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    Default So I have a dillema.. :/

    Me and my buddies decided to throw a party in the bush on thanksgiving weekend. We posted the even last week and quickly have been getting people saying they're going. One of the local clubs(we have 2 lol.. ) Has an event the same night for cover with a fairly big name artist. Thing is most people in our town would rather rave in the bush then club it up.


    I was contacted by the club promoter and he pretty much is asking us to move our event so they can make more of a profit. I havent dj'ed for the bar before and am not associated with them in anyway right now.

    Im just curious as to if you guys have any input on the situation.

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    Why would you agree to this?

    Do you want to play there in the future?

    What is it worth your while moving the event?
    If it wasnt worth my while, with some $ or future prospects i'd tell them to stick it
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    Never forget - promoters are ass holes. They will try their luck with anything.

    You have to decide if you want to play him at his own game.

    But, like Cook said - why would/should you? What's in it for you?

    Be careful, though - 'cos a promoter is VERY LIKELY to "inform" the authorities about an outdoors event if it conflicts with their own plans.
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    Keep yourself safe, find out what legal duties you have for an outdoor event, because as patch said, they will do ANYTHING for a profit.
    Im not 100% on what it is in the UK but, its along the lines of you must have full hire of the land, kept under a certain db and if it is greater than 100 people you will need an events license,

    not a clue what it will be over there though
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    If you posted online, be careful, the cops may already know.
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    I'd say no, keep the dates. Just because i hate promoters.
    But as others said, he may report you (or already have reported you) to the authorities, so make sure you're covered in legal territory.

    One last thing: nobody is promising you that the promoter won't organize another event on the date of the eventually moved event.
    As i said, i hate promoters :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook View Post
    Why would you agree to this?

    Do you want to play there in the future? Paid gigs at the bar in the Canadian winter would be nice..

    What is it worth your while moving the event?
    If it wasnt worth my while, with some $ or future prospects i'd tell them to stick it
    Nothing has been promised to me but I have a feeling he has noticed us now.
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    But, like Cook said - why would/should you? What's in it for you?

    Be careful, though - 'cos a promoter is VERY LIKELY to "inform" the authorities about an outdoors event if it conflicts with their own plans.
    I feel that I could potentially get a gig or two there which would be nice because I can't throw any parties in the winter. Most police here would rather let the party go on instead of forcing high/drunk people to drive home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cook View Post
    Keep yourself safe, find out what legal duties you have for an outdoor event, because as patch said, they will do ANYTHING for a profit.
    Im not 100% on what it is in the UK but, its along the lines of you must have full hire of the land, kept under a certain db and if it is greater than 100 people you will need an events license,

    not a clue what it will be over there though
    Its on crown land, owned by the Canadian government for public use. Its also been the known party spot outside of town for the last 50 years probably. Its accepted by most police but you guys are getting me somewhat worried about the 5-0. The fb page is private/invite only.

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    I'd say no, keep the dates. Just because i hate promoters.
    But as others said, he may report you (or already have reported you) to the authorities, so make sure you're covered in legal territory.
    Its on crown land, in Canada you can have a party with as many people as long as its not for profit(aka: people paying for speakers, lights etc). But they could come up and just make a hassle, I didnt actually think about this.

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    I was contacted by the club promoter and he pretty much is asking us to move our event so they can make more of a profit.
    Sounds like you have some soul searching to do ... perhaps you could move your event for some kinda definitive "incentive"

    It is the music industry after all


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    I think that if you move the event, maybe on the moved date there will be sth. else that's really interesting, and you won't have as many people come as they would if you organized the event on the first date.
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    You will know your local area better than all of us, im just letting you know how it happens over here, if you throw a party and dont own the land/have an events license/piss someone off with loud tunes the cops will confiscate your stuff, nick the promoters and leave the punters in the field
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