OPINION: Who scored BDO tickets?
Words by Scenewave Oz - Published on October 9, 2009
What a week for live music in Australia!
The Sydney, Gold Coast and Melbourne Big Day Out’s all sold out faster than a team of Jamaicans on ice. This resulted in the organisers announcing a second Big Day Out in Sydney! What the f#$%!
Now a lot can be said about the technical difficulties of purchasing tickets online, but where is all the demand coming from?
To get a little nostaglic, back in my day, when I decided to get tickets for the Big Day Out in 2006, I swear it was merely a spur of the moment decision made days after the official release. Now this by no means reflects the lineup either, 2006 featured the White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Leon, Mars Volta and even Iggy Pop and the Stooges!! Why have festivals suddenly come into fashion?
Well it is plain to see that the face of the music industry is beginning to evolve. CDs are out and digital media is in.
Owning a collection of songs on a pretty little disc no longer places fans into an exclusive club.
With the click of a few buttons anyone can limitlessly decorate their iTunes with songs and accompanying art. But seeing and hearing a song played live before you is a personal experience for you to keep!
So what does this mean?
Well even with the heightened possibility of missing out on tickets to a gig even though you liked Muse before Absolution, I say embrace it!
Live performances are the most social method of enjoying music, and besides, with greater demand who’s to say that your favourite international acts won’t be visiting our shores soon!
What do you think?