Copied from the DPR mailing list: Music on the CCB Plaza
hepstyle at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 12:37:14 EDT 2008
It's pretty common in the live entertainment industry to hold the start of a
performance 15-20 minutes. I think what matters more is that shows end at a
certain time. At least when it comes to week/work night shows.
But also, having sorta "stage managed" a few recent shows, I think that
people love to be late, and for some reason, bands want to play in front of
people. And when it comes down to it, all those people who show up late
seldom seem to mind missing parts or all of opening bands, either because
those bands aren't the reason they came or those bands will play again soon
enough that there's no real loss involved.
I think that this will always be an issue.
On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 11:42 AM, grady <grady at ibiblio.org> wrote:
> You tell us, you're the one who owns a rockclub.
> Although we all know the answer already, which is that printed start
> times should be amended to read:
> "9:30, or once 50 people have come through the door, including the bass
> player's girlfriend, whichever's later."
> local506 at gmail.com wrote:
> >> Oh yeah: when they say 5:30, they mean it.
> > Why does this continuously have to be explained when it comes to rocks
> > shows? Movie theatres, television stations and just about every other
> > business operates on specific times, why are music outlets supposedly
> > exempt??
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