#710 Meet And Greet

3rd July 2020 in Far Out East
#710 Meet And Greet
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GoodKaptainKook 3rd Jul 2020, 12:01 AM
GoodKaptainKook
Guessing Zara joining the band was either considered very high profile or attracted a bunch of new fans to the group that previously would've had little to no interest in them whatsoever. A bit unfortunate that some people would only be interested in a group for one member, but I guess at least they got some more attention? :D
FreyFox 3rd Jul 2020, 3:56 AM
FreyFox
Seems to be doing the business, whatever the reason!
kennethsarmstrong 15th Jul 2020, 4:57 AM
The band's album sales help as well.
Fox Of Kings Island 3rd Jul 2020, 12:06 AM
Fox Of Kings Island
Hey! Be nice to your new band mate!
David31 3rd Jul 2020, 12:14 AM
Professional jealousy. 😄
Shaggy 3rd Jul 2020, 12:47 AM
Is that how meet and greets really work?
FreyFox 3rd Jul 2020, 3:57 AM
FreyFox
In this universe it does! :P
ace_country 4th Jul 2020, 5:33 AM
Fans do pay out the ass to meet their favorite bands. I know what its like to be in the spotlight and yes having some fans hound you to talk to you is exhausting. Bands love their fans to death no doubt, but events like meet and greets wear em down over time. Just gotta look at things like that through their eyes
Jake Elmer 3rd Jul 2020, 12:55 AM
Zara is pretty popular
kennethsarmstrong 3rd Jul 2020, 1:49 AM
ZsewqTheWolf was right. For Trevor, this is becoming too much of a job, even though his fans are paying for his band's music. The rest of the band needs to stage an intervention with Trevor, or they will end up leaving the band just like Graham already has.

I am sure the Harvey family knows how much of a pain Trevor can be. Frey, you claimed that Trevor has matured over the years. However, it seems that his "my way or the highway" attitude has gotten worse since Zombie Korma's last tour. The band's record label's pressure on Trevor to produce more hit albums does not help.

Russell and Reggie's feud will be nothing compared to the possibility of Zombie Korma imploding unless someone has a talk with Trevor.

Maybe I am overthinking Zombie Korma's current situation. However, I have seen other bands IRL that have disintegrated over this same kind of ill feelings. Things have not reached the point of conflict yet, but a band can only lose so many members before its fans desert it as well.

Would you want to support a band who thinks you are too much of a chore to interact with?
FreyFox 3rd Jul 2020, 3:59 AM
FreyFox
That's quite the essay!
WCP 3rd Jul 2020, 5:01 AM
I concur ;)
kennethsarmstrong 3rd Jul 2020, 6:31 AM
I never meant to make my post so long. However, I have seen a lot of musical groups tear themselves apart, either through tensions among its band members or between the band and its record label.

If it is true that Zara gained fame with another band before signing with Zombie Korma, Trevor's comments about her could come back to haunt him and his band if someone repeats what he said. I think you know how British tabloids would twist his comments to sell more papers. (I could be wrong, but I keep thinking about how the tabloids drive the British royal family crazy with their ugly news stories about them.)
Long Tom 9th Jul 2020, 10:37 PM
The question being how much do tabloids matter? Do people just regard them as junk stories for amusement?
kennethsarmstrong 12th Jul 2020, 1:49 PM
The targets of their stories usually don't. Libel law in the UK requires the defendant to prove that his/her story is true. All the plaintiff has to do is to convince the judge that s/he hurt his/her reputation.

In the US, the rumor mill has become a way of life recently. Think TMZ, or to a certain extent, Entertainment Tonight.
Excelsior_Thirty 3rd Jul 2020, 2:41 AM
Hah, even those in a convention would have those times. Frey, I'm sure you had those times, right?
FreyFox 3rd Jul 2020, 3:58 AM
FreyFox
Many times :P getting asked by people where is the artist who normally occupied the adjacent table went :P
Thwaitesy 3rd Jul 2020, 3:18 AM
Looks like the fans like the new member lol
WCP 3rd Jul 2020, 5:00 AM
They don’t want to see the OG.

They want to see the hottie.
kennethsarmstrong 8th Jul 2020, 7:24 AM
But will they stay around to hear her sing?

There was an artist affiliated with Prince named Shiela E. When her first solo album, (In) The Glamorous Life, premiered in 1984, one reviewer did not like the music on the album. However, the reviewer did like the picture of the artist on the front cover.

The moral of this story is that having a good album cover matters little if listeners do not like the music on the album. There have also been classic albums that had horrible art on their covers.
Long Tom 8th Jul 2020, 4:57 PM
The song "Glamorous Life" was popular though, especially with the womenfolk.
kennethsarmstrong 9th Jul 2020, 11:26 AM
It was. There were three versions of the song. There was a four-minute radio edit; this version was also used as the basis for its music video.

There was also a six-minute mix that was called the Club Mix in the US and the Full-Length Version in the UK. Finally, there was the nine-minute album version.

The club and album mixes were rarely played on the radio due to their durations.