Spread the good news! Here are seven ways you can support Greta Van Fleet.
There's a lot of nasty press out there slamming the band. Most of it seems based on jealously, elitism, or it's a cheap way to attract readers and viewers (controversy sells).
We're not suggesting you argue with the haters as that's usually a waste of time.
Instead, make sure that other music fans know about the band and why you love them. Enthusiasm is contagious.
#1) Tell a Friend!
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 the band's LP and two EPs:
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 Wizard Bandanna.
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.
First, follow the band on their social media outlets:
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 - The Greta Van Fleet subreddit!
In your posts consider the following:
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.
Most people searching for information about Greta Van Fleet end up on either the band's website or the Wikipedia article.
Do you want them to find a mediocre, incomplete article? Or do want them to read an "A-class" superb article?
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.
See the 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.
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 of the best ways is to search Wikimedia Commons, which is the image depository for Wikipedia.
If you have taken photographs of the band, 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.
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:
Copyright FAQ (Wikipedia)
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