Bands should stop touring

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  1. Robert Urbanek

    Robert Urbanek Active Member

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    The coronavirus has forced some bands to cancel concerts, but they should build on that by cancelling concerts entirely to reduce the carbon footprint caused by air travel, tour vehicles, the energy and resource costs of concert special effects and the fuel used by people commuting to concerts.

    The Beatles stopped touring in 1966 but remained a success. Other performance avenues are available, such as broadcast and streaming TV.

    Stopping tours would also have moral and physical benefits for the performers: fewer temptations to have sex with groupies and less pressure to use drugs to overcome tour fatigue.
     
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    Well, the problem is that the economics of the music industry has changed. The Beatles could still make money on singles and albums. That revenue stream has changed due to streaming and filesharing. Artists now make their money on touring.
     
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    drluggit Well-Known Member Donor

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    If bands don't tour, they don't make money. Simple as that. Streaming and piracy as well as digitization all keep musicians from making a real living wage from their efforts. The rest of your post is nonsensical..
     
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    Since most bands claim to believe in AGW they should stay home to “save the planet “
     
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    And actors and actresses should not make movies or TV shows, after all large volume of people usually in close quarters, traveling to shoot on site, not social distancing or wearing masks, then people in movie theaters.

    Don't know about you, but listening to the efforts of a person or a group of artists prerecorded just doesn't come close to seeing them live.
     
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    roorooroo Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    I avoid all that crap anyway, have no desire to support leftist appeaser hoiler-than-thou, do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do, fake socialist/commies.
     
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    I don't do movies, except for some favorites from back when. Nothing currently out there that even vaguely interests me.

    When it comes to music, I don't care what political lean someone is, if I can relate to their music, then I'm good.
     
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    How about applying that to ALL forms of entertainment? College and pro sports, plays, operas, Nascar, carnivals, anywhere people congregate?
     

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