maharizm wrote:saldiven wrote:I actually don't have a problem with there being an opening band. They're pretty common when the big names play, and it gives a lesser known band a chance to show what they have. I know it's supposed to be a "one man live" type show, but being the headliner of a multi-band show is arguably even more prestigious, at least in my experience.
I mean, when I saw Pearl Jam in 1992, they performed alone in Athens, GA on the university campus (entry fee was $4). Later that year, they were a mid-schedule performer at Lollapalooza (RHCP and Ministry headlined). They opened for U2 on part of their 1993 tour. By 1994, bands like The Frogs, L7, Follow for Now, Urge Overkill, and Kings X were opening for Pearl Jam.
I would just hope the opening band set is short...not much more than 30 minutes. It really sucks when the opening band is kind of meh and just won't get off the stage.
That's all fine and well (hey, I'm a big PJ fan too) - but you have to bear in mind that SCANDAL fans (speaking for myself perhaps) are somewhat rabid in their fandom, and no - we don't want openers. Period. Hahahaha.
Haha, good point.
I like to think of it as an acknowledgement of Scandal's popularity. The band venue and/or promoters have seen that Scandal is bringing in a strong group of viewers, so possibly think it's an opportunity to get another, lesser known group some exposure in the hopes that this lesser known group will turn popular (and profitable) in the future.
I just hope they're good. I remember when the Soup Dragons opened for Nine Inch Nails back in the mid 1990's...gosh I couldn't wait for those guys to get off the stage. They were terrible (IMO).