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View Poll Results: How many Karaoke gigs do you alone host in a month using the post below as a guide?
1 1 2.00%
2-3 4 8.00%
4-7 8 16.00%
8-11 14 28.00%
12-15 13 26.00%
16-19 2 4.00%
20-23 2 4.00%
24 or more 6 12.00%
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:16 AM
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How many gigs a month are you performing at this time?

Keeping in mind that not all gigs are weekly, some gigs are random calls, some average one a month at certain places, and some are twice a month.

And assuming precisely 4 weeks in a month, how many Karaoke gigs do you host in one months time.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:48 AM
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Well don't know if 1 club 7 nights would classify as 1 or more than 24?
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:19 PM
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Lonnie:
Are you saying you host nightly karaoke shows every night of the week? Karaoke 7 nights a week, wow, what club is this?

Just curious?
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:21 PM
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Thunderbird Lounge in Tacoma. Been working 7 nights since 94. Well ok, in all fairness, my company is there 7 nights since 94, I only work 4 of the 7 - but need to be on call any night just in case.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:30 PM
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Ahhh, I see, the poll is really asking about you "alone", in person, no g/f, no subs, no associates considered.

I guess, in essence then, your poll result should have been 4 times 4 =16. Sorry for my unclearn question.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 12:33 PM
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Well ok, then! lol.
Ah this poll don't allow you to change either.

It also depends on the other host, sometimes I can work as much as 6 days for a month at a time - depends on if my other hosts' band is playing or not. But as a rule, 4 nights a week.
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Okay, I'll give it to ya!
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Gee I guess that means I can't vote since there is no 0. I take care of the equipment, but my wife or sister-in-law do the hosting. I just try to keep them out of trouble.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 02:02 PM
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Dale,
Please put in your wife's numbers to get a vote in then. Thanx.
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At the moment I'm only 5 days a week. I'm working on filling the other 2.

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Old May 1st, 2007, 05:44 PM
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I guess I'm a 0 too. I don't do anything but help set up the stuff and make sure it works before starting to drink, and then crawling home.
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sometimes once a month, and sometimes 4 times a month. usually the lesser.

I used to do it 6 nights a week, but that was between jobs. With a 50 hour week, I can't do more.
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6 days a week contracted in clubs with the seventh day open for weddings and private parties...so 7 days a week unless I can take a Saturday off.

Work a different club each night, except for my We-Th gig which is 2 days in a row.

AND I commute...an average of 80 miles a night.
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6 days a week contracted in clubs with the seventh day open for weddings and private parties...so 7 days a week unless I can take a Saturday off.

Work a different club each night, except for my We-Th gig which is 2 days in a row.

AND I commute...an average of 80 miles a night.
Wow, I hate to boast the fact again that my longest commute to any one of my three different regular places is less than a mile away from home, and they are all within a half mile of each other, and that I rarely ever have to lug any equipment other than the shuttle. In fact one gig one night, I lost a video card after the first hour, put one audio song on, went home, grabbed the backup, came back, hooked it up; all before the time that one song was over. And most weddings I do are usually at those same places, in the afternoon. I remember a time when I had two weddings at two different places on the same day, one was 11-4; the other 3 to 8, believe it or not there was plenty of time to get both in, then gig that night from 8-12. Then home in bed asleep before 12:30, ran a marathon the next morning from 9 to 12. This situation has occured more than one time too.
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You are lucky to be working as close to home as you do. That would be a great perk. I wouldnt know what to do with myself if I only had a 5-10 minute commute, LOL!

Yesterday marked my 8th anniversary in business. That is a lot of mileage under the belt!!

I could work closer, but I drive to where the money is. I have my eyes open in my immediate area in the event I get an opening.

One downside is that the commute dictates that I have a large enough vehicle to carry redundant gear. I always wonder how guys can show up in small cars and carry a real pro PA and spare stuff, LOL! I drive a full size Chevy Van so everything I need is just a footstep away when the glitch happens.
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I see. How much can you get on a weeknight in a bar for 4 hours of karaoke, Harry?
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Doing about two nights a week basically. But I count one spot as just one even though I do two nights a week. Man this stuff gets tougher every year and heavier too! I've become a night owl and booze hound. Only in America. God Bless this wonderful place we call home. Oh, and also my brother and partner who doesn't drink and always drives...
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Doing about two nights a week basically. But I count one spot as just one even though I do two nights a week. Man this stuff gets tougher every year and heavier too! I've become a night owl and booze hound. Only in America. God Bless this wonderful place we call home. Oh, and also my brother and partner who doesn't drink and always drives...
Yeah, know what you mean, he sounds like my g/f.
always drives, never drinks anything, not even water.
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Thunderbird Lounge in Tacoma. Been working 7 nights since 94. Well ok, in all fairness, my company is there 7 nights since 94, I only work 4 of the 7 - but need to be on call any night just in case.
One of my hosts quit so I am back on 5 nights so I am in the 20-23 catagory for myself.
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Four nights a week.
used to do 7, but got burnt out dealing with drunks.
i do 4 nights, and my wife does the weddings and private partys. Bob
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