Geeeezzzzz! Thank you everyone for coming out to see the band – it was a sellout at the Airplay Cafe. I heard from 5-10 families were turned away at the door, and I’m very sorry that happened. It was obviously for safety reasons, but still I know how difficult it can be to round up everyone for an event. We hope to make it up to you at our next gig, which is Thursday, February 5th (6PM – 7PM) at the Kennedy School Gym. There is plenty of space there, and it will be far more comfortable for everyone. We hope you’ll still come to see us, even if you were turned away.
Also, I know some people were surprised by the cover charge of $10/family. I know that might seem a bit steep, but where else can you take the whole family these days for $10? Most of that money went straight to the band. We appreciate being compensated fairly for the work we put into the shows. It won’t make any of us rich, but it’s nice to help cover our gas, practice and prep time, setup, and tear-down. It’s a lot of work, but we love to do it for your family.
It’s obvious that we’re starting to outgrow smaller venues, and we’re considering getting booked at larger venues, but it’s risky for us. If we book a larger venue and no one shows up, we might end up paying out of our own pockets. We have to be strategic about when to make the move. Stay tuned…I know it would be much better for everyone in a larger venue with readily available food like pizza.
We also got a few complaints about our volume. We don’t control the volume at the Airplay, but we did make a concerted effort to tone it down a bit. We are a 6 piece band with drums…plus, we play rock music for the most part. It’s certainly not going to be very quiet. If you’re concerned about the volume, I recommend sitting as far away from the main overhead speakers as possible. You may want to consider bringing some ear plugs, but we try our best to keep it at a reasonable volume. Please know that we do care, and we’re trying our best to make it more manageable for everyone.
We did record the show, and we should have some mp3 available very soon on this website. I may also put some up on our Facebook fan page. I’m currently looking for a music player that will play tracks continuously, but I haven’t had much luck yet. So, for the time being, you’ll have to play individual tracks.
Again, thank you very much for making the gig such a success! We hope your kids enjoyed the show, and we hope to see you again soon.