As I said on Good Hodgkins’s blog, while I sympathize, it’s also true that a rock show is a SHOW, meant to entertain. So bands should seek to entertain, and to bring in new fans. And if the fans they bring in aren’t the kind you like, there are a ton of great bands out there no one knows about yet that you can go support instead.

This comes from someone who once tried to make a living in an indie band, and now works part-time playing sixties covers at weddings with a wig and glittery jacket on.