Welcome to GvanF.com - Supporting & Promoting one of the best hard rock bands ever! - Greta Van Fleet

GvanF.com is an unofficial website for Greta Van Fleet fans and for people who want to learn more about this powerful, young rock group from Frankenmuth, Michigan. The official website for the band is GretaVanFleet.com

This is an ad-free, "no affiliate links" website. We do not make money from the site.

The site's purpose: Celebrate and promote the best new rock band in a long time!

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7 Ways You Can Support Greta Van Fleet!

7 Ways You Can Support Greta Van FleetTable of Contents

  1. Tell a Friend!
  2. Buy Greta Van Fleet Records!
  3. Buy Your Friend a Gift at the Band's Official Store!
  4. See Greta Van Fleet Live!
  5. Share Your Enthusiasm for the Band on Social Media
  6. Contribute Photos You Have Taken to Wikimedia Commons
  7. Help Improve Wikipedia Articles about Greta Van Fleet

Tell a Friend!

There are many ways you can support the band! Here are some: 

In the final analysis there is nothing more effective than word-of-mouth communication. It is the oldest and most durable method of sharing valuable information. 

So tell a family member or friend about the band and why you like them so much. Your friend will thank you. ;o)



Image: Ein Süßes Geheimnis (The Sweet Secret) by Adolf Hering, 1892 (in the public domain). 

Buy Greta Van Fleet Records!

Buy one or both of the band's EPs:

  • Although you can listen to the band's songs via streaming services like Spotify or Amazon Music, and you can watch GVF videos for free on YouTube, if you really want to support the band you should purchase their new EP, From the Fires and/or their debut EP, Black Smoke Rising.

  • You can purchase the EPs from within your preferred streaming service, e.g., Pandora, Spotify, etc.

  • You can download From the Fires from the band's merch store or order the CD or MP3 (download) from Amazon.com and other retailers. (The band has not released a vinyl version of the EP.)

  • The vinyl version of Black Smoke Rising, is sold out on the band's site, but available at Amazon. 

Buy Your Friend a Gift at the Band's Official Store!

Buy some merch for a friend! (Or for yourself ... ;o).

The band keeps coming out with more cool stuff made for guys and gals, e.g., t-shirts, hoodies, beanies, muscle tees, sweatshirts, tank tops, and the new Wizard Bandanna.

European Tour Wizard Bandanna - Available at the Greta Van Fleet Official Store

See Greta Van Fleet Live!

Of course the best reason to see the band live is that it's an incredible experience--they put on a killer live show. Check the band's Tour page and buy your tickets early!

Recent concerts in some locales have sold out in 15 minutes!

If a show is sold out, you might find a ticket for a reasonable price with a ticket reseller. ConsumerAffairs.com has a list of ticket resale companies with hundreds of reviews for each company and overall ratings based on those reviews.
 

Share Your Enthusiasm for the Band on Social Media

First, follow the band on their social media outlets:

Facebook: /gretavanfleet

Twitter: @GretaVanFleet

Instagram: /gretavanfleet

When you post on those sites, link to the band's page as appropriate. Use hashtags on Twitter if they are relevant, or start a hashtag about the band.

Also consider posts to:

Reddit - Yes! There is a GVF subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/gretavanfleet/

In your posts consider the following:

  • Include something educational or thought-provoking in your post. Make your post interesting, helpful, valuable, useful, and relevant. (HT: bandzoogle.com)

  • If you saw the band in concert and shot a "behind the scenes" photo, e.g., the band arriving at the venue, or if you were lucky enough to get a photo with one of the band members, definitely post that! It shows that the band is accessible to fans, which boosts interest.

  • In a social media post, talk about how the band has inspired, motivated, or encouraged you.

  • Encourage others to support the band by attending concerts, buying records (mp3, CD, or vinyl), and purchasing products form the band's Official Store. 


Contribute Photos You Have Taken to Wikimedia Commons

If you want to post a photograph of Greta Van Fleet on a website, blog, tweet, Facebook post, Instagram, or Pinterest, you have to make sure that you don't violate a photographer's copyright.

How do you find photos which are in the public domain or where the photographer has given others permission to use the photo?

One way is to search Bing Images for "Greta Van Fleet"; then click on the "Licenses" submenu and select either "Public Domain" or "Free to share and use." (Bing is easier to use for this task than Google.)

Another way is to search Wikimedia Commons, which is the image depository for Wikipedia.

Either way, you will discover that there are only two Greta Van Fleet photographs that you can legally post online. 

So how can you help?

If you have taken photographs of the band--as a whole or individual members--please consider posting them on Wikimedia Commons for others to use. Your generosity will help spread the word about Greta Van Fleet!

Keep in mind that these must be your photographs, i.e., you took them and you own them.

Uploading Photos to Wikimedia Commons

Here are some links to information about uploading photographs, including the type of Creative Commons licensing required to post photographs on Wikimedia Commons.

Create an Account

In order to be able to upload files on Wikimedia Commons, you need to be logged in, and to log in you need to first create an account. Then consult these articles:

Licensing

Uploading photos

Copyright FAQ (Wikipedia)

Fan art - "Fan art is a term describing unofficial artistic representations of elements or characters in an original work of fiction, usually created by amateur enthusiasts for their own amusement. ... Typically, the work of fiction is some popular book, comic book/graphic novel, movie, TV show or computer game. Fan art is a legal minefield ..."



Help Improve Wikipedia Articles about Greta Van Fleet

Do you like to write? Are you a reasonably good writer? If you answer "Yes" to those two questions, then this one is for you!

Wikipedia's article about Greta Van Fleet is pretty good, although it is currently rated "C-class", which means it still needs improvement. The articles on the individual band members just got off they ground--barely anything written yet.

When people search for Greta Van FleetDanny WagerSam KiszkaJake Kiszka, or Josh Kiszka on any major search engine--Google, Bing, Yahoo, DuckDuckGo, or Yippy--Wikipedia is usually the second or third result. In addition, there's usually a box to the right side that draws its content from the Wikipedia article.

Consequently, most people searching for information about Greta Van Fleet or its individual members will click through to the Wikipedia article

Do you want them to find a mediocre, incomplete article? Or do want them to read an "A-class" superb article? 

Your Contributions Will Help Tremendously!

You can make a difference! Draw on your expertise about the band and your writing skills to improve Wikipedia articles about the band and its members.

We posted links to helpful Wikipedia articles for new editors below. (Although you will be writing parts of an article, the convention is to refer to all contributions--from creating a brand new article, to fine-tuning an established piece--as editing.)

==> Please make sure you understand Wikipedia policies and procedures before you edit an article!

Many people make well-intentioned additions to articles, but they make mistakes such as not including a citation to a reliable source, and their edit is consequently deleted, usually within hours. 

That last sentence (above) provides a good example of the type of knowledge you need to possess before you start editing a Wikipedia article:

citation - you need to know when and how to cite a reliable source;

reliable source - you need to know what counts as a reliable source--many new editors assume they know, or think a particular website or other source should be considered reliable, and then they are angry when their contribution is reverted.

Don't set yourself up for rejection. Learn the basics first, then start contributing.

Wikipedia Resources & Training for New Editors

Getting started

A tutorial 

Five pillars 

Edit a page 

Upload and use images 

Intuitive guide to Wikipedia

Getting help

Frequently asked questions

The Teahouse is a friendly space for new editors.

Where to ask questions or make comments

Help desk

Help directory

Policies and guidelines

Neutral point of view • No original research

Verifiability • Reliable sources • Citing sources

What Wikipedia is not • Biographies of living persons

 



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