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General Discussion => Polling Station => Topic started by: Rene on October 05, 2003, 10:41:32 pm

Title: DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Rene on October 05, 2003, 10:41:32 pm
Hey everyone,

A wild idea hatched in the chat room during my show tonight...maybe not so wild. It started when Saturday asked for the link to the group shot of DLBN listeners and staff taken outside the theater at ProgWest last year. We all agreed how great it was to meet each other at that event, and we wished we could do something like it again. Before we knew it, we were discussing the possibility of putting on our own concert event! It's a fledgling idea at this point, but we'd like to know how much (serious) interest there would be if we did something like this:

February 2004 (tentative), somewhere in the L.A. area, The Dividing Line Presents a special concert featuring performances by NDV, Mike Keneally, Haitz, Powder, Yogi, and if we can get them to come, Izz. This event would start on a Saturday afternoon and run through the rest of the evening. Many of us would arrive in the area the day before, so we'd have plenty of time Friday evening and Saturday before the show for DLBN get-togethers at nearby establishments.

We think we have the resources to put this together, so we ask you...if we did, would you attend? Please let us know one way or the other.

Here's the picture from ProgWest:
(http://www.thedividingline.com/progwest2002/last003.jpg)
L to R: saturday, Shawn, PapaJ, Monica, JF, Jairo, BobL, Mon40, Rayna, Rene
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: posmaster on October 05, 2003, 10:45:14 pm
100% yes! close the polls :-)
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: BobL on October 05, 2003, 10:46:54 pm
Still 100% yes.

I continue to be more interested in something intimate... rather than over the top, but I would love to get together again...even if it had to be in LA!
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Mary on October 05, 2003, 11:01:59 pm
I am SO there...... ;D

Grrrl  ;)
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: FireBlade on October 06, 2003, 12:51:03 am
Sometimes being in Australia sucks.  This would be fantastic.  You'd have to broadcast it live so I could be there........sort of.
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: gary on October 06, 2003, 05:25:54 am
If airfare was cheaper or you could drive 3000 miles in a day, then yes, but realistically, it would be no for me.  But please do broadcast live, take pictures, video, etc.  Great idea!
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Sillygirl on October 06, 2003, 04:34:29 pm
I would totally go if it was in La.  That would be cool.
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Jairo on October 06, 2003, 05:21:44 pm
I will go!... that's for sure :). But let me warn those LA area staff/listeners: I won't fly thousands of miles for just 2 days, I will arrive a couple of days early and leave a couple of days after the event  8). I So be prepare, be available (please?), show some southern hospitality!  ;D. If I can arrange a week long vacation then I will certainly go, yes I will go...
I will go
(Go before the gate goes down
When you hear the calling sound)
I will go
(You will not be turned away
Bring your weakness with your strength)
I will go
(Where the river meets the sea
Where the sky is holding me)
I will go
(Love will be your ministry
Fly it high when you open up the flood line)

Peace
Jairo

Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Jairo on October 06, 2003, 05:24:34 pm
Hey, I don't want to be a wise ass or anything :o, but If we met last year, how come next will be the one that we make contact??.... maybe we should call it: DBLN 2004: The Year We Make Contact Again! ;D don't you think?
LOL
Jairo
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Pig Farm on October 06, 2003, 07:18:47 pm
I'll definitely be there if Jairo has enough space in his suitcase to fit me in there!  :-\  Wish I had money to get the plane ticket...
but hey! perhapsthe date will fit with a US tour schedule of Pig Farm on the Moon!!! who knows? sometimes dreams do come true...
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: SHMOE on October 08, 2003, 08:54:53 am
I very much doubt if I could make it to LA,  but I.m very excited to hear about a PIG FARM US tour!!  That is a must see show for SHMOE!!!!
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Joel on October 08, 2003, 12:13:10 pm
Hmmmmmmmmmmm...that would be so cool! I suppose it would depend on how much of my $$$ Uncle Sam wants to give back to me this year...
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: moondog on October 09, 2003, 11:06:01 am
I put in a call to my friends in The Serotonins http://www.serotonin.la/ (http://www.serotonin.la/) to see if they'd like to play. They play a bizarre mix of rock, psych. & hip hop (and it works), but they also put on a killer live show. They're like a 7-8 piece band, augmented at times by a horn section, dancers, etc. I believe they share the same booking agent as Powder.

They will easily draw 50 people if the show is in the LA area.

I have their CD and once I get permission from the band I'll make it available for broadcast.

-

Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Gruno on October 09, 2003, 08:01:03 pm
Jairo:

"2004: The Year We Make Contact" is because this would be the first time we make 'contact' with putting on a show. We have all met many more times before/after ProgWest so that isn't the case.

--- GRUNO ---
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: fractalist on October 10, 2003, 11:07:56 am
Wouldn't mind playing there (with Fractal) either....
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Frans on October 16, 2003, 12:05:09 pm
I would definitely go. It all depends on my other traveling plans and dates, but if I am free I'll be there!

When can we start confirming dates, venues, and bands?

Frans
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Gruno on October 16, 2003, 05:15:39 pm
We already have some bands confirmed. Need to figure more about other things like how we are going to pay for the venue when we book it.

--- GRUNO ---
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Shawn on October 17, 2003, 01:20:31 am
And also considering that we'd have to cover the expenses of the bands that travel to participate.  We'd need to work out the finances of the whole situation and see if it's a pheasable thing.
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Gruno on October 17, 2003, 06:24:16 pm
There will be NO travel expenses for the bands because the bands are all local to the Los Angeles area. This was a MUST for this event. No travel, no hotels... makes it easier.

--- GRUNO ---
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: BobL on October 18, 2003, 09:42:57 am
Well...no travel or hotels for the bands...unless they choose to foot those expenses themselves?!?  Don't you think there may be a band or two that would like to participate in the event, even if they had to cover their own costs, if for nothing else the exposure the band would enjoy to fans that have a higher probability of being into their music and therefore helping the band..."spread the word"?

It makes total sense that the promoters of the event would not be in a position to cover or help defray the costs of travel and lodging for any of the participating musicians, but I don't think that as a consequence non-LA bands should be automatically excluded from participating in the event.
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Gruno on October 18, 2003, 12:34:30 pm
You are correct BobL but in doing an event it also lies within the promoter to do follow-up on a band. You just don't tell a band who isn't local that "the show is in 3 months, be there by 3pm". There is a lot of contact and follow-up. For this event, it is easiest to have as little to do as possible for the promoters because, when we originally were all talking about this in chat, it was determined to have as much fun as possible and be able to enjoy the events of that day. I have been involved with many events to know that when you start having multiple bands come from different locales it gets difficult to enjoy with worrying about more details such as missed flights, weather delays, hotel problems, transportation mix-ups, gear not arriving, etc. Having the bands local will mean each band brings their own gear.

Also for this event to work well, we are relying on not JUST Dividing Line listeners to attend but also loyal fans of the bands appearing. That is also why prominent local bands are chosen to help with filling the theater. This is another reason why it isn't going to be an exclusive PROG line-up. It will mix a few genres together.

If this works good enough, then maybe this can be a yearly event and then we can look upon getting other bands/artists who are not local.

--- GRUNO ---
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Yogi on October 20, 2003, 08:47:38 pm
I wanna go, but only if Gruno promises to play his solo acoustic rendition of "Do You Love Me."

 ;D
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: fractalist on October 21, 2003, 11:23:20 am
You are correct BobL but in doing an event it also lies within the promoter to do follow-up on a band. You just don't tell a band who isn't local that "the show is in 3 months, be there by 3pm". There is a lot of contact and follow-up. <snip>
--- GRUNO ---

Duly taken note of this consideration, and discussed this seriously with my band members.

Fractal would like to be considered 'local' for the purposes of scheduling & management... by that I mean we're prepared to travel & lodge on our own dime & time, and present ourselves with as little coordination as would a local band. We would welcome the opportunity to play in a different locale*). In presenting ourselves thusly, we would hope that it may make it easier for you to consider including us in your plans.

Cheers,
Nic

*) schedules permitting, void where prohibited
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Joel on October 21, 2003, 11:41:29 am
I wanna go, but only if Gruno promises to play his solo acoustic rendition of "Do You Love Me."

 ;D

Naked, of course!
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Gruno on October 21, 2003, 07:34:24 pm
Damn, "Do You Love Me" naked? Ok, I am in!

--- GRUNO ---
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Jonman on October 26, 2003, 04:15:07 pm
Count me in!
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: Mary on October 26, 2003, 09:30:44 pm
Damn, "Do You Love Me" naked? Ok, I am in!

--- GRUNO ---

I think I am busy that day...... ;)
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: BobL on October 28, 2003, 11:26:47 pm
Damn, "Do You Love Me" naked? Ok, I am in!

--- GRUNO ---

I think I am busy that day...... ;)

No thinking involved Grrrrl...I am definitely busy.
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: afterimage on March 08, 2005, 01:52:14 pm
I am sure it would be a great event and it would depend on when and where I suppose.
Title: Re:DLBN 2004: The Year We Make Contact!
Post by: PapaJ on April 08, 2005, 11:01:47 am
Hah!!!

There's NO WAY IN HELL such an event will ever happen.  ;)