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What Do Bands Do Before A Show?

As a non-musician, you might be wondering what bands do before a show. Whilst you might not know it, there are actually a range of different activities that band members participate in prior to a performance.    So, what do bands do before playing a show? Before playing a show, bands will load their gear into the venue…

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Why Do Guitarists Change Guitars On Stage?

If you’ve recently attended a concert, you might be wondering why the guitarists kept changing guitars during the set. Whilst you might not know it, there are actually a whole host of reasons why guitarists do this.    So, why do guitarists change guitars on stage? Guitarists will commonly change guitars in order to use a different tuning,…

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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…