If there's concern over the music that was DJ'd, I'd appreciate a suggestion of alternate stuff that might do better. I'm of the opinion that what was played was 'mainstream extreme metal' (for want of a better term) so am confused if people thought it was all blastbeats and unknown grind. I'm of the opinion that we'd always face a drop off after bands for the reasons Charlotte posted above. However if thats not the case I need to know.
A lot of people that I know that left had to do so to get trains and busses home, I think that is the main factor, and if anyone was downstairs chatting, it was due to volume rather than blast-beat content of the metal. To back up Billy's statement, it wasn't even constant blastbeat death metal that was played, that would be an hour of Krisiun or Nile or something. Just keep that nice old mix, and at a volume where chatting at the rear of the room is not too hard. I for one don't want to have to go downstairs to chat when there is metal upstairs!!
Yeah I think everyone just had to go home by that point. My only criticism is that there wasn't enough chance to talk, because I thought reanimator was a way for people to meet and mix as well as showcasing bands and music. If people can't chat then they won't come back I think. So a little bit quieter would be good and would mean that people weren't forced to leave/go downstairs.
I was talking with Paddy about volume, he said that at the back of the room it was perfect, but up front it was too dense and muddy. Just dodgy acoustics to blame?
Yeah, we had the same comments at Bilskirnir... Basically it's a long thin room and the only speakers are at one end. If there were speakers throughout then it wouldn't be a problem, but as it stands, they ones on the stage have to "throw" the sound.
It has been noted though, and I'll see about getting it turned down next time. At least the people at the bar can hear each other then, and everyone will have to take a few steps forward when the bands are on.
Hmm, having read through the rest of the posts it seems to come down to 2 things:
1) It's too loud and the oldies want to chat ;D 2 )The drinks are a bit pricey (and the general consensus is that prices may have been raised for our "benefit")
Sound can be sorted next time. I'll be having a word with the manager this week about the night as a whole, and the issue of prices will be raised. I was told in the initial meeting that it would be reasonably priced there, so I don't appreciate feeling like a dickhead when we've put "cheap beer" on the flyer as a selling point over Mono Bar.
With regards to the music, I think the tunes were spot on, but just a mix of more varieties of music to spread the genres out a bit may be required.
Post by zerosignal on Oct 10, 2006 11:27:16 GMT -5
aye, I noticed the fluctuating beer prices too... 4.50 for a corona and a pint of worthies isnt too bad though. £2, £2.50. usual pub price. and i agree with the 'slightly too loud' comments, maybe dropping the volume between bands to give us a little chat time? cant argue with the DJ though, billy had offered to play 3 of my requests and would have had I not had to run off quick (the missus was tired...)
With regards to fluctuating prices, that was apparently due to a new member of staff not knowing 100% what he was doing.
Some say the general prices were OK, some say too much for their liking. As zerosignal says, for what they bought, it was reasonable, and you'd pay that much anywhere. Unfortunately we can't offer drinks promos, because we're outside promoters in the venue, but we do have a lot of other great things lined up.
At the end of the day, you get 3 great bands for a hell of a lot less than you would pay normally, incredibly sexy DJs, tons of freebies, and even more great bands on the way for the future, including interest from overseas.
I had to turn Megadeth down only the other day... But seriously, we're working hard on your suggestions, and have a lot lined up for the forthcoming shows.
I found the prices fairly reasonable as far as buying drinks were involved, i bought Double Jack and cokes all night (but they tasted a bit watered down), which was £3.60 (or £2.60? cant actually remember, now...) but anyway, theyre A LOT cheaper than Costers. Didnt noticed how cheap the beer was as they didnt do Carlsberg and they were out of Grolsh.