Could Some Freebies or Foreigners Tempt You?

2 Oct

Another great idea inspired by discussion: offering freebies for attendance to live performances. Usually an offering of free food is quite enticing for students. What do you suggest would be a good affordable freebie for venues to offer patrons?

On a less costly note for venues, encouraging young backpackers to visit regularly could also help out the scene. While casually talking with some friends about particular venues, it was mentioned by one and agreed upon by the rest that “when the backpackers stopped coming, that’s when I lost interest”. It seems that the opportunity for short-term intimacy is also a highly tempting reason to visit particular venues. What are your thoughts and experiences?


4 Responses to “Could Some Freebies or Foreigners Tempt You?”

  1. nightfusion October 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    This is actually a great idea to give away freebees at live gigs. When we think about it, there are plenty of tourists and backpackers and students who I think would go to a gig if they knew there was going to be free food and cheap drinks. I think that the cover charge at the door is a big one too, I know that I’m more inclined to go to a gig when it is free or very cheap to see it. I also agree with you about the backpackers, the more there are at a gig, the less boring it will be for other students that are there regardless of how exciting the actual band is. So people may be more inclined to go to a gig again rather than it just being a one off.

  2. GIGS (Get Into Gigs Sydney) October 9, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    I personally would be far more inclined to go anywhere if free food or cheap drinks were offered. I’ve never had any experiences with backpackers and if I were single I probably still wouldn’t be interested in one night stands or short term relationships, but from what I hear, it’s all the rage amongst 20-30 year olds.

    • nightfusion October 19, 2012 at 4:30 am #

      But you can’t deny that having a whole bunch of attractive people coming regularly to events will very quickly increase its attendance, Why do you think uni parties like Oktoberfest are so successful! (J.G)


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