Avicii Blows Off Hollywood Nightclub – Thoughts By A Nightlife Guru
NIGHTLIFE | DJ’s
~ By Guest Contributor Brett Hyman
[This opinion piece was in response to Avicii pulling out of a Hollywood nightclub gig at the last minute. Brett Hyman is the President of Night Vision Entertainment in Los Angeles, one of the premiere event production & marketing companies in the city.]
“The more I think about it, I feel bad for [the club]. It’s not their fault the DJ pulled out of the gig at the last second. This EDM craze has gotten to be a bit absurd. Hey, I LOVE dance music more than anyone, but these DJ’s are asking us for $100k to play a show at a small nightclub! And it’s all because Vegas clubs can stay open until 6am selling alcohol, while LA has literally 2 hours to make back that money, 12am-2am. (regardless, please start showing up earlier, people).
Everyone needs to calm down and agree that nightlife is all supposed to be about HAVING FUN. Remember FUN? Nightlife is supposed to be about good music, dancing, meeting a hot chick or dude, and forgetting about work and tough decisions- not about which DJ is playing, who’s going to be there, or whether or not you have enough comp bottles at the promoter table.
I’ve heard Savi, Devin Lucien, Politik, Jesse Marco and many other guys play sets AS GOOD as Avicii, Afrojack, and Deadmau5. You guys have ALL been there too, and had LOTS of fun. You guys just gotta pay attention to what they’re playing, and not who is playing it. So next time you’re out in LA, forget about all this crap and just try to have fun, and let me know how it goes.
But because of these DJ costs; when the big DJs play, the table prices have had to jump to $10k and tickets over $100 each! That sounds about a “fun” as paying my taxes…”
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