melbourne when I was there on business a few years ago.
Obviously, you wouldn’t book tickets for two gigs on the same night (at least I wouldn’t).
Yet with the re-arranging and re-scheduling of gigs for which I already have tickets, clashes are emerging.
And some of the re-arranged dates are being re-arranged again.
Bon Iver just re-schedule for the third time – to October 2022 – a full 15 months away.
Keeping track of all these dates means maintaining a calendar just for live events.
I feel like someone is picking up the edge of a tablecloth and everything on it keeps tumbling forward.
Two of the clashes have sorted themselves out – re-arranged, clashed, re-arranged again.
First world problems I know.