The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #76819   Message #1366949
Posted By: John Robinson (aka Cittern)
29-Dec-04 - 03:35 PM
Thread Name: Julie Ellison News & Listings
Subject: RE: Julie Ellison News & Listings
Breezy - the "In Concert" badge certainly isn't intended to indicate any possibility of stuffiness, but to make the distinction between a folk club/listening audience environment as opposed to a noise and smoke filled bar.

The idea first came to me when we had two people make an effort to attend a gig at a venue which could be described as - er - lively! They left before Julie even started the set. Having only seen Julie in a theatre setting they were not expecting to see her compete with a very high level of background noise - or to have to put up with a smokey environment. Now actually, the audience at this venue (which we love playing) is filled with musicians and the audience is incredibly knowledgeable. The point being it is a music pub not a folk club.

The concert "branding" highlights the non-smoking-crisp-crunching-walking-talking-mobile-phone-ringing-in-yer-face-see-the-whites-of their-eyes gigs ... but "In Concert" fits on the flyers easier !!