Here’s the deal: I love seeing John, Roger, Simon or Nick engage with fans. I used to thoroughly enjoy seeing John on Twitter, for instance. It was, well, kind of a new world at the time. One where there was the slightest opportunity of having someone from my favorite band respond to something I’d said, and I wasn’t alone.
Math inevitably kicked in—there was one John Taylor, and 35,000 fans tweeting at him all at once. In more recent days, as John has taken to Instagram Live to do bass tutorials, or has hosted chat sessions with other musicians, there have been times when he’s chosen to not allow comments. Simply put, there’s no way to engage directly with John during those times. You listen, rather than look for acknowledgment. As a result, some fans have complained that he should turn the comments on and, “hear from the fans”.
I’m curious about what YOU think. Let me know by taking the poll below! By all means, follow up with a comment or two explaining your reasoning, if you are so inclined. -R