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Do You Connect with Bands You Hear at Festivals?

GMR 2012/03/26 19:49:23
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Coachella, officially the biggest music festival in the country, is just a couple of weeks away. It's gotten so big that organizers decided to do the festival two weekends in a row this year. The first will take place on April 13-15 and the second on April 20-22, and if all goes well, both weekends will feature roughly the same lineup -- Radiohead, The Black Keys, Dr. Dre, Bon Iver, At the Drive-In, and tons more.

But it's certainly not the only festival in town. Bonnaroo will go off in June, and Lollapalooza lands in early August. It's not always easy to find the perfect lineup within a reasonable distance, but if you keep your eyes peeled there's bound to be a festival out there that can whet your musical appetite. And if you simply can't make it, digital streaming is becoming more widely available, so you can witness the magic on your own terms, in your own living room.

When you have a moment, make sure to take our 10-question music festival Quick Poll and fill us in on your festival-going preferences. We'd love to hear from you!
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  • cailyndtd 2012/03/29 16:26:38
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    cailyndtd
    If they are even remotely good live, then I will go home and check them out on facebook or iTunes.
  • See 2012/03/29 02:46:40
    Yes, I follow them on Twitter and Facebook
    See
    Of course I do cuz if they r doing special stuff at their event I would be up 2 date && plus it's fun 2 c what else they say :)
  • Anna E 2012/03/28 20:09:11
    No
    Anna E
    I get newsletters after adding my email address in their websites. Just added it to The Naked & Famous website yesterday and bought the Passive Me, Aggressive You cd.
  • Sour Dime 2012/03/28 17:41:21
    No
    Sour Dime
    To be fair I don't follow any band on stuff like that, that I hear from a concert.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/03/28 15:49:48
  • Vieuphoria 2012/03/28 15:34:21
    Yes, I follow them on Twitter and Facebook
    Vieuphoria
    Both. i like to keep up to date.
  • jamesborton 2012/03/28 14:17:54
  • Aksana 2012/03/28 12:46:00
    No
    Aksana
    nope
  • Emii Boo <3 2012/03/28 11:58:32
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    Emii Boo <3
    there needs to b one that says other. I am best friends with my band people that I meet
  • Space Invader 2012/03/28 10:47:46
    No
    Space Invader
    +1
    I follow their Music..not social feeds..that's how I found Wilco...
  • rawrimamoocow 2012/03/28 04:19:35
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    rawrimamoocow
    I follow the ones I like on facebook
  • venoth 2012/03/28 04:13:13
    Yes, I follow them on Twitter and Facebook
    venoth
    ok, i like this type of move......
  • brittmarr 2012/03/28 03:44:40
    No
    brittmarr
    depends who it is.
  • NObamaGirl ~ Viva Cristo Rey!~ 2012/03/28 02:51:52
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    NObamaGirl ~ Viva Cristo Rey!~
    I follow the ones I like! :)
  • Missa Monstrosity 2012/03/28 02:37:51
    Yes, I follow them on Twitter and Facebook
    Missa Monstrosity
    I'm friends on facebook and have follow-backs from almost all of my favourite bands and musicians
  • Sean McDonald 2012/03/28 02:33:38
    No
    Sean McDonald
    not really
  • Honeybuns 2012/03/28 02:23:51
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    Honeybuns
    I never have connected with a band on facebook .But i have watch two group of girls sing on youtube and then follow there fan page on facebook.
  • Funky Monk 2012/03/28 00:43:26
    Yes, I follow them on Twitter and Facebook
    Funky Monk
    I'm a member on a lot of my favorite bands' websites too.
  • brandi lynn 2012/03/27 21:50:19
    No
    brandi lynn
    i never have taste in them, there always wroung to my ear....
  • No
    ϟ Emma ϟ_♥loves♥supernatural♥
    +1
    actually i dont have a facebook or twitter
  • thecutesttentacle 2012/03/27 21:43:20
    Yes, I follow them on Twitter and Facebook
    thecutesttentacle
    or at least i try to.
  • SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin 2012/03/27 21:41:40
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    SebaTheSociallyAwkwardPenguin
    lol i have over like 1,500 likes on just music on my facebook :P
  • Amasaman 2012/03/27 02:34:21
    Yes, I follow them on Facebook
    Amasaman
    +1
    Being in a band myself, we could connect with other bands backstage, and have serious conversations with them, get to know them and exchange ideas & info with each other. A couple festivals also had open mic jam sessions afterwards, where some of the festival performers could get together and jam with each other in a laid back bar setting. That was quite a bit of fun.
  • Fef Amasaman 2012/03/27 16:56:59
    Fef
    +1
    Bands that don't connect with fans put themselves at a huge disadvantage in relation to marketing

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