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Old 09-29-2008, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a graphic design student doing a school project to design the complete user experience of a pop music concert (ie promotional materials, tour merchandise etc). As such, I need to obtain information from pop music fans about their concert experiences. If you have a few moments and feel kind enough to help a student with her school project, please fill out your answers to the questions below and send to laura_rachelle1984@yahoo.ca. All your answers and your personal information (like email address) will be kept in complete confidence.

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What are your favourite genres of music? Who are your favourite bands/artists?

How many concerts do you attend per year?

Where/How do you find out about concerts?

For what reasons do you decide to attend a concert? What are the most important things that you consider in deciding to attend a concert?

Where/How do you purchase tickets?

Have you ever entered contests to win tickets to a concert? If so, what did you do to win the tickets? What would you do to win tickets?

What other activities do you do on the day of the concert (ie go out to dinner before the concert etc)?

Do you purchase tour merchandise? If so, what do you buy and where do you buy it?

Would you be interested in personalized tour memorabilia? For example, would you be interested in having your photograph taken at the concert and sent to you, or put on a t-shirt or on other merchandise? If so, what type of merchandise would interest you most?

Do you purchase food or beverages in the venue? What kind?

Do you belong to any official artist fan clubs (ie fan clubs that you pay a yearly fee to join and which give you exclusive access to content like pictures or videos)? Do you belong to any unofficial fan clubs? If so, which ones and what aspects of a fan club are most important to you?

Would the chance to win door prizes or enter raffles encourage you to attend a concert?

If there is an opening act, do you find out who the opening act is before you purchase tickets or attend the concert? Does the choice of opening act influence your decision to attend a concert or not and, if so, why?

Are you interested in signing up for alerts about ticket availability, artist news or concert cancellations when purchasing your tickets? By text message, by email, or by some other method?

Are you interested in package deals (ie where you purchase transportation, parking, or food/beverage coupons along with your tickets)? If so, what would be included in your ideal package?

Would you purchase or enter contests to see the band’s sound check or to meet the band? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?

Would you be interested in attending after parties at a local club after the show? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?

Do you need to purchase the band’s album before you attend the concert or do you go to concerts to discover new music?

Do you read or listen to reviews of the band’s albums or their concerts before attending their show? If so, what sources do you use (ie newspaper, online blogs, radio etc) and do they influence your decision to attend the concert?

Do you ever visit the official websites of bands that you like? Do you visit other websites about bands that you like (ie fan-created websites) or general music websites? Which websites and what kind of content do you look for?

Describe a good concert experience that you have had?

Describe a bad concert experience?
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What are your favourite genres of music? Who are your favourite bands/artists?
I'm pretty eclectic so picking favorites doesn't seem to work.

How many concerts do you attend per year?
Depends on my wallet, but usually as often as I can.

Where/How do you find out about concerts?
Usually the internet.

For what reasons do you decide to attend a concert? What are the most important things that you consider in deciding to attend a concert?
The music, and usually nothing but the music. However, if an artist has particularly good stage presence that can help. However, good stage presence won't make bad music enjoyable.

Where/How do you purchase tickets?
Typically through whatever retailer sells tickets. Its usually Ticket Master.

Have you ever entered contests to win tickets to a concert? If so, what did you do to win the tickets? What would you do to win tickets?
Yeah but it was only a call in and being the right caller number. I don't know how far I'd go to win tickets, it would depend on the band.

What other activities do you do on the day of the concert (ie go out to dinner before the concert etc)?
Nothing special.

Do you purchase tour merchandise? If so, what do you buy and where do you buy it?
Usually not. Money is a bit tight on my end.

Would you be interested in personalized tour memorabilia? For example, would you be interested in having your photograph taken at the concert and sent to you, or put on a t-shirt or on other merchandise? If so, what type of merchandise would interest you most?

I'm straight but I'd kill for a picture of me sucking Lemmy Kilmeister off.

Do you purchase food or beverages in the venue? What kind?
If I'm thirsty I'll get water.

Do you belong to any official artist fan clubs (ie fan clubs that you pay a yearly fee to join and which give you exclusive access to content like pictures or videos)? Do you belong to any unofficial fan clubs? If so, which ones and what aspects of a fan club are most important to you? Nope.


Would the chance to win door prizes or enter raffles encourage you to attend a concert? Nope. I'm there for the music. However, I'd enter just because having the chance to win something is neat.

If there is an opening act, do you find out who the opening act is before you purchase tickets or attend the concert? Does the choice of opening act influence your decision to attend a concert or not and, if so, why? It usually doesn't influence me to go or not but I do like to check out every band on the bill just to familiarize myself with the material and what to expect. Also of note, I've been to concerts specifically to see the opening band while actually having a dislike for the headliners. It just works out that way sometimes.

Are you interested in signing up for alerts about ticket availability, artist news or concert cancellations when purchasing your tickets? By text message, by email, or by some other method? Nope.

Are you interested in package deals (ie where you purchase transportation, parking, or food/beverage coupons along with your tickets)? If so, what would be included in your ideal package? Not if it costs more.

Would you purchase or enter contests to see the band’s sound check or to meet the band? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?
I've done it a few times. Its cool just meeting people I guess.

Would you be interested in attending after parties at a local club after the show? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future? Usually not. I'm not really a club/party kind of guy. I have a home to go to with my own stuff I need to work on.

Do you need to purchase the band’s album before you attend the concert or do you go to concerts to discover new music? Usually buying the album is a waste of money and doesn't support the artist much. I'd rather download the album and save the money for the concert to support the band directly.

Do you read or listen to reviews of the band’s albums or their concerts before attending their show? If so, what sources do you use (ie newspaper, online blogs, radio etc) and do they influence your decision to attend the concert? Critics are retarded.

Do you ever visit the official websites of bands that you like? Do you visit other websites about bands that you like (ie fan-created websites) or general music websites? Which websites and what kind of content do you look for?
Yes, usually to check out the music and check tour dates.

Describe a good concert experience that you have had?
GWAR.
Describe a bad concert experience?
Being vomitted on by something that wasn't one of GWAR's props.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You're lucky I have an odd love for filling **** out.

What are your favourite genres of music? Who are your favourite bands/artists? I try not to limit myself, as long as it's good.

How many concerts do you attend per year?
Around 10 I guess. Little shows included.

Where/How do you find out about concerts?
Friends, interwebz.

For what reasons do you decide to attend a concert? What are the most important things that you consider in deciding to attend a concert? If I like the artist or not, also if it's dirt cheap I won't turn it down.

Where/How do you purchase tickets?
Ticketmaster if I think it will sell out, but usually when I get there.

Have you ever entered contests to win tickets to a concert? If so, what did you do to win the tickets? What would you do to win tickets?
Not that I can remember

What other activities do you do on the day of the concert (ie go out to dinner before the concert etc)? Smoke, drink. The usual stuff

Do you purchase tour merchandise? If so, what do you buy and where do you buy it? If it's cheap yea, $40 for a shirt just because it's made ou of old cans, **** off Thom.

Would you be interested in personalized tour memorabilia? For example, would you be interested in having your photograph taken at the concert and sent to you, or put on a t-shirt or on other merchandise? If so, what type of merchandise would interest you most? I really don't care enoughto go to those lengths.

Do you purchase food or beverages in the venue? What kind?
Waaay to expensive.

Do you belong to any official artist fan clubs (ie fan clubs that you pay a yearly fee to join and which give you exclusive access to content like pictures or videos)? Do you belong to any unofficial fan clubs? If so, which ones and what aspects of a fan club are most important to you?
Nooo.

Would the chance to win door prizes or enter raffles encourage you to attend a concert? Not really.

If there is an opening act, do you find out who the opening act is before you purchase tickets or attend the concert? Does the choice of opening act influence your decision to attend a concert or not and, if so, why?
Um no, I'm not there to see them. I sometimes do afterwards though, if I liked them enough.

Are you interested in signing up for alerts about ticket availability, artist news or concert cancellations when purchasing your tickets? By text message, by email, or by some other method? No thanks.

Are you interested in package deals (ie where you purchase transportation, parking, or food/beverage coupons along with your tickets)? If so, what would be included in your ideal package? Sounds like it would be too much anyways.

Would you purchase or enter contests to see the band’s sound check or to meet the band? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?
Sure why not, my brother got to meet Melt Banana that way, it was just him and the drummers girlfriend during sound check when he was on vacation in Oreland.

Would you be interested in attending after parties at a local club after the show? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?
Too young.

Do you need to purchase the band’s album before you attend the concert or do you go to concerts to discover new music?
If I pay alot I know them well, if it's free or cheap maybe

Do you read or listen to reviews of the band’s albums or their concerts before attending their show? If so, what sources do you use (ie newspaper, online blogs, radio etc) and do they influence your decision to attend the concert? I feel like you've asked this already but worded it differently.

Do you ever visit the official websites of bands that you like? Do you visit other websites about bands that you like (ie fan-created websites) or general music websites? Which websites and what kind of content do you look for? Well duh.

Describe a good concert experience that you have had?
Seeing Jeff Tweedy from Wilco being attacked by some gnats on stage over the summer.

Describe a bad concert experience?
Nothing too bad other than the bands being horrible.

I'm still not seeing what this has to do with pop music.
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What are your favourite genres of music? Who are your favourite bands/artists?

Too many.

How many concerts do you attend per year?

I just recently started going to shows but this year Im attending like 5 I think.

Where/How do you find out about concerts?

Free entertainment rags/the internet.

For what reasons do you decide to attend a concert? What are the most important things that you consider in deciding to attend a concert?

If the band is good/if its not in a stadium.

Where/How do you purchase tickets?

At the door or online.

Have you ever entered contests to win tickets to a concert? If so, what did you do to win the tickets? What would you do to win tickets?

Never have. Depending on the band I might take a shot in the mouth.

What other activities do you do on the day of the concert (ie go out to dinner before the concert etc)?

Yeah, go to eat, rip butts, hang around like the degenerate I am.

Do you purchase tour merchandise? If so, what do you buy and where do you buy it?

Actually...I dont think I ever have! Although none of the good concerts Ive been to have had Tshirts or anything at them.

Would you be interested in personalized tour memorabilia? For example, would you be interested in having your photograph taken at the concert and sent to you, or put on a t-shirt or on other merchandise? If so, what type of merchandise would interest you most?

That sounds kinda gay.


Do you purchase food or beverages in the venue? What kind?

Water cos I get mad dehydrated at shows.

Do you belong to any official artist fan clubs (ie fan clubs that you pay a yearly fee to join and which give you exclusive access to content like pictures or videos)? Do you belong to any unofficial fan clubs? If so, which ones and what aspects of a fan club are most important to you?

No.

Would the chance to win door prizes or enter raffles encourage you to attend a concert?

Not if the band sucked.

If there is an opening act, do you find out who the opening act is before you purchase tickets or attend the concert? Does the choice of opening act influence your decision to attend a concert or not and, if so, why?

Depends, if I like the opener and not the headlinr, maybe. Thats never happened though, and If I like the headliner, I could care less who opens, I get the tickets. A good opener is an added bonus.

Are you interested in signing up for alerts about ticket availability, artist news or concert cancellations when purchasing your tickets? By text message, by email, or by some other method?

Nah, If I want tickets that bad I get them on my own terms.

Are you interested in package deals (ie where you purchase transportation, parking, or food/beverage coupons along with your tickets)? If so, what would be included in your ideal package?

I guess?

Would you purchase or enter contests to see the band’s sound check or to meet the band? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?

That seems kind of corny. I met Bradford Cox once, but it was cos he didnt know how to get into the show. If It was set up that I would "Be officially meeting (insert performer Im a fan of)" Id feel like a 12 year old.

Would you be interested in attending after parties at a local club after the show? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?

Umm...im not 21 yet, so an astounding no.

Do you need to purchase the band’s album before you attend the concert or do you go to concerts to discover new music?

Typically I know the headliner, and then the openers are the bands that I "discover".

Do you read or listen to reviews of the band’s albums or their concerts before attending their show? If so, what sources do you use (ie newspaper, online blogs, radio etc) and do they influence your decision to attend the concert?

I always research album reviews...but to tell you the truth, concerts, not so much.

Do you ever visit the official websites of bands that you like? Do you visit other websites about bands that you like (ie fan-created websites) or general music websites? Which websites and what kind of content do you look for?

Sometimes, just for release dates typically though.

Describe a good concert experience that you have had?

King Khan pulled out the guy from Les Savy Fav's wiener.

Oooh! Also, Jean Louis Costes playing really frightening music while drinking piss, fucking girls on stage, and spitting potato chips on us. Oooh! And his opener which was just 4 naked guys playing feedback while assaulting/making out with audience members.

Describe a bad concert experience?

MGMT.
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What are your favourite genres of music? Who are your favourite bands/artists?
As long as it's something I can get into, I'll listen to it. My personal music collection spans the gamut from Vivaldi to Black Flag to Bonnie Raitt to Miles Davis, etc. etc.

How many concerts do you attend per year?
As many as I can, but I prefer to hit up smaller, more intimate venues.

Where/How do you find out about concerts?
If there's a band I like, I'll usually sign up for some kind of internet mailing list, or I watch their site.

For what reasons do you decide to attend a concert? What are the most important things that you consider in deciding to attend a concert?
I have to base the concerts I attend on budget and time constraints, so generally speaking I'll play triage -- if there are three bands playing that I really want to see, I have to base my decision on the likelihood that I'll see them again (i.e. are they going to break up), the number of times I have seen them / will see them again (do they tour my area regularly) etc. The most important element of the concert is quite simply the music. If you're a good band you'll be even better live than you are in the studio.

Where/How do you purchase tickets?
Usually Ticketmaster, though at times I've purchased from friends.

Have you ever entered contests to win tickets to a concert? If so, what did you do to win the tickets? What would you do to win tickets?
No, I can't be bothered to sign up for that sort of thing, because I never know if it's legit or not when they call me up to say I won. If I never sign up I know they're trying to take me for a ride.

What other activities do you do on the day of the concert (ie go out to dinner before the concert etc)?
Usually nothing, because all my money has been eaten up getting to said show.

Do you purchase tour merchandise? If so, what do you buy and where do you buy it?
Periodically I'll buy merch, but I don't really go in for teeshirts or posters; I'll buy music if they have it and I don't, and especially if it's cheaper than at my local retailer.

Would you be interested in personalized tour memorabilia? For example, would you be interested in having your photograph taken at the concert and sent to you, or put on a t-shirt or on other merchandise? If so, what type of merchandise would interest you most?
That sort of thing is really schlocky to me. I wouldn't really be interested in my face on anything -- I'm going to see someone else's band, right?

Do you purchase food or beverages in the venue? What kind?
Depends on the venue, and the likelihood I'll meet the performers afterwards. Usually I hit small venues like pubs, so I'll have a couple beers, but nothing too intense because I don't want to be a drunken fool if I meet the band afterwards.

Do you belong to any official artist fan clubs (ie fan clubs that you pay a yearly fee to join and which give you exclusive access to content like pictures or videos)? Do you belong to any unofficial fan clubs? If so, which ones and what aspects of a fan club are most important to you?
I don't belong to any membership-based fan clubs because I can't be bothered. Like I said, I'll sign up for mailing lists if I want to be kept up-to-date on tour schedules and the like.


Would the chance to win door prizes or enter raffles encourage you to attend a concert?
Once again, that is all icing. If you have to be bribed into attending a concert, what does that say about the band in question?

If there is an opening act, do you find out who the opening act is before you purchase tickets or attend the concert? Does the choice of opening act influence your decision to attend a concert or not and, if so, why?
Opening acts are like the previews at the movies...even if the movie sucks I usually enjoy the previews, and if the previews are balls I will probably like the movie. Either way I get something out of it.

Are you interested in signing up for alerts about ticket availability, artist news or concert cancellations when purchasing your tickets? By text message, by email, or by some other method?
I just want to know when the band is going to be in my neck of the woods. I don't want to be pestered with junk mail.

Are you interested in package deals (ie where you purchase transportation, parking, or food/beverage coupons along with your tickets)? If so, what would be included in your ideal package?
Why does everything have to be packaged this way? It's a frigging show, just go see it.

Would you purchase or enter contests to see the band’s sound check or to meet the band? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?
I'd be more inclined to go see bands I'm likely to meet after the show because they're cool people and want to meet their fans. If I have to win tickets to get into some backstage pass nonsense I'm not really inclined.

Would you be interested in attending after parties at a local club after the show? Have you ever attended such an event and what would make you interested in attending one in the future?
It really depends on the vibe of the show, who I'm with and what's going on afterwards. Also, what I'm doing the next day -- if I have to go to work or something I'm not really going to be heading out too many places.

Do you need to purchase the band’s album before you attend the concert or do you go to concerts to discover new music?
I don't need to purchase it, but I do need to listen to it if it's a band I'm not all that familiar with, but usually I don't buy tickets to concerts put on by bands I don't know.

Do you read or listen to reviews of the band’s albums or their concerts before attending their show? If so, what sources do you use (ie newspaper, online blogs, radio etc) and do they influence your decision to attend the concert? I don't put much stock in professional critics; I usually defer to friends, colleagues or family members whose tastes I share or am inclined to believe.

Do you ever visit the official websites of bands that you like? Do you visit other websites about bands that you like (ie fan-created websites) or general music websites? Which websites and what kind of content do you look for?
Honestly I don't ask much out of official band sites. A bio section is great because if I'm into a band I want to know everything I can about them, and a few links to music or interviews are cool too, but otherwise just give me the basics -- tour dates etc. Take it easy on the HTML.

Describe a good concert experience that you have had?
Shawn Mullins at the Horseshoe. Two man acoustic set, and I met him afterwards. Nicest guy you'd want to meet.

Describe a bad concert experience?
Oh, just about any open-air festival you want to name. None of the bands I want to see are ever there.
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