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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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I got a call on Wendsday and I didn't know it. I wasn't feeling well and my phone was on vibrate instead of ringer. I noticed I had a voicemail and listened to the message on Friday. The call was for Saturday January 15th. They were calling to see if I was available for that date. I most certainly am! I really want this gig badly. The event is for the Hudson County Convention Committee. They are having a speaker jam, registration drive and dance for this event. That's all I know right now. I called and left 3 messages. I decided to make one more call and if I don't get an answer to text them. I really want and need this event for my spiritual healing. I got a lot going on and need something to help pick up my spirit. I've been not so happy lately with all I'm going through. Wish me good luck with getting this gig. If and when I get it I plan on using lights on a light stand for this one. I'm helping out a friend today with a party he and his mentor are doing. I'm providing some lights, taking pictures and video at this dance.
 
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Good luck. Good follow up is important, just don't want you to sound desperate by leaving 4 messages. This is a holiday weekend. Give them a few days to respond before contacting them again.

I let people know that June will fill up for us. It ALWAYS does. Whatever or whomever you are considering, I'd make a decision very soon because your choices will continue to get fewer. If you are ready to book, I can take a credit card and send you an agreement to e-sign. If you are not ready for some reason, that's fine, but I'm unable to hold the date.
If you have any more questions, I'll be glad to answer them so you can get the information you need to make the decision that's right for you.
 
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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Good luck. Good follow up is important, just don't want you to sound desperate by leaving 4 messages. This is a holiday weekend. Give them a few days to respond before contacting them again.

I let people know that June will fill up for us. It ALWAYS does. Whatever or whomever you are considering, I'd make a decision very soon because your choices will continue to get fewer. If you are ready to book, I can take a credit card and send you an agreement to e-sign. If you are not ready for some reason, that's fine, but I'm unable to hold the date.
If you have any more questions, I'll be glad to answer them so you can get the information you need to make the decision that's right for you.
This is for the 12 step program I'm a member of. Not a regular client. This is a convention committee that had one of the members contact me about doing this event. Great advice for a regular potential client.
 

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This is for the 12 step program I'm a member of. Not a regular client. This is a convention committee that had one of the members contact me about doing this event. Great advice for a regular potential client.
Mix y Hope you are feeling better with your up coming treatment ? Question ? If you are a member, why not get with you at one of the meeting?
Didn't you do a nye last year live? Hoping for the best.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Mix y Hope you are feeling better with your up coming treatment ? Question ? If you are a member, why not get with you at one of the meeting?
Didn't you do a nye last year live? Hoping for the best.
Right now Zoom is going on right now for a lot of meetings. Anyhow I got the gig. I normally don't get excited but for this one I am. I needed this so my spirit could feel better. I plan to surprising them with something they don't normally see. I'm going to use my light stand with some lights. I'm getting ready to help my friend out with his big dance with his friend playing as well. It's tonight in Kenilworth, NJ at the Kenilworth Veterans Center. It's from 8PM-1AM.
 

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How is the gig going mixxy?

Right now Zoom is going on right now for a lot of meetings. Anyhow I got the gig. I normally don't get excited but for this one I am. I needed this so my spirit could feel better. I plan to surprising them with something they don't normally see. I'm going to use my light stand with some lights. I'm getting ready to help my friend out with his big dance with his friend playing as well. It's tonight in Kenilworth, NJ at the Kenilworth Veterans Center. It's from 8PM-1AM.
 

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That one was great! One issue I had was with the light stand I bought to use. It's a tripod light stand I bought from Ebay. I had 4 lights I wanted to put on the stand. Only 3 lights would fit. The other light that wouldn't fit I put on the stage along with my moving head.
 

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I was going to buy a ADJ Quad Phase HP light from KPODJ for $267 and remembered I have 2 used light I bought off of Ebay. So instead of spending more money on another light I will just use the 2 lights on the Tripod light stand I just bought. I will use them at the event on January 15th along with the new facade I bought. No need of spending money I don't have to right now. That makes better sense. I never used them since I bought them, so why not start using them?
 

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I was going to buy a ADJ Quad Phase HP light from KPODJ for $267 and remembered I have 2 used light I bought off of Ebay. So instead of spending more money on another light I will just use the 2 lights on the Tripod light stand I just bought. I will use them at the event on January 15th along with the new facade I bought. No need of spending money I don't have to right now. That makes better sense. I never used them since I bought them, so why not start using them?
My plan is to use the 2 matching lights and buy 2 matching moving heads to put on the light stand as well.
 

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I just called today to find out if they still wanted me to do the event on January 15th. I was told they are now deciding if the committee wants to do the event or not because the numbers have gone up. So I have to wait and see what the committee decides. It's kind of crazy because having an event is about raising money so they can have the convention. They have already put the date on the website when and where the convention is going to be. They have to have the money to put on the convention or they can't have the convention. That means the hotel has to be paid in full before they will allow them to come to the hotel to have the convention. I don't know where they stand with that because I'm not on the committee. That's for them to figure those things out. I just know they have these events to raise money to put on a convention. So I will find out later if it's a go or not. All I know is I've been announcing it at meetings. If the answer is no I'm still in business and plan to proceed with what I plan to do.
 

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I'm guessing the event will not happen since it's next Saturday and I haven't heard a thing yet that it's a go or it's cancelled. If they are still having the event I'm still available.
 

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I'm guessing the event will not happen since it's next Saturday and I haven't heard a thing yet that it's a go or it's cancelled. If they are still having the event I'm still available.

It's because of the Covid 19 spread. Anything corporate, or really anything other than a regular bar night, or a wedding is being cancelled or delayed over it. You think they will just delay the fundraiser? They could opt to delay it 3-8 weeks unless that is when the convention happens.
 

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After I confirm availability and give someone a quote, i may follow up once a few days later or just assume they went a different direction. But that’s it. Nothing says “ not interested” like silence. It doesn’t matter to me if they canceled the event, hired somebody different Or doing it themselves. When people are interested in booking, they typically like to get it nailed down. If there’s an outstanding issue they are waiting on, they typically let me know.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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After I confirm availability and give someone a quote, i may follow up once a few days later or just assume they went a different direction. But that’s it. Nothing says “ not interested” like silence. It doesn’t matter to me if they canceled the event, hired somebody different Or doing it themselves. When people are interested in booking, they typically like to get it nailed down. If there’s an outstanding issue they are waiting on, they typically let me know.
I doubt that. I believe this is about the panic that's going on.