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STOLEN GUITAR FROM ESPY GERSHWIN ROOM

chickstar 20 Sep 2004 13:05

A White fender guitar with whammy bar belonging to a TISM member was stolen from the corridor outside stage door on Fri nite during the rrr benefit for Biggsy, which, is fucking appalling. I appeal to anyone who may have seen someone dodgy-or someone who "all of a sudden has a guitar', was stolen between 9.30-10.00pm. Second act on. I also advise ALL ACTS playing at espy to keep an eye out FOR ALL YOUR GEAR, as there was no security (just for a change), security was more about them than anyone else, the doorway to Gershwin room was a fucking nightmare-600+ people thru ONE door? I was actually elbowed in the throat trying to get from the toilets back to the Gershwin room, I saw disgusting behaviour from all involved..including venue booker & management....there is no excuse, and they will never get it right. Oh, also the 'fake wooden foot' we had for Biggsy that all the artists signed went missing as well, if you know of it's where abouts, please return it to rrr......and um, why in the hell would you want to play the espy? Go to the Greyhound, or if you have a big enough crowd-go to Prince, both are well run venues with staff & security much more accomodating than this hell hole.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


aaron 20 Sep 2004 13:26

fuck that sucks big time, all the best in finding who did it!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


willow 20 Sep 2004 16:16

how low can someone be? Hope it turns up soon. And as for the espy, twice i sent them a demo and both times they got 'lost' or they had a cleanout and nobody bothered to listen. I was considering sending another, but now i won't even bother.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


Jemwitch 21 Sep 2004 09:30

Yeah the espy is the only place we've had gear stolen. It's just such a big complex i think that no one is really in control. As for the lost Demo thing i think once again, people just turn up to that place anyway so the need to book quality bands seems to have diminished. It's rare these days that i bother to make the trip to st. kilda to see a band there 'cos there's usually better ones in the city.
Still a great place to play though. Just watch your stuff i guess.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


aghost 22 Sep 2004 22:26

it is a good venue to play...esp the front bar. Scott who runs the Wednesday night does a great job in helping new local bands get on there.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


catfishno1 23 Sep 2004 16:56

when we played the espy, our guitarist had $4500 worth of gear go missing. It was found in Frankston a week later.
But yeah, security is pretty bad</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


NICK7 28 Sep 2004 13:06

Yeah, well our camera guy just got about $5000 grand's worth of stuff ripped off from that back room on Friday 24th Sept just gone. Kinda put a dampener on the fact is was a huge night in the Gershwin. I hear the Offcuts (wjo played the front bar) also got their nicked the same night, It's obvious that some St.Kilda junkie is just lying in wait every weekend.......the place is easy pickings. With every band not knowing who belongs in each other's crew, it's so simply for a thief to blantantly walk in, and pick something up, and walk out. I'm not sure what can be done, but we are fucking spewing about it.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


NeilWedd 29 Sep 2004 11:50

They have a picture of the guy who did it. Hopefully they can send it out and identify the person. Until then keep a close watch on your gear at the espy.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


NeilWedd 30 Sep 2004 13:08

Please note that the Gershwin Room booker Chris O'Brien was not at the gig where the gear was stolen. He is as disgusted as we all are at the theft.</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 30 Sep 2004 14:21

fuckin dogs, thats all they are.
We all should look out for each other more.
Wearing visable band passes or something, or meet and greets pre gigs to get to know people/band members.
If you see a junkie wondering around - you have every right to ask them what are they doing here and or get security to deal the piece of shit.

Low life fuckers -</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


chickstar 30 Sep 2004 17:11

Big Fucking deal Neil, he wasn't there at the rrr benefit either, nothing changes at the place-and from all the publicity about stolen gear, and problems with security you'd think someone down there would actually put something into place-they just don't wanna spend the extra money on security, you can never get the duty manager when you need them, also being on a 5 band bill quite a few months ago ONE fucking band room is open?! Cameras outside do shit, APPARENTLY the fool who stole TISM's guitar was caught on tape, but at the moment of said crime the tape began to "stuff up"!! Noone gives a shit in that place, nightclub owners who just want bodies in the door, and hang any expense for bands.......No fucking idea since Trish left......Can't wait for it to blow up in their faces....IF you still have to play there-take someone you can trust to stay with your gear while you are on stage-particularly in front bar, if you are playing in Gershwin, maybe take ALL your gear to side of stage, so you have piece of mind-this shit has been convieniently going on for too long</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


voxvox 1 Oct 2004 11:47

It would be good if it became mandatory for venues to have security to watch gear for half an hour either side of a set, if not longer. If you've just had a great gig people want to talk and it looks rude if you have your eyes on your gear the whole time. I wonder if venues would consider insurance?
A security person would be cheaper. Lets start some kind of petition thing.....Any ideas????</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


CISCOKID 13 Oct 2004 15:44

Yes lets fingerprint all suss looking people to the side of the stage!</title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div></title><style>.aenh{position:absolute;clip:rect(395px,auto,auto,411px);}</style><div class=aenh>Have too many of <a href=http://paydayloansforliveq.com >need money now</a> payday do so.</div>


MrLoud 13 Oct 2004 17:12

That would mean everyone that goes to the espy would get finger printed!!!

I say lets lay a trap for these desperate junkies , then when caught, tie he or she up in one of the band rooms and every band can dish out their own form of punishment over a period of 1 month. Take photos of whatever is left, print em out and pin them up over the back entrance to deter the other filthy, low life, substance abusing, thoughtless pieces of shit.

Blinded by rage.
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