Hayley Williams is calling out those who don’t support the opening act
Being the opening act is something that almost every band has gone through in the quest for success, but often it can be hard to win over and loosen up those fans who have come for the headliner and nothing else.
As a part of their Tour 5, Paramore has hit the road with ‘Pumped Up Kicks’ hit maker’s Foster the People and special guest Jay Som. During one of their recent shows, a fan tweeted their disdain at a man in the audience who was screaming rude things during Jay Som’s opening set.
Paramore’s frontwoman Hayley Williams – someone who is not shy when it comes to standing up for what she believes in – clapped back at those showing disrespect to opening bands, saying “if any of us hears about this happening again, someone from the venue will find you and you will be asked to leave. show respect & gratitude to bands who travel far & work their asses off to play for you.”
See Hayley Williams’ tweet below:
if any of us hears about this happening again, someone from the venue will find you and you will be asked to leave. show respect & gratitude to bands who travel far & work their asses off to play for you. https://t.co/VDXQVXLec6
— hayley from Paramore (@yelyahwilliams) July 14, 2018
And fans CAME THRU with their support, agreeing that you should show respect for openers:
my friends and I always hype up the openers (sometimes more than the bands we’re actually there to see) because it’s hard af to play to a crowd who doesn’t care. would never want a band to feel like that at a pmore show. also jay som/soccer mommy/FTP are all incredible
— carly (@ylrac) July 14, 2018
Jay Som is so good. People need to respect who you guys work hard to select to open for us. I’m so happy y’all chose who you did.
— ????R??H ? [9 DAYS!] (@PuncturedW1ngs) July 14, 2018
Exactly!!! Openers work just as hard, and have to work harder to get everyone’s attention in the first place.
— linds (@demiinmypants) July 14, 2018
And in the words of I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME: “Oh, come and see the opening band, Now that you’ve got your tickets and beverages in hand… You may just like the opening band.”
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