Friday, June 6, 2008

RIP My Friend

I was so sad to see this. Really. I love April, Brad, Justin, and everyone who's been involved with RBC. The night I held the fundraiser was one of the most fun nights I've ever had. Ever.

In fact, I teared up when I saw that they thanked me in the following message.
Thank you RBC for hosting great shows. Thank you RBC for fighting the good fight.

"The Red Blood Club will be closing its doors for good on June 15, 2008. This completely breaks our hearts, but we have been trying to fight a battle that we cannot seem to win.

Since the new SUP Ordinance was put into place we have been struggling. This is mostly due to the very unfortunate stabbing that took place in November of last year, which really hurt us. The City told us if we wish to remain open that we must have 2 Certified Peace Officers at every live music event from 10 pm to 2 am.

Since then we have had to do shows early, having them over by 10 so that we did not have to pay 2 cops at $50 per hour each. We have had some shows go until 12 am and we had to pay $200 for cops on those nights. At several of those shows there were maybe 10 people that showed up and we still had to pay $200 to the cops and then pay our sound guy and door guy.

You can do the math and see that it does not work. Some people have complained about our door prices and some even complained about our drink prices. We were not trying to make a buck off anyone…we were simply trying to keep the doors open.

We would like to thank EVERYONE that came out to RBC and showed their support.

We would not have made it this long without you!

We would also like to give a very special thanks to a few people: Mike “Red Blood” Whittington for allowing us this opportunity, Justin Powers for ALL his hard work and commitment to booking, Alison w/ DEEP!!!, James Blood and Ashley for helping us get the place ready to open, Josh for just being awesome, Adam Carter for being there when we needed him, Milane for all that she has done, Amanda and Troy Destroy for ALWAYS being there, Vickiy for her generous donations, all our past bartenders, door people and sound guys, ALL the bands that have played here, Frank Campagna, Turner, and the other artists that donated their art and time to help us raise money, Reno’s for hosting the stabbing victims benefit, and all our close friends and family that supported us in this endeavor!

I would like to ask that you all keep us in your memories. There were SO MANY kick ass shows at RBC and even more good times. We made a lot of new friends and even a few enemies! It will all be missed greatly."

Good bye RBC.

You will be missed.


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