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Gig reports: Southern Roots at the Ville, et. al.

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(Hmph. Twitter Generation syndrome strikes again - Subject field too short for us wordy types)

I'm gonna cover two shows in this post.

The Ville

This is our third, and probably last, time at this venue. It seems to be jinxed for us. All three times seemed to have some sort of external events that killed attendance. This time it was snow. Just a dusting of snow, no accumulation, but that's enough to send our fair southern city into a frenzied tither and keep our fans home. If they call us, we'll gladly go back, but we're not going to be actively seeking more shows there. As the saying goes, "Once is chance, twice may be coincidence, but three times is enemy action."

The show itself went well, and the few people there really enjoyed themselves. We had most of them calling their friends to come down, but . . . "Oh, man! It was snowing earlier!"

There was one VERY happy young lady there. Watching her drag (literally! "No" was NOT an option!) the various band wives and husband out on the dance floor was hilarious.

All in all, it was a good performance, but three times in a row with low attendance indicates it's not a venue our fans like..

Children's Hospital of Richmond

This was a concert for the kids in long-term care. They're wheel-chair bound to various degrees, and all of them are stuck in that hospital for weeks, months, or even years. The concerts are part of CHOR's recreational therapy program, and they have various performers come in about once a week to put on a show for the kids.

I'm gonna be flying on the warm fuzzies from this show for quite a while. The kids liked us, and they showed us what "chair dancing" was all about. We're going to be doing another show this summer for them, and I'm looking forward to it already.

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Posted : 08/02/2013 4:16 pm
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This just in: We did Christmas parties for the Petersburg and Colonial Heights American Legion posts. Both posts have now scheduled us for their Post Commander's Banquets. Petersburg changed the date for theirs specifically so we could be the band for them, and were at Colonial Heights the night that they originally wanted scheduled!

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Posted : 08/02/2013 7:55 pm
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If they call us, we'll gladly go back, but we're not going to be actively seeking more shows there. As the saying goes, "Once is chance, twice may be coincidence, but three times is enemy action."

The manager or owner must have heard or saw something they really liked. We just got a call asking if we could book April 6th or 13th there! This was one of most lackluster shows in attendance we've had in a long time - it shocked us all!

The 13th sounds like a prime day to book this one :lol:

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Posted : 05/03/2013 12:48 am