Queens of the Stone Age ask fans to vote for set list

Queens of the Stone Age have asked fans to pick their favourite songs, for their headlining set at Glastonbury this month.  This inventive and inclusive idea gives fans the option to vote online for the songs they wish to be played at the festival, through BBC Radio 1’s DJ, Zane Lowe, and his website;   www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/zanelowe .

This type of digital interaction is an effective and fun way of including fans into the social dynamics of the band. The technology is there, why not use it?   It also challenges the band to rehearse and play songs they may have not played for a long time, or ever!  Generally most people who vote on these type of fan base platforms are the serious fans, not necessarily the casual festivalite, so the results will be interesting.  Imagine a set without Know one knows or Feel good hit of the summer?  I suspect if that is the outcome Homme will manipulate the set list to suit the occasion!  Even so it still represents fan interaction and that can only be a good thing.  After all, if it wasn’t for them they wouldn’t be headlining Glastonbury!

 

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