#1
nothing against it at all. just asking, how does this happen?? i heard some venues let it fly.
#4
As a 17 year old in a metal band of 18+ year olds, I feel I should comment.
Personal experience with playing in venues has taught me that venues will allow bands to play with under age members, but 95% of the time, they have to leave straight after they play (and if they're playing later in the night, they're not allowed on the premises until shortly before they play). I've also encounted special wristbands, being shown around to all the bar staff to make sure they don't serve me and having the venue owner follow me around while I set up.

It's annoying, but it's to cover their arses. The fines for underage people on the premises OR caught drinking are so astronomically high for venue owners, promoters and anyone involved basically.
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As a 17 year old in a metal band of 18+ year olds, I feel I should comment.
Personal experience with playing in venues has taught me that venues will allow bands to play with under age members, but 95% of the time, they have to leave straight after they play (and if they're playing later in the night, they're not allowed on the premises until shortly before they play). I've also encounted special wristbands, being shown around to all the bar staff to make sure they don't serve me and having the venue owner follow me around while I set up.

It's annoying, but it's to cover their arses. The fines for underage people on the premises OR caught drinking are so astronomically high for venue owners, promoters and anyone involved basically.
This. Rather that, though, than refusing to let said minors play at all, though.
#9
because there are usually special exemptions for performers, although usually they are still pretty strict, here it's like if you are under 21 you are allowed to come in 15 minutes before your set, and you have to be out 15 minutes after, although most places are nice enough to let you come in to do most of the set up before the place opens and to come get your stuff after closing (which is still a pain in the ass because all of the clubs here close at 4 AM)
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#11
I manage a band, and only one member is 21. The clubs don't ask for id and they usually provide free pitchers all night to us.
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I manage a band, and only one member is 21. The clubs don't ask for id and they usually provide free pitchers all night to us.


that's pretty unusual, since most places actually care about keeping their liquor license.
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#14
i've played in a club or 2 when i was underage.

they just "X" your hands so you can't buy liquor, and then as soon as your done playing, you have to leave immediately.

its not illegal. its just like a worker by-law.

i'm not sure if its changed in the past 8 years in ontario canada... but when i was 18 you were allowed to serve booze.. but not legal to drink it til you were 19.
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When i´ve played clubs they didnt care, hell i was even invited to the afterparty(was a bunc of bands playing that night)
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#16
A local bar that hosts Metal/Hardcore shows in my area lets bands with underage members play provided at least one band member is 18 or older.
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i've played in a club or 2 when i was underage.

they just "X" your hands so you can't buy liquor, and then as soon as your done playing, you have to leave immediately.

its not illegal. its just like a worker by-law.

i'm not sure if its changed in the past 8 years in ontario canada... but when i was 18 you were allowed to serve booze.. but not legal to drink it til you were 19.
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#18
Last gig I played, the doorman asked us if we had I.D.

If we didn't then we got an X on our hand, and we couldn't buy alcohol, however, we were allowed to stay in for as long as we wanted.
#19
The first gig I played was in a club and I was only 12. I got a lot of weird looks in that place for some reason.
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#20
Well, as long as those underage musicians don't go to the bars...
then it's good... I guess.
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