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Old 09-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #1
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Suggestions on BOTB6 event (not card)

I wanna hear from the people.. Any suggestions on ways to make the #botb6 EVENT (not the card) extra enjoyable? Experience the We5t Coast





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A BBQ/meet n greet the day before for fans and battlers

Chairs in the venue. It gets mad tiring standing up all day, even if the battles are excellent.
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Just make sure the air conditioning works. I was uncomfortable just watching everyone sweat. I can only imagine how y'all were actually feeling.
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Since day 2 got so many big battles on one day, I really hope that you can keep waiting time between the battles to a minimum so he crowd doesn't get tired from waiting. I really think it takes away from the footage if the crowd is exhausted from standing up for hours. Also make sure they can buy food
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You should have an on the Fly Freestyle battle from 2 people out of the audience who want to Try.. just something in between the serious battles to give a couple of the fans a shot to show their skills
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install pumps throughout the venue that spray the crowd with liquid acid mist to make them feel super nice.
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Do audio and mic checks the day BEFORE, and have backups for all things needed. I get the feeling this event could be great, but it's always the little things that hold events back from being perfect.

Also, I don't know if this counts as the "card", but I'd request to hear a small portion of all your competitors rounds. Just to ensure that they exist. KOTD isn't URL in terms of rapper laziness (Unless you're Pat Stay) but this whole no-one is writing a third thing would make me wary if I was an organizer like you, Lush.
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Better local promotion than Alcatraz. It might not have looked like it on camera but in person the Alcatraz crowd was pretty weak.
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Just do it in a ring and give that old BOTB flashback feel. Y'all could also do some things to honor the earlier events to confirm the legendary chain of BOTB events, that would be dope. I don't exactly know how though.
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Hot dog/food vendors outside the venue. Hand sanitizer stations (like EVERYONE was sick after WD4) Increased security in case anything pops off.
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RMBVA shouts. They make events much better.
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Just do it in a ring and give that old BOTB flashback feel. Y'all could also do some things to honor the earlier events to confirm the legendary chain of BOTB events, that would be dope. I don't exactly know how though.
They just released BOTB5 on dvd.
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Have Poison Pen up front for reaction purposes.

Bring the "Dayum!" Dude from grizzle 2 out and don't let anybody else yell shit repeatedly like "fair enough"

Have 24/7 & Madness do a prediction vlog.
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Have Poison Pen up front for reaction purposes.

Bring the "Dayum!" Dude from grizzle 2 out and don't let anybody else yell shit repeatedly like "fair enough"
These! Repped for excellent suggestions.

I think it'd be cool for some of the old West heads to co-host throughout the night. Okwerdz, Dumb, Franco, Bo, etc.

Oh and get Ex-I near the front with a towel and/or shirt in hand!
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They just released BOTB5 on dvd.
And BOTB3
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- There are a lot of battle nerds in the northern California area. You should print event t-shirts like they do for concerts since most Battle Of The Bays were classics, i think people would love to have a piece of battle rap history. Logo on the front, battle card on the back. I dunno if you already are.



- Start the event with a battle to hype the crowd up, not just the least known people on the card. (more for day 1... day 2 is crazy)




- Mic up RemyD. Sometimes he is hard to hear and its really important to hear what he is saying haha.



- Remind people to instagram, vine and tweet from the event. Have a poster up with a hashtag somewhere specifically for the event #BOTB6 #FRESHCOAST. u know. It makes it easier to track if you are not there and every major event, sport and show does it. Good promo in the end.



- You should set up a media table. Someone can be giving interviews to battlers and guests during the breaks and fans can watch it happening so they aren't just standing around during the event down time. Like the backstage of the grammys but just on the side. You can put it into a documentary to accompany a dvd release or just release the footage in audio or video form as podcasts. have someone interview some of the battlers directly after. maybe. anything to look like a big event spectacle.

- food/drink vendors. GO to costco and get energy shots and sell them also. Hype the crowd haha.

- Have a backdrop for people to take pictures with battlers. Make it uniform and put the KOTD logo, BOTB6 Logo and Hashtag on it.

Hit up local photographers and get them press passes. The more pix the better and some of these kids are really motivated to get their work out

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Food available in or right outside (Like hit up food trucks about being right in front of the door) the venue.
I've been to one event and I was catabolic as fuck the whole day.
Announce the duration of the breaks between battle when the break is starting (if this isn't already something that happens)
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For every video intro you should have Plex Rock eat something different the whole time, like one battle he's eating a hot dog then the next one he's eating fried wontons, then in the next one he's eating duck leg.
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Keep the intros as short as possible, theres no need to have a million people introduce themselves before a battle. Or if it happens at the event edit it from the videos.
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Maybe have some small screens around the venue so the fans who don't get to be in the front row can still see the battlers perform.
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Consider a press conference like World Domination, it worked out pretty well I believe.
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Keep the intros as short as possible, theres no need to have a million people introduce themselves before a battle. Or if it happens at the event edit it from the videos.
Yea this too...

Make the intros more "classic"

IDK why but the excessive intros really just kill the vibe when I'm watching a battle

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Hot dog/food vendors outside the venue. Hand sanitizer stations (like EVERYONE was sick after WD4) Increased security in case anything pops off.
Except me. Immune system on deck all day haha
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Consider a press conference like World Domination, it worked out pretty well I believe.
Head Ice better not no-show it lol. Press conferences are very important to Daylyt.
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- There are a lot of battle nerds in the northern California area. You should print event t-shirts like they do for concerts since most Battle Of The Bays were classics, i think people would love to have a piece of battle rap history. Logo on the front, battle card on the back. I dunno if you already are.



- Start the event with a battle to hype the crowd up, not just the least known people on the card. (more for day 1... day 2 is crazy)




- Mic up RemyD. Sometimes he is hard to hear and its really important to hear what he is saying haha.



- Remind people to instagram, vine and tweet from the event. Have a poster up with a hashtag somewhere specifically for the event #BOTB6 #FRESHCOAST. u know. It makes it easier to track if you are not there and every major event, sport and show does it. Good promo in the end.



- You should set up a media table. Someone can be giving interviews to battlers and guests during the breaks and fans can watch it happening so they aren't just standing around during the event down time. Like the backstage of the grammys but just on the side. You can put it into a documentary to accompany a dvd release or just release the footage in audio or video form as podcasts. have someone interview some of the battlers directly after. maybe. anything to look like a big event spectacle.

- food/drink vendors. GO to costco and get energy shots and sell them also. Hype the crowd haha.

- Have a backdrop for people to take pictures with battlers. Make it uniform and put the KOTD logo, BOTB6 Logo and Hashtag on it.

Hit up local photographers and get them press passes. The more pix the better and some of these kids are really motivated to get their work out

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RE: entertainment between battles:

I think having something between battles to keep the energy going is good, but it can be overdone easily, especially if it takes too long or takes away from the flow of the event. Like for instance, it sounded like a good idea that Bishop MC'd for WD4 and tried to keep people hype, it's not too much to have one person jumping on the mic to keep things moving, keep the crowd engaged in the down time, but I did hear a couple complaints of how the crowd started getting burnt out from being told to make some noise. Just having a host who is good at cracking jokes and talking to the crowd is something that can be as engaging (or even more engaging since we are talking 8 hour long events or whatever) as someone freestyling, beatboxing, emceeing, or just doing standard hip hop crowd hyping exercises.

Stuff like how URL brings battlers on stage to hype up battles outside of the event is cool but again too much of that or it going on for too long can kill the momentum and have the opposite effect of what was intended. The same with having cyphers, performances, DJ battles, or any other sort of entertainment that can go on. Is can be great if executed well but there is a fine line and if you stop people from being engaged with the event and battles they came for, it can all fall part fast.

Not saying inbetween entertainment isn't a formula that shouldn't still be tested and tweaked, I'm just saying it's obviously something that I haven't heard anyone get quite right but I do hear good feedback from video trailers that KOTD has for their T.O. events. It doesn't have to be that but something that is quick and punchy seems ideal and videos that are quick and too the point fit right with that.

Maybe this seems too "bake sale" corny, but raffle tickets are an easy way to do something to get the crowd engaged without taking too much effort. Hand out some tickets as people come in and tell them to hang on to them until the end then give out a few prizes through the event like merch or music. Doesn't have to be done too much but it will get people to stick around inside the event if you announce you are going to do a raffle after a battle. You do it every few battles just calling a couple numbers, it could not take much effort at all and more importantly not change the flow of the event if you don't want it to. Then again you could just to giveaways throwing shit into the crowd like a concert too.
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