LocalMusicSupporter 1 year, 6 months ago on Throwdown offers perfect buzz-kill cure

I had a long, drawn-out response typed out, but I realized that it's pointless. People are going to protest anything that they see as a change to their way of life. Period. No sense in arguing with them, because you are going to be wrong.

Instead of arguing the point, and making myself blue in the face, I think I would rather continue to push bands and events like this, and ignore those that think that change is always a bad thing.

I play in a rock band. Rock. Not country. Not southern rock. Just plain rock. You know how hard it is to book any kind of shows around here because we don't play jukebox country and southern rock songs? Believe it or not, that's not what ALL people want to hear in South Georgia. And it's a real pet peeve that there are businesses all over South Georgia who will only cater to local acts as long as they fit the country/southern rock standard.

That being said - no matter WHAT genre you listen to, no matter WHAT style of music my band plays, your band plays, or the other guy's band plays that lives down the street, we need to support ALL local music. And I think this is a great way to do it. The Throwdown is happening all weekend, and Rocktoberfest at the State Theater on October 13th. Everyone wins out. You can literally pick which genre of music you want to listen to, and go listen to it. You have a choice of bands to check out. You have something to do with your weekend.

For that, I have no complaints!