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dtucker
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2012 10:22:07 AM
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I have to congratulate the organisers (and chair users) on how well the chair policy is working. Having an accessible walkway is paradise compared to swerving like a drunk through a maze of chairs to get to the front in past years and there seems to be much more space in the tents now the chairs are in an orderly arrangement.

I'm also delighted that I haven't had to dodge any waving arms with cigarettes or inhale any clouds of smoke in the tents this year. So thanks to all you smokers for smoking outside.

Two more great plusses in the best bluesfest ever (imho).

sushiwee
Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2012 1:24:14 PM
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yep, its working real good. Noticed a lot more of those with chairs are now getting down to the front to watch and just using chairs between sets...... and the smokers can get in and out easy so no need to blaze up in the tents...lots more kids getting access to the front part of tents....its a win allround.
drwildare
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:14:20 AM
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I was disappointed in the Security not enforcing the Chair Policy as a Chairy I felt it unacceptable to place my chair at the front of the chair area in CrossRoads on Friday and Saturday and by the end of the Night to find more rows of chairs in front of me than behind me. If your gonna have a policy or rule enforce it for God's sake it was similar in Mojo. So I definately would not say the policy was working. I would say it was a shambles.

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bambambam
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 10:00:45 AM
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I struggled to see the lines in the darkness, although it's not rocket science,,,
I saw them enforcing that rule but only in front of the sound stage,
Overall I thought it was great but so many empty seats everywhere,
Still we saw everything we wanted no problems,

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waffles
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1:03:24 PM
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proper white lines would make it a lot easier.

ok bluesfest if you want,i will volunteer to bring a proper linemarking machine to site on the wednesday next year,and do the lines.
it may cost you $80 for the paint.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
freexone
Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 11:25:21 PM
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drwildare wrote:
If your gonna have a policy or rule enforce it for God's sake it was similar in Mojo. So I definately would not say the policy was working. I would say it was a shambles.
The Dr is in the House

As a invalid pensioner I totaly agree.
I require a chair after standing for a long period,
but I alway try to keep to the rules of the game.
Those who set-up camp in front of the lines and in defiance of the rules,
are being extremely selfish, and should be ejected if caught twice.

( Incidentally, were there any sniffer-dogs that we were all concerned about? )
drwildare
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:02:04 AM
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freexone wrote:
drwildare wrote:
If your gonna have a policy or rule enforce it for God's sake it was similar in Mojo. So I definately would not say the policy was working. I would say it was a shambles.
The Dr is in the House

As a invalid pensioner I totaly agree.
I require a chair after standing for a long period,
but I alway try to keep to the rules of the game.
Those who set-up camp in front of the lines and in defiance of the rules,
are being extremely selfish, and should be ejected if caught twice.

( Incidentally, were there any sniffer-dogs that we were all concerned about? )


As for Sniffer Dogs I wouldn't know I was in when gates opened and always entered from the North Gate.
I think the police set up their sniffer dogs on the South Gate where the bussies come in or perhaps set up
there patrols later in the day.

Your No1 Ticket Holder for BF 2013

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greybeard
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:11:47 AM

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Quote:
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Congratulations Doctor,
That must mean it's your shout.


Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
drwildare
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:23:00 AM
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greybeard wrote:
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Congratulations Doctor,
That must mean it's your shout.


Lol GB I got Deep Pockets and Very Very short arms.

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Rabbitoh_1969
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:04:06 PM
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freexone wrote:
drwildare wrote:
If your gonna have a policy or rule enforce it for God's sake it was similar in Mojo. So I definately would not say the policy was working. I would say it was a shambles.
The Dr is in the House

As a invalid pensioner I totaly agree.
I require a chair after standing for a long period,
but I alway try to keep to the rules of the game.
Those who set-up camp in front of the lines and in defiance of the rules,
are being extremely selfish, and should be ejected if caught twice.

( Incidentally, were there any sniffer-dogs that we were all concerned about? )


Completely agree. My partner and I have taken chairs the last 2 years as I'm unable to stand for long periods due to a nerve issue in my foot. We were in Mojo from 4pm until finish on Saturday night and there was an empty chair beside us the entire time. Only at the end of the night did a young girl return and pack it up. Enforce the policy and in the announcements remind people that any chair left unattended for greater than 30mins will be removed.
waffles
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:59:20 PM
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thought i saw you there rabbitoh.hope you had a good one.

i had 6 empty chairs in front of me during fogerty on monday night. a group of sisters and mothers that disappeared before fogerty started and returned after he finished ready for the next act.but believe me they didnt look like zappa fans,id say they were more michael buble-but i could be wrong.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
YosemiteBaz
Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:58:39 PM
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I think for the most part the chair rules worked well, but they lacked consistency. The first couple of days seemed quite lax, then they tightened things up a bit from Saturday onwards, with the lines and whatnot. But that said it should be that way from the start, so that chair people get used to the rules from the get go as opposed to the goal posts being changed every day. Consistency is the key.

And in the spirit of Bill Maher's 'new rules', new rule: no leaving chairs unattended for extended periods. I'm not a chairey but obviously you see a lot of this and as others have commented its just plain rude.

drwildare
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 9:43:02 AM
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Rabbitoh_1969 wrote:
freexone wrote:
drwildare wrote:
If your gonna have a policy or rule enforce it for God's sake it was similar in Mojo. So I definately would not say the policy was working. I would say it was a shambles.
The Dr is in the House

As a invalid pensioner I totaly agree.
I require a chair after standing for a long period,
but I alway try to keep to the rules of the game.
Those who set-up camp in front of the lines and in defiance of the rules,
are being extremely selfish, and should be ejected if caught twice.

( Incidentally, were there any sniffer-dogs that we were all concerned about? )


Completely agree. My partner and I have taken chairs the last 2 years as I'm unable to stand for long periods due to a nerve issue in my foot. We were in Mojo from 4pm until finish on Saturday night and there was an empty chair beside us the entire time. Only at the end of the night did a young girl return and pack it up. Enforce the policy and in the announcements remind people that any chair left unattended for greater than 30mins will be removed.


I once left my chair for maybe 40 minutes but it was attended I tried to follow that rule too but one autograph line took longer than expected. What I dont understand is what part of behind the mixing desk dont people understand. Perhaps one inprovement would be leave the reminder about where chairs can go on longer than 15 seconds and place it side ways rather than up and down it might make it clearer

The Dr is in the house
mgwfall
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 5:47:35 PM
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Chairs were better, but would suggest extending the "behind the soundboard" policy to outside the tents as well (at least after dark). It made it very difficult to get in & out of the tents. And after dark, if people were standing but leaving their chairs set up, they become a safety issue.
Bluesfest has amended it's chair policy to request chair people fold their chairs up if standing up for a show, so hopefully that will go better next year. This will also create more space inside a tent for non chair people to get in & see a show.
In trying to catch the end of Buddy Guy after seeing Trombone Shorty, there was space inside the tent, but almost impossible to get in because of empty chairs.
waffles
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 8:53:49 PM
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maybe if they put the screens higher,all the chair people would not have to stand up.then all at the back could also see.

I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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