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(SanDiegoUnionTribune)   Underground rock band: "Hey fans, if you get a tattoo of our logo, you'll get into our shows for free for the rest of your life." Fans: "Awesome, let's do it" Fast-forward 20+ years: "Yeah, about that"   (utsandiego.com) divider line 81
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2014-02-19 12:17:42 AM
"There's a whole new set of factors going on now," Mays noted. "The band is making good money and selling out shows, and it's not practical to let 50 or 100 fans in for free at the venues they are playing at."

They couldn't just hold 50 or so tickets for people with tattoos?
 
2014-02-19 12:26:23 AM
That sucks, I actually like RFTC, but this is a pretty douche move.
 
2014-02-19 12:28:51 AM
As the Wall Street Journal recently reported, the near-legendary band's surging popularity since reuniting last year after an 8-year hiatus has made it impossible to continue granting free admission for fans with RFTC tattoos.

Because letting people in for free when nobody who wants to go to your shows anyway was suuuch a huge moneymaker.

/the people no longer getting in for free sound like they're getting the better end of the deal
//band sounds like a bunch of sellout douches
 
2014-02-19 12:30:35 AM
To be fair, after 20 years those tattoos probably don't look anything like the logo anymore.
 
2014-02-19 12:31:22 AM

fusillade762: They couldn't just hold 50 or so tickets for people with tattoos?


And not make the possible profit from those ticket sales should tattooed fans not show up?!?! What are you, some kind of communist? :p

/I actually agree with you
//or at least find some way of making it so fans with the tattoo can offer proof and reserve the tickets if they intend to go to the show
 
2014-02-19 12:32:27 AM
The article skipped the part where the author tells me why this is important to anyone.
 
2014-02-19 12:36:59 AM
So basically there's now two reasons to avoid having a Rocket From The Crypt tattoo.
 
2014-02-19 12:42:53 AM
FTA :

Bob Dylan didn't have social and political issues on his mind, not tattoos, when he released his folk anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin' " 50 years ago last month. But for fans of the mighty San Diego rock band Rocket From The Crypt (RFTC), the times are surely a-changin', even if their tattoos are not.

What an absolute mess.
 
2014-02-19 12:46:08 AM

TomD9938: FTA :

Bob Dylan didn't have social and political issues on his mind, not tattoos, when he released his folk anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin' " 50 years ago last month. But for fans of the mighty San Diego rock band Rocket From The Crypt (RFTC), the times are surely a-changin', even if their tattoos are not.

What an absolute mess.


Yep. The writer should get a Rocket From The Editor.
 
2014-02-19 12:46:54 AM
babysimpson.co.uk
If you're dumb enough to get a tattoo of a band logo, and you're not actually in the band, you deserve what happens to you.
 
2014-02-19 12:50:41 AM
Cheer up: get a tattoo of my logo and I'll have sex with you for free for the rest of my life. And no, I don't discriminate: I don't care about your sex, gender, race, age, weight, etc. as long as you're properly dedicated. But the tattoo has to be someplace where you can show it to me in public without undressing, as I have too much pride and too little time; your forehead would be easiest, or failing that your forearm...

The logo goes something like this:

PROPERTY OF
TheDavidTM


Simple enough, huh? If you want a more graphic pictoral kind of thing I can design one but imagination is clearly not my strong point.

Line forms here! EIP!
 
2014-02-19 12:51:31 AM
Meh. The venue owners don't want to give away free seats. They're probably small venues and not making much of a profit off it, so I don't blame them.

That being said, it wouldn't be too hard to put aside 20 tickets in your rider for fans that show up with tattoos. So, better to do that and let some people in for free than come off looking like douchebags.
 
2014-02-19 12:57:32 AM
A 2 page article about tattoos of a band's logo, and not a single picture if either the logo or a tattoo.
 
2014-02-19 12:58:04 AM
A two page article about a tattoo/logo and not a single picture of said tattoo/logo?
 
2014-02-19 12:59:21 AM
So close...
 
2014-02-19 01:06:09 AM

TomD9938: FTA :

Bob Dylan didn't have social and political issues on his mind, not tattoos, when he released his folk anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin' " 50 years ago last month. But for fans of the mighty San Diego rock band Rocket From The Crypt (RFTC), the times are surely a-changin', even if their tattoos are not.

What an absolute mess.


I had to read that part twice and I'm still not sure I get what he's saying.
 
2014-02-19 01:11:54 AM
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2014-02-19 01:16:44 AM

TwistedFark: Meh. The venue owners don't want to give away free seats. They're probably small venues and not making much of a profit off it, so I don't blame them.

That being said, it wouldn't be too hard to put aside 20 tickets in your rider for fans that show up with tattoos. So, better to do that and let some people in for free than come off looking like douchebags.



Or they could pay for 20 tickets out of their own cut to give away to the fans.
I doubt they're considering that option.

The tattoo thing is easy to pull off if you're playing clubs, because they make the majority of their money behind the bar anyway. Gets a little trickier when you're playing theater-type venues.
 
2014-02-19 01:17:43 AM
Back in the late 90's there was this "celebrity" tattoo artist in Chicago. He would do a night each month at this club where he would do free tattoos of his logo to anybody that wanted one. There would be a line a mile long of idiots lining up to get this guy's logo tattooed on them. Never could understand that. I always wondered if he had a partnership with a tattoo removal specialist because you after a few days when those people realize what they had done, the regret had to start setting in, and he could point them to his guy to get it removed.
 
2014-02-19 01:19:33 AM

TwistedFark: That being said, it wouldn't be too hard to put aside 20 tickets in your rider for fans that show up with tattoos. So, better to do that and let some people in for free than come off looking like douchebags.


This. Clearly they won't be able to give free entrance to every single person with an ROTC tattoo, but by doing what you suggested, they're showing some commitment to the cause and not causing animosity towards themselves. Everyone would understand.
 
2014-02-19 01:22:14 AM
RFTC is touring again? Kick ass!
 
2014-02-19 01:23:31 AM

ongbok: Back in the late 90's there was this "celebrity" tattoo artist in Chicago. He would do a night each month at this club where he would do free tattoos of his logo to anybody that wanted one. There would be a line a mile long of idiots lining up to get this guy's logo tattooed on them. Never could understand that. I always wondered if he had a partnership with a tattoo removal specialist because you after a few days when those people realize what they had done, the regret had to start setting in, and he could point them to his guy to get it removed.


People don't regret tattoos nearly as much as you'd think.
 
2014-02-19 01:27:41 AM
That totally sux. I won't listen to them anymore. I stick with listening to Rage Against the Machine (RATM, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of RATM Industries. For more information or licensing applications, write to RATM Holding Company).
 
2014-02-19 01:28:02 AM
Why not just treat the free tattoo tickets like standby / wait list tickets? So if the show sells out, they're out of luck, but if there are seats left the tattoo folks get them for free?
 
2014-02-19 01:31:11 AM

doglover: ongbok: Back in the late 90's there was this "celebrity" tattoo artist in Chicago. He would do a night each month at this club where he would do free tattoos of his logo to anybody that wanted one. There would be a line a mile long of idiots lining up to get this guy's logo tattooed on them. Never could understand that. I always wondered if he had a partnership with a tattoo removal specialist because you after a few days when those people realize what they had done, the regret had to start setting in, and he could point them to his guy to get it removed.

People don't regret tattoos nearly as much as you'd think.


Would you regret getting a unoriginal logo tattooed on you? I'm not talking about something people think is original and they thought up.
 
2014-02-19 01:33:53 AM

DrPainMD: That totally sux. I won't listen to them anymore. I stick with listening to Rage Against the Machine (RATM, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of RATM Industries. For more information or licensing applications, write to RATM Holding Company).


Knock them if you must, but those guys were geniuses. They convinced thousands of idiots that throwning down $30 for a Che Guevara T-shirt was somehow sticking it to the man. That takes talent.
 
2014-02-19 01:39:05 AM

ongbok: doglover: ongbok: Back in the late 90's there was this "celebrity" tattoo artist in Chicago. He would do a night each month at this club where he would do free tattoos of his logo to anybody that wanted one. There would be a line a mile long of idiots lining up to get this guy's logo tattooed on them. Never could understand that. I always wondered if he had a partnership with a tattoo removal specialist because you after a few days when those people realize what they had done, the regret had to start setting in, and he could point them to his guy to get it removed.

People don't regret tattoos nearly as much as you'd think.

Would you regret getting a unoriginal logo tattooed on you? I'm not talking about something people think is original and they thought up.


What? Can't parse that last statement. I'll try:

Depends on the image. As it is, I have a pin up style girl on my arm. Always wanted one. Now, pin up girls are unoriginal, but this one's also unique in that it's on my arm, no one else's.

If the picture is cool, that's fine if 10,000,000 have the same thing. It's still cool. Yakuza tats, for example, all very similar, yet awesome. But if it's a bad picture? Nah. That's crap, even if it's unique.
 
2014-02-19 01:47:17 AM
There's a heavy metal-themed gourmet hamburger restaurant in Alhambra, California called Grill 'Em All.  If you get a tattoo of their logo you get half-off everything you order there for life.
 
2014-02-19 01:48:10 AM

TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [img.fark.net image 850x958]


Well, Al did say, "Dare to be stupid!"
 
2014-02-19 02:01:51 AM
Who wouldn't want this tattoo?
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2014-02-19 02:29:48 AM

ongbok: doglover: ongbok: Back in the late 90's there was this "celebrity" tattoo artist in Chicago. He would do a night each month at this club where he would do free tattoos of his logo to anybody that wanted one. There would be a line a mile long of idiots lining up to get this guy's logo tattooed on them. Never could understand that. I always wondered if he had a partnership with a tattoo removal specialist because you after a few days when those people realize what they had done, the regret had to start setting in, and he could point them to his guy to get it removed.

People don't regret tattoos nearly as much as you'd think.

Would you regret getting a unoriginal logo tattooed on you? I'm not talking about something people think is original and they thought up.


Flash tattoos are pretty farking old school.
 
2014-02-19 02:41:20 AM

doglover: ongbok: Back in the late 90's there was this "celebrity" tattoo artist in Chicago. He would do a night each month at this club where he would do free tattoos of his logo to anybody that wanted one. There would be a line a mile long of idiots lining up to get this guy's logo tattooed on them. Never could understand that. I always wondered if he had a partnership with a tattoo removal specialist because you after a few days when those people realize what they had done, the regret had to start setting in, and he could point them to his guy to get it removed.

People don't regret tattoos nearly as much as you'd think.

starcasm.net

 
2014-02-19 02:58:40 AM
A friend of mine is a popular Blues guitarist/singer. Signing boobs used to be a fun thing, but when some woman showed up at a show and showed how she had his signature tattooed on, he stopped the practice.
 
2014-02-19 03:23:36 AM
The must be REALLY underground, because I never heard of them.
 
2014-02-19 03:51:15 AM

OgreMagi: A friend of mine is a popular Blues guitarist/singer. Signing boobs used to be a fun thing, but when some woman showed up at a show and showed how she had his signature tattooed on, he stopped the practice.


Penn Jillette would disagree with him.
 
2014-02-19 05:03:21 AM
I missed out seeing them 12 treats ago due to a car accident on the way to the show.

Seeing them next week boo yah!

Met John Reis and he was a total gentleman
 
2014-02-19 05:15:48 AM
Even after reading the article, I can't figure out if this band is underground enough to be cool or old enough to be lame. Quick, someone find a youth and ask them what I'm supposed to think.
 
2014-02-19 06:08:36 AM

ongbok: Would you regret getting a unoriginal logo tattooed on you? I'm not talking about something people think is original and they thought up.


Nope. i have artwork/lyrics from 4 bands amongst mine and regret not a single one of them - in fact, two of them are about 10 years old and they're still amongst my favorites.

Any time I want a new tattoo, I wait at least 6-12 months before booking an appointment. i put a lot of thought into it and have no regrets, nor will i ever.  People generally do not regret their tattoos if they put thought into them and what they mean to/about them.  i love each one of mine - from art off an album to ones my best friends drew.

The regrets usually come from; (a) poor choice of artist or (b) random impulse tattoos.  Anyone who actually cares about their tattoos will encounter neither issue.
 
2014-02-19 06:53:51 AM

serpent_sky: random impulse tattoos


I've always kinda wanted to get a tattoo that says "tattoo" in Kanji, but I don't personally like Kanji tattoos. But the joke for the people who can read it.... almost worth the skin.

刺青
 
2014-02-19 07:13:59 AM
What I think is interesting is I've never heard of them.

Not a dig at them by any means, but the article calls them "near-legendary" and I've literally never heard the words "Rocket From The Crypt" before today.

Again, more my own "Out of touch-ness" than anything, I guess? (Though I've at least heard of a lot of bands that I don't listen to)
 
2014-02-19 07:15:20 AM
Back in the 70s, if you wanted to see a Harry Chapin concert for free, all you had to do was bring canned food to feed the hungry.
 
2014-02-19 07:20:49 AM
So their position is literally "we are making so much money now that we can't afford to let you in". Douchetastic.

/never heard of 'em
/all tattoos are stupid
 
2014-02-19 07:36:53 AM

Passive Aggressive Larry: Even after reading the article, I can't figure out if this band is underground enough to be cool or old enough to be lame. Quick, someone find a youth and ask them what I'm supposed to think.


I'm not a youth, but stealing most of your band's name from a legendary (albeit lesser-known) band has rarely been cool.  "Wow, "Rocket From the Tombs" is a pretty cool name.  Let's call ourselves "Rocket From the.......how 'bout 'Crypt'?  Y'think anyone'll notice?"  That's all.  I'm gonna go listen to this guy that makes his own guitars and calls himself Bo Dudley.
 
2014-02-19 07:42:57 AM
Damnit! There goes my business of selling rub-on tattoos of their logo.
 
2014-02-19 07:44:10 AM

nigeman: I missed out seeing them 12 treats ago due to a car accident on the way to the show.


Wait, what?
 
2014-02-19 07:47:07 AM

Gaddiel: nigeman: I missed out seeing them 12 treats ago due to a car accident on the way to the show.

Wait, what?


Phones suck.
 
2014-02-19 07:54:54 AM

Nix Nightbird: The must be REALLY underground, because I never heard of them.


This was the closest thing they had to a hit
 
2014-02-19 08:04:22 AM
Billy Liar:
I'm not a youth, but stealing most of your band's name from a legendary (albeit lesser-known) band has rarely been cool.  "Wow, "Rocket From the Tombs" is a pretty cool name.  Let's call ourselves "Rocket From the.......how 'bout 'Crypt'?  Y'think anyone'll notice?"  That's all.  I'm gonna go listen to this guy that makes his own guitars and calls himself Bo Dudley.

The Story of Bo Dudley is one of my favorite songs from Erik Burton and The Bestiary.
 
2014-02-19 08:36:46 AM

No Catchy Nickname: TomD9938: FTA :

Bob Dylan didn't have social and political issues on his mind, not tattoos, when he released his folk anthem "The Times They Are A-Changin' " 50 years ago last month. But for fans of the mighty San Diego rock band Rocket From The Crypt (RFTC), the times are surely a-changin', even if their tattoos are not.

What an absolute mess.

Yep. The writer should get a Rocket From The Editor.


Editor? What is this edit-tor of which you speak? You realize this is the Internet, don't you?
 
2014-02-19 08:40:27 AM

stoli n coke: DrPainMD: That totally sux. I won't listen to them anymore. I stick with listening to Rage Against the Machine (RATM, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of RATM Industries. For more information or licensing applications, write to RATM Holding Company).

Knock them if you must, but those guys were geniuses. They convinced thousands of idiots that throwning down $30 for a Che Guevara T-shirt was somehow sticking it to the man. That takes talent.


I don't get the FARK hate for Rage. They're professional musicians, not politicians, and their music kicks ass. That's all I want out of a band, not a goddamned political platform.
 
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