frank wrote:Ah but the thing about this is, most bands have a corpus of material that their fans like. For example, if I did a request set voted on by every person at the show, I'd almost certainly play Believe, Photosynthesis, Recovery etc etc every night. That's the part of the calculus some die-hard people forget - I know that *you* will go nuts if I play "back to sleep" or whatever, but most people absolutely won't - trust me, I know, I've written a lot of setlists. If it was pure democracy every night I wouldn't be at all surprised if it came out the same time and time again.Evan wrote:I stand corrected.
I still do not trust it though. I refuse to believe that everyone is voting for the same songs night after night, because there really isn't a huge difference in setlist from night to night, and they tend to play certain songs for a few nights, and then it might change for a few nights...it's not exactly like they haven't lied to their fans before. Like that old "we'll never make videos" thing...remember that? Oh how times have changed.
I understand this, and agree that sure the big hits will get voted for, but if you actually look at the set lists they have ended up playing it's a bit samey on consecutive nights, and then changes a bit for a few nights. Perhaps it's a regional thing. But either way, I just dont trust them. It's no more than a vehicle to let them tour the festival circuit AGAIN, and I refuse to believe they are all above board.