Rocktoberfest- What did you think?

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Rocktoberfest- What did you think?

Post by ems » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:34 am

Now that we've all had a day or two to catch our breath, but things are still fresh in your head, it seems like the perfect time to let the BOD know how you felt about the event. What did you like? What could have been done better? Was there something you wished there had been more of? The event organizers worked so hard to make Rocktoberfest a success and they deserve mad props for it, but if there is something you feel could make next year even better now is the time to speak up!

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Post by Meadows » Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:56 am

We do appreciate feedback, and we're working on a tool for you to do just that through the RRGCC.org site. Please stay tuned.

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Post by krampus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:05 am

I thought the band lineup was great. All my old lexington favs
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Post by DriskellHR » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:19 am

I spoke with a few folks about recycling more of our trash. I know there was an effort to organize this but it never took off mostly due to logistics (not like there was not enough to do already). I would like to vounteer my time to help organize this if I am need or just to help out when the time comes to do the nasty. gotta love mother earth!!

a central bonfire wold have been nice (although it was probably too dry for a big one)


that being said what a kickass job. I was very impressed with how smoothly everything went.Feels good to know we have such a kick ass climbing community.
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Post by 512OW » Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:47 am

I liked the bands, but as a performer myself, I'd have to say I wouldn't go with them again. Only one band had even a mild audience. Everyone else played to about 2 people. An ipod would have been cheaper, and probably gotten better response with a good song lineup...

The dyno comp and the movie were obviously the highlight. The dyno comp should be twice as big and twice as sick next year... big scary dynos with crazy helicopter falls. And maybe be closer to the main tent so as not to create such a division...
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Post by twan » Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:05 pm

The music line up could have been better for sure. Good bands, just nobody was into it really. I heard a few groups say that last years little rave on Satarday night was what they were looking forward to. The price I know scarred people away that were wanting to go and the last min switch to donations was a great idea but not enough people got that memo. Next year should be donations for the main night instead of a steep price that most couldn't swing. Probably make more money that way also.
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Post by ems » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:40 pm

I think a lot of people liked the music, but it was loud enough there was no reason to stand there and listen, especially when the vendors and the dyno comp were there to divert peoples attention. That being said the Sexual Disaster Quartet was awesome and I hope they come back again.
Maybe next year there could be a Techno DJ on Fri and jam bands on Sat

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Post by Josephine » Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:49 pm

DriskellHR wrote:I spoke with a few folks about recycling more of our trash. I know there was an effort to organize this but it never took off mostly due to logistics (not like there was not enough to do already). I would like to vounteer my time to help organize this if I am need or just to help out when the time comes to do the nasty. gotta love mother earth!!

a central bonfire wold have been nice (although it was probably too dry for a big one)


that being said what a kickass job. I was very impressed with how smoothly everything went.Feels good to know we have such a kick ass climbing community.
i'm putting you on the list for next year :-)
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Post by krampus » Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:25 pm

I agree ems. I was not in the tent the whole time but I did enjoy listening to them at my campsite. I thought I should tell them that just because no one is in the tent does not mean that there talents are not being greatly appreciated.
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Post by Toad » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:28 pm

Next year - Face painting and a clown making balloon animals. And, maybe a petting zoo.
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Post by anticlmber » Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:56 pm

what about a heavy petting zoo??
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Post by 512OW » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:18 pm

krampus wrote:I agree ems. I was not in the tent the whole time but I did enjoy listening to them at my campsite. I thought I should tell them that just because no one is in the tent does not mean that there talents are not being greatly appreciated.
Like I said, an Ipod would have worked just as well. I've been to and emceed many of these events, and the best setup I've seen is to play music thru the system till the dyno comp, do the comp, then maybe a movie or one opening act, and finishing with a badass band or DJ that people can dance to. Last year there were about 200 more people dancing...
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Post by ems » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:21 pm

I heard there was a yoga class being offered but it wasn't part of the official schedule so I missed it. Offering other activities besides just climbing might make it more enticing to come to the event.

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Post by pkananen » Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:34 pm

I agree with much of what was said.

First of all, it was too expensive. Yes, it's a fundraiser, but economies of scale say that 2x as many people at 1/2 the price is the way to go. Secondly, nobody really seemed to be into the bands, except after the movie. Maybe one band after the movie would have been good. Would've saved a lot of money that could go to the PMRP as well. An ipod would work well. Also, find a way to integrate the bouldering wall (which always seemed to have a crowd) closer to the stage, so the music watchers and the climbing watchers are the same crowd. The movie was awesome. The silent auction ended too quickly.

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Post by DriskellHR » Wed Oct 15, 2008 4:07 am

I think the price was small compared to what we get for it, a place to climb for free that we can call our own. it' just money.....
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