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Title: Anybody Working?
Post by: scottstephens on February 23, 2021, 12:54:56 pm
Hey All,

With this Vaccine thing kind of rolling out or stumbling out or whatever it is doing; I was wondering if anybody is locking in gigs.  Any contracts signed? Any firm handshakes?  Schools? Corporate? Uncle Bob's Backyard BBQ?

I have 1 school gig that is looking good for the end of March... Board Approval is a go and Dept. of Health hasn't said "no" yet. Social distancing in effect, blah, blah, blah. Just wondering.

Scott
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Stavross (Sam Buck) on February 23, 2021, 01:03:50 pm
Soonest in-person show I have booked is an outdoor show Memorial Day Weekend.

Other than that just live-streams.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: doug johnson2 on February 23, 2021, 02:00:57 pm
I have a A2 job in April, if I get my vaccinations done by that time.  It is with a band that believes that their right to play restrictions or not.  I am sure the show will happen, it is outdoors at a pretty large brewery and they were doing shows  in the fall.  I also have a outdoor wine festival the first weekend in May that is proceeding at this point with the assumption they can hold it with vaccine and distancing requirements.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: W. Mark Hellinger on February 23, 2021, 03:09:08 pm
A "fair amount" of "firm maybes" starting in May, that I fully expect at this time I won't know if it's a for-sure yes until the first song of the first set... if then.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Jeff Lelko on February 23, 2021, 03:39:43 pm
I'm getting jobs.  Nothing in pre-covid quantities yet but enough to keep me busy.  The socially-distanced choir job I posted about a few weeks ago is taking place tomorrow and Thursday, so that'll be a nice little bit of work.  I had an NYE job and then another one about a month ago.  I'll admit that the gigs I have been playing are doing a good job with the social distancing guidelines.  At the same time, a number of the bar bands that play the area are posting plenty of pictures on social media with no masks or social distancing in sight... 
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on February 23, 2021, 04:23:47 pm
I've been cutting up and burning pine limbs dropped by the ice storm... My aching back feels like I was working.

JR
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Brian Jojade on February 23, 2021, 05:24:30 pm
No jobs on the immediate horizon, but the flood gates are starting to open for requests this summer.  A couple of the major events we did are still on hold, but lots of newer (but smaller) ideas are starting to pour in.

AKA, it's mostly going to be stuff I can handle myself vs hiring a crew.  Kinda sucks, because I much prefer working with a crew vs alone.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: John L Nobile on February 23, 2021, 05:37:11 pm
I'll consider it lucky if we have any Christmas parties at the hotel this year. So I don't expect anything until Mid November.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on February 23, 2021, 06:33:15 pm
One of my best clients had work starting in April, now nothing until August.  I'll be working at Home Depot by then.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: dave briar on February 23, 2021, 06:57:16 pm
The Taproom is starting back with two ticketed indoor shows March 12/13 which are seen as “events” by the county health department and hence require detailed individual plans and the expectation of compliance visits during the shows. Twelve spaced tables to reserve with six patrons each.  No dancing of course and if your butt ain’t pressing on a stool you need a mask on your face.  Long way from our normal packed 300 cap (soon to be 550 cap) rock show but hey, it’s a start.  I’ll have my second shot the week before so I said I’d risk doing sound for them. Expectation is that our outside stage will be a big draw this summer.

That said, the three July/August festivals I’ve worked are all cancelled for 2021.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Jonathan Hole on February 23, 2021, 10:31:49 pm
I mix and provide for a regional 80's band in the Carolinas and starting May we have 12 or so gigs under contract, all outdoors single band shows across NC and SC, we usually do a decent amount of multi-band festivals but none of those right now nor any planned or on hold at present.  Our booking folks are starting to get calls from those who cancelled last year but still have deposits so hopefully a few of those will schedule, all again outdoors.  Some of these are city/town concert series and so those are assuming NC eases restrictions between now and late May for outdoor events, so we'll see.  SC is more open.  The church I mix for has been on two services per week, reduced capacity, since late last summer so that's been solid.  Stay safe and well out there!
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on February 24, 2021, 01:42:10 am
Hey All,

With this Vaccine thing kind of rolling out or stumbling out or whatever it is doing; I was wondering if anybody is locking in gigs.  Any contracts signed? Any firm handshakes?  Schools? Corporate? Uncle Bob's Backyard BBQ?

I have 1 school gig that is looking good for the end of March... Board Approval is a go and Dept. of Health hasn't said "no" yet. Social distancing in effect, blah, blah, blah. Just wondering.

Scott


We have a St. Pat's day indoor on the books but I hold no hope of it actually happening.  For summer when the tundra thaws we have about 30 shows on the books that are all outdoor festivals.  The city sponsored stuff I don't see happening, private shows outdoors with very strict distancing we did all summer that series will go again.  Normally that series drew about 1000 and we kept it below 300 all summer.  I also have a winery planning 5 shows starting in June.  These typically saw 4000 guests and I have not seen there plan yet.  We do an annual zoofest in august, 12 small stages throughout the zoo and it's basically done bar crawl fashion with everyone ending up at mainstage at the end of the night.  That's about 8000 people in August, questionable.  The summer amphitheater stuff I have not heard a peep from.  My prediction is the big rig won't leave the warehouse and even more grim we won't have to rent a truck in 2021.  We have one box truck and 3 vans, that seems like plenty of capacity at this point, sadly. 

Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Keith Broughton on February 24, 2021, 06:55:28 am
I have some work...a couple of small installs and some web cast work but certainly not a lot.
Fortunately, the Canadian government is subsidizing self employed workers with a basic income so the bills get paid.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on February 24, 2021, 01:21:47 pm
I have some work...a couple of small installs and some web cast work but certainly not a lot.
Fortunately, the Canadian government is subsidizing self employed workers with a basic income so the bills get paid.


That got extended again in the US and now PPP loans are available to sole proprietors.  A lifeline for our industry.  Clubs and venues got a chunk of cash in Feb. depending on their revenue.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Brian Jojade on February 24, 2021, 04:13:13 pm
No dancing of course and if your butt ain’t pressing on a stool you need a mask on your face.

And from this, all i got is a visual of people walking around with cocktails in hand, and a barstool strapped straight out from the behind.  I mean, if the law says butt pressed on a stool, that would count, right?  :)
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Bradford "BJ" James on February 24, 2021, 06:47:15 pm
I’ve already started getting cancellations for annual redates.
I’m usually pretty chipper, but this is really starting to get old. Not just the whole sickness thing, but the after effects of closed or slowed manufacturing.
Tons of items for shop inventory are backordered, and my stress relief car hobby is affected too. I’ve been waiting for a set of aluminum heads for over 3 months due to shutdowns and shortages of materials.
But I guess it could be a lot worse.....an old school chum recently lost his dad to covid.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Dave Garoutte on February 24, 2021, 07:52:38 pm
And from this, all i got is a visual of people walking around with cocktails in hand, and a barstool strapped straight out from the behind.  I mean, if the law says butt pressed on a stool, that would count, right?  :)

Milking stool.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Michael Lascuola on February 25, 2021, 09:59:33 am
I'm only doing video shoots and recording sessions.  First "tentative" show is Memorial Day; we shall see.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Chrysander 'C.R.' Young on February 25, 2021, 01:22:46 pm
Most of my work the last few months has been broadcast/stream audio for houses of worship.  Got one smallish Metallica Tribute show next month.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Dave Garoutte on February 25, 2021, 04:07:53 pm
Got some pre-bookings for an end of summer series.
Other than that, starting back up my parking lot jam this weekend.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Ed Taylor on March 01, 2021, 02:09:54 pm
I mix and provide for a regional 80's band in the Carolinas and starting May we have 12 or so gigs under contract, all outdoors single band shows across NC and SC, we usually do a decent amount of multi-band festivals but none of those right now nor any planned or on hold at present.  Our booking folks are starting to get calls from those who cancelled last year but still have deposits so hopefully a few of those will schedule, all again outdoors.  Some of these are city/town concert series and so those are assuming NC eases restrictions between now and late May for outdoor events, so we'll see.  SC is more open.  The church I mix for has been on two services per week, reduced capacity, since late last summer so that's been solid.  Stay safe and well out there!
hey Jonathan...SC boy here as well (Rock Hill)..so we do a lot of Charlotte biz normally too....the one working band that I have supported in the past had most everything cancelled last year and they had been doing a very few small outdoor things that they can handle with their own PA (think 2 SIS and 2 wedges).. I'm hoping the small town square stuff opens up again this season. Weddings are growing back to a size where a small system is needed for ceremony, but the days of 200 sitdown dinner receptions and live band from out of town...aren't happening right now, so my main rig looks to stay asleep in the trailer...the $1k ceremony/DJ gigs are out there still..but if I needed the income from this market... I'd be homless and sleeping on top of my subwoofers in my trailer (grin)
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Steve Cook on March 03, 2021, 03:39:01 pm
Worked in Homestead, FL last weekend, handling the fanzone at the NASCAR races.  Mandatory masks, temp check on entrance, and 10% of capacity.
Wedding this weekend on Sanibel Island, then back home to Iowa.  Nothing scheduled up there until the end of June. 
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on April 03, 2021, 07:40:38 pm
For one-person shops there should be no labor shortage.  For the rest of us -

https://www-wsj-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/concerts-are-ready-to-return-are-workers-11617015601
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Jeff Lelko on April 04, 2021, 10:08:51 pm
For one-person shops there should be no labor shortage.  For the rest of us -

https://www-wsj-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.wsj.com/amp/articles/concerts-are-ready-to-return-are-workers-11617015601

Yep.  My tiny solo jobs are one thing, but I’ve been keeping in touch with my preferred crew members to be sure they’re still available for hire next time I need to build a proper team.  I rarely exceed a dozen techs working under me but can see this being a real problem for the larger tours - especially where skilled labor is needed.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Jonathan Goodall on April 05, 2021, 01:36:44 am
Just finished a two week run of Lizzie the musical.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on April 05, 2021, 02:17:55 pm
I had a show last week, electrified string quartet.  Venue PA, our monitor rig, our techs.  For the venue it was the first show since last year.

No blood, no bodies, so it was all good.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: scottstephens on April 07, 2021, 03:06:30 pm
Hey All,

So a couple of weekends ago I had the school musical which went really well except for some weird battery issues, where a few of the Energizer Maxes were crapping out after an hour. We changed them out at intermission so no one knew. It was weird. No interference, no noises, all transmitters on low power, no nothing. Just new batteries going kaput.  So much for Sam's Club Energizers.  Back to Duracell's.

This weekend I have a masked choir thing for my sister in law.  And I received a call about a National Day of Prayer thing the first Thursday of May. So, it's good to be working.

BTW, the social distance thing is a joke. The kids at the school had to sit in every other seat and every other row.  Once the show was over they were all hanging on to each other, hugging, kissing, holding hands.  AFAIK, no one died, no one got sick.  Just an observation.

Scott
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: raymondsoly on April 07, 2021, 04:29:19 pm
I'm only doing video shoots and recording sessions. 

Been lucky to do video shoots also.....Red Zone Montreal has opened up to live shows with limited audience capacity, distancing and masks since March 26...although we still have a 9.30 pm curfew  :o.....The Symphony is playing this week and the Ballet in 2 weeks with a GALA program!  I'm a little weary since I'll be at the board in the house with perhaps 250 ppl Being over 70 I'm considered much at risk of complications, but, I did get my first Pfizer shot almost a month ago...So you could say I'm literally dying to get back to live shows......Orange alert zone Quebec city was opened for the last month but cases have since ballooned and they're all but shut down ..again...

ray
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Dave Garoutte on April 07, 2021, 08:01:04 pm
First scheduled gig not until July.  Then a bunch in august.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Al Rettich on April 08, 2021, 03:08:36 pm
There is a local small (cap. 3000) amphitheater here in Northern Cincinnati that I'm doing 17 shows at. Other than that not much. I keep hearing that the Fall / Winter is going to be booked solid..
Hey All,

With this Vaccine thing kind of rolling out or stumbling out or whatever it is doing; I was wondering if anybody is locking in gigs.  Any contracts signed? Any firm handshakes?  Schools? Corporate? Uncle Bob's Backyard BBQ?

I have 1 school gig that is looking good for the end of March... Board Approval is a go and Dept. of Health hasn't said "no" yet. Social distancing in effect, blah, blah, blah. Just wondering.

Scott
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on April 08, 2021, 11:04:57 pm
There is a local small (cap. 3000) amphitheater here in Northern Cincinnati that I'm doing 17 shows at. Other than that not much. I keep hearing that the Fall / Winter is going to be booked solid..


For the past couple of weeks I have been turning down micro-spreader events in the clubs which I haven't worked in years.  If they are calling last call Scott the labor pool must be thin.  I took a few at a club that has a big elevated platform, arrived long before doors and then waited until they closed to strike the stage.   It was more just for some chance to be part of a live show. 


As far as the summer people sure are optomistic here, we have almost 2 dozen outdoor shows and a smattering of indoor events.  The outdoor are all good paying stuff.  I am not holding my breath. 



Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Luke Geis on April 09, 2021, 12:06:52 am
I am a spoiled brat, I actually made a post a couple of weeks ago about it, but I am doing pretty well lately.

I have a new L'Acoustics Kiva II system in my companies arsenal to play with, did sound for Steve Aoki ( the DJ from Linkin Park ) last week, and may have Earth Wind & Fire on my stage with said L'Acoustics PA in the next few weeks. I am doing a kids play for the next two weeks; again with the new PA! I am still not full-time, but the past few weeks have been on point for me and the future is looking pretty bright!!!!
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Helmke on April 10, 2021, 02:20:54 pm
We had a few Easter things, including a big drive-in one where they had a festival-sized stage and halfway-back video walls.  Now it's commencement ceremony season, and everybody wants to do them outside. 
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Eric Snodgrass on May 04, 2021, 07:52:51 pm
Los Angeles IATSE stagehand work is picking up very quickly.  The awards shows have put a lot of people to work in the last month.  Outdoor venues are starting to open up in May (to limited capacity).  This past weekend I did a large live-to-tape benefit concert at an outdoor stadium with a live audience of healthcare workers.  Each audience member had to present proof of vaccination and a picture I.D. in order to get into the building.  I hadn't seen this large of a crowd since pre-pandemic times (what seems like eons ago and yet only yesterday).  The entire crew was tested and required to wear masks at all times except for eating and drinking.
Outdoor L.A. County facilities are opening up and programming live events for the summer.  I just booked a gig for a few weeks a month through July.  I'm unsure of requirements for attendees (mask, no mask, etc.).  What I am sure about is that the protocols will be changing as we get closer to the actual events.  I just received my second dose last week, so I'm feeling much better about going back to work.  Luckily L.A. County is now home to one of the lowest infection rates in the nation.  I had heard that there were no reported Covid-related deaths this past Sunday, which marks the first time in months that has happened.  I hope we keep trending in that direction. 
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on May 04, 2021, 11:15:36 pm
The NFL draft here in CLE was a boom for the union guys and outdoor shows are booking up for the summer.  We have a short outdoor show season.  Right now I am sitting at 23 outside bookings, that's not bad.  Last week we booked a quick 5 date comedy tour that is playing AAA ballparks.  It was full service, stage, PA, power etc.  That was unexpected and starts May off right!


My biggest problem is I waited a year to get sick, I tested positive and was down hard for almost 10 days, I am getting better but still get very tired and easily winded.  My business partner ended up with it too and we are lost in space as to how we managed to give it to each other unless the infection was a week before the symptoms. 


To top is all off the COVID caused his back to inflame and set off a bad case of sciatica he is still recovering from so thankfully we have a young and healthy crew because the two of us are a mess.



Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Chris Hindle on May 05, 2021, 01:25:15 am
My business partner ended up with it too and we are lost in space as to how we managed to give it to each other unless the infection was a week before the symptoms. 
From what I understand, infection to symptoms can be 2 to 5 days.
THAT is what makes this "thing"almost impossible to control.
You get infected.
You pass it around (infect others)
You show symptoms
Those you may have passed it to are now passing to others....
ad infinitum...
Not even considering the asymptomatic.......

Scott, I hope you get over this quickly, and pray for no long-term complications.

Chris.

Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on May 05, 2021, 02:13:26 am
From what I understand, infection to symptoms can be 2 to 5 days.
THAT is what makes this "thing"almost impossible to control.
You get infected.
You pass it around (infect others)
You show symptoms
Those you may have passed it to are now passing to others....
ad infinitum...
Not even considering the asymptomatic.......

Scott, I hope you get over this quickly, and pray for no long-term complications.

Chris.


Thanks Chris, I have been isolating since symptomatic however as you pointed out who knows.  My energy level is low and I have shaken the cough, probably start another round of steroids next week.  Hasn't been a lot of fun, my wife lost her father last month and she has been down in Florida taking care of the estate with her sister, they want to get the house sold while the market is hot so basically been isolated and trying to be positive and keep moving forward. 


Thanks for the concern Chris, it's very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Jeff Lelko on May 05, 2021, 05:05:03 am
Sorry to hear Scott!  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I committed to a nice big Fourth of July job in South Florida last week.  Hopefully things stay on the upward trend as July 4th is typically my single biggest job of the year, but at this point it's anybody's guess where things will be 2 months from now...
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on May 05, 2021, 07:04:34 pm
Sorry to hear Scott!  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

I committed to a nice big Fourth of July job in South Florida last week.  Hopefully things stay on the upward trend as July 4th is typically my single biggest job of the year, but at this point it's anybody's guess where things will be 2 months from now...


My wife is still down in Melbourne, I wonder if she is ever coming home :-)  It's getting awful hot I am surprised she hasn't wrapped up! 


This kind of puts the kibosh on me visiting, at least in the short term. 


Hope your 4th of July gig goes great.


 
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on May 07, 2021, 12:02:21 am
I've been only sporadically working. Did three recording sessions for the local symphony, one each in February, March, and April, and also just finished an opera concert recording which I am mixing and will be broadcast on NPR nationally later in the summer.

That's all I've got booked for the rest of the year now. And no word from the tour. I'm not sure that they will even be able to come back at this point.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on May 07, 2021, 09:54:27 am
I've been only sporadically working. Did three recording sessions for the local symphony, one each in February, March, and April, and also just finished an opera concert recording which I am mixing and will be broadcast on NPR nationally later in the summer.

That's all I've got booked for the rest of the year now. And no word from the tour. I'm not sure that they will even be able to come back at this point.

Wow.  I figured BMG would be one of the "back sooner than later" producers.

Oops, hit 'send' too soon... 

Not sure what's going on in T-Town but things are coming back slowly here - a hand full of shows this month, Local Crew work is coming back - summer stock theater, some corporate meetings.

In my shop, the 'big' summer events had to make decisions in Jan and Feb, when the Covid future looked even more bleak so our calendar gets crazy in August and continues through December.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Dave Garoutte on May 07, 2021, 12:20:30 pm
I'm not involved, but the SF Opera is putting on a large parking lot event at the Marin civic center over the next month or two.
Giant stage and video screens.  No idea how many are employed, as I have only seen the setup during the day from afar.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on May 07, 2021, 06:01:43 pm
Wow.  I figured BMG would be one of the "back sooner than later" producers.
Yeah I don't know. Last official word we had from the company was back in August when they were predicting a February/March return. Obviously that didn't happen. I think things with them are being complicated by the Cirque bankruptcy and impending sale of the company.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Chris Hindle on May 07, 2021, 06:52:40 pm
Yeah I don't know. Last official word we had from the company was back in August when they were predicting a February/March return. Obviously that didn't happen. I think things with them are being complicated by the Cirque bankruptcy and impending sale of the company.

Justice, I just read this...
Montreal, Quebec, April 21, 2021 — Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, marks a milestone moment in the company’s history today. The Cirque du Soleil sun is rising as the company proudly announces the reopening of four of its most iconic shows after being closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. “O” at Bellagio and Mystère at Treasure Island will reopen this summer in Las Vegas. For the touring show division, KOOZA will be presented in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, starting November 2021, while LUZIA will reopen at London’s Royal Albert Hall in January 2022. Additionally, the Group’s affiliate show Blue Man Group will return to Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas this summer.

And this...

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP CONFIRMS CLOSING OF SALE TRANSACTION AND EMERGENCE FROM CREDITOR PROTECTION
Montreal, Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group closes previously announced Purchase Agreement with its secured lenders and emerges from CCAA/Chapter 15 protection.
    Cirque’s President and CEO, Daniel Lamarre, to remain in position to continue building upon the legacy of excellence and imagination fostered by Cirque du Soleil founders and to expand this iconic brand to new markets.

Montreal, QC, November 24, 2020 – Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil,” “Cirque,” or the “Company”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live entertainment, announces today the successful closing of a sale transaction with its secured lenders (the “Lenders”) and its emergence from creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (“CCAA”) in Canada and Chapter 15 in the United States.

From the press releases, it all sounds quite positive.
Chris.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on May 07, 2021, 07:13:37 pm
Justice, I just read this...
Unfortunately, they permanently closed the Orlando show, and there's still no word on the NYC, Boston, Chicago, or Berlin shows, or the tour. And they closed several other Cirque shows in Vegas as well. I'm hoping that KA and Love will come back eventually and just need a longer tech restart process.

I've heard nothing from our company management, don't know how many of their 14 shows will come back. I estimate no more than 7 or 8 probably.

I talked to another Broadway tour producer a few weeks ago. They are cutting down from 7 shows to 4. There's going to be a lot of people in our industry still looking for work a year from now.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: John L Nobile on June 04, 2021, 01:04:50 pm
I got my first band rider the other day. Show's only tentative and not till November but I'm excited.

As usual, it's 2 years out of date and the Tour manager told me that he'll be sending a new one.

Good to know that some things never change.

I was also asked for the booking agent for a band in December. I somehow feel that this trickle will be turning into a flood.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on June 04, 2021, 01:12:19 pm
I got my first band rider the other day. Show's only tentative and not till November but I'm excited.

As usual, it's 2 years out of date and the Tour manager told me that he'll be sending a new one.

Good to know that some things never change.

I was also asked for the booking agent for a band in December. I somehow feel that this trickle will be turning into a flood.


That is interesting, for the summer we are booked over capacity on some dates.  Nothing from the  corporate and wedding crowd but music and live entertainment is moving right along. 





Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Russell Ault on June 04, 2021, 01:41:23 pm
That is interesting, for the summer we are booked over capacity on some dates.  Nothing from the  corporate and wedding crowd but music and live entertainment is moving right along.

The US vaccination rate is the envy of the world. The rest of us are still cancelling summer festivals...

-Russ
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Justice C. Bigler on June 04, 2021, 02:16:11 pm
Here in Tulsa our PAC is packed tight through the end of the year. And it appears that our physical distancing requirements have gone out the window too. I'm working every day this week. May be working next week too.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Holtzman on June 04, 2021, 05:56:32 pm
The US vaccination rate is the envy of the world. The rest of us are still cancelling summer festivals...

-Russ


We passed 70% of adult population has gotten at least first dose today, I was shocked, amazed, flabbergasted, gobsmacked and maybe even a little twitterpated. 
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: dave briar on June 04, 2021, 07:54:46 pm

We passed 70% of adult population has gotten at least first dose today, I was shocked, amazed, flabbergasted, gobsmacked and maybe even a little twitterpated.
Twitterpated.  I’ll have to remember that one:-)

We are once again running full bore. No masks and packed shoulder to shoulder/chest to back dance floor. We’re still inside for another week and while I know it’s only my “having-lived-through-2020” imagination I swear I can see a virus cloud over all the dancers between me and the stage — but thankfully not much SARS-coV2 these days.  Only 35 new cases in all of Montana yesterday. Starting next week we’ll be on our outdoor stage all summer. More room (and wind) to dissipate sweat and viri.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Helmke on June 04, 2021, 10:27:45 pm

We passed 70% of adult population has gotten at least first dose today, I was shocked, amazed, flabbergasted, gobsmacked and maybe even a little twitterpated.

If there's one thing that the USA is good at, it's mass production and distribution when we really need it.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: John Fruits on June 06, 2021, 01:43:27 am
Twitterpated.  I’ll have to remember that one:-)
Remember to keep Addlepated close at hand.  Also, I must admit that I am overly fond of gobsmacked.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Dave Garoutte on June 20, 2021, 06:50:28 pm
Whew, I'm pooped!  First gig in over a year.  Juneteenth celebration on Fillmore in SF.  Got to break out the Danleys.
It's been near 100s at my shop in Marin, so I wasn't expecting the fog and cold.  At least I brought a jacket, although shorts were not the best choice.
But, how can you not have fun with live music and people!
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Thomas Le on June 21, 2021, 01:02:22 pm
Two weeks ago, I helped out a group set up their sound system for an outdoor "pre fathers day" crawfish boil event. I was sweating like crazy in the Texas humidity as I was running cables and gear all over the place. I think there was 20 or 30 tables with 10 chairs each table, so 200 or 300 people? I couldn't stay for the event but got a bag of crawfish to go as thanks for setup and quick n dirty tutorial.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: John Hiemburg on June 22, 2021, 07:17:22 pm
Two weeks ago, I helped out a group set up their sound system for an outdoor "pre fathers day" crawfish boil event. I was sweating like crazy in the Texas humidity as I was running cables and gear all over the place. I think there was 20 or 30 tables with 10 chairs each table, so 200 or 300 people? I couldn't stay for the event but got a bag of crawfish to go as thanks for setup and quick n dirty tutorial.


Sounds like you got paid well.
Title: Re: Anybody Working?
Post by: Scott Slater on June 23, 2021, 07:17:21 am
Work has started coming in, only now we're dealing with a labor shortage.