#1
I'm in a 4 piece band, i play guitar and do vocals, and we have another guitar, a bass and drums.

Whenever we play shows or go to other shows, the rest of the guys stick together, but i always end up wandering off talking to people. My bandmates sometimes get annoyed by this. If they follow me around, i get annoyed. Is it weird that i do this? I've observed other bands who have a member who does this kind of thing.
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#2
I think it's fine, I do it, most of my bandmates do it. We do hang around each other but we also mingle.
It might be that they're just less extroverted than you. Teach them how to make more friends!
#3
Ummm...yea, there is nothing wrong with that. In my eyes your should all be doing it. Talk to the people there, get their opinions on the show, how'd they like it, and then just talk it up, make some new friends, and then hopefully they'll come to the next show.
#4
Every band needs at least one member who's a "people person" for networking and marketing purposes. People will be more interested in your music if they've met you and had a conversation with you. Your bandmates should be glad that you're mingling.
#5
I really see no harm in socialising at all, but I'm not sure why you'd get annoyed by being followed by your bandmates, if you're in a band with them they should be your friends as well as your bandmates.
#6
Yeah ignore your bandmates. The last thing you want to be remembered as is that "antisocial band". Quite often you can find yourself drinking with randoms in the crowd after a gig. It's a great way to network, and score groupies.
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Ummm...yea, there is nothing wrong with that. In my eyes your should all be doing it. Talk to the people there, get their opinions on the show, how'd they like it, and then just talk it up, make some new friends, and then hopefully they'll come to the next show.


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#8
you're allowed to associate with people outside of your band
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#9
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#10
Yeah, what you are doing makes sense in two ways.
1. As axemanchris so rightfully mentioned, for a performer, socialising is a form of customer service.
2. You have to work with your fellow band members, rehearse, travel and gig with them, so doesn't it make sense to have just a little bit of time away from them?
#11
at shows i am always talking to everyone, tell the rest of your band to grow up and meet people
#12
Nothing wrong with that. My band we normally all spilt up at gigs and talk with different people though we still bump into each other threw out the night. You spend a lot of time with your band mates it's good to spend some time away as well.
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