- Okay gentlemen,
That was more activity than I have seen on this board in quite some
time so obviously there are several still interested in keeping this
alive for the sake of musical fidelity (Not the company);)
There have been several ideas set forth I really do like such as the
idea of having discussion groups separate from listening groups.
There is nothin more aggitating then showing up to a DIY event and
finding out that you can't even hear the audio equipment. I have
assembled several events in the past and not once had this problem.
As a matter of fact the food typically is hardly touched at these
events. I do think there is a time and place for audio discussions,
but it should be held either post event at a venue or pre event while
there is dead time and guests are arriving. As far as hosting and
numbers are concerned, typically what I have had to do in the past is
post the event with an RSVP and allow only X amount of respondees to
attend the event. I keep track of who has RSVP'd and only send those
respondees the actual event flyer or email. There will be other
events in the future for those who do not RSVP in time. Plus, if we
continue this, everyone will eventually get to hear more gear because
it is more likely people will host again if it is manageable.
Whomever is volunteering to host should contact me with the maximum
number of guests and I will be glad to incorporate that in the event
posting. It typically works out very well.
Thoughts / suggestions?