Posted: Aug 8, 2006 10:37 pm
Yes, it is worth it, as much as it is worth it to play most places, but it isn't the kind of place that is going to always drag the kids out in droves.
The reason that Rat Traps show was so well attended is because the opening band, who i forget, brought out many people as i think it was their first show. but a lot stuck around and they got to see something really good. no one ever really plays here, so people don't know shit.
But, the guy who booked that show, Scott, at Warehouse Next Door, and who books a few other places (Red & Black and DC9) gives basically all the cash to the touring band (i don't know if that is common but he seems to be the opposite of the asshole promoter people bitch about). he also puts a lot of bands up at his house and has house shows. also people will attend stuff he books just because he doesn't book shit that sucks. his email is snailhook at hotmail
from what he's told me though, he's getting sick of it, cause yeah there are times there are 7 people there, so i don't know what his plans are
as cities, dc kinda blows, philly and balt are millions of times better, but they don't always draw more.