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Florida Powerfest?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Chicago Powerfest' started by GateXII, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. GateXII

    GateXII Soul Collector

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    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=126669

    Really? WTF?

    At first I thought, "Wow, what fuckin idiots to name their fest "Florida Powerfest"...shows how much they know about the scene & how original they are for using Powerfest in the name. :rolleyes: But oh well, the world is full of idiots & what can you do." But then I got a bit more curious & decided to look into who these promoters are just to see if I knew any of them...cuz yeah, it really is a small world, especially when it comes to metal promoters, and even moreso metal festival promoters. Well, what I found was really disappointing! One of that Powerfest's promotion companies is Pathfinder Promotions, whose founder is Hoyt Parris...one of the main people involved with ProgPower.

    Hmmm.... :Smug:

    Eh! Fuck it! I know I'm making a bigger deal out of it than it really is. Then again, there's a reason why we didn't name ours Chicago Metalfest...both not to confuse people into thinking that we're affiliated with the Milwaukee Metalfest & also out of respect for those promoters and their successes with the fest they put together. Oh well, maybe we just care more about such things. Although, what makes it a tad bit more surprising is the ProgPower connection...reason being is that I'm sure that ProgPower USA wasn't just named that without some sort of affiliation with the original ProgPower Europe. Of course, I'm fairly confident that Glenn had nothing to do with the naming of that "Powerfest" in Florida, but you would think that someone who associates so closely with ProgPower would have the same courtesy Glenn did when starting PP USA. Oh well...I certainly won't lose any sleep over it.

    OK...just my 2 cents...rant off.

    Flame away. :lol:
     
  2. Pate

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    Sue 'em!
     
  3. La Rocque

    La Rocque I am that I am

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    Copyright the word 'Powerfest'
    I believe it can be done for less that $90 -
     
  4. ShadowLioness

    ShadowLioness \m/ \m/

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    Wow. How I missed this blurb is beyond me.

    Interesting PPUSA connection there. Something stinks in Denmark, well, in New Port Richie anyway...

    They should have named it Florida SaunaFest. :Smug:
     
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    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    COPYRIGHT POWERFEST! :lol: DO IT!
     
  6. MetalSpice

    MetalSpice A slave who forever rocks

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    I know! It's so great! ;)

    Wish I would have known about this show earlier.
    Probably won't be able to swing it.

    Bourbon Street is a nice club...and a good excuse to go to Florida.
    But that is a lot of bands for just one day.
     
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    Harvester The Promoter

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    I also know what's in Area 51, who really built the Pyramids, where the Grail is located, and a lot more!
     
  8. prncsslime

    prncsslime ????

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    :lol::lol::lol:

    But.....I thought everyone already knew we were just an experiment for the aliens? ;)
     
  9. GateXII

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    Just wanted to clarify...in case anyone actually cares about my previous rant. :p

    It has been brought to my attention that Hoyt (Pathfinder Promotions) had no involvement in the naming of this Florida fest. Apparently he was approached by Camden Cruz of Camden Cruz Entertainment to help out after the name had already been picked. Sorry for laying any blame on the wrong person.

    And although a professional courtesy still would've been nice, I guess it would be wrong for me to expect it from him just because it's something we would do.

    Plus...I guess it's truly not that big of a deal cuz there are "hundreds" of other fests with "Powerfest" in the name...so what's one more. :rolleyes:

    Really? There are? Of the "metal" variety? Hmmm.... :Smug:

    Anyway...life goes on...
     
  10. Cheiron

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    I'm starting ProgGrassPowerWacken fest. See you there!
     
  11. GateXII

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    Even THAT would be more original than said fest! ;)

    Go for it...why not? :lol:
     
  12. War Ensemble

    War Ensemble Enos, You Dipstick!

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    Changing one character (the first 'g' for a '-') would help you attract a much different crowd.

    :Smokin:
     
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    Nice! And the PowerWacken part of it may draw a different crowd as well. :lol:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    You guys already get that crowd.
     

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