$150 To Be A Roadie For SUICIDE SILENCE For A Day? Let’s Discuss The Pros and Cons


This past week, Suicide Silence have offered their fans either the opportunity of a lifetime or a massive scam – pay the band $150, and you can be one of their roadies for a day. A lot of people are having very strong reactions to this, so I decided to take a closer look at the issue.

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As Editor-in-Chief of Gear Gods, I've been feeding your sick instrument fetishism and trying unsuccessfully to hide my own since 2013. I studied music on both coasts (Berklee and SSU) and now I'm just trying to put my degree to some use. That's a music degree, not an English one. I'm sure you noticed.

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  • I agree with the main point concerning the perceived value of the experience as it relates to the popularity of the band. This is a creative idea to provide that experience, as it seems that people are valuing experiences over buying/owning stuff these days. I’d also be interested how it pans out. Enjoyed the post. One criticism – this could have been half the length if the repeated and restated thoughts were taken out.

  • I was “payed” to be Dream Theater’s roadie for a day on their Images and Words tour. I got a free golden circle concert ticket and a meet and greet with the band. Awesome night, even though I’m not a hard core fan of them anymore. This was the promoter paying me though, not the band. I wouldn’t pay for it.

  • I wish this was Waynes World and I could go through roadie training! haaaaa…..

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