I was thinking about the worst part of going to a concert and thought about ticket prices, cost of a beer, lines, bad acoustics, uninspired sets etc but I have to think the worst part of any concert is the planned encore. Now an impromptu encore might be cool but there isn't such a thing anymore, every band plans their sets around two or three encores per night. The entire thing has become such a contrived act lacking any spontaneity that people don't even go nuts anymore because it has become such an expected it as part of the concert that it just feels like a short intermission. Most of the time the crowd isn't even going crazy anymore, it's not even like the band is awaiting a roar to come back out, it seems they just have a timer back there and after 4 minutes of lame applause they come back out.
Time do do away with this horrible lame attempt at feel-good for a bunch of old rockers.. Just play your set and walk off, if the crowd really wants you back, let them hold the buses but don't do it for the sheer act of it
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