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13 August 2007 @ 10:37 am
A Mas-sive thank-you!  
To everyone who came along and made Mas so fantastic, from all of the organisers. You guys truly made our night! We had an awesome time due to the response from you all. We honestly weren't expecting anywhere near as many people to show up at such a new club, in such an obscure venue. The night was a huge success and we're very much looking forward to the next one! :-)

Which is where we would like your help again! Do you have photos from your night at Mas? Do you have a story to tell? Do you have any suggestions about how we can improve it for next time? Please let us know, either here or (ideally) on the Forum what you enjoyed about your night at Mas, and what you think we could do better in future. :-)

Some improvement ideas we're already bandying around:

*More and better signage. We know that several of you had difficulty finding the venue, due to a lack of decent directions. One problem occurred when our first sign at the front of the main entrance was defaced, making it difficult for people to find the next sign along. We already have plans in the pipeline for improving this situation, but we'd love your suggestions too!

*More people on the bar. We honestly were not expecting so many people to show up, so only had minimal bar staff. Next time we hope to have more of them, and we may even open up the second room, which also has a bar in it. :-)

*Music styles. This is an interesting one! Everyone who was into a specific genre of music told us at one point or another that their genre should have been better represented and/or in the main set slot (11pm - 12am). ;-) Obviously with such a diverse music policy we're never going to please everyone every time, but we are thinking about making each slot a little more diverse. We're also very open to having people in to DJ guest slots, so if there's a style of music that you feel is under-represented please do come and DJ for us! The set-up is easy to use and we'd be happy to give any newbies a tutorial and/or support during their set. What we may end up doing in the future is having themed nights where we'll still be diverse, but within slightly tighter genre boundaries.

*Better decor. This time around we were fairly light on extra decoration, just covering the most obvious football-related stuff in the main room. Next Mas will probably also be fairly low-key in this respect, but we have big plans for the Halloween one! That said, if anyone would like to turn their creative hands to making our club look more like a den of Alternative coolness, rather than a football club room, we'd love to hear from you!

*A cloakroom. I hate not having one of these and I can't believe I didn't even think about it when we were all putting the club together. Luckily Friday was warm, but as we move into Autumn and Winter, we do plan on having somewhere to store your coats. If anyone would be willing to volunteer to do an hour in the cloakroom in exchange for free entry (and probably a free pint too) do let us know. ;-)

I have song lists for mine and Amy's sets, but haven't had ones from Lee or Phil yet. Erik didn't write down (or remember) what he was playing, although I know it was mostly classic Brit-Punk... I'll put all the set lists up together once I've got as much info as I can get. :-)

The next Mas will be Friday 14th September. We're very much looking forward to seeing you all again then! :-)
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