Hello interested person.
This is a video about how to establish a relationship with an out of town band. Like from a TOTALLY DIFFERENT PLACE.
I highly encourage you to build a goddamn relationship with people and don’t just arbitrage it for “the gig”.
I’ve seen enough situations where people set up exchange gigs. Then realize they totally don’t like how the other person is dressed or talk about people behind their backs and try to cut them on their gas money.
A little story time – this is 2009. I was booked with my old band DAY OF JUSTICE to play on a birthday in the depths of bavaria. What i didn’t know back then – two of my future bandmates in Der Weg Einer Freiheit played there with their old band “Fuck Your Shadow From Behind”. I think they didn’t like me at all back then. But thats not the point here. Haha. And i was probably really strange so thats okay.
I remember writing A LOT with the promoter before the show. He had his birthday. Booked “high caliber” bands. We all played kind of the same music. We were a local band. And we kind of sucked. Except FYSFB – They were awesome from day one.
Seems like he made this once a year. So – whatever – we played the gig. I remember our singer made out with a girl while our show. Then we had to handle money. I guess it was something like 150€. To cover gas for the eternal ride to bavaria.
The only thing he did was showing us his empty wallet. Thats it. I mean – he didn’t feel great at all. And i hope he has a good life right now and is lucky and all that. But he couldn’t pay us.
He booked 4 bands . That he couldn’t pay. Of course none of our bands ever played there again. And i think 2 of 4 bands got paid afterwards via money transfer.
The point is… I do NOT know what this has to do with the video. But i just wanted to tell you.
I wrote a lot with that kid. And we played a WAY OUT OF TOWN gig eventually.
(Dear promoter of Öttingen – if you read this. Please contact me, i want to know what you are doing and chat with you.)