That's ridiculous. What's the thinking behind this? It worked great in the other room last year and it just DOESN'T work in the ballroom for exactly the reasons it didn't work with the Andy Peebles interview.
The room at the side of the market place is perfect. It's certainly big enough and its more removed from everywhere else for an intimate setting. The ballroom is made for live bands all day. I don't get it.
This "interviews in the ballroom" idea needs a complete rethink, I reckon. The only way it'll work would be to stop the live bands playing in the back room, but then that effectively means two very good live rooms would be closed for most of the day and therefore fewer bands playing on convention day in the Adelphi, which I think is a very bad idea.
I've seen the large side room banged to the rafters during interviews, with standing room only - it was an absolutely brilliant atmosphere plus it retained an intimacy that's completely missing when interviews are held in the ballroom.
Also, if you had some really good bands playing in the ballroom (take your pick there - wow!!) it would mean more people would be in attendance, thus freeing up some seating space in the smaller interview room for the more hardcore fans.
Post by shannamccartney on May 20, 2015 9:34:25 GMT
Well we've had a discussion and it's been decided that the big special guests will be on in the ballroom but there will be no music in the back end of the Adelphi so there shouldn't be any interference this year. However, other rooms at the Adelphi will be used instead which means we shouldn't lose out on any live music.
I'm really looking forward to it, i hope the ballroom works out for the interviews i really do because for me the ballroom was the best place to see the bands , definitely the best sound , it was really well set up the last few years with the big screens on either side. However I go with an open mind about it, hopefully it won't spoil my enjoyment of the day