this is insipid bollocks right?
idealistically it’s good to encourage people to watch support bands but when you’re an adult with a job and responsibilities i want to fucking decide what time to be there without bands trying to treat me like a baby.
find it a weirdly needy attitude that everyone MUST be there to cheer on the support band. i try to catch supports as much as possible but if i’ve looked them up and they’re shite, or i’m too busy to get there any earlier, then i’m not going to inconvenience myself.
also if you force everyone to get there early then people who have no interest in support bands will just talk through them. if i like the support then i’d rather these people fucked off until later.