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FDP Forum / Performer's Corner / band show venue issue....not



Earn while you learn
Dec 2nd, 2017 06:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

For those of you (there are several) that frequent other forums, please excuse my double post.

I produce/run two yearly band shows that feature garage/student bands in my town.

Last Saturday I ran one such show. By "ran" I mean: booked/payed for the hall, printed tix, posters, booked the bands, hired a hs girl to collect tickets at the door, hired a college kid to help set up / break down brought the PA/lights, etc.

The crowd wasn't huge but throughout the event 152 people paid admission. Couple that with 26 band member (7 bands altogether) in a hall with a capacity of 181 it was good day.
A note: the people that came for the 3:00pm band did not stay for the 8:00pm band, and such. It was kind of a "rolling audience with people coming and going".

I run two shows per year at this hall and this one was #9 for me at this particular venue. All profits over my expenses goes to a local charitable music foundation. I have never had a problem.

I had seven bands and the show went from 3-10pm.

One of the new bands I got this time around had a following that was quite energetic to say the least. A bunch of their friends got up while they were performing and started dancing / jumping around...and (I guess) at one point they were all jumping together at the same time...

Nothing crazy like slam dancing but rather vigorous...
One of the guys from the bar downstairs (who identified himself as a "board member of the club") came up and spoke to me about the jumping as it was disturbing the bar patrons downstairs.
While the band was playing I went over to the kids and asked them to chill...

The show ended at 9:45 and all was well.

The following Tuesday evening (after the show) I received a call from the club/hall president who was attending the club/hall's monthly board meeting.

He told me that the board has decided to return the fee I paid for the club rental and that moving forward I get the club/hall rental for free!
(I told him to give that money to the charitable music foundation instead of returning it to me.)

The club president went on to tell me that the board really likes the fact that I run events (band shows) that are geared toward young people. "Those kids could be out drinking or doing drugs but instead they are making music in our hall...it's what we're all about...".

My guess is that board views the people's complaining that night, would prompt me to look for another venue to stage shows.
That thought did cross my mind.......

Moving forward I think that I will stick with this hall.

They really mean well.

When the club/hall president called I was fearing the worst.

(I just booked the same hall for my next show on March 17th.)

It is nice to see adults supporting the young music scene.

My little sound co.

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Roisin, I wanna

fight your father
Dec 2nd, 2017 07:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Wow! That is GREAT news. It's wonderful that you burn many hours and calories to make these events happen, and doubly fantastic that the Pillows of Society (the board) has your back. Bravolingus!

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North Florida

A Friend of Bill W.
Dec 2nd, 2017 08:14 AM   Edit   Profile  

Well done, it also reminded me I needed to make my donation to Chris.

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Whitehorse Canada

I don't get out much
Dec 3rd, 2017 04:31 AM   Edit   Profile  


Well done.

Music vs dope....no brainer.

Be proud.

Tony Wright
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Stillwater, OK

I never met a calorie I didn't like.
Dec 3rd, 2017 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

Mike and I both hang at another forum (pro audio and beginner level advice.)

He IS one of the good guys. He often has advice to newbies. And he is a "teacher" for life...helping and advising younger or less experienced people.

He doesn't brag, but he knows more than I do about sound...which is NOT all that hard. I just like to show off. So I tend to talk more.

Reminds me of the time....(swirling mists and gray tone shadows...)

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Manchester, TN

12,423 Mustangs passed and counting
Dec 4th, 2017 04:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Reminds me of the time....(swirling mists and gray tone shadows...)"

Hey, I remember that! ;)

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