"The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience."
- Lester Bangs

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cobra Starship in Troy, NY

Cobra Starship at Revolution Hall, Troy, NY (January 2008)

Lead singer of Cobra Starship, Gabe Saporta, has been and will most probably be mentioned several times on Love Your Fans. In a January 2008 show at Revolution Hall, when a group of fans in the front row got to pushing and pulling, Saporta stopped the concert and pulled a frightened young girl out of the crowd. Admonishing those who had gotten so rough during his set, the singer had a quick and quiet conversation with the saved girl (most likely to make sure she did not need medical attention), gave her a bottle of water from the band's stash and had her sit on the edge of the stage for the remainder of the concert. The other members of the band also all spoke to the girl at some point during the show.

This is what we need to see more of. This is what Love Your Fans is all about. If a fan is being hurt, the band CAN and SHOULD step in, as much as they are able. Kudos to the Cobras!

Cobra Starship: 5

1 comment:

  1. that's the cobra I know and love!


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