Do You Want An Artist/Band to Play All Their Singles In Concert?

I’m curious if people actually prefer to hear all the singles of someone they go to see live or not.

I know why they do this. These are the songs that get radio-time and are used to promote the band and all, so I imagine a lot of people go just to see those songs performed. I get that, and it’s fair. Bands have to play what the fans want.

But are the people who go just to see the singles really, truly fans?

What about the people who are actual fans, who own every album, know every song, not just the singles?

Playing singles caters to the people who likely will only go see a band once, while the bigger fans will likely see them at any opportunity they can. But there’s no point to see them again, unless you don’t mind seeing the same set list.

It’s weird to me that artists cater more to people who like them less, but then again, there might be more of them then repeat viewers. But I doubt it, because every concert I’ve ever been to, 90% of the people somehow know every single lyric of every single song that every single band plays.

If you go to see your favorite artist, chances are they are going to play each and every single they’ve ever had. This isn’t so bad for newer artists with a couple of albums. But for the ones with lengthy careers with over 10 albums, and likely two singles from each, that’s 90% of their set list for each tour, and each concert. The other 10% is likely songs from their newest album.

It’s fine to see them once, but what’s the point ever again? Usually, the singles aren’t even their best songs, though this will be different for literally everyone, what with each person having their own tastes and all, but it’s a real shame to know you will never even see them perform anything but their singles.

There are a few bands I would love to go see a second time, but not to see a near-identical set list, despite having hundreds of songs to choose from.

And then there’s those wily artists who have so many songs that are typically long that instead of playing an entire song, play one verse and the chorus, then jump into another song.

This drives me insane! I personally would rather hear 12 full songs instead of 25 fractions of songs.

One of the only bands I’ve seen that actually play varied sets is Alkaline Trio. As a result, I am about to see them for the fifth or sixth time.

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These guys have a ton of songs from nearly a dozen albums, and each set is unexpected, for they seem to choose from all of them. Of all the times I’ve seen them, they only played one song at each concert, it was their closing song, so I guess they always close with that, and they played another one of their most popular songs all but one of the concerts I’ve seen them in. I may have seen a couple more played twice over the years, but for the most part, they’ve played different songs, which is why I keep coming back for more. Heck, they even did a tour of songs they hadn’t played in a while a few years back.

Most other bands, after I realize they’ve played nothing but singles is one and done. I won’t go see them again.

So what do you think? Do you like it when artists play singles and nothing but? Or do you prefer a varied set to encourage seeing them again?

Tournament of Hotties: Pop Singers- Round 2, Part 2

Here we are, about to decide the two hotties that will move up to the semi-finals! Catch up on everything here, and let’s check out some singers!

Katy Perry VS Ciara

Let’s just look at some pictures, shall we?

Wow…what a hottie…just absolutely beautiful. And that picture of her with that mouth open. It seems like something can be inserted nicely into that…but I just can’t think of what…hmm…

And next up we have the sexy Ciara!

Here’s another woman who looks like something can be inserted into her, but this time in the opening in her legs on those two pictures. But anyway, what a gorgeous woman. She has an amazing body, sexy expression, and so toned and hot, her body is. Truly an irresistible woman. Everyone wishes it was their own hand covering that boob in that one picture. My gosh…just amazing. She even looks like Beyonce in the city shot.

So which of these incredible hotties is going to come out on top? (with hopefully me on the bottom…)

Well if Beyonce was beaten by Katy, and she looks like Ciara, that could only mean…

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And now the last 2 hotties. Who will make it to the semi-finals?

Carrie Underwood VS Ariana Grande

Carrie is a gorgeous woman, the kind you want to marry. She is modest and beautiful, which is always nice if you are looking for a partner, not for a tournament of hotties. But she is cute and glowing, and it grabs your attention nonetheless. Being modest, there aren’t too many sexy pictures of her out there, but here’s what I could scrounge up.

Not the hottest girl we’ve seen, but still has a desirable body and a beautiful face. And that blond hair is gorgeous. Without a doubt a hottie.

And next up is the young and sexy/cute/hot/erotic Ariana teasing us with her good looks and short skirts.

She certainly has a unique style, but that doesn’t make it any less sexy. Perfect, tight body, up skirt pics, and long hair make her something you could only dream of.

This is a no brainer. She wins all the way.

Victor- Ariana Grande

 

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So provocative…

And that’s it. Ariana and Katy move on to the semi-finals!! See you there!