Summer Fests all the way…

GR logoIt’s summertime again and apart from vacation time and swimming in the sea, it’s time for Summer Festivals as well. Every summer in Europe and not only there are lots of festivals that combine good music and lots of cold beer too. I used to fancy such festivals and I was longing for them every summer time or so. Not that they are not good anymore or something like that, but I do think that 15-20 years back, they were much better than today and there various reasons for this.
 
Firstly, I strongly believe that the festival line-ups back then were way better and more qualitative. The same goes for the places and the promoters. They cared for the music and the bands/artists more in order to offer the fans the best they could. Nowadays, they do care for money and nothing more. Probably the majority of bands/artists are thinking likewise.
 
Secondly, there weren’t so many festivals in the same dates. This is where the money thing takes over and the promoters are trying hard to compete with each other. Thus, the fans are most of the times confused and they do not know to which festival to attend. Everyone is losing from this but as I said earlier “money talks and bullshit walks” in a way.
 
Hence, what can a fan say when they see Paradise Lost and Anathema (for instance) playing before Evanescence?! It has to do with how many sales a band has and not with their history in rock/metal music in general. That’s really pathetic and it doesn’t make any sense at least to those fans who love this music and keep supporting it for many years now. But it does so for the promoters that are fond of advertising the most media friendly band/artist so as to attract more fans to the show. It’s ain’t bad if you see it from the promoter’s side but it’s kinda not that good if you only aim for the money without preseningt a quality live show on the whole.
 
PS1: It’s so hot this time-period here that Survivor’s track “Too Hot to Sleep” keeps coming to mind every night!
 
PS2: The Model Spotlight for this month is the hot & sexy Elen Moore. Check out her interview and pics here.
 
PS3: This month’s editorial is dedicated to the American music composer, songwriter, lyricist and producer Paul O’Neill. Regrettably, Paul passed away on April 5th, 2017, at the age of 61. Paul’s main associated acts are Savatage and Trans-Siberian Orchestra among others (Aerosmith, Badlands, Omen, Metal Church etc.). He was a great songwriter, lyricist and producer and he had offered us many amazing songs throughout his music career. May He Rest In Peace…

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