NAMM 2017 has come and gone, and all the manufacturers are now getting ready to fulfil all those orders for shiny new guitars and gizmos from dealers around the world placed during the weekend of madness. But the guitar obsessives behind YouTube channel Music is Win have made a light-hearted video of the trade show experience subtly titled “Why NAMM sucks”.
Weird Ice Cream Families to Bored Spouses
This short video on their YouTube Channel tells it how it is to visit one of these shows – as it all applies to Musikmesse at Frankfurt, too! From bored to wives to uneven carpets, it gives a hilarious insight to the insanity and inanity at music trade shows.
You’ve travelled hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles to check out the latest Custom Shop guitar of your dreams and when you finally arrives within 8 feet of it, you’re dreams are crushed when you are informed you cannot actually touch it. So you console yourself with an overpriced ‘cheap’ burrito and go off in search for somewhere to sit and eat it.
Having failed at finding a place to actually eat your gourmet taco-based delight, you do the ‘trade show’ balancing act and guzzle down cheap Mexican meat, whilst being serenaded by around sixty-five guitarists all playing slightly out of tune, in different keys and of course, they are all playing ‘Sweet Child Of Mine’ – badly.
The craziness includes the usual trade show issues of noise levels, ridiculous queues and the whole ‘you can look, but not touch’ theme that is constant at such shows. So sit back and relax from the comfort of your home and be thankful you don’t have to endure the insanity of NAMM…
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