Hey man, no need to get so worked up over stage antics -- I'm a member of this online community. All I did was express my opinion.
Actually, looking back on it, I guess I didn't express my opinion because I felt the need to defend criticism from you.
so here it is:
If a band wants to do guitar spins, or backflips, or smash their guitar, or for all I care, whip their dick out and take a piss on their drummer during their set. That's totally up to them. I'm saying that since I started appreciating music for music, I find that more often than not, these kind of stage antics are a gimmick to either attract fans who don't know what they want out of listening to music, or it's a way to make up for a performance where playing the music doesn't quite cut it. Or fuck, maybe they just think guitar spins are awesome, I DONT KNOW.
But like another user said in this thread, and I agree with him, good music shouldn't need those kind of stage antics, because I believe the music should speak for itself.
That's my opinion man. You, and clearly a lot of other people, have different opinions....which is cool. But you can fuck riiiiighhhhttttt off if I'm not allowed to express that opinion because it doesn't match yours.
Now go turn on Linkin Park and (I mean it) have a good day.