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[quote] On 2012-05-08 03:22, Brent McLeod wrote: Was going to post this elsewhere but just a few problems even a Pro performer gets occasionally.. I had a show a week ago, big one over 350-400 people and run into the following problems that I always have verified prior to a show starting...usually a contract and I always check the venue for power points, sight lines etc etc days prior but couldn't get any access... Questions I asked as routine..Answer below from hirer, Reality on night! -Is there a stage-audience need to see me -Yes a big stage -A 10inch high platform 6-8 feet across -Is there a change room -Yes -Toilet worked well!!!! -Is there a carpark so I can park close to unload when I arrive early -Yes -Gates locked [parked on street -Are there any other performers -No only you -2 large dance productions later heres the magician -Can I have access to the hall earlier than guests -Yes no problem -Arrived doors locked,waited over an hour -Due to angles & best views for audience no tables for guests close to stage -No Problem 3 mins before starting 2 tables put on line with platform & 20 guests seated -Do you have lighting for the stage, Spots etc -Yes -Poor wall lighting-had to get my light spares from car -I need all the audience facing the stage -Yes no problem -Had to turn over 200 people with backs to stage -Will the bar be closed during show so no noise etc -Yes we can do that -Bar left open-heaps of noise down the back, was fighting background noise even with mics -How many people attending -Between 80-120 -Around 400 guests arrive!!! Are there any children as I mainly perform for older crowds as my promo material I sent you Maybe 10-15-all adults perfect for your show Over 50-100 kids... Do you have a budget-I can help you here for the type of show We will pay you cash on the night Paid later by cheque so Im paying tax now as well after giving discount Can I set up the show about 30 mins including PA & Speakers etc in private Yes no problem Had a audience of very interested adults... and the most interesting: 5 mins before my show time Im all set up ready to go,final loads etc, mp3 & mics all ready Brent can you move all your stuff off the stage!! yes we have the childrens Bollywood production dances... Also I told the MC 3times I would announce myself with music intro etc so after the dance production with all my stuff off the platform he introduces me................. You get the idea-the whole event was the exact opposite of what was requested It was a tough show but worked -I cut it short , they liked it, I got paid & discreetley left.. doesn't matter what is asked.. strikes us all at times Cheers Brent [/quote]
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