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SPL Blazer
01-01-2009, 01:17 PM
We're working on several shows for next season and it makes me wonder, how early in the season is too early for most people to actually come out and compete here in New England? In 2008 we did a dB Drags show the first weekend of May and had a great turnout, although a few guys were still building. Whats the general consensus on shows starting in the middle of April instead of waiting til May?

thorshammer1
01-01-2009, 04:08 PM
Up here in NY we are a crazy lot. Were having a show Feb. 22nd! LMAO Burrrrr!

groundpound4200
01-01-2009, 04:13 PM
why cant you do it indoors and have it year round?

SPL Blazer
01-01-2009, 04:26 PM
it can be done indoors, but the overhead costs would be insane and we'd most likely take a big loss on such a show. Example being the Drags 3X last March in Niagara Falls. The show we did here last May ended up being indoors, but that was cause it started raining and the shop had an install bay big enough to fit 10 cars, so they let us bring the show indoors. But I wouldn't count on such a thing every time.

edzy
01-01-2009, 04:35 PM
Sooner the better. That way i have a better shot if other ppl are still installing, lol.
And That shop in worchester, he doesnt have a lot big enough to host a show.. :(
I will ask a few other places i know of if you want.

Ed Lester
01-01-2009, 05:48 PM
I have already been to 3 shows in maryland for the 2009 season.

One was Oct.
One was Nov.
One was Dec.

probably gonna be one each month throughout the year.

SPL Blazer
01-02-2009, 09:26 PM
Sooner the better. That way i have a better shot if other ppl are still installing, lol.
And That shop in worchester, he doesnt have a lot big enough to host a show.. :(
I will ask a few other places i know of if you want.

If you know of any other places feel free to ask them. You can have them contact me through the website. I'm in the process of working on 10 different shows so far, it's looking to be a busy season for us here in New England in 2009, should be 15-20 shows, plus dB Drags shows.

Mr. Slate
01-08-2009, 06:41 PM
Steve, for years, USACi has always started here the 3rd week in April. That was the old Pirate Radio shows.

defj
01-08-2009, 07:14 PM
indoor shows are fun,but i threw one a few years ago,and the cost was too much to even come close to breaking even,in fact i only got back what the arena cost,the trophies and event registration fee i had to eat,wife wasnt happy,lol.Anyway i am hosting one Feb.22 like rob said,so its never too early,sometimes having the 1st show of the year pays off because people have that itch

bhsdriller
01-08-2009, 07:17 PM
there's no shows around here:(

SPL Blazer
01-08-2009, 08:07 PM
I'm thinking of doing a db Drags show the second weekend of May, but we'll see. Also looking at a possible series of night shows too.

bones22
01-08-2009, 08:09 PM
to early would be the day after any finals
have to have a chance to rebuild

Mr. Slate
01-08-2009, 10:31 PM
Night shows are my favorite. I really miss Curry Audio.

SPL Blazer
01-19-2009, 11:18 AM
Hey Nate, was Curry Audio the shop in Milford Mass? I emailed them a couple times and still haven't gotten any response from them about running a show at their shop.

We're working on the details for six night shows, and I just gave Mark from USACi a night show to do in CT so there should be a few night shows around.

SPL Blazer
01-19-2009, 11:20 AM
It's too bad that Circuit City folded, we were looking to do at least three shows at the CC in Boston and possibly some other stores. Hmm, wonder if we can get one at a Best Buy instead.

skmfkr
01-19-2009, 01:41 PM
glad we have a few shows every month down here

jagblazer01
01-19-2009, 01:47 PM
hell we are having a show down in MD here Feb. 7th

tommyk90
01-19-2009, 01:54 PM
I just went to back-to-back db drag shows in ohio that were both outdoors.

Yeah, it was **** cold, but it was still fun. :)

SPL Blazer
01-19-2009, 01:55 PM
If it was warm enough we'd do a show during the winter months, but with the weather changing without much notice and people putting away their systems it's almost pointless to put a lot of work into a show and having only a few people come out. There is a shop up here with a big install bay that we had a show in last May, but then it still comes down to getting people out in the winter months to compete, it get's too cold to sit outside and tweak your system. The temps last week were below zero, thats just too cold for a show.

SPL Blazer
01-19-2009, 02:00 PM
I just went to back-to-back db drag shows in ohio that were both outdoors.

Yeah, it was **** cold, but it was still fun. :)

Thats the great thing about most dB Draggers, they're dedicated. Most of the competitors here in New England are fairly new to competing and don't have the same level of dedication to the sport that some of us have. I remember last March driving 10 hours in a blizzard for a Drags 3X, the drive was scary but it was worth it when we got there.

Louisiana_CRX
01-19-2009, 02:02 PM
never start one before noon ...I've been to shows in March before...maybe earlier...I dunno

SPL Blazer
01-19-2009, 02:04 PM
We start shows here before noon, Drags shows start around 10-11am and don't get over til 5pm.

SmokeyDog
10-16-2009, 04:13 PM
april i dont think is too eairly

ACT Audio
10-16-2009, 09:00 PM
It's too bad that Circuit City folded, we were looking to do at least three shows at the CC in Boston and possibly some other stores. Hmm, wonder if we can get one at a Best Buy instead.

careful, they might burn you like they did me........ I had many contacts and still got RAPED!.....

ACT Audio
10-16-2009, 09:01 PM
Steve, you just let us know...... I think we got that Hooters out here that wants to do 3 shows next year...... NESPL?......

Mr. Slate
10-16-2009, 09:22 PM
The Hooters place is definitely a nice venue.

CRXBMPN
10-16-2009, 09:24 PM
greatest ever

SICK GV
10-16-2009, 09:42 PM
I fukin love boobs I mean boobs I mean Hooters.

BassBrawlinBill
10-16-2009, 09:47 PM
Ya who ever came up with the idea to have a comp @ Hooters is a genious! BTW Smokedog tricked us this thread is 10 months old ;-) But it works for the upcoming season well... more shows at Hooters please, I was unable to make the one this season :-(

SPL Blazer
10-19-2009, 09:50 AM
Steve, you just let us know...... I think we got that Hooters out here that wants to do 3 shows next year...... NESPL?......

You just let me know next season when they get the dates, I'm sure we can do it. I've been getting a lot of offers already for next season, I think I might have to get some additional judges to run shows for me next season. We could see two shows in a day, in two different states.

SPL Blazer
10-19-2009, 09:52 AM
The winter is coming early this year, so hopefully that means that Spring will come early as well. I'm pretty sure we'll have the first show in late April early May and it'll be in Tewksbury again.