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#46 Post by gatorgal » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:04 am

Nate Dogg wrote:The following text was included in the Attendee Email that went out yesterday, since it applies to the DJs, I thought I would post it here as well. There was a lot of text in the email and it is easy to overlook things.

If you are interested, let me or Lawrence know, we can probably come pick you up.

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Saturday morning/early afternoon - CD Shopping spree, join your guides
Lawrence Page, Nathan Malone, and Josh Ellinger as they visit some of
the top music stores in Austin.
Trust me, I did not miss that at all. That's one of the highlights of the trip!

Tina 8)
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#47 Post by Shorty Dave » Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:52 pm

Nate Dogg wrote:The following text was included in the Attendee Email that went out yesterday, since it applies to the DJs, I thought I would post it here as well. There was a lot of text in the email and it is easy to overlook things.

If you are interested, let me or Lawrence know, we can probably come pick you up.

Saturday
Saturday morning/early afternoon - CD Shopping spree, join your guides
Lawrence Page, Nathan Malone, and Josh Ellinger as they visit some of
the top music stores in Austin.
I'M INTERESTED!!! DON'T GO WITHOUT ME!!! MY CELL'S 914-396-6617 IF WE DON'T GET TO CHAT FRI NIGHT

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#48 Post by Nate Dogg » Wed Oct 08, 2003 10:05 pm

Shorty Dave wrote:
Nate Dogg wrote:The following text was included in the Attendee Email that went out yesterday, since it applies to the DJs, I thought I would post it here as well. There was a lot of text in the email and it is easy to overlook things.

If you are interested, let me or Lawrence know, we can probably come pick you up.

Saturday
Saturday morning/early afternoon - CD Shopping spree, join your guides
Lawrence Page, Nathan Malone, and Josh Ellinger as they visit some of
the top music stores in Austin.
I'M INTERESTED!!! DON'T GO WITHOUT ME!!! MY CELL'S 914-396-6617 IF WE DON'T GET TO CHAT FRI NIGHT
Sounds like you are coming to ALX, that's great. See you in Houston this weekend, we can talk then.

Nathan

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#49 Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 14, 2003 12:12 pm

Somewhat as I posted before, the music schedule is the following (with a few revisions):

FRIDAY WELCOME DANCE at Ruta Maya (1:00-7:00) DJ'ed by Austin DJs

FRIDAY EVENING (8:00-12:00)
at the Texas Women's Federation Ballroom ("The Fed") (4000 square foot hardwood floor ballroom)

The UnExchange band: a custom made small group jazz band playing mainstream jazz with a "Groove" element.

Two Sizeable Alternative Rooms: Classic Swing and Slow Blues.
(We have close to 400 registrants and 300 paid and confirmed, so there will be significant spill-over into these rooms)

FRIDAY AFTER HOURS (1:00-6:00)
at Footworks (approximately 2000 square feet in the main room and 2 800 square foot alternative rooms)

Main Room: Groove, Blues, and mainstream swing
"Slow Blues" Room
"Westie Lindy" Room

SATURDAY DAYTIME

DJ'ed at LBJ courtyard (huge, flat marble and smooth concrete in 78 degree weather (we hope))

SATURDAY EVENING
at the Fed

Austin Lindy Exchange Big Band
Custom-made Big Band playing Ellington-style and Basie-style Big Band music. Featuring Martin Banks (Trumpet from Austin), who has played with Ellington, Basie, Gillespie, and almost everyone else.

Slow Blues and Classic Swing Alternative DJ'ed Rooms

SATURDAY AFTER HOURS

Main Room
Slow Blues Room
Westie Lindy room

SUNDAY DAYTIME

Mr. Sinus Theater (Mystery Sceince Theater-like spoof on "Footloose")
12:00-2:00

LBJ Courtyard DJ'ed dance from 3:00-6:00

SUNDAY EVENING
Sangaruende Hall (2000 square feet dance floor; Seperate room with free bowling)

The Texas Trumpets
Local Blues band with "Groove Swing" edge.
Featuring Martin Banks (Trumpet from Austin), who has played with Ellington, Basie, Gillespie, and almost everyone else.

SUNDAY AFTER HOURS
American Legion Mansion overlooking Town Lake

DJ'ed from 1:00 until everyone is gone (8:00 a.m. or so)
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#50 Post by KevinSchaper » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:18 pm

Lawrence wrote: (We have close to 400 registrants and 300 paid and confirmed, so there will be significant spill-over into these rooms)
Are you expecting people to end up in those rooms because they prefer the music, or just because there's no room in the main ballroom?

I suppose you've already considered it, but it might not hurt to have a couple of 100ft xlr's on hand just incase you find out that 350 people are trying to squeeze into the main room and there's 25 in each of the side rooms and maybe it'd be better to pipe the band into a second room..

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#51 Post by Nate Dogg » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:28 pm

KevinSchaper wrote:
Lawrence wrote: (We have close to 400 registrants and 300 paid and confirmed, so there will be significant spill-over into these rooms)
Are you expecting people to end up in those rooms because they prefer the music, or just because there's no room in the main ballroom?

I suppose you've already considered it, but it might not hurt to have a couple of 100ft xlr's on hand just incase you find out that 350 people are trying to squeeze into the main room and there's 25 in each of the side rooms and maybe it'd be better to pipe the band into a second room..
Last year, people went to the special rooms because they wanted to be there. 25 people in each side room adds up to 50 people. Those 50 people will be happy blues dancing or whatever it is they do. Add the other lounge areas, casino rooms, etc..., yet another 25 - 30 people are not taking space in the main ballroom. The Fed is a mansion, so the idea is to use the whole mansion, not just the ballroom.

We also don't want to clear out the main ballroom, it will be the center of activity. We are just giving people an incentive to spend some time in other rooms. The fact that we are able to showcase more music styles/DJs, the better.

In my opinion, if we just piped in the band, nobody would want to dance in the side room. They would still favor the crowded, but lively main ballroom. But, we have never tried that in the past.

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#52 Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:34 pm

BTW, to supplement the music, the Exchange is a few days off and it is 78 degrees and sunny today. Another day in paradise. 8)
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#53 Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:41 pm

KevinSchaper wrote:
Lawrence wrote: (We have close to 400 registrants and 300 paid and confirmed, so there will be significant spill-over into these rooms)
Are you expecting people to end up in those rooms because they prefer the music, or just because there's no room in the main ballroom?
Both.
I suppose you've already considered it, but it might not hurt to have a couple of 100ft xlr's on hand just incase you find out that 350 people are trying to squeeze into the main room and there's 25 in each of the side rooms and maybe it'd be better to pipe the band into a second room..
I have considered it, but it is impractical given the layout of the Fed (Fri and Sat evening venue). We will pipe the main room into another room at Sunday after hours, though.
Lawrence Page
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#54 Post by Platypus » Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:59 pm

It worked well last year. The blues room was well attended. Most people came to the room, danced a few songs, and returned to the main room. The DJs were great and it was hard at times to figure out how I could be in both places at once!

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#55 Post by Mr Awesomer » Tue Oct 14, 2003 2:07 pm

Lawrence wrote:Another day in paradise.
hahahahaha
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#56 Post by Lawrence » Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:48 pm

GuruReuben wrote:
Lawrence wrote:Another day in paradise.
hahahahaha
8)

Paradise: (n) a place where a) the weather is blessedly nice AND b) home prices and the cost of living are UNDER the national average, c) it does not take 1 hour on average to get anywhere else in town through a sea of traffic and d) skinny, impish dudes don't hassle and intimidate you endlessly into thinking that fidelity is irrelevant to the experience of listening and dancing to music and that lo-fi music is the only "real" music for Lindy Hop.

But I love ya, guys. 8)
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#57 Post by SpuzBal » Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:59 pm

Austin rules, if only for the fact that it contains a County Line BBQ.

(That's not the only reason I like Austin though, don't worry, ha.)
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#58 Post by Mr Awesomer » Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:10 pm

Main Entry: reality check
Function: noun
Date: 1986
: something that clarifies or serves as a reminder of reality often by correcting a misconception
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#59 Post by Lawrence » Wed Oct 15, 2003 6:48 am

GuruReuben wrote:Main Entry: reality check
Function: noun
Date: 1986
: something that clarifies or serves as a reminder of reality often by correcting a misconception
Usage: [*L.A. chick voice*] "Like, o-m'Gooood... hel-lOOOOOOOOH... reality check!"
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#60 Post by gatorgal » Wed Oct 15, 2003 7:09 am

Lawrence wrote:BTW, to supplement the music, the Exchange is a few days off and it is 78 degrees and sunny today. Another day in paradise. 8)
That's what the Florida native likes to hear!! See you tomorrow...

Tina 8)
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