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I've noticed there has been a lack of events for Canadian UGers, but not due to lack of interest. We need somebody to take the initiative, and hopefully this will be the catalyst for more initiative and involvement from our Canadian UGers.

Think of this as a thread for gauging the interest of our Canadian UGers and a discussion thread. I could easily make this event completely my own, but that would defeat the purpose of a UG gig in my opinion. Everybody feel free to suggest venues, dates and all other ideas, they will be used in the shaping of this event. The whole goal with this event will be to keep the community feel. In fact, your opinions and help will be important in the success of this gig, because the more connections we have, the smoother the event will be able to run.

My personal idea for this would be a gig similar to the UK one, but with all UG bands and maybe some jams with UGers. This would keep the community feel and allow for some exposure for some of our talented UGers. Now obviously, this isn't set in stone since I want this to be an event in which the UGers get their say on what happens. I think that would be a great way to have a successful event that keeps the community feel of UG.

What I want from you guys right now is if you are interested, and preferred dates for the event. This is the first step in organizing the gig, and will help decide the size and date of the gig, so if you are interested, POST!

Once we have a bit more information I'll start a group where we can plan the event and discuss ideas for it in depth.


1) Thrashtastic15, any date is good for me. I'll be making time for it.

2) Rancid Ivy, August, September, October

3) James4

4) Andragon

5) Paradox Empire

6) TimboSlice

7) Evildude

8) fishmunky

9) bellamy_morello

10) axemanchris

11) Wiegenlied

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#2
grand theft auto?
what are you canadians up to?
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#3
Quote by Ikey
grand theft auto?
what are you canadians up to?

Well aren't you a comedian. GTA = Greater Toronto Area.
#5
Awww i was hoping on cops and robbers or something
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#6
If you're in Canada, how will you be able to see the big American titties my cousin keeps going on about?
#7
Which bands have you got around there that want to play such an event? There's a hell of a lot on UG, and some of them must be Canadian.
#8
Quote by Alex Vik
I thought we were gonna have a big GTA IV game online.

I am dissapoint.
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#9
Quote by Colohue
Which bands have you got around there that want to play such an event? There's a hell of a lot on UG, and some of them must be Canadian.

The plan here is to keep it as community as possible. So I'll let people who are attending suggest bands they'd like to see that are local, and people can throw their own bands in to the mix. I'll let the people who are interested in attending pick which bands they would like to see, and then contact the bands and see if we can make it happen. I'm not trying to make this event my brainchild, I'm just trying to organize the thoughts of the people attending.
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If you're in Canada, how will you be able to see the big American titties my cousin keeps going on about?


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#12
It is on topic.
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#13
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It is on topic.

No, it's not. I'm asking for a specific thing and I'm getting "ololol i thought this was about GTA the game I so funny"
#14
Quote by Thrashtastic15
No, it's not. I'm asking for a specific thing and I'm getting "ololol i thought this was about GTA the game I so funny"


Should change the thread title then, son.

I'm down for this. I guess sometime during August/September/October would be fine for me
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#15
Good iniciative

Maybe a mod could sticky, though there are a lot of stickies at the moment
#16
You should definitely edit OP to say what GTA means. I were confus until you explained it in a post (Though I'm neither Canadian nor Torontoan (Torontan? Torontese? Toronti? I like that one. Toronti).

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#17
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Good iniciative

Maybe a mod could sticky, though there are a lot of stickies at the moment

Yeah a sticky might help for this.

^and I edited the OP. I didn't really see the point, considering anyone who would be going would know what the GTA is.
#18
Might want to buzz a mod asking for a title change and define a couple of ideas that could hook some interest. Right now, your plan is a little too open for anything but scrutiny.
#19
Quote by Alex Vik
I thought we were gonna have a big GTA IV game online.

I am dissapoint.


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#20
Quote by Alex Vik
I thought we were gonna have a big GTA IV game online.

I am dissapoint.


I was excited


but now not so much
#23
Damn, I came into this thread expecting a massive GTA online game or something, I'm disappointed
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#24
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Thank God someone is actually taking the initiative as opposed to just sitting there going "wahhhh, UG isn't doing anything in Canada, wahhhh."

The problem is, the people who bitch and moan are all talk. The minute somebody takes the initiative to try and put everything they've bitched about in to fruition, this happens.
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Quote by Thrashtastic15
The problem is, the people who bitch and moan are all talk. The minute somebody takes the initiative to try and put everything they've bitched about in to fruition, this happens.


The same thing happened with the UK stuff. You just need to keep pushing and persevere.
#27
Quote by Colohue
Might want to buzz a mod asking for a title change and define a couple of ideas that could hook some interest. Right now, your plan is a little too open for anything but scrutiny.

It's hard to make any concrete plans when you have no idea how much interest is actually there. As I've said, people have been acting and talking in a way where I could expect a lot of interest, and then this is what I get.
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Misleading title is misleading.

But read the full OP before posting.

It's not misleading for the people who would actually be attending the event.
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#29
Quote by Doctor Matthews
As a venue: The Annex Wreck Room, if you can get it.

I need people to show they are interested in attending an event before I start looking in to venues, but I'll write it down (it's that one on Bathurst, right?). Are you interested, or no?
#30
Quote by Thrashtastic15
I need people to show they are interested in attending an event before I start looking in to venues, but I'll write it down (it's that one on Bathurst, right?). Are you interested, or no?

I'm not sure yet if I'm interested in attending.

But yes, it is the one on Bathurst right at Bloor, just by the Pizza Pizza.
Also, the Bread and Circus would work too if you have a smaller turn out.


I know I'm jumping the gun here.
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#31
Quote by Doctor Matthews
I'm not sure yet if I'm interested in attending.

But yes, it is the one on Bathurst right at Bloor, just by the Pizza Pizza.
Also, the Bread and Circus would work too if you have a smaller turn out.


I know I'm jumping the gun here.

That's just the mindset that is killing me here.
#32
Sad fact is, people are more interested if you make big boasts about what you could do.

There's a lot of opportunities out there. Toronto has plenty of people, even if it doesn't have the concentration of people that the UK has.

Don't worry, Ben and I will gladly do all we can to help, just for the sake of having something for UG that goes beyond the UK. The reason there are so many UK events is nothing to do with mass or size; it's that we're here.
#33
Quote by Alex Vik
I thought we were gonna have a big GTA IV game online.

I am dissapoint.


This.

We should all play GTA instead.
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#34
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Sad fact is, people are more interested if you make big boasts about what you could do.

There's a lot of opportunities out there. Toronto has plenty of people, even if it doesn't have the concentration of people that the UK has.

Don't worry, Ben and I will gladly do all we can to help, just for the sake of having something for UG that goes beyond the UK. The reason there are so many UK events is nothing to do with mass or size; it's that we're here.

But, I can't make big boasts if nobody shows any interest in it. What we really need right now is for people to back up what they've been saying and show that they are interested in a UG event here.
#35
*is showing interest*

I'm ..er..between bands at the moment, but if all else fails, I'm willing to meet up and jam some time

or at least go meet up with some UGers for some of the NXNE sets..
#36
Bump. I'm down. I'm not sure if I'll have a band to play the show or team up with a few others, but I'm definitely down. Bout time, bad enough there aren't any decent festivals around here.

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#38
I'm in Toronto, but I don't have nearly enough time to help co-ordinate things. Not that I know how anyway.
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I'm in Toronto, but I don't have nearly enough time to help co-ordinate things. Not that I know how anyway.

You would come to the event though, right?
#40
Quote by Thrashtastic15
Well aren't you a comedian. GTA = Greater Toronto Area.

If I said D/FW you'd be pissed with confusion, wouldn't you? I say, what the man said is relevant. GTA is known worldwide as a violent video game, not as "Greater Toronto Whatever". Why so serious?
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