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Why Do Bands Do Encores?

If you’ve recently attended a concert, you might be wondering why the band performed an encore. Whilst you might not realize it, there are actually a whole host of reasons why so many bands perform an encore at the end of each show.    So, why do bands do encores? Encores are usually performed out…

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Why Do Concerts Always Start Late?

If you’ve recently attended a concert, you’re probably wondering why it started so late. Whilst it’s tempting to blame the artist themselves, the time a concert starts is almost-always out of the artist’s hands.    So, why do concerts always start late? The primary reason concerts start late is to increase revenue; the more time patrons spend in…

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Why Do Concerts Have Opening Acts?

If you’ve recently attended a concert, you might be wondering what the purpose of the opening acts were. Whilst you might not realize it, there are actually a whole host of reasons why concerts have opening acts.    So, why do concerts have opening acts? Opening acts are used to provide value for money, cross-promote different artists and…

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Why Do Bands Have Two Guitarists?

As a non-musician, you might be wondering why some bands have two guitarists. Similarly, you might be curious if there’s any drawbacks to having more than one guitarist in a band.   So, why do bands have two guitarists? Bands have two guitarists in order to thicken up their sound, maintain momentum when switching from rhythm…

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Why Do Bands Play Faster Live?

As a non-musician, you might be wondering why bands play faster live. Similarly, you may be unsure if it’s an intentional or unintentional action.    So, why do bands play faster live? When performing live, bands may unintentionally play faster as a result of heightened chemical levels in the body. However, they may intentionally play faster in order to enhance…

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What Do Musicians Do After A Concert?

As a non-musician, you might be wondering what musicians actually do after a concert. Whilst it’s tempting to conjure up images of wild parties and trashed hotel rooms, you’d be right in thinking this is an unrealistic depiction of a typical post-concert routine.    So, what do musicians do after a concert? After a concert, musicians will…

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Why Do Musicians Make Faces? (+ Funny Examples!)

As a non-musician, you might be wondering why musicians make faces when they play. Similarly, you might be unsure if the faces they make are voluntary or involuntary.    So, why do musicians make faces? The faces musicians make whilst performing are colloquially referred to as ‘guitar faces’. They’re a mostly-involuntary reaction to concentration, emotion, nerves,…

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Where Do Bands Stay On Tour?

As a non-musician, you might be wondering where bands stay whilst they’re on tour. Whilst it’s tempting conjure up images of five star hotels and private jets, you’d be right in thinking this is a far cry from the reality of touring life.    So, where do bands stay on tour? When touring the DIY circuit,…