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  1. mark
    September 24, 2020 @ 3:12 pm

    where was the over-proliferation of gigs?

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  2. neilcrud
    September 25, 2020 @ 12:51 pm

    I think there was too much choice… What you were doing Mark was spot-on – The Marine-core gigs were an event… Like the Column said – ‘Quality over quantity’ – I understand venues need to survive, but in North Wales we lack the population to hold weekly gigs… And ‘the kids’ don’t do live music at the moment (those trends come in waves) as documented on this site.

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  3. Adam
    September 25, 2020 @ 11:09 pm

    Like a lot of other people my age I know from North Wales, I left to go to uni, I didn’t come back for about ten years, although whenever in the area came out to see bands and played a handful of gigs here and there. Like you’ve said Neil, I think the difference is in creating events and not just ‘gigs’.

    Accessibility is possibly another factor. When I was growing up, although it was hard to get a lift from Rhyl , MASE in Llandudno was great. My earlier bands played in a few venues (well underage) which was a great foot in the door and networking opportunity. But having said that, if someone was to run ‘dry gigs’, are there many young bands/acts/musicians out there to play them? I don’t actually know.

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