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Posted 07 March 2019 - 12:08 AM
Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:38 AM
Anything happening on Thursday the 7th in Victoria? I’ll be over for Culinaire but looking for something to do apres, perhaps.
Depends on what you're into. There's Buckman Coe & Tanye (soul) at Upstairs, and A.Skillz & Slynk (electronic/funk) at Distrikt.
Posted 07 March 2019 - 08:48 AM
There's a fund raiser for Wild Arc animal rescue, at the Bateman Centre in the Steamship building. I don't know if there are any tickets still available.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 05:03 AM
rock the shores cancelled again. maybe for good. it's a bit interesting to me that rts has never had a big sponsor at least i don't think. like rbc rock the shores or bud light rock the shores.
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 24 March 2019 - 05:20 AM.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:30 AM
Margins are razor thin on events like this at the best of times. It doesn't take much to turn them into money losers.
Because you're building your entire venue from scratch, power, security, fencing, staging, PA, lights, first aid, concessions, etc ... you're seriously in debt before you've even got an act onstage.
Add to this the low CDN dollar, high cost of touring, and (potential) lack of headliners, and it's easy to see why a cancellation may make the most business sense.
Atomique are also in the nightclub business these days, a business that requires a constant and very specific cash-flow in order to sustain nightly operation. It may prove economically impossible to support nightly shows in a club, and still float the hundreds of thousands of dollars in advance in order to market a large, outdoor festival.
A major sponsor can help, but they have to see a specific value in their sponsorship in order to spend their limited marketing dollars. Such value seems not to be present in this case (and Atomique are expert at marketing ... so the sponsor value may simply not be there to begin with).
If Atomique could make money with Rock the Shores, they would ... (as the "for-profit" business they are) ... so a safe assumption (always unsafe to make on an internet forum) is that the event is just not financially sustainable.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 07:33 AM
all that temporary stuff is a massive expensive headache as you say.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:45 AM
But it wasn’t just festival goers that were usurped, the biggest problem for Ska Fest was not being able to maintain enough volunteers who all flooded out to RTS.
So Ska Fest eventually changed its dates after RTS refused to reschedule their festival.
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Posted 26 March 2019 - 06:03 AM
the only comedians that can sell big venues now are ones that are not at all political (Seinfeld) or ones that are not politically correct (Jefferies).
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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 26 March 2019 - 06:04 AM.
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