<b>From Tony and your Fest 7 crew:</b>
We finally listened to all the application bands and I have to say this was the hardest and most rewarding parts of Fest 7. Lots of people told me previous years and even more so this year that I should scale this year back. Many have said that there is no reason to have so many bands. “Do you honestly think that having these 40 or so extra bands from the applications are gonna help with the draw of the Fest?” That is not what the Fest is about. It is about giving bands a chance. Everyone starts somewhere and out of all the applications that came in we picked these bands.
Hot New Mexicans
By The Horns
The Damn Writes
Scum of the Earth
Too Many Daves
How Dare You
Low Red Land
Have Gun, Will Travel
Sorry No Ferrari
God Equals Genocide
Cortez The Killer
Last Ride In
Assassinate The Scientist
After The Fall
Nothing In The Dark
We have done everything we can to make enough room for all these bands. We kept places open longer, make Gainesville work harder, I have to pay more money for the clubs to stay open. So, why? Why add all these extra bands, why add all the extra hassle? It is about supping the love and my craving to support the new blood. If we can make room we will and this year shows more than ever. I wish we could have had even more and tried our best to accommodate but this is the best we can do this time and I think it is pretty impressive for our little town.
There is lots of planning and plotting on the <a href="http://www.noidearecords.com/Fest/board/">message board</a> about house parties and such held during Fest 7 weekend here in Gainesville. I think it is a rad idea especially since it is one less thing we don’t have to plan and deal with. I do ask though if you are thinking about having one look out for bands who are NOT playing Fest 7 and also respect your area because upsetting the city Fest weekend ends up ultimately coming back on us being able to host this event years to come.
As for all you Fest 7 bands that have been accepted I ask that you take a knee and let bands who are NOT officially playing the Fest play the parties, the house shows etc. This is not like other FESTIVALS. Enjoy your time and the time you get to spend with all your friends. Fuck, go to the house shows and see some new bands. You don’t need to play more. Some of you are playing pre-fests and hell, I would go to them if I could. But honestly, you are getting to play the best fucking festival ever. That should be enough. But it is up to you what you do. This is just a suggestion from someone who has put lots of time, love and labor into this.
<b>WANNA HELP? </b>
We need quality, friendly, and hard working volunteers. We cannot make this event happen without the help from our community here in Gainesville. You not only get to gain experience, make friends, get a pass but you also get an exclusive Fest 7 shirt design no one else can have. Here is what you have to do to be a Volunteer. Head over to the <a href="http://thefestfl.com/fest7/faq/" target="_blank">FAQ page</a>.
We also are opening up the guidebook for submissions this year. Mainly interviews.
So I figured lets come up with 10 stock questions to ask bands playing. Here is how we are gonna do it! We have opened up a <a href="http://www.noidearecords.com/Fest/board/viewtopic.php?t=7518">thread on the message board</a>. Here we are asking you to submit your questions. The Fest 7 message board moderators will pick the best 10 questions and they will be sent to all the bands to answer. This could get really awesome or get really lame so my fellow Fest friends, don’t let me down on this one.
<b>TICKETS ARE RUNNING OUT:</b>
Tickets are going faster than ever and we are now a few hundred away from cutting tickets so please don’t wait until the last minute!!! We are not sold out but I see it coming soon so don’t wait!!!
<b>TICKETS IN ADVANCE ARE $55 AND GO UP TO $70 WEEKEND OF!!!</b>
You can buy tickets through our <a href="https://www.noidearecords.com/Fest/">ticket page</a>.
Or these fine people will gladly take your cash money for one kick ass Fest 7 pass
These locations will be selling tickets until 10pm on October 28th or they run out:
GAINESVILLE, FL LOCATIONS:
102 SW 6th Street
tuesday thru thursday 12:00 til 9:00
friday and saturday 12:til 10:00
1119 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32601
Hours: 2pm-11pm 7 days a week
ORLANDO, FL LOCATIONS:
PARK AVE CDS
2916 Corrine Drive
Orlando, Fl 32807
PARK AVE CDS / UCF LOCATION
Inside the student union @ the University of Central Florida
*PARK AVE CD LOCATIONS WILL CHARGE $3 EXTRA FOR CREDIT CARD ORDERS.
TAMPA, FL LOCATIONS:
Vinyl Fever, Tampa
4110 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33629
Advertising in the guidebook. Last week!
<b>ADVERTISING IN THE GUIDEBOOK:</b>
Everyone who attends THE Fest 7 will receive our Guidebook. If you think you have something you
want to advertise please contact Joel Cook from REAX magazine: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates are affordable so don’t miss this chance to let everyone know who is
coming to THE Fest about whatever you want them to know about.
Final deadline for ads is Oct 15th!!!
<b>MORE WAYS TO PROMOTE YOUR…</b>
There is still room at the Fest FLEA MARKET:
We still have room for people who want to set up and table at the Fest 7 FLEA MARKET. You got a label, distro, clothing company? Make some cool art and farts and crafts? Maybe you just want to hype up your website, magazine, or yourself, then THE Fest 7 FLEA Market will be perfect for you to expose your junk to all the Fest 7 attendees, bands, guests, and the general Gainesville public.
<a href="http://thefestfl.com/fest7/flea-market/" target="_blank">Click here for more info</a>
The Holiday Inn/ University Hotel and Paramount Suites are is sold out!!! If you already have a room then don’t worry. Just show up at the hotel with your ID and your room will be held for you. If you are still looking for a room check out this cool site called <a href="http://www.hotels.com" target="_blank">http://www.hotels.com</a> where you can type in Hotels Gainesville, Fl. Just ask them or mapquest it from Registration (Holiday Inn- 1250 W University Ave-Gainesville, Florida 32601).