Yesterday Shoma, Luke & I walked into Bournemouth to meet with Mark at The Winchester to try and secure a date for the 2nd Dungeon Dancehall. We weren’t expecting anyone to be in the venue because we’ve learnt from prior experience the staff at The Winchester do what they want, when they want and how they want, and that’s why we love them. However as we walked up the hill towards the front door we knew the venue was open as we could gauge the smell of the venue that we have come to love, a mixture of burnt incense and that classic pub smell your not sure if you like or not.
Mark greeted us and we began to talk dates. Originally we were going to go for a friday or a saturday as they would be more popular nights but unfortunately each friday and saturday night had been booked all through 2014 by resident nights. In the end we settled for 16th April which is a Wednesday, a slight setback, but considering the last event was on a tuesday night we are still hoping for a good turnout.
As well as dates, we asked Mark about equipment and how much it would cost to book out 2 CDJ’s and a central mixer. He said to come back to him on that because by the 1st March he is hoping to have his own equipment installed in the venue for good which would be cheaper than hiring from an external source.
The great thing is that Mark seems really enthusiastic about our night, he said he was really impressed with the last Dungeon Dancehall. It’s really great to be working with someone like Mark because although he runs a business it seems like he has a passion for the artistic side of events.
After this short but sweet catch up with Mark we carried on the post Winchester tradition of going for a breakfast at Tico’s.
Whilst tucking into our food we talked more about our next live stream, which we are going to do tomorrow (30th Jan) and on that day we will release the new promo and the date of the event. We are not releasing the acts and set times yet.