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Re: LA Loop Fest - Latest Developments...

alright andre! you beat me to it!

all this sounds great to me. 

i'm actually planning on setting the pa up and making the room
presentable on tuesday night. btw, it's not a warehouse space, but rather
a big empty office with high(er) cielings.   there is a smaller office
attached to the 'feste room' that could serve as a place to sell product
(if needed), maybe put some refreshments, cases and such. the entry foyer
to my building also has a bathroom. oh, and my unit is air conditioned
:-)  i do want to reiterate that this is a small space. as i said before,
maybe 20-25 people can fit in the feste room. and please be forgiving
with the appearance. it'll eventually be a laboratory/studio, but it's
just empty now...

bringing a pillow or small chair to sit in would be cool, as only a few
will be there.

i can be there by 6pm to finalize the setup and soundcheck. tho' if you
want to get there earlier, i can get you a key.

the only thing left is the admission price/donation. i know everyone's
economics is different, so i'm open to suggestion. how about a $5
admission and then we can still have a donation box for those who want to
give more?



On Wed, 20 Jun 2001 11:44:36 -0700 Andre LaFosse
<altruist@altruistmusic.com> writes:
> OK, Hmmmm. 
> Concerns about start time are valid;  I wouldn't object to an 8:00 
> PM
> start time as long as it doesn't cause a lot of hassles for the 
> actual set.
> Speaking of which, here's a couple of things that occur to me:
> -- Playing CDs of people between the live acts is a very cool idea,
> but I can't help thinking that the priority should be placed on the
> performers there.  I say this with all possible respect to everyone
> who might be wanting to have their music played between live
> performances, but it seems to me that if we're trying to fit three
> players into a schedule that won't start until 8:00 PM on a 
> weeknight
> -- in a space with minimal accommodations, no less -- then things
> could run awfully late and get a wee bit uncomfortable for everyone 
> there.
> If we think about this general timetable:
> 8:00 - 8:30: Myself
> 8:40 - 9:40: Ric Hordiski
> 9:50 - 10:50: Steve Lawson
> (give or take)
> then we only have twenty minutes of "dead time" within a three-hour
> concert.  I also predict that some people (including the performers)
> may want to take the between-set times and get fresh air, talk, 
> answer
> the call of nature, etc.  Not exactly a great opportunity for the
> "absentee artists" to have their work seriously listened to. 
> (Remember that this is basically going to be a bunch of people 
> hanging
> out in a warehouse-type space, as opposed to a "sit-down" concert
> environment or a club).  
> Maybe we could set up a preliminary 7:00 - 8:00 "pre-gig" period for
> people to arrive, hang out, meet face-to-face (always an interesting
> time for an Internet-organized gig), and have some "guest 
> recordings"
> playing during that time.  People could listen to the other CDs if
> they like, and we could be all set to go at 8:00 PM.  
> Beyond that, could I ask anyone who wants to contribute a CD to be
> played at the show to think in terms of choosing a reasonably 
> concise
> selection, just so we could try and fit as many folks into the
> playlist as reasonably possible?  We all know how long the loop-type
> songs can run for...
> -- Could we ask everyone who attends to try to bring some sort of
> folding chair/pillow/something, so we stand a good chance of getting
> folks accommodated?
> -- Can Steve, Tony, Ric, and myself be at the performance space by
> 5:30 or so?  Earlier might be even better, if possible...  I'm
> thinking in terms of getting gear set up, patched into the mixer, 
> and
> some basic soundchecking (NEVER an easy thing when it comes to most
> looping gigs!)
> If need be, my suggestion would be to bump the "pre-show" period up 
> to
> 7:30 or so in order to leave enough time for soundcheck and
> organization to happen.
> And again, I say, "HMMMMMMMMMM...."
> OK,
> --Andre LaFosse 
> http://www.altruistmusic.com