How bothered are you about supporting your friend's musical endeavours?


#1

In the form of actually paying money to see them or for their recordings

  • Absolutely, as a form of encouragement and because they deserve it
  • Only if I happen to really enjoy it
  • Rarely, that’s their bloody business tbh
  • Friends? Pah!

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#2

does this extend to other art forms too? because my housemate is a theatre producer and sometimes does her own productions and I had to stop going to them because they were awful, I largely dislike theatre as a medium and she was charging 10 quid on the door.


#3

close friends yeah i’ll always buy their stuff and go and see them once in a while, do get a bit burnt out when they play like every week though. i’ll go and see em a few times a year but most of the time i’ll pay unless people are really intent on guestlisting you.


#4

This now extends to theatre productions. South London, everyone!


#5

I don’t think I could date a creative person because I’d be so embarrassed and awkward if I didn’t like their work


#6

don’t have many friends but I have included DiSers in my answer, hope that’s ok? x


#7

have gone through this. was a bit of a nightmare.


#8

It’s great they’re always asking for detailed descriptions of why you like the stuff they make too because of crippling insecurity!!!


#9

my housemate runs poetry nights, tbh the bad stuff has even more entertainment value than the good stuff, but if i had to put any serious money up i think i’d be put off too


#10

DiSers have supported my music in the past and vice versa so very much yes


#11

happy to go to one or two events, but she does this like 4 times a year and its awful.


#12

Can I ask how you all tip toe round not supporting certain projects? Is it just lying?


#13

not sure this would bother me, I think I could accept and respect someone putting effort into something that I didn’t personally like


#14

People are always a bit surprised I pay to go to my bf’s gigs.


#15

‘i’m busy’
‘i’m ill’
‘i’m really broke’

the three amigos.


#16

that’s not a dig at you I just think I dunno maybe I’m old now and when you’re old you can compartmentalise bits of your life better.

sorry!


#17

I don’t know anyone who does anything like this. I’d probably pay a few quid every now and again.


#18

I definitely could be better at this, tricky when most of my friends play gigs almost weekly - I’ll feel guilty if i don’t go, but truth be told I bloody love staying in


#19

Should go for more detail tbf. Sorry mate, bogged down in medical grade silicon nitride rn


#20

and my vote is more for ‘if don’t find it offensive’ i’ll happily bung a few quid.