Vaping in the music scene has become a welcomed trend as a bond between cultures forms to show the desire for societal progress.
Music culture has always had a special place for cigarettes. Whether hanging out of the mouth of Keith Richards or Bob Dylan, cigarettes and rock music went together for a long time. Like most other genres from jazz to indie to electronic music – you’ll find a lot of people taking smoke breaks outside the club or venue at your average concert.
As cigarettes became more and more universally ridiculed, the prominence of vaping in the music scene began to increase. Cigarettes were no longer a symbol of something cool and rebellious, but rather a symbol of carelessness and lack of concern for those around you.
Musicians everywhere began to take a more conscious look at their health and ask if cigarettes were something that was worth the impact on their health and lifestyle.
WHICH MUSICIANS ARE VAPING?
Many famous musicians have switched to vaporizers. The list runs long, but we’ve included some of them below:
- Tom Petty
- Snoop Dogg
- Katy Perry
- Dave Grohl
- Lily Allen
- Dave Navarro
- Bruno Mars
- Barry Manilow
The list goes on and on. As more musicians have started taking up vaping, vapes have started making appearances at awa
rds shows and in music videos.
In the Foo Fighters’ music video for their song “Run,” Dave Grohl was seen hitting a vaporizer and blowing out an impressive vapor cloud. Grohl isn’t the only one using vaporizers in their art. Lily Allen featured scenes with models and dancers puffing away on vapes in her video for “Hard Out Here.”
Both videos were on the edgier side of modern music. With these types of musicians latching onto vapes and including them in their imagery, vaporizers are becoming more popular with artistic and musical communities and taking the role that cigarettes once held as something that is hip and cool.
Not only are bands using vaping as an alternative to smoking, but some have also decided to create e-liquids of their own. Heavy metal band GWAR created their own line of e-liquids that matches the themes found in their music. The move to e-liquid helped them to gain new fans and make some additional revenue in a world where music sales are consistently decreasing.
BENEFITS OF VAPORIZERS FOR MUSICIANS
Vaping continues to be a popular replacement for smokers. Offering a lighter, less smelly, and healthier choice, vaping has the same cool, rebellious nature that cigarettes once did without the horrific health impacts.
One of the biggest benefits for musicians considering making the switch to vaping is cost. Switching to vaping from smoking can result in significant savings.
While many of the prominent musicians mentioned earlier may not need to worry about the cost, those just getting going in their careers can notice a serious benefit by switching. If you’re living in a tour van, surviving on fast food and ramen, vaping may be the perfect option to save some much-needed money.
Vaping can also be a good move for singers. If you’ve ever smoked, you know how harsh it can be on your voice. Smoking also causes the body to produce mucus. Mucus forces singers to clear their throat. When in the middle of a show, clearing the throat is far from the best way to get the crowd engaged.
Laryngitis and bronchitis are two typical symptoms that smokers develop. These two ailments can reduce the range of singers and inhibit their ability to fully express themselves. By switching to vaping, singers can likely eliminate some of this strain and preserve their voices.
MY EXPERIENCES WITH VAPING AND THE MUSIC SCENE
As a musician and someone that attends plenty of concerts and festivals, I can say that vaping is a staple in the scene. Smoky bars and clubs have turned into billowy, yet breathable, atmospheres.
It’s fantastic to see how many people have embraced vaping in the music scene and push against the narrative of smoking being hip or cool.
While people still definitely smoke in the music industry, you see a massive amount of people switching over to the clean option that vaping offers.
MANY MUSIC VENUES ALLOW VAPING
Many music venues allow vaping, resulting in fewer people huddled outside music venues missing the show they paid to see.
It is not uncommon to see DJ’s and other performers vaping while they play. In the past, a DJ would have to leave the stage and walk outside leaving the music playing with no one standing behind the decks. This created a massive dip in energy. With many clubs being accepting of vaping, DJ’s are hopping on board the trend and improving the night for everyone by taking fewer breaks.
VAPING IN THE MUSIC SCENE
Vaping in the music scene seems like something beyond a trend, but rather an acceptance of progress towards a safer and cleaner environment.
Are you a member of the music scene? Have you noticed vapes popping up everywhere you go?
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