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No Floating World Gig this Year

Looks like Floating World is a little cash strapped this year so no DJing for me. While I don't mind driving out a few hours to do a gig -- bringing a lot of equipment, driving 4-5 hours, getting no gas stipend, and not being comped for a place to stay is no longer an option for me :) I have gotten to the point in my DJ career where I feel totally justified in asking to be paid for working an event. A few years ago I probably would have backed down and did it for next to nothing. Dark Odyssey is a little different since I am going anyway and I really want to see an event transform over the years under my music into something amazing. I am already seeing a lot of improvements with more work being put into the other events to keep up.

I was looking forward to doing a large dungeon event where everything was in one big room. I like having control of a big room as opposed to lots of little spaces running iPods. I can take requests and see where the energy of the room is going and tailor the music to it.

More time to setup for Lush!



Jul. 31st, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
It is an important development when you get good enough that you realize you deserve to be paid and are willing to insist on that.

Another difference with DO is that room and board are included. You may not be making money, but the net loss is smaller than it would be with a hotel event.