I got my official invite to the May 4 edition of The Encyclopedia Show, but not my assignment. I know how busy these folks are so it will come all in due time. The fact I got the official invitation though makes me incredibly psyched.
I’ve had problems lately with people trying to book a feature at my soon-to-be-dead poetry slam who essentially aren’t doing their research. Here’s an e-mail from one of these folks as an example:
I am writing this email to request some information about booking a feature for [redacted] to perform at The Fuze in the near future. I curious in regards to how soon can a show be booked, how much is payment (if any), and how is travel handled? Please get back to me with any information you have; it will be much appreciated.
- My venue has a name, and The Fuze is not it. Calling the venue you are trying to perform at by the wrong name is like calling your sex partner the wrong name in the middle of fucking. The Fuze is a venue in Philadelphia, PA. My venue, Stardust Video & Coffee is in Orlando, FL. Major geography fail.
- My website tells you that April 21 is our last ever slam. If this person had read that information, they would have saved the two minutes it took to write this e-mail. It goes back to the original point: do your homework before booking a performance at a venue.