A "low-dough" alternative to P.A.U.L. Fest in Tampa on 8/25 for those on a budgetSubmitted by Fighter Hayabusa on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 19:39
First of all, I just want to say that I am in no way connected to any of these events, so I might get some details wrong...just helping to spread the message.
I'm not here to bash P.A.U.L. Festival, but the reality is that with only a week to go, there are still many who doubt whether the event will even happen. Others may simply not be able to afford going. I'm sure that we all hope it works out though, and that everyone has a great time.
One of the first bands signed to P.A.U.L. Festival is called The Madeleine Haze, but after the festival was unable to assure them that there would actually be a festival (with a sound system, lights, stage etc) the band realized that an alternative was needed in case the festival was canceled. So, they set things up with a local club to make sure that there would definitely be an event for liberty-minded people in Tampa on Saturday 8/25, the night before Ron Paul's own event.
From what I hear from the band, there is "not a shred of animosity" at all between their event and P.A.U.L. Fest, and they have told me that they hope the festival is a massive success. However, the club atmosphere comes at no cost for sound, lighting, security staff, parking, the venue etc, while the festival needs hundreds of thousands of dollars to even happen. The club event will happen regardless of turn-out or money, and they aren't even trying to "compete" with the festival any more than they are with every other restaurant, movie theater or nightclub that night.
Here's the info:
The Madeleine Haze (Liberty oriented Hard Rock. They have songs that should appeal to Paul supporters, including We Set Fires, The Complex and Defining Deviancy Down)
Fight Another Day (Heavy Rock)
Look Right Penny (Female fronted modern rock on Bieler Bros Records)
Red Calling (female fronted modern rock)
Donna Lu (Indie Rock)
The Brass Mug 14811 N Florida Ave, Tampa, Florida 33613
Tickets are $7 for 21 and up, $10 for under 21