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

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cobra Starship in Clifton Park, NY

A letter to the band, Cobra Starship from two fans:

"Dearest Cobras,

We recently were lucky enough to see you perform on the Sleeping with Giants Tour. We saw you in Poughkeepsie, Hartford, CT and Clifton Park, NY. You were fabulous. That being said, what we really want to thank you for is how you treated your fans. Over the three performances we had plenty of time to observe your interactions with your fans. Seeing as a lot of them are young kids, it’s easy to seem condescending or uninterested. But you didn’t. We had a chance to meet all of you and we were very impressed at how chill you were.

In particular, while at the Clifton Park show, we sat near the merch table for a breather. While we were there, Gabe sat down next to us. He had already spent an hour signing autographs at the FYE table and we thought he was on his way out when he came over to us. But he ended up staying another hour and we got to see first hand not only what all of you have to go through as a popular band, but how well you deal with it. We’ve been to a number of shows for a number of different bands and while they were all quite nice and it was amazing to meet them, we were able to recognize that you guys seem to go the extra mile. We wanted you to know that what you’re doing is not going unnoticed or unappreciated by everyone. We are really excited for the headlining tour and hope to get the chance to meet you all again. Good luck and fangs up. See you in a couple of months!"

Cobra Starship: 5

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