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Possible GTG since NYC Bassfest has been postponed

Discussion in 'Social Events and Get Togethers [BG]' started by TRichardsbass, Jul 18, 2012.


  1. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Banned Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    Hey gang!

    Sorry to hear that the Bassfest was postponed. I know a lot of people were going to head in to the area for it.

    I need an honest show of hands at how many were definitely going to go. I think I might be able to put together something here on the Jersey Shore for the same day so we can all still get together. But I would need some number to contact the local clubs and pubs to see who could assist me in hosting this. Right now I have some preliminary okays from the Stone Pony and the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park.

    So, please post HERE if you were def going, and how many people were definitely coming with you.

    Tom
     
  2. I was going to attend the NY GTG, but I won't be going to the Jersey Shore.

    But, good luck in organizing your effort.

    You know, it doesn't necessarily have to be in August.

    Mike
     
  3. depending where and what day i would like to come to the NY GTG. the jersey shore might be a pain to get to during the summer.

    peace
    Dave
     
  4. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    just came here to see if there was a get together this year since august is around the corner. bummed to see there is nothing planned at the moment, but fully understand.

    much like mike, jersey shore is a bit out of the reach for me (esp on a weekend in the summer traffic home would probably be a nightmare).

    would love to see everyone if anything gets planned.
     
  5. Tom, I hosted the first three NY GTGs in 2004, 2005 and 2006.

    Then, The Crusader took over and hosted them at the Platt Deutsche Hall, a much nicer place than where I had them.

    I believe the GTGs are held in August, because it's vacation time for many, and most of those in school are off, but I remember doing a poll to see how many might favor a different time of year, and many of those who were interested in coming seemed to agree on early October.

    This eliminated many of those in school, but no time is right for everyone.

    If you held your GTG later in the year, you'd have more time to plan, and more time to plan usually equals greater success.

    I know you can't please everyone, but perhaps do a poll here, and see what month would be most convenient for the majority.

    These are just a few friendly suggestions.

    Good luck in your planning.

    Mike ;)
     
  6. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
    toms_river.nj.us
    Endorsing Artist: see profile
    I thought that place had a certain charm to it :)

    I might be interested in a Jersey Shore GTG... put me on the 'maybe' list.
     
  7. Thanks very much, James, I appreciate that. ;)

    People who see this hall either think it's very rustic and cozy or simply old and run down.

    I happen to share your opinion, James.

    Here's a photo of it.
    _IGP1365-1.

    Mike
     
  8. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Was about to say all of this. I might be interested in going to the Jersey Shore another time, but doing some traveling right after the 12th, so wouldn't make the drive at that time. Another time, I might be down.
     
  9. cosmicevan

    cosmicevan Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2003
    New York
    Whatever you guys decide to do, someone please shoot me a PM. I'm not on this site really much at all, but I do get emails when I get a PM and although I haven't been much of a TB'er (or even a bass player) since my baby girl was born almost 16 months ago, it would be really great to see everyone and drool over some gear.

    I'll try to pop on the site more often though...checking it today actually motivated me to plug in my bass and set up my looper and get some playing time in. Been TOO long since I've done that and felt soo good.

    So, since it has been a while for me on TB, curious...what is the best bass for metal these days ;)
     
  10. TRichardsbass

    TRichardsbass Banned Commercial User

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between Muscle Shoals and Nashville
    Bassgearu, Music Industry Consulting and Sales. Tech 21, NBE Corp, Sonosphere.
    I understand, and maybe I'll put it off till the end of September.

    I was just figuring people had already cleared their calendars so a change in venue would not be very inconvenient.

    I love the TB GTGs, and haven't hosted one in about 8 months, so I'll work on it some more. I have three new pieces plus all the Brubakers to drag around, so keeping it closer here helps.
     
  11. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I am up for it. Does anyone know why the NYC GTG was postponed?
     
  12. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I liked it too Mike, any chance it's available on that date? :)
     
  13. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Organizing these GTGs can be a lot of work, and it was too much for the organizer to do well at this time. It's great that others are interested in organizing something in it's place.
     
  14. I'll find out, David.

    Mike
     
  15. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader" Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Hey Evan, I'm hoping to reschedule for October.:)
     
  16. Passinwind

    Passinwind I know nothing. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    Try for the week before the NE GTG, I might well be able to make both if you can swing that.
     
  17. No, it's not available on that date.

    Hopefully, we'll have the GTG in October.

    Mike
     
  18. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Yep, me too.
     
  19. buzzbass

    buzzbass Shoo Shoo Retarded Flu !

    Apr 23, 2003
    NJ
    I'd come to an NJ GTG
     
  20. jumbodbassman

    jumbodbassman Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    Stuck in traffic -NY & CT
    Born Again Tubey
    NY i'm in, south jersey too far
     

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