Tame Impala Slam Festival Goers as 'A Bunch of Tarzans Scoping Out Chicks'
Frontman Kevin Parker says only 10 percent of the audience seem to pay attention to the music compared to a few years ago.
Posted on Jun 20, 2013 02:07 pm
Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker has slammed crowds at some music festivals as a "hoard of Tarzans scoping out chicks."
He made the comment after their set at Bonnaroo at the weekend. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he said festival crowds have noticeably changed even in the last few years:
"It was a bit more wholesome back then. Back then, it was more about the music. Now, not so much. Now it's more about muscles and how little clothing you can wear. I guess it's the cool thing now to go to a festival."If it's a dance music festival or mainstream festival, there's maybe like 10 percent who pay attention to the music. You just see guys with muscles essentially Tarzan. A f--king hoard of Tarzans that are like, 'I just want to scope out all the chicks!'"
In the same interview, Parker described their success as something that ultimately shouldn't affect their music:
"Bands can become absolutely huge and actually be pretty terrible musicians, and bands can be the most amazing songwriters and musicians in the world and never play for more than 10 people. With that in mind, getting successful doesn't mean anything," he said.
The frontman recently said that doing another studio album doesn't excite him, but only because the LP format is becoming aged. "There's so many people doing interesting things with the internet and technology, there could be so many ways of making music and listening to it," he said at the time.
What do you think of modern festival goers? Have times changed? Let us know your experience of festival crowds in the comments.