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Alive (barely) In Ottawa...
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» MekkadoM a répondu le Mon 22 Aug, 2005 @ 2:48pm|
Ok I'm not one to complain much about parties but this party had by far the worst organizing I've seen in years.
The promoter 7th Harmonic [ www.sacredcycles.ca ] originally asked Zaid K and Event Horizon to play at this party. I substituted for Event Horizon who couldn't attend the event.
The party was held north of Ottawa on an island. Zaid and I got there at around 23h30 and parked the car near the boat launch were a "ferry" was supposed to pick up people and bring them to the island. This "ferry" was a small boat that held about 4 to 5 people with backpacks and took a good 15-20 to get to the island, so 30+ minutes round trip to get people to the location. Problem was, at the time we arrived, the promoters were starting to move the equipement (speakers, generator, etc...) from the boat lauch to the island... in pitch darkness. The party was supposed to start around 22h... yeah right!
So anyways, 3 boat rides later, we were on our way to the island. Good thing they decided to do the party on a closer island because the originally planned spot would've took about an hour to get there with the puny boat they had plus rain plus wind.
Finally, once we got on the island, we unpacked and setup the tent and then waited.... for what you ask? we waited for the sound guy to hook up his damn speakers. We had all the necessary equipement, the booth and dance area were tarped and ready to go but the sound guy didn't want to hook up his shit because he didn't want to get it wet!! Ok, why are you throwing an outdoor party if you don't want to hookup your gear under the tarps??!?!
Anyways, the guy got his shit together and the party started roling at 4am! Finally... so anyways me and Zaid played our sets from 6 to 9h and played for a whoppin 6-7 people.
We had a hard time finding who the fuck was in charge after that because quite frankly no one was in charge... not even Koda who organised the event.
We got the fuck out of there quite early on saturday morning. Final problem was getting paid. Ok, no cash was asked for the DJ sets but we asked for some gaz money. Considering the price of gaz these dayz and considering that they asked us to come and play at their party, gaz money wasn't too much to ask for. When I got a hold of Koda to take care of this business, I only got half the money and got served a bunch of bullshit excuses about him having to pay for this and that and that ticket money should be coming in later. Ok, some people just don't get how business works... we don't care about your organisation problems you should deal with it and not us. We're just asking for GAZ MONEY and are having a hard time getting it...
Why the hell should we go down to Ottawa to play for free and have to pay for our transport. Get your shit straight and realize that throwing a party includes taking risks.... risks such as loosing money. So please, cut the crap and act professionnal.
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» pavlova a répondu le Mon 22 Aug, 2005 @ 4:28pm|
Man that sucks so much ass for you guys. It seems that lately more and more party are crappy and badly organised, which is weird because the scene is definitely more commercial than it used to be...
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» MekkadoM a répondu le Mon 22 Aug, 2005 @ 7:24pm|
Yeah well that weekend is now over.
Commercial or not, if you wanna throw a party and invite some out-of-town Djs, a minimum organisation is essential and so is respect.
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Densetsu13 a répondu le Mon 22 Aug, 2005 @ 9:15pm|
That sounds like the worst shit that can happen to a DJ. I'm surprised there were even still people left to play for when you started your set.
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» dreamtektor a répondu le Tue 23 Aug, 2005 @ 1:17am|
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» dreamtektor a répondu le Tue 23 Aug, 2005 @ 1:20am|
Seriously... i agree that kind of shit should never happen . I'm happy i didnt go ! :P
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Koda a répondu le Tue 23 Aug, 2005 @ 10:14am|
MekkadoM... Sorry you had a bad experience. But I never asked you to come play in Ottawa, so get over yourself. I asked anyone interested in playing to come contact me. I also metnioned it was a collaborative affair where everyone had to pay their own way and their tickets (even djs-which you didn't), so don't play the victom. And I gave you Gas money cause your were whinning not cause i thought I owed it to you. So take your negative cry baby attitude and read the event listings or talk to the folks who invited you to play, cause I didn't.
BTW this was meant to be a collaborative effort... not a 7th Harmonic effort. It turned out differently, because those who offerred their help failed to deliver... Regardless i'm not happy with how it turned out, but those who stayed and arrived on saturday had good weather and good music and a great vibe.
Yes Friday night was difficult with the rain and getting the sound going. And the "Ferry" ... was to ferry people. Probably should have made it clearer for those six people who expected a car ferry to an island. I mean its a $10 event, and you expect a car ferry?
Anyway apart from the friday night rain and sound issues I found it to be a fairly fun event.
Yes i admit their were logistical issues. But I didn't ever offer anyone money for playing or gas money... so don't put try and makes us look like we didn't hold up our end of the [ bargin...ca ] their wasn't any. An if Zaid K wants to come play for us at New Years for promised pay he's welcome too. Cause he's worth it. But no money was ever promised before it was to be collective effort.
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» MekkadoM a répondu le Tue 23 Aug, 2005 @ 1:10pm|
Right you never asked me, but Zaid K and Event Horizon were asked through Psycronik. Event Horizon couldn't make it and asked me to replace him just so you would'nt end up with one less DJ on your lineup. Me and Zaid talked to Manu and everything was set. We both asked him in advance if we could get gaz money to cover the trip and everything seemed to be okay last time we checked. BTW I ain't playing the victim, I'm just stating factual information.
Whinning? yeah don't know how you consider me asking you to go take care of some business whinning...
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Koda a répondu le Wed 24 Aug, 2005 @ 11:34am|
BTW if anyone wants a rela review a not a biased opinion, go to [ xvi.com ] 99% of attendies were from ottawa, and they'll tell you a much different story.
Enjoy your gigs MekkadoM.
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» MekkadoM a répondu le Wed 24 Aug, 2005 @ 1:10pm|
As Koda fails to understand, the whole post was NOT a review of the entire party but meerly the story of me and Zaid K's road trip to this party.
Koda, just accept the fact that setting up for a party in pitch darkness on an island in the middle on nowhere at 23h30 is not the best way to go and that you shouldn't pass on your oganizing problems to the people who make your party happen. As I explained in another thread on [ psyfreaks.ca ] Zaid and I came down to play in good will, we just had a few problems dealing with you.
BTW I do enjoy all my gigs, that why I go to them, its the crappy organisation I sometimes don't enjoy period. Just take responsibility for your actions and hope that your next event will be better organized.
As for the reviews on [ xvi.com ] one liner comments do not constitute a party review. But anyhow, I'm pretty sure people had fun on saturday night. I couldn't tell since I left before that. Next time, just setup a little earlier in the day ;)
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Insomniak a répondu le Wed 24 Aug, 2005 @ 1:40pm|
sorry about the hassle but the idea of a party on an island you have to boat to without cars is awesome!
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» MekkadoM a répondu le Wed 24 Aug, 2005 @ 1:56pm|
For real! The scenery was amazing. Go check out the pics of the place near the end of this thread [ forum.psyfreaks.ca ]
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» Koda a répondu le Wed 24 Aug, 2005 @ 5:12pm|
MekkadoM, I don't want to keep this crap going... You don't know what your talking about or what lead to the late set-up or if it was even my responsibitlity. If you know please enlighten everyone here? You don't.
It also wasn't my event exclusively (I throw much more money into my events. I'll take all the blame and I don't mind. I'll not make the same mistake again, if i can help it.
I'll ignore your crap cause I don't really care to get wrapped up in it.
So once again. Thanks, for coming to play. Its unfortunate that you didn't have a good time. But that does not reflect the sentiment of the majority of those who attended or played.
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» PitaGore a répondu le Wed 24 Aug, 2005 @ 7:40pm|
psytrance parties, aside from the huge ones, are meant to happen this way ...
the Black Light Activists and some other peeps do it around Toronto, they just throw some 75-100 peeps parties in crazy far out spots in the forest ...thats killer
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» GPA_v40 a répondu le Thu 25 Aug, 2005 @ 2:08pm|
yeah you know it's a shame none of the montreal guys got paid what they wanted ... boofuckinghoo!
i was out from 10 am on friday and errol and i worked until 9pm on monday night did anyone stay to help an OTTAWA COLLECTIVE party no so mekkadom you can take your bitching about you r bucko'five gaz and shove it i had a great time everyone i talked too had a preety good time and maybe if you were just into a little adventure once in a while you'd have liked it too but since you're not STAY IN MONTREAL cause i (and this does not reflect the views or opininos of anyone one else) don't want you here if all you're going to do is come out play leave and bitch
Errol, i had a blast sorry we had to work so hard i thought everything went just as well as it could have given the circumstances
see ya'll at the next one
|Good [+1]Toggle ReplyLink» nter a répondu le Fri 26 Aug, 2005 @ 12:45pm|
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