All Event and "Bar Night" Organizers Only!!
I thought I would create a thread where dedicated Event and "Bar Night" organizers from all over can discuss and bounce ideas off of eachother. I figured it would help current organizers as well as new comers who pop up and ask questions once and a while.
I run a company in Denver, CO called Death of the Arcade Entertainment. We specialize in hosting "Rock Band Nights" as a trendy and new karaoke alternative. I started in 6/08 and business has been pretty steady. We have one of the most unique stage set ups I've seen so far and have helped to create a dedicated community of video game rockers here in Colorado. I have bounced around from "Hole in the Wall" bars to reputable places like Old Chicago's and C & B and Potts (unfortunately Hard Rock Cafe could not afford a Rock Band Night after months of talks and negotiations but they are still very interest ;)). I am currently booked at 2 weekly locations and I handle a private party or Video Game Contest (I handle the Rock Band set up and judging for the Colorado Cutthroat Conection) about once a month. For more info on my company and what we do visit: www.myspace.com/deathofthearcade
Anyways, as I said, I thought we could bounce ideas of eachother regarding things like:
Set Up Ideas
Maybe even National Organization and Contests
Anything else that might be on our minds...
So if your an event organizer, chime in and mention a little something about yourself. Maybe ask a question or 2 or give some advice to someone who is thinking about starting a Rock Band Night.
Alright... someone with some experience!
This is about right :D
Originally Posted by LiquidKourage
This is exactly what I was hoping for! I myself, have not been in the "bar entertainment" industry as long as you. Hell, I don't even drink, and I never even attempted Karaoke until this damn game came out :p. I simply saw an opportunity and jumped on it. I am hoping for a little organization as well. One of my clients, The Colorado Cutthroat Connection is a co-founder of the National Video Game Association which helps qualify local gamers for national competitions. We were brought in to attract more casual players but slowly there has been some competitions incorporated into the "free play". I was hoping that our local competitions could eventually help qualify a "band" to take on the best players in the nation as well. Providing a quality set up and consistant judging is big part of attracting people to these competitions and, well it's a lot easier if dedicated organizers like ourselves handle it. Here is the link to Death of the Arcades judging criterea: http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?f...ogId=464276783 It is designed to allow even the not so expert players a chance to actually compete and win by making up for their lack of skill level with stage performance. So far it has worked well and created some very close decisions. :D
Originally Posted by LiquidKourage
Sorry, forgot to multi quote...
Honestly, I just bought the stage kit during the closeout at Circuit City. I had already purchased a few sound activated lights of the web. The coolest part about the stage kit is the music synced fog machine. The lights don't really ad much to the show that I didn't already have and the navigation with that controller is horrible (no Right Button to navigate the menue)! Try shopping around on Amazon and Musicians Friend for DJ Lighting. They are really not that expensive. Although, if you don't already have it, I would recommend the pro audio / video set up 1st! This makes you 100% mobile and you don't have to rely on the venue for sound or TV's. Visit my myspace link for tons of pictures and video's that show of my set up for ideas.
Originally Posted by Klubby