PRS Forum 'fest (member meet, buy, swap, talk and try fest?)

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  1. Davey

    Davey Just Jammin'

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    There is experience, other music gatherings and of course some of the smaller get togethers between members, but has anyone seriously talked about a members fest?

    Maybe hold once every other year or some other frequency at varying locations across the country to suit East and West coasters.

    Maybe rent a hall or small convention center.
    Members bring however many items of their own equipment (amps, guitars, basses, effects, etc.) to sell, for others to sample or for trade/barter and of course just to hang out and shoot the breeze.

    Maybe a 2, 3 or 4 day meet, greet, talk and just hang out.
    Members attending would pay a fee to cover the hall and possibly catering.

    T shirts and other PRS forum fest items could be made for attendees.

    Maybe select certain hotels for members and maybe get a member deal on rooms and discounted conference area to meet.

    Has this been discussed at all?
    What do you think? Good idea or terrible? :eek:
     
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  2. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    @jfb and I talked about it pre Covid. Not so much the buy/sell/trade. There are some dealers that have space for such a thing, depending on actual attendance numbers.
    We had been thinking non Experience years.
     
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  3. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Yeah, and Sergio and I have been talking about Santana-Fest for a couple of years, at least. We talk a good game, but always fizzle out. There's a lot that would go into setting it all up. Plus, I think we're spoiled by the number of guys that are local. It's been fairly easy to get 6+ guys together for an afternoon hang. All that said, I would love to participate in something like this.
     
  4. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I think it was done in 2014 when there was no Experience. It kind of came together late, so I wasn't there. We need @JustRob to chime in - I think he was there.
     
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  5. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Zombie Zero

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    @markie to the white courtesy phone.
     
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  6. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc “Evil” Sergio. You can tell by the goatee

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    Plus we haven’t figured out how to turn away people without Santana’s.
     
  7. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    Foiled again! :mad::(

    :D
     
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  8. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's the hardest thing to figure out. I mean, we could only invite people that own a Santana, but I can't keep that straight.
     
  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    Does a Santana Tshirt count?
     
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  10. WEDGE

    WEDGE Zombie five, DFZ

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    I owned one once, can I come?
     
  11. RallyFanatic

    RallyFanatic Perpetual musical mid-life crisis

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    Can we invite dragon in Paris, or do hotels not have 6 month layaway plans...
     
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  12. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Bwahahahahaha!
     
  13. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'd say "yes", but defer to the Santana Queen for final say.
     
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  14. Moondog Wily

    Moondog Wily Howlin' At The Moon!

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    I have heard that Hawaii is a great location for get togethers! And I have also heard that Carlos Santana recently moved there, so if it is a Santana Fest, it should certainly be there (he might show up and sign some guitars)? I will bring my cowbell collection for jam session solos and leads!!! I think they even have a lei away plan for parisian dragons!
     
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  15. vchizzle

    vchizzle Zomb!e Nine, DFZ

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    Would be fun for sure! I don’t have a Santana though.:( I’d try to get a DC 22 if possible. Or a westie. Or maybe you guys need to have some Santana’s available to let people play to sell the non owners on getting one!:p
     
  16. Herr Squid

    Herr Squid I was severely impressed

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    There go my fantasies of hanging with you guys... :oops:
     
  17. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!! Easy, Tex - were talking about something a level or two below Experience to fill the void, not something four levels above.
     
  18. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    Agree! I’ve never seen one to even try.
     
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  19. gush

    gush She said "huge bag of dibs".

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    Oh yeah........I'm in!!!!
     
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  20. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules There will never be another

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    Here’s an idea. Instead of making the event about the usual “haves vs. have nots” why not make this about the Bees and the Wannabees?

    :D:p:eek::p

    (Have to admit... I cracked myself up on that one...).
     
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