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mr shiney
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Well I go on my hols boxing day
so was worried I mite be down on last year as I'm missing the end week.
but ive got 47 bookings10 more than last year and that was a good year
so Im happy with my bookings
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Nice that the UK is not seeing any sign of what is going on here in America. You folks are blessed. Bob is so correct about the misleading figures regarding unemployment as reported by the government.

A recent story in the news down here shed a much more accurate light on what is happening in Florida in particular. A poll was done to see just how bad things were, and this time, they included the folks who normally wouldn't draw unemployment (out of pride, or other reasons) as well as those whose unemployment benefits have run out (something the government NEVER reports).

The figure they came up with for SW Florida was a whopping 35%.

Not very encouraging , eh ?


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I've lost only one of my annual gigs due to the economy and it is because the company went out of business over the summer. Overall my Christmas bookings are about the same as last year. I did pick up a sizeable car show gig in January, normally a time when I am just happy to have my restaurant gig. Smile
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I am in NYC and it is down a bit .I am working but I do not have a load of extra work to go to my other employees.
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I know that there are a lot of people struggling to get gigs. Very few of them would post it on a public board like this however. I am down about 20% over a good year last year, but am hopeful for a few last minute gigs to get things back up.

Just know that we are all in this together and that even the "big names" have felt the pinch from this recession economy.
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I have 1st to the 4th of Dec with no work, then every day up till Boxing day is booked, 2 and 3 shows some days, and 3 days I have 4 shows so not to bad really.
and most of my shows are 2 hours, but not on the 4 shows day. lol.
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It's good here, we're turning away shows because we're already booked and are still getting requests for shows.
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