Suicide Silence Want You to Pay Them $150 to Be Their "Roadie for a Day"
This takes "pay to play" to new levels
A bundle for the band's current North American tour allows fans to become a "Roadie for a Day" for the sweet price of $150 USD. That's correct — you pay for the band to put you to work for what they call "the experience of a lifetime."
Specifically, you'll get to "work along side the crew," before a "mingle with the band during sound check," in addition to a plate of team catering, a crew T-shirt, a sidestage spot during the band's set and a lanyard with the all-important credo: "Roadie for a Day, Lessons for a Lifetime."
To be frank, most unpaid internships sound better than this, and the internet knows it. As you can see below, plenty have come forward to flame the band for offering this ridiculous package.
Of course, the opportunity arrives after vocalist Eddie Hermida responded to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Get the experience of a lifetime and be a roadie for a day when we roll through your city! Sign up to work alongside our crew, stand side stage during our set, hang out with us during soundcheck and more: https://t.co/ojM2qI8nm0 pic.twitter.com/kM0Y0HgfyU— Suicide Silence (@suicidesilence) November 22, 2017
This is a bad idea. Y'all know the perceived "glamor" of backstage is bullshit, and that any "winner" here will be a burden to your actual crew. Hire a professional, and do a regular merch giveaway for your fans.— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) November 22, 2017
"Get in the way of all the crew, annoy the venue staff as they're not insured to have member of the public hanging around during setup, eat the actual crew's catering (who at this point are barely tolerating you), and get a shitty Gilden T-Shirt"— LUNDØN (@LundonMusic) November 22, 2017
I have a novel idea that's essentially the same idea minus all the embarrassment. They're called... are you ready? Back... Stage... Passes!— Aaron Melzer (@AaronJMelzer) November 22, 2017
"Experience of a lifetime" pic.twitter.com/mcBYOi9Ky4— Connor MacLeod (@HelloConnor) November 22, 2017