If concert fans were to join together in a massive choir to complain, how would we do it? What would we complain about? What sort of blueprint is there to follow? Enter The Complaints Choir.
From the minute I opened the review copy that came in the mail, I started grinning and laughing at the brilliance of the Complaints Choir project. I read through all the liner notes and knew right away this was something I had to share with you.
The Complaints Choir was created by Finnish artists Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen and is one of the best ideas I’ve heard about in a long time.
The project’s concept is refreshingly creative and relative for people across the world.
For starters, the CD package I received had 3 audio discs demonstrating the unified work of empowered complainers who have joined forces to sing loud, proud and unashamed about their frustrations in Chicago, Vancouver, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Jerusalem and many other cities.
I was moved as I watched the Complaints Choirdocumentary film that came with CD.
To put it simply, whether the complaints were mundane, clever insights on life or about the world’s most crucial concerns, I was inspired to watch everyone express their frustrations so profoundly — and even risk their safety when local law prohibited the forming of a Complaints Choir in Singapore.
And if you want to start your own Complaints Choir there’s a helpful 8-step guide to get you rolling.
It’s Time My Friends. It’s Time.
Now, the reason I’m sharing this with you is because as concert fans, we have a lot to complain about.
I told you before about some of the things that need to change in the concert industry and how we can improve Lollapalooza.
And even though you usually have a great time at Lady Gaga, LCD Sound System, St. Vincent and Grinderman concerts, I’m still sure that you have many things about the live concert experience that frustrate you too.
And I’m sure that you’d love a way to voice your frustrations, get them off your chest and maybe even resolve them.
And because, as concert fans, we all have frustrations and valid complaints, I think it’s time we assemble our own Concert Fan Complaints Choir.
Here’s how we’ll get started with our first phase.
If you send in your complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or post them in the comments below, I promise to pull all your complaints together to begin assembling the first ever Concert Fan Complaint Choir.
And as the complaints come in I will post updates on the progress and ask for you continued feedback and assistance along the way until we record our video.
That’s it for now and stay tuned for a future chat with the Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen.
So Let’s Here It Concert Fans!
What would you like to complain about?