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gig tonight (indoors) canceled by venue due to cold weather outside

B_of_H

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:messedup


:mad:





I guess I see their point but now i'm fending off upset people who all think WE canceled the gig. :hide

on top of that we learned some new songs as a tribute to vic chesnut/michael houser and had to teach all the others to a bass player who is filling in for our normal bassist. :messedup
 

stevel

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Yes but did they miss the 24 hour cancellation deadline so you still get paid :)

Stay Warm.

Steve
 

dk123123dk

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They might have done you a favor, I hate playing during a snow storm around here, you might only get to play to 5 people if you are lucky.

dk
 

B_of_H

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Yes but did they miss the 24 hour cancellation deadline so you still get paid :)

Stay Warm.

Steve
special circumstances here:

they rescheduled, the promoter is a friend of our singer and I didn't know about the gig until I read about it in the newspaper. Apparently our singer was contacted and he thought he had confirmation but our singer says he doesn't remember talking to him about it or exchanging emails etc...

now we had another player practice up tunes and now no gig. Do we reschedule with said bass player? (our current bassist is on jam cruise hence why we wouldn't have booked the gig in the first place)
 

B_of_H

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They might have done you a favor, I hate playing during a snow storm around here, you might only get to play to 5 people if you are lucky.

dk

i've had 19 phone calls or emails complaining this afternoon and the other band had 40+ people rsvp. I'd say even in this weather we'd of had 40 at least. :rimshot
 

GA19RVT

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I remember once our manager sent us on a three-gig weekend road trip when it was a straight -30 before windchill. Van wouldn't run so we had to take cars. No one showed for the gigs and we lost money. Plus, it's damn dangerous driving around in that kind of weather. In retrospect, I'd have to say there are some times when the show shouldn't go on.
 

drgonzoguitar

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Damn global warming...
:jo

from the CSMonitor....
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/Bright-Green/2010/0107/It-s-cold-outside.-What-happened-to-global-warming/%28page%29/2

Globally, the 2000s were the hottest decade on record, just over a third of a degree F. warmer than the 1990s, which was the second hottest decade. But the heat wasn't felt uniformly. The World Meteorological Organization notes that, in what must seem like a cruel joke on environmentalists, only the United States and Canada experienced conditions that were cooler than average during this period. This striking August 2009 temperature map from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration shows a big red blob over Australia, which was pummeled by deadly heat waves and wildfires all year, and a big blue blob over North America. The blue blob looks almost as if it's intentionally hovering over the more politically conservative states.


Sorry about your gig...
 

Bluedawg

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:jo

from the CSMonitor....
http://www.csmonitor.com/Environmen...ide.-What-happened-to-global-warming/(page)/2

Globally, the 2000s were the hottest decade on record, just over a third of a degree F. warmer than the 1990s, which was the second hottest decade. But the heat wasn't felt uniformly. The World Meteorological Organization notes that, in what must seem like a cruel joke on environmentalists, only the United States and Canada experienced conditions that were cooler than average during this period. This striking August 2009 temperature map from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration shows a big red blob over Australia, which was pummeled by deadly heat waves and wildfires all year, and a big blue blob over North America. The blue blob looks almost as if it's intentionally hovering over the more politically conservative states.


Sorry about your gig...
Hide the Decline ....

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cram

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btw -
snow storms / weather that shuts things down usually turn out for great nights at the bar.
Not that many people would be there, but the ones that were... well those are the proud few and it reflects in their attitude.
I've had many "oh darn, shut in at the bar again" nights in my college years. The bartender would float drinks and we'd have a blast.

but that temp there is some cold air. y'couldn't even take a leak outside in those temps!
 
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Used to have a gig in Portland, Me, and it seemed like every time we'd have a booking there, it would always be a damn blizzard. We would make the gig via dogsled or whatever it took and the place would always have a decent turnout. People would show up on x-country skis, snowmobiles, etc, and there would always be an extra-festive, foul-weather party vibe. Always fun. 'Course a blizzard is one thing and sub-zero temps yet another...
 

stevel

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Do we reschedule with said bass player? (our current bassist is on jam cruise hence why we wouldn't have booked the gig in the first place)
I would go ahead and take the rescheduled gig and use the bass player who was going to sub to be fair. I mean, if your current bassist left you to go on a cruise, he should be cool with having a sub play the gig under the circumstances, even if he's back by then.

In fact, he could come to the gig, and sit in the audience, and help you guys out by noting audience reaction to various songs, see how tight the tunes are, see how good the sound is, etc. etc.

And here, it WILL NOT SNOW :-(

Steve
 

B_of_H

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I would go ahead and take the rescheduled gig and use the bass player who was going to sub to be fair. I mean, if your current bassist left you to go on a cruise, he should be cool with having a sub play the gig under the circumstances, even if he's back by then.

In fact, he could come to the gig, and sit in the audience, and help you guys out by noting audience reaction to various songs, see how tight the tunes are, see how good the sound is, etc. etc.

And here, it WILL NOT SNOW :-(

Steve

thanks, yeah...I think that is a good plan.
 






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