Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Weekend cancels plans for Saturday

We can see why Vampire Weekend would drop everything to answer a call to appear on Saturday Night Live - getting your music in front of lots of people can give your career a fillip. Even if the people are those with an astonishingly high tolerance for overlong comedy sketches.

But it's a bit of a shame their big chance has come at the cost of actual, paying fans in Orlando and St Augstine. There's room for someone to work out the economics of this - is it better for a band with limited mainstream appeal to drop paying, current fans and risk losing them in favour of potential, half-hearted fans? It's not so clear that the big audience is always the one to chase.