[Dixielandjazz] F2F at Jazz in the Olympics Festival? and VictoriaHot Jazz?

Robert S. Ringwald robert at ringwald.com
Sat Mar 12 18:44:26 PST 2005

Dear Len,

To arrange a F2F (face to face) I like to call 'em "DJML BMP) (Bloody Mary 

As a general rule, for a 3 day festival, it is better to arrange a F2F on 
Saturday morning.  That way, more people have arrived.  If you have it on 
Fri, some people are just arriving in town & getting settled.  On Sunday 
morning, lots of them go to the Sunday morning gospel service.  Saturday is 
the best day.

Find a place such as a hotel bar (It is always better to have a bar 
available).  Try to find a hotel bar that is open @ 10:00 AM.  Any later & 
you are going to have some folks not come because their favorite band is 
playing at that time.  The F2F usually lasts about one hour.

Talk to the bar manager & make sure that they will be open at 10:00 AM. 
Nothing is worse than a bunch of people standing around wishing that the bar 
was open.

As a 2nd resort, if you can't find an open bar at that time of day, at least 
have the F2F in a place where you can get coffee.

In the past we have had the F2F outside of a members room at the LA Sweet & 
Hot.  She always has a poolside room & invites everyone to come.  She 
supplies the mix but you gotta bring the vodka.

In AZ one year, one of our members offered to buy all of the members who 
showed up, a bloody mary.

In Sacramento, we take over an entire bar on the Delta King, a permanently 
moored riverboat in Old Sacramento.

Once you have a spot picked out & have arranged with the owner or manager to 
have the bar open, then you announce it on DJML several times.  Keep 
announcing it as some of us have short attention spans.

Good luck.

For those of you attending the Sacramento Jazz jubilee, don't forget the 
DJML F2F at 10:00 AM on Friday morning on the Delta King.

--Bob Ringwald
Placerville, CA USA

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Len Nielsen" <lennielsen at telus.net>
To: "DJML" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] F2F at Jazz in the Olympics Festival? and 
VictoriaHot Jazz?

> Hi Victoria visitors:
> I still have not seen a schedule of locations and times for events so at 
> this time cannot make suggestions. I spoke to organizers, at the recent 
> Seaside Festival, who said these arrangements are finalized and I will try 
> to get details.
> Could some person on the list who is experienced in arranging face to 
> faces give me some info on the usual procedure. I have not yet been to 
> one.
> Jerry Gordon if you need any further info on transportation or times I 
> will be happy to help.
> Gene and Betty Lynch if you let me know where you are staying it may help 
> to choose a site. Jerry is staying at the Hotel that is headquarters for 
> the festival organizers during the festival. This is a central location.
> From past experience I don't think there will be a large crowd of DJMLers 
> here.
> I will advise F2F details shortly.
> Len Nielsen
> Victoria BC
> Jerry Gordon wrote:
>> Maryanne and I will be at both festivals, and it also our first time at
>> both. We may not be getting to Victoria until late Friday afternoon; I'm
>> still working on the logistics - it's complicated with all those ferries!
>> Hope there will be F2Fs at both, but someone else will have to make the
>> arrangements.
>> BTW, we're staying at Harbor Towers in Vic and the Red Lion in Port
>> Angeles.
>> Jerry Gordon, Troy, NY - Web master for
>> http://timesunion.com/communities/jazz
>> On Sat, 12 Mar 2005 07:09:25 +0000 Gene & Betty Lynch
>> <bettylynch at verizon.net> writes:
>>>We plan on being there (and the Victoria fest the week before), but its 
>>>our first, so we don't know the lay of the land.  If you set up a F2F and 
>>>tell us the time and place (not too early, please; we need our rest), 
>>>we'll probably be there.
>>>Gene & Betty Lynch
>>>Redondo Beach, CA
>>>>From: l.swain at comcast.net its
>>>>Date: 2005/03/10 Thu PM 09:32:25 GMT
>>>>To: dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com
>>>>Subject: [Dixielandjazz] F2F at Jazz in the Olympics Festival?
>>>>Dates are 4/22-4/24.
>>>>Details at
>>>>Anyone else going?
>>>>Larry Swain
>>>>Laurence Swain
>>>>l.swain at comcast.net
>>>>617 (571) 7885
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