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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 14
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2014-02-19 12:57:32 AM  
4 votes:
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 12:42:53 AM  
3 votes:
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 06:08:36 AM  
2 votes:

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 12:51:31 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:46:54 AM  
2 votes:
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 12:32:27 AM  
2 votes:
The article skipped the part where the author tells me why this is important to anyone.
2014-02-19 12:28:51 AM  
2 votes:
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 10:14:07 AM  
1 votes:

thesharkman: No band/venue is gonna hold spots for free tickets when they can sell them. That is how tickets get released on sold out shows when the band releases tickets they had the venue hold for their use.


The BAND should take care of it - rider, deduct from their pay. Those people supported them when they were small and your word is your bond.
Don't think anyone (well, maybe a few crazies) would now get tatooed just to go to a show.

/reservations before sales
//bucket of water to check for temps
2014-02-19 09:27:40 AM  
1 votes:

serpent_sky: doglover: I understand enough Japanese and Japanese culture to deal with that.

It's the first part that's prevented me.

Apologies - I didn't know that. :)

I dated someone who was from Japan and he LOVED reading "Japanese" tattoos.


The best one was some emo kid with 不景気 which means "depression"

But it means ECONOMIC depression only.

I still laugh.
2014-02-19 01:27:41 AM  
1 votes:
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 01:22:14 AM  
1 votes:
RFTC is touring again? Kick ass!
2014-02-19 01:16:44 AM  
1 votes:

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 12:58:04 AM  
1 votes:
A two page article about a tattoo/logo and not a single picture of said tattoo/logo?
2014-02-19 12:26:23 AM  
1 votes:
That sucks, I actually like RFTC, but this is a pretty douche move.
 
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