Post by Sir Dave of Danger on Nov 17, 2010 12:11:42 GMT -6
I am SO tempted to do this, but as i've got other potential travels coming up in the first half of the year, so I don't know whether I should (curse being in the UK and my friends inability to make early decisions)
Post by SHIMMER office on Nov 17, 2010 19:24:31 GMT -6
Bad news. The City of Berwyn has revised the venue capacity for the Eagles Club from 250 down to 175. That obviously means quite the financial hit for us as a promotion in terms of what's even in the realm of possibility for us to bring in at the gate. It also means available tickets to attend our shows in person will now be more rare.
I love that building for our DVD series, so we're sticking with it for now, but I wanted to give everyone the heads up. For us to continue running there, we're either going to have to shave the number of wrestlers down a bit, or to keep bringing in that many talents, we'll have to slightly bump up the GA ticket price, since we now can only sell 110 GA tickets for each show.
As someone who has been buying GA tickets every show since Vol. 15, I would have no problem with a bump in the price. We get a ridiculous bargain with the GA prices for these shows, and it would still be a great deal at another $10/$15 a day.
Post by prydonianrenegade on Nov 17, 2010 20:24:21 GMT -6
Though this is clearly a huge hit for the promotion, I can't see it as a bad thing. The truth is the building has been tremendously overcrowded for the last several tapings I've attended. (I missed the last one, but had been at every other one before that from Volumes 5 & 6 on) And judging by the sardine tin conditions at intermission, it's been a national news level massacre waiting to happen in the event of some sort of electrical mishap--a thought that I have to admit crossed my mind with the MacGuyver'ed lighting for, IIRC, the Volume 27-28 taping.
The Eagles Club is certainly a venue with charms, but SHIMMER outgrew it long ago. There have got to be other venues in the Chicagoland are with higher capacity that have their own positive atmosphere to move the promotion to.
Three refs. One Portia. They don't stand a chance.
Its a shame you'll have to book fewer wrestlers. Personally, I wouldn't mind paying more. I fly in from NY and the GA price of the show is just a drop in the bucket compared to my airfare and all the food and alcohol I get at the afterparty. Heck even front row seating is worth the price of all the action we get to see. Just my thoughts.
Less fans sucks, but less fans and less wrestlers really sucks. The way I see it, if we pay $70 for front row, someone sitting 2nd row should have no gripe about paying $40-50. It's like an extra 3 feet back. Everything else could be the $20 GA. The people who don't sit front row get the same intermission and after party fan access as everyone in the front row too. I know a lot of other indie shows will only allow "VIP" ticket holders to do any kind of meet and greet.