Recent content by Ausumm

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    First time for everything, never thought static was a really serious issue...

    Most concert stages are not set up on astro-turf.
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    What do you think you need to work on if anything?

    I am realizing that I need to promote myself better. Up until now, I haven't had to work hard to fill my calendar. But this year is just kicking my a**. Even my boss at the multi-op is hurting for work.
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    I think this will be my last year me doing this event.

    I'm with Tunes.... Don't ASSUME that he will lower his price. But if you do, don't start threads about things you are ASSUMING.
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    What do you recommend to cut down the glare on a 17" laptop screen when doing an outdoor event?

    I'm starting to think Chris' idea makes the most sense.
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    Playlist, a bit unusual

    I too, feel for your mental safety. :laugh: The good news is, most guests are LEAVING during the recessional... so they probably won't hear most of the songs. Now, your song list for the reception is something I'd like to see!
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    What do you recommend to cut down the glare on a 17" laptop screen when doing an outdoor event?

    The problem I have is the screen catching the sun reflecting off of me and whatever is behind me.
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    I think this will be my last year me doing this event.

    Many of us do charity events. I limit my participation to charities that I personally believe in and support. (I emcee an annual Breast Cancer event in honor of my late mother-in-law) I don't get paid anything. I don't claim it on my taxes. And I certainly don't post a thread here and complain...
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    I think this will be my last year me doing this event.

    When yer right, yer right! MY BAD!
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    Had an interesting conversation with a prospective couple tonight. Get this...

    The mic issue may be due to an increase in the popularity of "mic drops".... Not playing country music makes me think he simply HATES it. But....if he feels he has enough work that he can be picky.... all the power to him.
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    I think this will be my last year me doing this event.

    More than 100 posts later, and you are still claiming the guy running a CHARITY event... doesn't WANT to pay you more money. (that he doesn't have) For Heaven's sake.....TAKE the offer and shut up about it.... or DON'T take the offer and shut up about it.
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    Reunions High School Reunion

    Please explain how you eliminate or mitigate these BEFORE the gig. 1) the timeline given you completely blows up; 2) half the group is classmates, the other half significant others; 3) some of the group are very young 50-year-olds, while some 30-year-olds are in their 80s; 4) five different...
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    Reunions High School Reunion

    I'd be interested in how YOU eliminate the problems you listed. (unless it's a "CAP SECRET")
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    A Total Disaster

    You stole my idea so...... "were his speakers placed the proper distance apart?"
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    Loaning out equipment

    Like Bob, I only "loan" it out for family members. My son's job occasionally requires a sound system for a group meeting. (mostly speaking) So I loan him stuff I am not using.
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    Back to Backups

    Keep in mind that I only do this just before a gig... and I am adding only a handful of songs at a time.