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Re: “It's Time to Make a Clean Break With Ronny's

you say stingy as if we were hoarding stacks of pennys from the (average) $53 worth of donations which needed to be used to cover expenses, touring bands, sound system, if a local band ever walked with nothing, we did the same or worse (we can't absorb loss with bar revenue), its ok to have a love/hate relationship with the man, the place, the people but it happened for better or for worse, we are excited to move forward, xoxobp

Posted by mpblows on 11/08/2010 at 2:15 PM

Re: “It's Time to Make a Clean Break With Ronny's

ronnys was awesome and a living hell at different times for different people, as was fireside, it was the spirit of the place that made it fun, it was a horrible business model for anyone wanting to make money, MP, Ronny, bands, staff etc, the goal was to be able to try and book every touring band that needed a show no matter how unsuccessful it was going to be, thats what Fireside was about, the priority is always the touring band when we book shows, thats why we do this. Everyone has valid points about Ronnys good and bad, do you think we enjoyed working there? drinking there? made money? rarely, but when shows were fun they were really fun, sorry you missed out.

Posted by mpblows on 11/04/2010 at 2:23 PM

Re: “It's Time to Make a Clean Break With Ronny's

good article Brian, I appreciate it, as far as some of the comments, you are really clueless as to how things operated there, we care about Ronny and did everything within our power to help him improve the place, but mentally and financially he was never capable of progressing with the place, it was exhausting and depressing mostly, it was doomed from the start, sorry for trying.

Posted by mpblows on 11/02/2010 at 4:06 PM

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