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A dreamers late night idea:
At a Halloween party in 2000, Palmer met drummer Brian Viglione and together they formed the Dresden Dolls
ok, one year from now is the 10 years of the Dolls Mark : So either July/August 2010 we hire a venue in Boston while people are on holiday,
and coerce A+B there and have a dolls/brigade reunion in their hometown?

would you be up for this?
US Brigades, UK Brigade, Mexican brigade, French, German and Irish Brigades etc

Would you be up for this?
one year from now?

what do you think Amanda? or is it a dumb idea?


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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2009, 11:33:25 PM »

Johnny . . . if you can book the Dresden Dolls' reunion show, you had god damned well better believe I will amass the briggest army you'll have ever seen.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2009, 02:51:03 AM »

Johnny . . . if you can book the Dresden Dolls' reunion show, you had god damned well better believe I will amass the briggest army you'll have ever seen.

Paco! Hey! Hows it going!

I see you've found my silly wish...and if anyone could amass an army it would definitely be you.

Things I'd need to think about/request help with
A) Booking/getting AFP+B together+paying them (maybe they have a sliding scale like the A-team I just have to be a buxom blonde )
B) Securing a venue in Boston (costs) and crew/sound engineer for the show.
C) Getting everyone to travel there

I would love for this to happen though...

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2009, 03:20:01 AM »

perhaps you need to seriuosly start planning this.......
was there not a UK based sound engineer that joined this forum recently?
(apparently he was something to do with the Roundhouse show recording)
Venue wise it might be an idea to look at a hotel that does conferences? good way of getting everyone under one roof
and providing a venue.... If costs etc are sorted now...... ways of funding it could be put in motion. also the more time between confirmation of the event and the actual event, will allow for everyone to start planning their finances and getting cheap flights booked etc.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2009, 03:32:44 AM »

perhaps you need to seriuosly start planning this.......
was there not a UK based sound engineer that joined this forum recently?
(apparently he was something to do with the Roundhouse show recording)
Venue wise it might be an idea to look at a hotel that does conferences? good way of getting everyone under one roof
and providing a venue.... If costs etc are sorted now...... ways of funding it could be put in motion. also the more time between confirmation of the event and the actual event, will allow for everyone to start planning their finances and getting cheap flights booked etc.

Hotel conference room? I was thinking something more along the lines of Paradise venue

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 03:39:40 AM »

the reason for this choice is getting people together relatively cheaply and practically.....gorgeous venues are great but they are still just a building..... and generally quite expensive.......the people and the performers make the experience....
obviously if it proves practical to get a gorgeous venue...great! but bear in mind that you want people to travel from allover the world for this
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 04:19:39 AM »

but hotel conference room sounds so sterile and convention like.
you have a point tho.
I was kind of hoping a Boston local would have a few suggestions

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 09:12:14 PM »

That's bollocks!  There are ways to raise money, especially with a year to plan.  Too many people think they can't afford to travel, and I feel that one can't afford NOT to travel.  Thirty years from now, you're not going to miss the money you spend on a big trip, but you'll ALWAYS have the memory of those experiences, and I doubt you'd trade them for the money they cost.

Johnny, the only thing that's uncertain is getting the band back together.  If they agree to it, all you have to do is say "Dresden Dolls reunion show" and every venue in the Northeast will drop their panties to host it.

Raliel's got a good idea about a convention hall, though.  or, at least a hotel with a big theater and we can get group rates and package deals and such and such.  Dresden Dolls-con!  HAHAHA
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2009, 10:35:00 PM »

nyc might be a better city ...

brian lives there now
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2009, 10:48:53 PM »

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2009, 11:22:26 PM »

Might I offer my living room?
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2009, 01:58:17 AM »

do you have a REALLY HUGE living room?
on the note of affording it..... with a full year to plan and save...the chances of getting very cheap flight deals are much better, also group bookings can be arranged
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2009, 03:26:40 AM »

That's bollocks!  There are ways to raise money, especially with a year to plan.  Too many people think they can't afford to travel, and I feel that one can't afford NOT to travel.  Thirty years from now, you're not going to miss the money you spend on a big trip, but you'll ALWAYS have the memory of those experiences, and I doubt you'd trade them for the money they cost.

Johnny, the only thing that's uncertain is getting the band back together.  If they agree to it, all you have to do is say "Dresden Dolls reunion show" and every venue in the Northeast will drop their panties to host it.

Raliel's got a good idea about a convention hall, though.  or, at least a hotel with a big theater and we can get group rates and package deals and such and such.  Dresden Dolls-con!  HAHAHA

Venues wear panties? I always thought they'd go commando.
well I guess the first step is Amanda and Brian. Maybe send fake letters to both of them separately inviting them to something interesting and when they come their gear is laid out for a show and we're all there... If only life were a cheesy 80s movie it would work...

You are right also a year to save up is no great feat and Robin maybe a conference place can have character.. Ill start looking today

Len would New York not be Uber expensive for everyone?

I will make a serious proposal to Amanda and Brian soon but thank you for your help everyone so far.

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #13 on: August 06, 2009, 05:21:39 AM »

anyone want to estimate how many peeps?

manhattan would be uber-expensive,
but one of the boroughs, or  nj,
could end up less expensive than boston

might look @ richmond, wahington, baltimore,
philly, new haven, and
providence too, from a cost standpoint
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2009, 05:33:31 AM »

anyone want to estimate how many peeps?

manhattan would be uber-expensive,
but one of the boroughs, or  nj,
could end up less expensive than boston

might look @ richmond, wahington, baltimore,
philly, new haven, and
providence too, from a cost standpoint

i cant imagine it exceeding 100 from across the ocean
but including US brigade/fans wanting to attend anywhere from 500-1000?

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2009, 07:06:07 AM »

not all that many sites that can handle a 1,000 peeps

for advice, might try and find people in sci-fi fandom who do cons



amanda + brian might really get behind the first d.dolls convention
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2009, 06:51:51 PM »

anyone want to estimate how many peeps?

...

might look @ richmond, washington, baltimore,
philly, new haven, and
providence too, from a cost standpoint

i cant imagine it exceeding 100 from across the ocean
but including US brigade/fans wanting to attend anywhere from 500-1000?
The National Theatre (here in sunny Richmond) accommodates up to 1500, and it has
remarkable artist amenities...  Same owners/management as the Norva...
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2009, 07:37:52 PM »

The National Theatre (here in sunny Richmond) accommodates up to 1500, and it has
remarkable artist amenities...  Same owners/management as the Norva...

a convention is very different than a concert.
richmond's national is supreb for the later,
but from what cgb posted, fails for the former

it might be possible to do a convention on
a college campus during the summer ...

anyone know any sure where rock and
contemporary popular music are studied academically?



anyone wants to suggest activities for a brigade/d.dolls convention?
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2009, 12:04:20 AM »

it would be rad if a spiegeltent could be acquired. doubtful, but rad and appropriate. punk-cabaret-festival? revival of The Establishment?

the Dolls formed 31 Oct 2000 so 10 years of punk cabaret is definitely worthy of a celebration. I think it could/should/would all coincide, similar to Jason Webley's 11 year party with all the artists amanda and brian have collaborated with coming to celebrate them. That would be totally rad.

I know this is more brigade-centric, but t adding jusmy six dollars and seventy-two cents.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2009, 04:06:32 AM »

Im so glad people are showing interest... must be that Paco magic!
this thread been silent for a month then you post :) nice touch dude

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2009, 07:13:49 AM »

it would be rad if a spiegeltent could be acquired. doubtful, but rad and appropriate. punk-cabaret-festival? revival of The Establishment?

the Dolls formed 31 Oct 2000 so 10 years of punk cabaret is definitely worthy of a celebration. I think it could/should/would all coincide, similar to Jason Webley's 11 year party with all the artists amanda and brian have collaborated with coming to celebrate them. That would be totally rad.

I know this is more brigade-centric, but t adding jusmy six dollars and seventy-two cents.

speigeltent(s) YES!

this sounds more like a rock music festival,
not a rock music convention

music venues would be part of a convention,
not all of it

note music festivals generally need 10,000s of fans to break even,
conventions can do so with 100s



a+b meet @ a halloween party in 2000

i've never seen anything reputable,
that said the party was on oct 31st

point me @ it?
the d.dolls wikipedia article needs it
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2009, 10:40:32 AM »

I am pretty sure they met on the 30th but that Amanda likes to pretend it was on Halloween because it makes for a better story.

Anyway I remember we were talking about doing this last year but we were referring to it as a Shadowbox Convention.
I really like this idea and would be willing to help organize it.
About when to have it, the summer would mean far more students (like me) could make it, but airfares will be cheaper at the end of October.

We could have a gallery exhibition / art market sort of thing where the artists among us could sell some of their work.
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« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2009, 02:41:04 PM »

"fall of 2000, that I met Brian on that fateful Halloween night." (page 19 of the companion)

I will look into the 30th/31st thing a bit more though. It's possible that the party was on the 30th and went past midnight, haha.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2009, 03:41:34 PM »

I think I heard of read that somewhere too... Something about them meeting the day before, and then again on Halloween.
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« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2009, 03:49:14 PM »

paco! someone, keep me posted if this looks like it might become a reality for 2010. willing to jump on board re: organization. will travel to attend. willing to play auxiliary gig(s), as appropriate.

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« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2009, 04:52:52 PM »

I will feed peiple with tacos & if the reunion is official I will definitely go, any news onthe reunion confirmation?
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« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2009, 04:54:51 PM »

oh that would be fantastic and if i had the money, i would definitely be interested in going!
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« Reply #27 on: August 07, 2009, 05:21:56 PM »

Alright, so we need to figure out what the convention would consist of aside from a Dresden Dolls concert.
Then we need to figure out roughly how many people would attend. 
This way we have a clear proposal of what the convention would be like when proposing the idea to Amanda and Brian.

Also do we want this to be a gathering just of people on the shadowbox or do we want it to be something for the entire fanbase?  The concert would probably have to be open to anyone, but for the non-concert stuff, is smaller better or is bigger better?
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« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2009, 09:01:03 PM »

well obviously, all of the planning would take place on the shadowbox.

i was never a part of the brigade, so i'm only here to be excited and help however i can, but it would be cool if there could be a book created full of stories and memories of the brigade, only available to brigadiers, to be debuted at the show. it could be set up like a yearbook, and at the convention, you could get everyone to sign it!

more generally, something similar could be done for the whole shadowbox. a yearbook-ish thing with a history of the community, and then anyone with x number of posts gets added in automatically and everyone else by request. Donations could get bonuses, etc etc.

a celebration of the dresden dolls is a celebration of the community they created and all of the wonderful things that happened as a result. any events taking place at the convention would be open to anyone but there's no WAY that, even if nothing was specifically set aside to be "exclusive" to 'boxers or brigadiers, they wouldn't receive natural bonuses anyway. I'm sure so many people would be happy just to be a part of it.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2009, 09:48:48 PM »

Alright, so we need to figure out what the convention would consist of aside from a Dresden Dolls concert.
Then we need to figure out roughly how many people would attend. 
This way we have a clear proposal of what the convention would be like when proposing the idea to Amanda and Brian.

Also do we want this to be a gathering just of people on the shadowbox or do we want it to be something for the entire fanbase?  The concert would probably have to be open to anyone, but for the non-concert stuff, is smaller better or is bigger better?

Jesse hold the phone until I get a response from A+B/Dolls camp
no point getting over excited until we get some word.
I've contacted Beth with link to my thread and hopefully it will get back to Amanda.

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #30 on: August 14, 2009, 10:12:05 AM »

I would definitely be there. As long as it's not in August. I am so there!

I'm really not just saying this, if this was organised with a solid date, I would have a flight in hand as soon as I knew.
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« Reply #31 on: August 14, 2009, 09:34:11 PM »

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« Reply #32 on: August 16, 2009, 12:09:49 AM »

if i have the necessary funds, i'm willing to travel & perform :)
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #33 on: August 16, 2009, 10:05:45 AM »



the Dolls formed 31 Oct 2000 so 10 years of punk cabaret is definitely worthy of a celebration. I think it could/should/would all coincide, similar to Jason Webley's 11 year party with all the artists amanda and brian have collaborated with coming to celebrate them. That would be totally rad.


Are you sure they didn't meet in 2001?!?! i always thought it was 2001. but i can't find this info on the website anymore and wikipedia is contradictory.

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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2009, 07:39:54 PM »

Do we get a gala for announcing the results of these? And everybody puts something fancy, like a tuxedo, for their avatar? That'd be so cool.

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #35 on: August 22, 2009, 08:27:44 PM »

I doubt I'd be able to attend due to lack of job and therefore funds but it'd be great if there could be a webcast for the rest of the box who couldn't go!
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #36 on: August 23, 2009, 05:05:35 PM »

great idea,
i could probbably, go, if i start saving now. ;DD
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2009, 06:26:56 PM »

Will have funds available, so should be able to make it.

Fixing a date sonner rather than later would help though so that I can make sure it doesn't clash with any potential family holiday.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2009, 05:20:01 PM »

Well I'm still hoping someone in the AFP/Dolls Camp will give a yes no maybe on the chances of Amanda/Brian or Amanda and Brian being up for something like this next year. Hoping tho....

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #39 on: September 15, 2009, 10:14:07 PM »

Well I'm still hoping someone in the AFP/Dolls Camp will give a yes no maybe on the chances of Amanda/Brian or Amanda and Brian being up for something like this next year. Hoping tho....

Honestly, none of us, including Amanda, know where she'll be more than a year in advance.  I'd say chances are good if she's around, she'll turn up, but there's no way of knowing if that will be the case until much closer to the date.

My opinion--- and this is not official Camp AFP speaking, just Beth--- is that if you build it, they will come.  Plus if y'all can organize this and make it into something that's awesome even if neither Doll is involved, you'll be happy either way, right?
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #40 on: September 16, 2009, 02:20:06 AM »

Well I'm still hoping someone in the AFP/Dolls Camp will give a yes no maybe on the chances of Amanda/Brian or Amanda and Brian being up for something like this next year. Hoping tho....

Honestly, none of us, including Amanda, know where she'll be more than a year in advance.  I'd say chances are good if she's around, she'll turn up, but there's no way of knowing if that will be the case until much closer to the date.

My opinion--- and this is not official Camp AFP speaking, just Beth--- is that if you build it, they will come.  Plus if y'all can organize this and make it into something that's awesome even if neither Doll is involved, you'll be happy either way, right?
I totally agree! if we can make this happen I am sure it will become something extremely special.... now get on with it Johnny so I can start saving/plotting/creating!
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #41 on: September 16, 2009, 03:42:03 AM »

I think there should be 2 Reunions :P one in Europe (most likely the UK), one in the States...
this is just my selfish way of thinking because there's no way I will be able to afford it, since I'll be saving money to move out and live abroad next year.. :-\
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2009, 03:43:39 AM »

perhaps we should have it on a ship that drifts around the globe!
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2009, 03:50:52 AM »

perhaps we should have it on a ship that drifts around the globe!
oh now, that WOULD be awesome XD
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2009, 04:00:18 AM »

Well I'm still hoping someone in the AFP/Dolls Camp will give a yes no maybe on the chances of Amanda/Brian or Amanda and Brian being up for something like this next year. Hoping tho....

Honestly, none of us, including Amanda, know where she'll be more than a year in advance.  I'd say chances are good if she's around, she'll turn up, but there's no way of knowing if that will be the case until much closer to the date.

My opinion--- and this is not official Camp AFP speaking, just Beth--- is that if you build it, they will come.  Plus if y'all can organize this and make it into something that's awesome even if neither Doll is involved, you'll be happy either way, right?

Thanks Beth, you are right though getting people onboard (especially with the cost factor) would be much easier if there was a guest performance.

now get on with it Johnny so I can start saving/plotting/creating!

I will, now that I've heard from Beth, it's a welcome start :)

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2009, 04:09:29 AM »

excellent.... i will try to get the fully working WKAP muppet musical ready for this as well
(working on having a narrator puppet....lots of puppet mimes and songs  from the album, dealing with a strange plot of multiple deaths )
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2009, 04:14:53 AM »

excellent.... i will try to get the fully working WKAP muppet musical ready for this as well
(working on having a narrator puppet....lots of puppet mimes and songs  from the album, dealing with a strange plot of multiple deaths )
Awesome

(you know the bit at the end of girl anachronism where the green dress/big wig Amanda flies out the 1st floor window into the bushes?)
it always reminded me of the muppets. The Paradise DVD had the muppet theme too if I recall  :)

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2009, 04:18:13 AM »

yup..... I am envisioning trying to do something quite eloborate with set for this to allow a real muppet show feel to the proceedings...... I am also planning on making the main cast puppets multi operator to allow dual arm movement.....anyway enough about this for the mo....I will give it its own thread as soon as I have some firmer ideas about plot etc
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2009, 07:58:49 PM »

I am still interested in helping to plan this if you would like my help.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #49 on: September 17, 2009, 02:39:14 PM »

I think there should be 2 Reunions :P one in Europe (most likely the UK), one in the States...
this is just my selfish way of thinking because there's no way I will be able to afford it, since I'll be saving money to move out and live abroad next year.. :-\
the time around the fringe would be good idea
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #50 on: September 18, 2009, 05:13:18 PM »

If I can afford it (which is unlikely with it being in the States, but still) - and possibly even if I can't - I will do my utmost best to be there.
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Brigade ReUnion 2010 Boston think all brigades would/could attend
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2009, 06:02:13 AM »

If it does happen... give me 7 points with florida texas or bama and we could make a friendly wager? A Big friendly wager.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2009, 07:36:42 AM »

I must admit that I’m more interested in this idea now than I was a couple of months ago. Has it fizzled out?

If there is still some enthusiasm I’ll do some brainstorming and think of ways to make it feasible.

First idea I had would be to get local alternative shops on board. Let them sell their wares for a fee. With all these alternative people together in a room they couldn't possibly resist.

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2009, 08:48:56 AM »

I must admit that I’m more interested in this idea now than I was a couple of months ago. Has it fizzled out?

If there is still some enthusiasm I’ll do some brainstorming and think of ways to make it feasible.

First idea I had would be to get local alternative shops on board. Let them sell their wares for a fee. With all these alternative people together in a room they couldn't possibly resist.



It hasn't frizzled out but the word from the AFP camp is with or without brian and Amanda we should do it anyway.
Good Idea on the shops etc.
I think I need to get homecamper Len involved or any other bostonians on the ground as I am in england which is less than useful as my only tools are the internet and google earth for venue search.

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2009, 09:04:57 AM »

no trained spy pigeons?.... you sir, are slipping!
yes to any help I can give although it would appear that I am also trapped in the whole uk thingy too
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2009, 10:59:48 AM »

I must admit that I’m more interested in this idea now than I was a couple of months ago. Has it fizzled out?

If there is still some enthusiasm I’ll do some brainstorming and think of ways to make it feasible.

First idea I had would be to get local alternative shops on board. Let them sell their wares for a fee. With all these alternative people together in a room they couldn't possibly resist.



It hasn't frizzled out but the word from the AFP camp is with or without brian and Amanda we should do it anyway.
Good Idea on the shops etc.
I think I need to get homecamper Len involved or any other bostonians on the ground as I am in england which is less than useful as my only tools are the internet and google earth for venue search.
Also in England I'm afraid...

And quite right. With something like this you need to have local knowledge. Some things can be done online but scouting for venues (and looking for local equipment rental businesses) is a job best left to those in the area. It’s easier to negotiate a deal… Also, sometimes you get venue floor plans online or emailed to you but find that when you check out a place it has more restrictions than you thought. I.e. you can’t put things in certain places for health and safety reasons. Sometimes there might be difficulty finding enough power points or a venue might enforce a rule where they do not permit multi-socket adapters.

I think that a few kinds of checklist would be a good place to start (after finding a few local recruits).

Some kind of complete list of essential requirements.

*Does the venue have adequate parking and transport links
*Does the venue have equipment or furnishings etc you can use (tables chairs, PA system, refreshments,) or do they charge an additional fee.
*Same goes for staff. Do you need to hire security etc.
*How early does the room become available for preparation.
*How late is the room available for packing up after.
*Do organisers clean up any mess, or do the venue have staff that do that.
*What are the policies for room usage. I.e. Can loud music be played/performed? Can people consume food and drink in the room? Is there an age restriction on who is allowed in etc.
*Does it meet special requirements. For instance, if you wanted people stilt walking you would need an adequate roof height. If you have something big to bring into the room, are the doors big enough and are there any awkward corridors to manoeuvre around
*Are there secure areas to lock away valuable equipment (like instruments).
* Is there an area where visitors can safely leave their belongings if they need to. (If not, is it worth facilitating this, and perhaps issuing a small charge that can recoup some costs?)

If we can make the list as comprehensive as possible it takes the pressure away from anyone who might go to checkout the venues.

The same kind of list would be good for equipment but it is worth considering what the likely types of events are first: For instance, Musicians are performing but how many at one time? This will determine the type of mixing desk you get away with using, the number of leads (and spare leads you need) to hook to the desk. The number of likely musicians might also determine size of the area you will need to designate for the stage if there is not already a stage or focal point.

A good way of taking this forward would be to find relevant local musicians to help out and give them a slot to perform in. It will be easier to get things moving if they have this added bonus.   
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2009, 02:56:58 PM »

I am also still very interested in this and would like to help plan, although I am not in Boston.
I am not entirely sure if I can go if it happens before December 2010 but we'll see. 
I keep on suggesting we should form a planning committee and actually start planning something but maybe I am the only one who likes that idea.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2009, 03:18:01 PM »

Hey heya I've been away from the box for a good amount of time, and am just seeing this.

I think this is a swell idea. I think it also involves contacting a lot of old brigade members independently ..because sadly there's a large amount of folks that are no longer grazing these boards.  I think it would be a fantastic 'where are they now' type of thing, as well as a glorious celebration.

Right now the brigade has fizzle a bit, which is obviously not to say its dead.  It's just at a transitional point.  It needed a certain type of circumstance to grow and survive, so like some sort of fabulous virus, it needs to mutate and create something new for the current environment.   A lot has changed, and the brigade has changed a LOT of lives.  which....is..brilliant wonderful and beautiful.

There have been many talks of the future of the brigade, and what will happen...but I feel like..a big way to start with it is to get as many of these crazy freaks from the past together, as well as new friends...and see what we want. I feel like for a lot of people the brigade was like a seed planted into our artistic spirits.  It's amazing to see what has happened with folks since then, so I whole heartedly support this idea...but it has to be done right.

I don't know how big it will be.  I am currently moving into a massive loft in boston that I can hold events at.  I feel like we could also have a mini reunion that might evolve to a bigger brigade celebration event.


also :::big wave to old friends:::

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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #58 on: December 30, 2009, 01:34:46 PM »

Hi.
So... it's been a few years for me. Yes, I would love to do this. I miss everyone.

I'm... back.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #59 on: December 30, 2009, 01:53:00 PM »

I am still very interested in this.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #60 on: December 31, 2009, 04:21:58 AM »

its good to see some old friends reappearing on here! now we really should get on with the organising of this!
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #61 on: January 01, 2010, 02:56:11 PM »

i would totally be down, but please have some one facebook me.
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #62 on: January 03, 2010, 02:40:40 AM »

I want to go!  :D
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Re: Brigade ReUnion 2010 - Boston think all brigades would/could attend?
« Reply #63 on: January 10, 2010, 01:56:17 PM »

I'd be for it!!!! Not the first time I've traveled from California for my favourite bunch of people.
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