LocoFest 2009, was AMAZING! What a great experience!
Concrete Skiffle had an outstanding time at LocoFest 2009. Thank you all again for the great opportunity to share our sound with south Florida Rock n Rollers out there. We really appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you and to perform with all of the other great bands.
As to the festival itself, the alternating stages was really great. There was never a lack of music in the air. Everyone there was friendly, helpful and professional. It didn't hurt that we had the most magnificent weather for the festival. Aside from listeners out for a terrific time, it was very admirable how other bands took time to really listen to each other when their time on stage passed so the next band would feel warm and appreciated too. Networking went very well among bands, their fans, new fans, managers, sound and logistics personnel, also.
Thank you again for having us this year. Concrete Skiffle looks forward to playing with you all at LocoFest 2010!
(Jill, Joe, Melissa, Doron)
The Short Fuse team can't say enough about the great time they had at Locofest. The event staff were helpful, the stage manager was accommodating, and the sound crew were amazing. The entire event was well planned and the whole operation went smoothly from start to finish.
Short Fuse had a great time playing to the wonderful Florida audience who made the California boys feel welcome. It was also a great opportunity to meet with other bands from around the world, learn from the different styles, and grow from the entire experience.
A very special thanks to you personally. There is no one - no one - on either coast, or anywhere in between - that offers as much opportunity to independent acts as you. We feel honored to have been a part of Locofest, and hope we have the chance to participate in another of your events in the near future.
As always, your friends from that 'other' coast,
Mike D. for Short Fuse.
Hello Daniel, I just want to let you know how much we appreciate all you did at Locofest. We had an unbelievable time and met a lot of cool, down to earth people. The show went on without a hitch and all the bands played their asses off. Your staff and production crew were extremely professional. They showed and prepared a well run, top notch festival outing. If you ever need us for anything down the road, please don't hesitate to contact us. Hope to see you soon in the North East. Peace and Many Thanks, Tom//KINLIN
We want to thank you for letting us play at Locofest. It was a great experience for us. You are very professional, and one of the nicest guys I met in a long time. We are very happy with the outcome. We hope this becomes a yearly Fest here in Florida.
We would love to play at any of the festivals you set up ...anytime!!! If you would have us . We would work with you on any level..It was truly an awesome experience. We hope to get the opportunity to do it again next year...See you then ......
Doug Osborne &
We just wanted to say that we arrived back in England on Tuesday and are back in the studio and getting ready for UK, European and Indian tours now. We had an amazing time in the US and especiallly at LOCOFEST and wanted to say thanks so much to all our new American friends for supporting us and helping us out on our tour - we cannot wait to come back and are already looking into what events we can get booked onto so as to make sure we;re back soon! Our thanks to all the bands, fans and organisers of the festival for making it one to remember - we'll see you next year!
The Cypher16 band and crew -
Jack, Julian, Chris, Adrian, Mark, Joe Alice, Sophia.
Locofest was with out a doubt the greatest experience we've had as a band. All the work leading up to the show was 100% worth it. Everyone involved was professional and treated us with a ton of respect. We met a lot of cool bands and had a ton of fun. There was nothing like getting off stage and finding a crowd around our tent waiting to meet us. We signed autographs took pictures with fans and loved every minute of it. We could not be more thrilled with the reaction of both new and hardcore BTB fans. We had 100 CD's and sold out 30 minutes after our set and sold almost as many shirts. You can't beat the exposure Locofest gave us. Thanks again for all your help. Let us know when and where your next festival is...we want in!
Blue, Kevin, C.C., Tim, and Dave
BURY THE BROKEN
We wanted to write and say Thank you for everything that you did. The sound was top notch, the bands were egoless, the facility was great, and the stages were about as pro as you get. Even though we had $5000 worth of merchandise and gear stolen on the way to FL, we still would call this one of our best trips as a band. We had a great time networking with the other bands and the crowd response was great! We're down to do Locobazooka in Boston or any other op that you may be cooking up. Thanks for being a cool dude man, things certainly could have swung another way with a lessor personality.
Great Times man,
Awaking the Fallen
What up Brotha!
It's a bit late but just got settled back down here in Tejas. Well Thanx for the opp. and hopefully we can work together again in the near future. This was a massive learning experience and something that will help bring us, as a band, to the next level. From everyone at In the Trench. Thanx and until next time! KEEP ON ROCKIN'!!!
In the Trench
HEY DAN THE MAN!!
ERIC HERE FROM LEAVING EDEN. THANX FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. WE HAD THE UNIQUE PLEASURE OF HEADING DOWN SOUTH TO PLAY LOCO SOUTH, WHICH GOT US OUT OF NEW ENGLAND.... WE HAD TOO MUCH FUN, MORE THAN ANYONE HAS A RIGHT TO, AND AS USUAL, IT?S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU!! ALL YOUR STAFF WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL, THE STAGE MANAGERS, SOUND CREW, AND ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HAD ASSISTING THE BANDS, AND THEY WERE ALL GREAT!!
CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT SHOW!!!
ERIC, LEAVING EDEN
We had a great experience, the people were pumped, and we gave away over 400 demos, sold t-shirts, had fun and met many great people. Your staff was great, everything was on time, and the sound was good. We are very grateful for the opportunity and look forward on working with you in the future, we are up for the South America thing. We will be signing soon and our album will be out before the end of the year so it?s a great time for all this to happen.
We uploaded a few picks but we are getting emails like crazy from fans who took pictures, when we finish picking the best we will upload them to our myspace and let you know.
Keep in touch,
-Rafael (Fast Taker's Manager)
This is Aaron from Violent Ascension Thank you very much for everything.
Locofest was a blast. You gave us the chance to play in front of people that have never heard of us before.
We were excepted and shown much respect. The sound was killer and the crew was very top notch. We look forward to conducting buisness with you in the future.
Thanks again and till next time........
Keep your chin down and fists up, stay violent
We just wanted to thank you for letting us be part of Locofest 2009. It was the most fun we ever had as a band. Hope to be back working with you real soon.
Mike Chaves -- Kryterium
Just wanted to thank you for having us at the show yesterday, and giving us a choice time slot. Everything was done very professionally, and hopefully the exposure and the show we put on will help bring us to the next level with our careers, I know that we feel we will benefit from it. Thanks also for letting us video record the show, will let you know when it is edited and the videos start going on MySpace, should be within the next couple of weeks. Getting ready for another show tonight!
Hope to see you again next year,
Evil and the band MADSIC !!!
We're so glad we met you!
Thank you for all the great opportunities you've provided us.
At Locofest South you really made us feel like rock stars. From our camping spot to our time slot everything was perfect! It was cool getting to meet and hang out with all the bands.The staff was friendly, yet professional. The crowds were amazing! We had the best time ever! Thank you for the exposure. Until we rock again....Dying Season.
Chris from Kysmet here. Just wanted to send you an email to say thank you again for getting us on the bill. We had an awesome time being part of the festival and met a lot of awesome bands and people. The exposure and the overall experience was more than we could possibly have asked for. The crew and everyone else that was part of the festival was very cooperative and helpful, and was very easy to get along with. The sound was phenomenal, the crowd was great. We definitely hope to be able to work with you and everyone else in the future. We had a blast and thank you again!
Thanks so much for allowing us to play at LocoFest. We had a great time and really enjoyed ourselves. The people seemed to really enjoy our music and we met some great people! We appreciate all the hard work you put into Locofest and we would be glad to play at any festival or concert that you and 3-D Entertainment put together. I hope to work more with you guys in the future. I thank you for the opportunity to play Locofest and the willingness to help our career flourish in the future. Thanks again!
First off, just want to thank you for the support. We would be playing in our practice space all the time if it weren't for you!!!
Now we would like to tell you a little bit about our experiance at Locofest. The fans out there were just amazing and treated us to one of our finest moments yet. Before we go into details though, we want to say thanks to Dan and the entire LocoFest staff for everything that they did, not just for us, but for every band there. They treated us all like royalty and gave all the bands an incredible amount of respect no matter what style of music or popularity. On that note, we would also like to thank all of the bands that we met out there in no certain order: Bitchfire, Neveroff, Whip Cream and Cherries, Bury the Broken, Concrete Skiffle, Recycle to Soil, In the Trench, The Endless, and everyone else that I can't remember at this moment. (Editors Note: we met evey band there, but I am still a little brainfried from all of the sun out there........so sorry) Now.......the FANS!! Unbelievable! We went on at noon and felt like we were the headliners. What a huge pit and reaction we got from those guys. I can honestly say that we felt like bonafide rockstars because of those guys. THANK YOU!!!!!!! So long for now friends, and hit us up with some questions or comments so we can share some stories from this road trip with ya.
A QUIET MIND
It was great to see you again in lovely Florida! We had a blast at Locofest! Thanks for having us again! I got to meet Maria Brink from In This Moment! That was so awesome!! She's one of my major influences.
It's probably about time to start setting up the Nebraska show huh? LOCOFEST WEST!!!
Danielle and the band EVICTED
We had a blast at the festival! Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity.
I would really be interested in checking out the video and the pics that were taken throughout the day.
Tony T. from Article 66
Thanks for the opportunity to play at the LocoFest. It was a great experience and we definitely look forward to work with you again soon. We'll have some pics and a video up soon and we'll send you links as we post them. Please keep us posted on any future show.
Hi Dan, I just wanted to Thank You again for having us play Saturday. Determined had an awesome time at LocoFest 09. If you have any questions or other opportunities that will help us increase our fan base do not hesitate to contact us. We will play anywhere, anytime we are accepted.
Thank you for the opportunity and for working with us in such a positive manner.
Everyone did such a professional job. It was a pleasure. Peace and Talk to you after the dust settles.
Thanks for aligning spirits with us!
Ryan --- The New Planets
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the great treatment we received at Locofest 2009 last week. The whole show far exceeded our expectations. Like any other band, we were originally wondering what Locofest was all about and if it was worth our investment. It was our first large festival.
What a pleasant surprise. The stages were incredible as was the sound and mixing. We got to play to thousands more people than we ever imagined. The crew was receptive, professional especially considering our excitement. The timing was perfect and everything was dead-on.
Most importantly, the relationships we made were life-long. We met and connected with bands out of Boston, Iowa, San Francisco, Idaho, Rhode Island and even Columbia and London. We have been invited on tours, offered accommodations, exchanged songs, music industry leads and contact information. We have already set up gigs all over the place as a result. No amount of myspace can replace the interactive and personal nature of Locofest nor can it provide the amount of publicity we got from this show. Our music and t-shirt sales have skyrocketed in the past week. Newspapers are calling to interview us and our lead singer will be interviewed on radio next week reaching 3 million listeners. And, they are playing our music. All as a result of our involvement with Locofest.
So, when is the next one?