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LucasP
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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Way to generalize and stereotype, bro.



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Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?




he he he






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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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95% of the people I know that go to jam band shows hold down jobs and are "normal." The amount of actual "wooks" at shows these days is very low. Talking about Phish shows here.

These aren't people that are following the band around the country, as you mentioned in the OP.

You used the fact "that they have hordes of people following them around the country" as evidence that their fans are the best.

Are their hordes of them, or not? Make up your mind.






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TFTC
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


Negative... A lot of punk and indie fans are collectors and purchase all that... Especially, the vinyl

Maybe it's a generational thing and the kids don't do that as much... But many people I know still do. Typically. The only digital files I have come free with the vinyl or I ripped from the CD.






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Cdawg
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


So they dont' have hordes of fans following them around the country?

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95% of the people I know that go to jam band shows hold down jobs and are "normal."

So they're just like any other fanbase that go to concerts? I think Madonna fans probably have more dedication.



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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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These aren't people that are following the band around the country, as you mentioned in the OP.


People make vacations out of destination shows such as The Gorge in Washington, Madison Square Garden in NYC, Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, etc...






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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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I think Madonna fans probably have more dedication.


Why?






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WikiTiger
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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It was the same appeal to punk bands


"You think this is a frickin' costume? This is a way of life. "



bonus points for anyone naming that movie







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TreyAnastasio
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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These aren't people that are following the band around the country, as you mentioned in the OP.


Yes they are






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TFTC
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


Springsteen fans have hardcore dedication to the live show.. Only band I love that I'd go to multiple nights of 3 hr sets...

Bruuuuuce!!!!



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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


Wooks can't afford to go to shows. This isn't the '90s. Gas/airfare isn't cheap. Concert tickets aren't either.





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Cdawg
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


yeah, other fans would never travel to catch a show.




Michael Jackson fans are more dedicated.






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Cdawg
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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You think this is a frickin' costume? This is a way of life.

My thought is SLC punk but from you, probably a horror movie.






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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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People make vacations out of destination shows such as The Gorge in Washington, Madison Square Garden in NYC, Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco, etc..

People also follow them around the country, get fricked up, and don't do shite else.

IDGAF about what your friends do. You and I both know that there are people that do this...... Many people.









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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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Yes they are

I don't consider showing up in NYC for a couple shows at MSG "following the band around the country".






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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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Wooks can't afford to go to shows. This isn't the '90s. Gas/airfare isn't cheap. Concert tickets aren't either.

So, there aren't people "following them around the country".






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LucasP
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


If your criteria for "dedicated fans" is selling merchandise, traveling and selling out huge venues, then Justin Bieber currently has the most dedicated fan base in the world.





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HeadyBrosevelt
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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If your criteria for "dedicated fans" is selling merchandise, traveling and selling out huge venues, then Justin Bieber currently has the most dedicated fan base in the world.


Bieber fans do not travel cross-country to shows, or see multiple shows on a single tour.






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WikiTiger
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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Bieber fans do not travel cross-country to shows, or see multiple shows on a single tour.


speak for yourself, bro






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Melvin
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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If your criteria for "dedicated fans" is selling merchandise, traveling and selling out huge venues, then Justin Bieber currently has the most dedicated fan base in the world
Yeah, and?






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MrFreakinMiyagi
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re: Why do jam bands have the most dedicated fan bases?


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Wooks can't afford to go to shows. This isn't the '90s. Gas/airfare isn't cheap. Concert tickets aren't either.


You haven't given away/been given a ticket to a Phish show?

I take back everything I said, and am now going to go with:

Phish fans now suck at being Phish fans.






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