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Physical Gearfest 2020 cancelled, Virtual GearFest 6/26-6/27
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Not really a surprise.

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Re: Physical Gearfest 2020 cancelled, Virtual GearFest 6/26-6/27
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Another one bites the dust. But as Chuck would say, "it's the right thing to do." With 15,000+ people, it's almost certain that even in June, there would be enough asymptomatic people floating around to be problematic - especially given that people come literally from all over the world.

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Dave Bryce #3039905 04/21/20 10:56 AM
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Not surprised, but frown .


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Re: Physical Gearfest 2020 cancelled, Virtual GearFest 6/26-6/27
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It's a shame so many things have been cancelled. I wasn't planning on attending this year but have been to it a couple times, it's a great event and made for a great m/c weekend trip to get there and back.

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Disappointed but relieved in a strange way.

I attended my first one last year, it is a cool event. NAMM is tailored to retailers and distributors, Gearfest is tailored to musicians and studio owners. Unlike NAMM, you can actually buy stuff at Gearfest.

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Dave Bryce #3040388 04/24/20 05:37 PM
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Disappointed of course, but kudos to Chuck Surack and Sweetwater for doing the safe thing.


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Re: Physical Gearfest 2020 cancelled, Virtual GearFest 6/26-6/27
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Killing your customers is never a sales good strategy smile

I once asked someone at Sweetwater whether GearFest made money, lost money, broke even, or what. Obviously it's a big deal to put on, expensive, and sucks up a lot of Sweetwater talent for an extended period of time.

I was told the official position was "it doesn't matter, it's worth doing regardless." It's too bad they had to decide it's not worth doing, regardless. But Chuck has a history of doing the right thing.

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Originally Posted by Anderton
I once asked someone at Sweetwater whether GearFest made money, lost money, broke even, or what. Obviously it's a big deal to put on, expensive, and sucks up a lot of Sweetwater talent for an extended period of time.

I was told the official position was "it doesn't matter, it's worth doing regardless." It's too bad they had to decide it's not worth doing, regardless. But Chuck has a history of doing the right thing.
I love businesses that seem to be based on doing the right thing, even if it means paying a little more. It's worth it for me to spend my money with them.


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OMG. I just now saw this. My GF and I plan our summer trip to the midwest every year around this event. Very sad. Very sad.

We will miss seeing AE, dB, MM and all the rest of the usual players.

Oh well, 2021 it is.

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Re: Physical Gearfest 2020 cancelled, Virtual GearFest 6/26-6/27
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Superbooth did an online, "home edition." Let's hope that maybe Sweetwater can do something similar.

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I'm also hoping that Sweetwater at least does something virtual. Maybe a series of online trainings and demos, a big sale, and a virtual tour of the campus.


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I believe they will.

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Originally Posted by Dave Bryce
I believe they will.

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I too have heard those rumors...fingers crossed. I know Chuck hated to cancel it, it's such a cool event, but the dude's inventive. Let's see what he comes up with smile

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Originally Posted by Anderton
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I believe they will.

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I too have heard those rumors...fingers crossed. I know Chuck hated to cancel it, it's such a cool event, but the dude's inventive. Let's see what he comes up with smile

Yes, they are going to do a virtual event.

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excellent news. 2thu


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Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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Looks like a nice lineup of talent. BT and Billy Gibbons on the same ticket?!? I plan to set aside those days and watch some seminars. Signed up for giveaways.


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I’ve been cranking out a few videos for our virtual booth there.

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Yep, same with the companies I work with. It should be interesting to see what format they choose to present those.

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Originally Posted by RABid
Looks like a nice lineup of talent. BT and Billy Gibbons on the same ticket?!? I plan to set aside those days and watch some seminars. Signed up for giveaways.

Ummm . . . is this what you're looking at and how and what to sign up for? Sweetwater Gearfest link?

Who's BT?

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I just finished a 21-minute video presentation for Virtual GearFest.

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Who's BT?

Brian Transeau is an EDM pioneer with a really impressive resume. Coincidentally, I've been collaborating with him on a project for the past several weeks, but if I told you what it was, I would have to shoot you.

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Originally Posted by Mike Rivers
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Looks like a nice lineup of talent. BT and Billy Gibbons on the same ticket?!? I plan to set aside those days and watch some seminars. Signed up for giveaways.

Ummm . . . is this what you're looking at and how and what to sign up for? Sweetwater Gearfest link?

Giveaways. They have a lot of drawings.

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Flaming June gave me hope for modern (at the time) electronic music.


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I changed the title so that people wouldn't get the wrong idea smile It's happening, and I'm planning to check out a lot of it.

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Hmmmm. Notice that BT was not mentioned on the email they sent out. They did add Alan Parsons.


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BT is still mentioned as a presenter. I'd be surprised if he wasn't part of it.

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It is Gearfest weekend. I'm going into full staycation mode. Got a mixed case of Mike's Hard Lemonaid and a big pack of porkchops to put on the grill. Plan on spending much of the next two days in the recliner in front of my 32" iMac watching Gearfest and pretending I'm there. I almost forgot. Placed an order with Sweetwater yesterday and then saw the reminder. I meant to hold off ordering anything in hopes of a Gearfest discount. Most of my big drum set and many of my guitars were purchased during Gearfest with added discounts. Oh well, it was not a big order. A really nice pedal board power supply (1Spot Pro CS12), Boss pedal tuner, and a few other items for my guitar/bass pedals. Been thinking about getting a Boss Katana for a guitar practice amp. May grab one of those this weekend.

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If they have any discounts on a MOTU 828x I'd be inclined to grab one for a backup. Otherwise I've got to avoid buying anything that isn't absolutely necessary due to the fact we plan to be moving out of state in just over a year.

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I got several things out of the Craig Anderton talk. ... ... ... I will confess, I had never heard of Nashville tuning.


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Originally Posted by RABid
I got several things out of the Craig Anderton talk. ...

was very good, indeed. 2thu

as was Bob Ludwig, though that was just cool, not informative as such.


A reason why I collect old keyboards is that I feel partly responsible for doing it, responsible for preserving history and being a custodian for these things
Plus, old gear has a story. I like that.
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