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Paperlate: Why aren't people going to prog shows anymore?

Prog Editor Jerry Ewing addresses the topical issue of prog gig attendance

Attendance at prog gigs up and down the country, or rather non-attendance, is one issue that we see cropping up almost as regularly as clockwork on forums and social media. And it’s true that plenty of very worthy shows often seem to suffer from poor attendance, which begs questions such as: is this an overall indication of a lack of interest creeping into the genre, or is it the inevitable age of the audience factor, which does have to be taken into account? As the Editor of this magazine, I’m often asked about the state of the genre, and perhaps I’m in a good position to state that from where I sit, I don’t see the need to worry. Too much.


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