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Author: Subject: E-mail from Butch concerning Moogis & the upcoming NY run

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 11:25 AM
Holiday greetings to everyone out there in Moogis Land. -

I hope you are all doing well and that all of your holiday plans are progressing nicely. I think I can help to make your holidays even more fun. We have definitely got some exciting things to tell you about for 2010 from the world of Moogis.

Letís talk about Allman Brothers Band activity for 2010. Next year, the ABB tour schedule will consist of fewer concerts than we normally play. We are going to be very selective with the number of shows that we play. There certainly will be opportunities for all of you to see us live. But there won't be as many opportunities as there have been in other years. When we do play for you, every show will be significant as you will see when I explain it.
We know that The Allman Brothers Band will appear at The Wanee Festival on April 16 and 17. And we know that we will appear at the New Orleans Jazz Festival later in April.

Beyond those appearances, the only other ABB shows that we are aware of in 2010 will take place during our annual run in New York City in March. Most of you probably know by now that these shows are not going to take place at The Beacon Theatre. We will be appearing at a new location. This is where you and Moogis come into the picture.

We are going to let ABB announce the specific details of the upcoming New York shows through the normal channels. But we want to let you know that Moogis will be in New York again this year to bring you all the music, excitement and action just as we did last year. Moogis did something historic last year with the webcast of the 40th Anniversary shows at The Beacon and we plan to do it again this year. But, in order to do this, we are going to need you to get involved.

Before January 24, 2010, you will be able to buy your subscription to the ABB New York City Run in March by paying $150. If you have recently paid $60 to extend your Moogis subscription until March 1, 2010, you will get full credit for that payment towards your new Moogis subscription. Yes, that means that you will only need to pay $90 for the upcoming 2010 New York run. Thatís right. By paying $90 before January 24, you will be able to enjoy any new content that we add to Moogis.com (there will be a few surprises for you soon), the entire New York Run live webcasts, the archived webcasts for one year after that and all the new friends that our Moogis community will attract. This is truly a great deal.

If you were not among those who renewed your original subscription, you can still buy a subscription to the 2010 webcasts by paying $150 before January 24. Obviously, the price will increase after January 24. We would love to keep the prices at last yearís level but itís just not possible. By webcasting one of rock historyís greatest series of concerts in 2009, Moogis broke new ground creatively and technically. Unfortunately, Moogis also incurred significant financial losses. We are doing our best to pay back these obligations but we also need to do our best to be certain that we cover our costs for 2010ís New York Run.

Now, we are back at a familiar place. We are asking for your cooperation. If we can get 1,500 subscribers by January 15, we will be able to complete our plans as we have described them to you. If we are not able to get enough subscribers by this date, we will have to return the money we have collected and cancel the plans to webcast of the 2010 Allman Brothers Band New York Run. But because of the support that you have shown Moogis in the past, we are confident that you will help us to bring our plans for this yearís webcasts to your computers and flat screen TVís.

So, please tell your friends and acquaintances about Moogis. Soon, we will begin to put together the story of the 2010 Allman Brothers New York City Run. Please join us for the journey. Go to Moogis.com and subscribe to the Allman Brothers Band 2010 New York City Run webcasts before January 24, 2010 for only $150, If you have renewed your subscription until March 1 by paying $60 recently, you will only need to pay $90 in order to subscribe to the 2010 New York City Run.

Join early and become part of this worldwide community.

Your friend in Moogis,

Butch Trucks

 
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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 11:52 AM
Hey Butch!

Are y'all going to get in bed with TicketMaster/TicketsNow and magically raise the price of tickets for the New York run again or was that just a 40th Anniversary Special? Please let us know before we book hotels and airfare.

Yours truly,
"Rusty" Blythe
ABB Fan since 1972 - priced out of the Beacon in 2008
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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 12:04 PM
So have they announced how many shows will be done in NYC for this years run?

Will it be 15?

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 12:04 PM
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Hey Butch!

Are y'all going to get in bed with TicketMaster/TicketsNow and magically raise the price of tickets for the New York run again or was that just a 40th Anniversary Special? Please let us know before we book hotels and airfare.

Yours truly,
"Rusty" Blythe
ABB Fan since 1972 - priced out of the Beacon in 2008
Birmingham-a-lama!

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 12:14 PM
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Hey Butch!

Are y'all going to get in bed with TicketMaster/TicketsNow and magically raise the price of tickets for the New York run again or was that just a 40th Anniversary Special? Please let us know before we book hotels and airfare.

Yours truly,
"Rusty" Blythe
ABB Fan since 1972 - priced out of the Beacon in 2008
Birmingham-a-lama!


Guess Butch sees an opportunity to capitalize on all of us fans who suffer from "short attention spans".

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 12:50 PM
Careful....

Even though I have never been to a NYC show, can't afford it...and you may or may not have a valid point....this is heading in the direction of why Butch doesn't like to get on here and post stuff, just sayin'

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 01:02 PM
Earlier this year Butch said that Moogis made money, but now he says they lost money. I wish he would explain the discrepancy. Otherwise, he sounds just like an ADT salesman to me. Any chance Dickey might show up in case advance sales are low.
 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 01:13 PM
He could have added....

And we're going to make up for not playing in Georgia in 2009 by having a show early in the year, one late in the year and one in Macon in between!

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 01:23 PM
If Moogis did operate at a loss, the solution to that is simple. They lost many by not selling single shows for viewing. They should have offered it and didn't. Not everyone can or is willing to shell out $150 to watch their computer screen especially in todays economy.

Not bashing anyone. It is just logical and was missed out on last year and it seems will be again. Which means they will operate at a loss again if they did last year. Raising the price and repeating the same concept is not logical as it is a given that higher prices will not increase membership.

Look how well pay-per-views do and that is a one time thing. Only so many are willing to pay $150 but how many would shell out $20 for a night?

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 01:24 PM
Thanks anyway Butch,but I think I'll stick to 2 to 3 hour "live" shows for $ 25.00.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 01:25 PM
Unless they can get more bandwidth. I can't see micelf renewing.

Had this discussion with Butch at Moogis and he blames it on my local carrier

But based on my 20 years as a network and systems engineer, I don't think
that is the only problem.

I would like to see some analysis of the freezes in audio and video that happened to many of us last year.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 01:32 PM
Understand that this is an official site - however fair, polite critical answers should be able to be posed without threat.

I think asking about the link with TM, 2010 ticket prices and previously stating that the 2009 webcast was in the black now it is not are all fair questions to be discussed.

Just as there is no obligation to reply - however, considering that the core of this site's members are largely responsible for keeping the band in "existance" today - a little more respect from the bandmembers towards its hard-core fans would be nice.

This is aimly solely at bandmembers and/or management - not anyone involved with this site. They do a great job as a passionate project

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 02:19 PM
Mr Betts comes back, I'll gladly pay $300 to Moogis and $200 a seat.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 02:25 PM
It might also be pointed out that Butch, in fact, did NOT post the message here. A fan did. I assume I received the email b/c I was a MOOGIS suscriber.

For the record, I loved moogis, had no 'freezing' issues, and would most likely subscribe again. we'll see what happens.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 02:30 PM
Jazz Fest....................ya'll...........!!!!!!!!!!
 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 02:44 PM
I had zero issues with Moogis freezing up, enjoyed the heck out of watching the amazing 2009 Beacon shows, best $100 I have ever spent, and will gladly throw down $150 for the pleasure of watching the band in NY from the comfort of my living room, LIVE, in 2010.

[Edited on 12/9/2009 by RyanBelair]

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 02:59 PM
They announce prices and dates at the same time so I'm not sure there will be anyone who pays money for flights but then discovers they can't go because of ticket prices.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:04 PM
I'll most likely renew.

Had a few issues, but not a biggie.

Whether I ever get to a show this time, we'll see ...

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:11 PM
I cannot believe all the cry babys on this site, seriously. Ya'll would bitch about
the second coming. As has been said, show some respect here. What Butch and MOOGIS
accomplished was a master stroke of genius. Seeing the Brothers(yes bird72) sans Dickey
for 15 nights was magic and ECONOMICAL in 2009. I completely understand and appreciate the financial end of spending $150 but it's for 12 or 13 or 15 shows. And... you don't have to travel and stay in the most expensive city in the world, or drive home.
That comes to say, $13 a show? I'm signing up for MOOGIS in protest of all the negativety
surround the very generous and reasonable offer. THANK YOU BUTCH TRUCKS, MOOGIS
AND ANY ONE INVOLVED WITH THIS GREAT AND FORWARD THINKING CONCEPT.

ps, I watched every Beacon show last year on MOOGIS, and had zero problems.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:13 PM
I'll sign up this year. Well worth it last year.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:24 PM
$150. Still well worth it.
 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:43 PM
second the individual shows "ala carte" style of programming. 150 is too much for me. would it be easirer to sell 15,000 10 dollar subscriptions?. Does BUtch think supply will be low since the # of NY shows will be reduced so the demand for this will be there?

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:46 PM
I think its totally worth the 150.00, considering a decent seat is worth 150.00 at the Beacon these days, and more for other venues, and you can drink your own beer, eat your own food without it costing you another arm and a leg, and no lines for the bathrooms.

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 03:54 PM
Plus you can use the webcam feature.......

 

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  posted on 12/9/2009 at 04:15 PM
The price of a trip to NY for one show vs. $150 for Moogis and all of the shows, priceless.


Sign me up again. I love it! Thanks Butch !!!

 
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