Esai Saldana 
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Re: “The Venue to Move to Caldwell

I am trying very hard to keep positive about the move when just trying to think that hopefully if can keep the scene in this area alive, but it is hard. I have been going to shows for around 10 years, and I would love nothing more for this place to thrive, but the almost condescending tone that I've seen in responses is not easy to overlook. It honestly does alienate people and makes it seem as if you're talking down to people, which I hope is not intended but just maybe a matter of perspective. So, I've been lucky enough to be able to be connected to other scenes in the NW, some of which are in small towns and they are strong with great support from the people. They don't and didn't get strong by blacklisting people for being outspoken, or for personal vendettas. They grow by unity, they grow by a sturdy foundation of not only the owners, but the patrons, the kids in the scene, the "old grizzled vets", and that kid in that bright Asking Alexandria shirt at their first real show. I hope it can work, I want it to. I grew up in Caldwell. I did drive from Caldwell to Boise more times than I can count for shows, but it wasn't just because of the great bands, it was being apart of something bigger. It had that feeling that everyone there was personally invested in everything. That's what is going to needed to help make this place a success. This feeling that I'm getting of "we're going to do this in spite of you" is kind of off putting. Instead I hope it can be more of a "we are going to be doing this and you're welcome to come and be apart of it and hopefully we can show you what we see".

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Posted by Esai Saldana on 04/16/2013 at 4:16 PM

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