The future of DIY mobile stages
Allright just to let everyone know that we are always thinking ahead of ourselves. Imagine that, The Athiarchists have another crazy idea. We are getting a 24 foot semi truck trailer donated to us by our good friend Crackerbox. This winter we are going to turn it into another mobile stage that will look similar to the Jagermeister Mobile Stage. So now your asking yourself why the fuck would we want to build another one when this one isnt really finished yet. Because all our equipment is bolted down in the Music Adventure Stage, its main design was to allow us to play at the drop of a hat anywhere, and besides other bands playing in front of it using the generator and PA, theyre not actually able to be fully miced up because of feedback issues. Think of the Music Adventure Stage as our house, we live in it, we play out of it, and it will be that way for a long fucking time. Our goal by next summer is to have our own music festivals, for donations. It will be taking the whole pay what you want idea that NIN and Weezer had to the next level, which is live performances.
Aren’t you tired of having to pay service charges, ungodly ticket prices, $10 for a beer, $7 for a water, let alone food, just to see your favorite band play at a music festival full of 20 other bands that you don’t even want to see? So what we need now is for YOU to find local places where we can put on shows in mobile stages NATIONWIDE. The biggest issue is the insurance liabilities, but we can get past that. We are so mobile we can play in the middle of the desert, or forest, or wherever. We want to come play a show for YOU and your friends, grab a couple local bands to play with us, and lets have a good fucking time. All we need to cover is some gas, and sell some shirts. So get ready to pay what you want, because in our eyes, it IS the future.
Honestly the only reason we are doing the Mayhem tour this year is so we can see our friends rage it every day. When we saw Hatebreed was on Mayhem this year, we knew it was our time. And it would be a great time to debut this crazy fucking idea of ours. Hatebreed is one the most down to earth, DIEHARD bands on the circuit right now, and they have supported this idea from DAY 1. They are absolutley DESTROYING all the main stage bands on a daily basis from the 2nd stage. On top of this they fully respect what we are doing and understand that we HAVE to do this in order to live. 3 Inches of Blood, Shadows Fall, Chimaira, and Winds of Plague all carry the same attitude, and it blows us away to see just how understanding they are of what were doing. It is so amazing seeeing how cool all these bands can be, when 60% of the other bands out there just wait for their guarantees and hide in their busses all day. Your days are numbered “other bands”, you can’t live this detatched lifestyle of hiding from your fans all day and only coming out when the cash is rolling in. If your not in it for the music get the fuck out!
Everyone is saying “what are you going to do if people copy you and steal your idea”, what I say back to that is that I hope everyone copies our idea, it has been done before, we are not the first ones, I hope everyone goes out and tries to change the way music is performed in an age where venues are closing left and right and it is damn near impossible to go on tour now with no one coming out and paying cover charges. Bombproof stages is going to be building stages and selling them, renting them, and whatever, but still that will not happen for a few years. The only thing that scares me is if people get mobile stages, act like douchebags and ruin it for everyone, please don’t do that, there are certain rules we go by, and RESPECT is #1. So if you have ANY questions on building your own mobile stage, please get ahold of us, we will be happy to share what we know….Which really isnt much.
I would recommend getting started with a couple 2000watt inverter genetators and feel out what playing in parking lots is all about. When I say inverter genetator I mean it has to produce a pure sine wave, meaning you cant just go grab a Honda contractor 6500 watt generator and plug your $1200 guitar amp into it, even with the most expensive power conditioner you WILL blow your amp up. For $2000 you can find a couple of these on craigslist, and that is your first step to playing wherever the fuck you want to. If you think $2000 is a lot, just curb your drinking habit for about 6 months, and put whatever money you would spend on alcohol in a jar, youll have $2000 in no time
More updates on this to come soon, just giving everyone a heads up. Again thank you to everyone for all the donations, it helps way more than you can even think it would, without a YOU, there is no US!!