Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Mon Jun 09, 2014 7:57 pm

Bjam wrote:August 15-16, D.C.? I'm in. Live fight only. Excited!


WOOT!
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby Caravan Ray » Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:14 am

So - this is locked in - isn't it.

I gotta get my arse into gear and get plane tickets.

And a frikkin passport.

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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby ElaineDiMasi » Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:04 pm

Thanks guys for pointing me here and sorry it wasn't sooner! Too bad if you're picking 15-16 august, that's difficult and 29-30 would be better. I'll have to be a maybe - will look for a definitive post of places/times since I am supposed to head to New Hampshire for a conference on sunday 17 aug. More soon!
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:50 am

Hi Elaine! We'll keep our fingers crossed-- would be great to see you! If it helps, you can definitely have a spot on the 15th so you can get home on the 16th to hit your conference flight on the 17th. :)

Song Fight! Live 2014
When: August 15 and 16 from 7 to 11 PM
Where: 7DL Studios
2008 8th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

I'm actually going to move up the times to 6 to 10, so that we can have 3 hours of rock and 1 hour of acousticky each night.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby Manhattan Glutton » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:52 am

Does that mean the set lengths are getting longer, or there are just that many people doing electric sets? What is the lineup looking like?
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:37 am

Lineup (not exact order, but mostly who will be there barring last minute adds and retractions) is in the other thread.
Set lengths will be about 30 minutes each.
Live fight will be at the end of Saturday, and acoustic only. (Keys are fine, but no drums, for example.) Leveraging the noise restriction to focus on the songs. :)

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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby fluffy » Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:25 am

Think of it as an additional optional challenge, only this one isn't optional.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jimtyrrell » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:21 pm

You would think that I would know the answers at this point, but anyway - a friend of mine is thinking of coming down to catch the show(s). Are there tickets, or a cover charge, or can he just show up and hang out?
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby ElaineDiMasi » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:48 pm

jb wrote:Hi Elaine! We'll keep our fingers crossed-- would be great to see you! If it helps, you can definitely have a spot on the 15th so you can get home on the 16th to hit your conference flight on the 17th. :)

Awesome! A definite maybe. You know I can't usually perform my stuff since I "don't really play." But maybe I can squirt something out to suit. /* goes to look for the current title */
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:28 am

jimtyrrell wrote:You would think that I would know the answers at this point, but anyway - a friend of mine is thinking of coming down to catch the show(s). Are there tickets, or a cover charge, or can he just show up and hang out?


Just show up and hang out.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby roymond » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:27 am

jb wrote:
jimtyrrell wrote:You would think that I would know the answers at this point, but anyway - a friend of mine is thinking of coming down to catch the show(s). Are there tickets, or a cover charge, or can he just show up and hang out?

Just show up and hang out.

And drink beer.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:14 am

roymond wrote:
jb wrote:
jimtyrrell wrote:You would think that I would know the answers at this point, but anyway - a friend of mine is thinking of coming down to catch the show(s). Are there tickets, or a cover charge, or can he just show up and hang out?

Just show up and hang out.

And drink beer.


And bring beer.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby fluffy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:26 am

Oh yeah, what's the venue's food/drink policy?
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:24 pm

fluffy wrote:Oh yeah, what's the venue's food/drink policy?


We are allowed to bring food and drink into the venue. I promised that we are a bunch of adults who will be respectful.

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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby fluffy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:49 pm

jb wrote:We are allowed to bring food and drink into the venue.

Including alcohol? Some jurisdictions have problems with that without an appropriate permit.
I promised that we are a bunch of adults who will be respectful.

Well shit.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:04 pm

jb wrote:
fluffy wrote:Oh yeah, what's the venue's food/drink policy?


We are allowed to bring food and drink into the venue. I promised that we are a bunch of adults who will be respectful.

JB

Oh, I am very pleased to hear that. Very pleased indeed.
I thought I was going to have to spend all night in the gay bar across the road watching things via face time or something
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby Caravan Ray » Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:12 pm

fluffy wrote:We are allowed to bring food and drink into the venue.
Including alcohol? Some jurisdictions have problems with that without an appropriate permit.

Obviously I don't know how things work over there - but I gather this event is in what is essentially a private business and not really open to the general public, and not a public space - so wouldn't it be no different to taking a few beers to a friends house?
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby fluffy » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:19 pm

That would be common sense, but this country has never had a lot of sense when it comes to alcohol. Spud has a great story about when he learned this the hard way.
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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby jb » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:52 am

I specifically asked, and was told that it's allowed. If it weren't allowed, we'd be at a different venue.

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Re: Songfight Live 2014 venue selection

Postby Caravan Ray » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:09 pm

jb wrote:I specifically asked, and was told that it's allowed. If it weren't allowed, we'd be at a different venue.

If it weren't allowed, I know I'd be at a different venue. Probably across the road in the plush lounge watching the drag show.

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