Rock N' Derby Festival

Discussion in 'Tour Forum' started by redwing91007, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. redwing91007

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  2. kidinthebushes

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  3. redwing91007

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    Decided not to make the trip for this, picked up Amnesia Rockfest tickets instead.

    Anyone going?
     
  4. Ruston

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    We considered doing the "local spot" contest for this. We found out that you had to sell at least 40 tickets at $15 a pop. Even better, you only would get to play 3 songs and one had to be a cover. Seemed excessive to me so we passed.
     
  5. redwing91007

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    This sounds terrible. Even when my band played in contests that were just money making machines with zero upside for the bands we had more flexibility than this. You made a good call, just pure exploitation. Pay $600, play 2 original songs, no thanks.
     
  6. kidinthebushes

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    It is always interesting to hear what bands have to do to get onto festivals like these.
     
  7. Ruston

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    Exactly my thoughts.

    For sure. I expected it to be a bad deal. They always are for festivals like this. I feel bad for any bands that got roped into this one.
     
  8. redwing91007

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    But at the same time, I'd think it would be super cool to play a festival with a ton of my favorite bands. I really like how they add local support for Heavy Montreal. They host a battle of the bands for a few months prior, introduced some local talent to a lot of people. But I guess they also got full half hour sets.
     
  9. Ruston

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    I completely agree that opportunities for smaller bands to get exposure and play with bigger bands is very helpful all around, but this was too much.
     
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  10. kidinthebushes

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  11. kidinthebushes

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    Nice to see ADTR playing for 90 minutes. I wish they would play that long at Rock On The Range.
     
  12. Morgan

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    Wasn't gonna go, but probably heading there Saturday now..
     
  13. kidinthebushes

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    Things are really REVVING up leading to the Rock'N Derby this weekend. Excited to announce the Neil Westfall of A Day To Remember will be driving in the DEMOLITION DERBY. Demo Derby drivers..... WATCH OUT.
     
  14. kidinthebushes

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    Chevy Metal has decided they want to rock you twice! Saturday lineup has been changed...

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  15. kidinthebushes

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    Did anyone go? How was day 1?
     
  16. Morgan

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    It was alright. Lots of dads, and people who don't normally go to shows. A lot of the crowds were really tame until the end of the night when ADTR came on.
     
  17. kidinthebushes

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    Sounds similar to Rock on the Range. How did the demolition derby turn out?
     
  18. kidinthebushes

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