Seattle Trance Family (STF) time to make PLUR a reality!
The State of Washington has restricted all large gatherings for the safety of the entire population because of the COVID19 outbreak. Your favorite nightclub, the Underground , at 122 S Washington St. in Seattle WA has just announced we've had to cancel at least 4 events with world class talent and DJs.
Marc Pospisil, the promoter and STF "father figure" has been an inspiration and God for trance and electronic music in Seattle. He has branded the Seattle Trance Alliance , Elements Seattle, and Sunset Sessions. He has brought talent from around the world to the Number 1 Ranked EDM club in Seattle .
He has had to cancel 4 shows for the month of March (to be rescheduled) and employs a staff team that no longer has a source of income.
We are seeking to raise $12,000 to help cover the costs and expenses while not being able to run events. And as many of you, our family, know the staff at the Underground is amazing. Think of Jason who works security, Malissa at the door, and Donny who keeps everything runny smoothly. DJ contracts have already been paid and we are thankful to the agencies for allowing us to reschedule the talent, however, the club does not get a refund or a way to recoup that operating capital until the shows are rescheduled and ticket sales begin again. In the mean time, without the operating capital, the Underground would struggle to book new talent. Additionally, the staff that normally work these shows won't be getting a paycheck. In cooperation with Marc, we would like to pay all the staff what they would normally receive for working the 4 cancelled shows and re-build the capital cash necessary to book new talent while that money is locked away in the rescheduled contracts. Any funds raised above the goal amount could be used for a special STF "Family night" discounted show to support the scene and family.
While all tickets are being refunded, we are asking you to donate the amount of your ticket to help ensure the cancelations don't have a negative impact on Marc's ability to acquire world class talent and to ensure the staff can be cared for. Let's all pitch in a little bit so that no one person takes the brunt of the financial impact.
Made by Mark Alway, known as the "Dancing Photographer" and staff member of the Underground for the last 3.5 years.
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