Be able to add intros without them being counted as songs
At many concerts that I've been to this scenario happens: Lights dim so crowd knows show it going to start, Intro music starts playing, when intro song is done band comes out. I've seen Oh Canada being played before a Black Label Society show, the Star Trek Theme before a 3 Inches of Blood show etc. I don't think that they deserve a numbered spot on the set list because the band isn't playing them, but I do think they should be mentioned. These aren't the songs being played before the lights dim though.
introduced new @Tape, see http://www.setlist.fm/guidelines#tape-songs
I think that in the artist statistics there could be a "tapes/intros" section like "songs" or "covers".
My only comment regarding the @Tape tag is that the intro or outro is not always a pre-recorded tape. Sometimes it's played by the band. An example of this would be Metallica's 1996/1997 tour. Rather than using an intro tape, they would start by jamming on a few riffs. Many of these riffs became songs on their next album, Re-Load. The @Tape tag might be useful for adding these jams, although it wouldn't strictly be accurate since it's not a pre-recorded tape. I can't think of a different name to use besides @Tape though. Here's a video showing the example I mentioned above:
Adminmsparer (Admin, setlist.fm) commented
Ok. Now it's time to solve this issue, but first we'd like to hear your opinion about what we're about to change:
As we want to make adding and editing setlists as easy as possible, we try to avoid the use of too many @ tags. So we thought about adding *one* new tag for everything that comes from tape. Thus it can be used for intros, outros and also intermissions (e.g. a song from tape between end of main set and encore). We thought about the name of the tag and came up with @Tape with an optional comment such as @Tape[Countdown from 10 to 0].
The @Tape stuff would then be left out for the regular song statistics (or may be use the data for some additional stats). So what's your opinion ... and what's your suggestion on how to name the new tag? Do you like @Tape or do you have something better in mind?
Dylan Hall commented
Wow, I completely forgot I suggested this back in like October. Can't believe it has 71 votes. Thanks everyone for supporting this idea!
Yes! I've been after getting intros abolised as part of setlists for ages.
I've also added an "expanded" version of this idea, suggested a new tag @Intro which would display the intro tape name in grey immediately before the song it introduced, which could be used at the beginning of the set, and before any songs mid-set which have their own intros.
There could also be an @Outro for outro tapes at the end of shows.
I've voted here, please all go and vote there too. Doesn't hurt to drive the point home to the admins by having to related ideas being voted for!
xertin .......... commented
i agree with this too, queen, had a lot of intros and outros, in its shows, during it's career, like machines intro during the works 84 tour and the outro god save the queen in almost every show that they performed
I can agree with this too.
I agree with this
Intros and Outros should appear without being counted as songs.