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Add, comment on the blogs, whatever - you don't have to be in Birmingham
Have you had a look at Organ to see their campaign against Pay to Play as well?
Hopefully the word will start to spread and bands will start avoiding the thieving bastards that run pay-to-play nights...
Into more cities - bigger and badder
all the bands have terrible names.
you can work that out, by whom i'm replying to, and what said person was talking about.
I'd welcome comments on the blogs
We've played round Brum, (Wolves Little civic is the worst) all that "You must sell X ammount of tickets". We were told we HAD to bring 15 people to a pub gig the other night, we brought more than that in the end but didnt intend to. Promoters are jokers. Go promote!
One small (less than 100) venue in Birmingham had a policy of 15 tickets for two bands and twenty for another two (70 altogether), and then they took money at the door as well if the bar wasn't full because some bands hadn't reached their quota, so the promoter effectively got paid more than capacity.
He did all the hardwork. We all sold tickets for it, then he had to hand over a big wad of cash to the veneu, the promoter didn't even turn up and he got paid. We didn't! It's their way of a guarantee that they will have people in their if they blackmail the bands, thing is though if they put together good gigs like Tropical Hotdog or my mates night in stourbridge 'The Dark Blue Boogaloo' you'll get ppl turning up regardless to see good bands. Without it turning into a jagfest, we playing there tonight.
both have excellent reputations, and that counts for a lot.
All you need to do is sell ten tickets, and give me all the money