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metakephoto PRO 7:13pm, 27 February 2008
I would really like to have a shoot at a bar or nightclub, does anyone here have good connections to make this happen? And we should try to book it on off hours, or possibly when they are closed.
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LukeOlsen PRO 10 years ago
Nice idea... thinking...
The_Nothing 10 years ago
Bar = Jimmy's Sports Bar
Multnomah Village
owner Jimmy
503-293-2100

Jimmy is usually in during the daytime, and some nights when the night flows well.

I spoke with him over a couple Jamison's and he's open to having us bomb the place on a sunday. They open up at 11am on a normal Sunday, and would likely want to open at that time. He's definitely open to the whole idea though.

Its my old home-away-from-home, before I got married and when I literally lived in their back yard.

...its an location.....
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
If we are voting on dates I vote against the 22nd or the 23rd. :) Can you guess that I can't make that weekend?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@The_Nothing: So would he only want us there during normal operation hours (ie. after 11am?) Or do we have the possibility of shooting there when they are closed?

Though I was just thinking if we met at 11am would work out well, and everyone could get something to eat there from 11-12am. Scout the place for locations and setup from 12-1pm. Have the model(s) arrive at 1pm and then shoot for a couple hours.

How busy is the bar on a Sunday morning/afternoon?
pdxblazer503 10 years ago
I would prefer a Sunday, flexible on all Sundays
The_Nothing 10 years ago
Shouldn't be hard for us to get it before 10 as staff is usually there by then. I'm not sure how busy it is on Sunday mornings now that football season is over (otherwise they're open at 9 and serving breakfast). I'll drop in the next couple sundays to get an idea of how things look. Anyone there at opening are all regulars.
I am thinking this is a place of business and how hip are they going to be to have 15-20 photographers in there hitting the strobes taking up a bunch of space...

I mean it sounds cool but location location location could be problematic
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
I'm not worried about the problematic aspect...it'll be too early for the drunken people to bother us, i hope. And worst case scenario we go outside or find somewhere else to shoot on the fly (it's always good to have a backup plan). If at all i think the regulars will be entertained by us...
audreywalker 10 years ago
What about the gilt club downtown? Just a thought. They have cool red gem tones in tehre.
audreywalker 10 years ago
I meant "there".
Whoowl 10 years ago
I don't have a bar that I could offer but I have a place that has a private room downstairs, fresh roasted coffee, and beer on tap. Cooper's Coffee at SE 58th and Stark. They have a private room downstairs, Wifi, and good food and deserts too.

I think they would love to have us work there too, but I don't think we can fit much more than 20 people there as it would get crowded. Also, I think they might let us play with the lights in the place and jsut take over the whole place if we have a large enough crowd buying food and drink.

Ironically there is a Photography Studio next door... can't remember their name, never met the owner.

Should I talk to them? Do we have a date? I know I can't do March 28/29/30 as I am busy all day those days.

The other space I can think about is the Jupiter Hotel's Dreambox room. They rent it to photographers on occasion and I have a really good relationship with the General Manager. It wouldn't be free, but cheap if we have 20 people. Probably like $2 a person per hour, and the Doug Fir has beer, and good food (but pricey). Might be able to get even less if we commit to food and beverage.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@Whoowl: Both places sound great to me..but once the nicer weather hits(may/june/july/august), i think we should plan for outdoor locations...so i'm hoping the sports bar works for March (i'm leaning towards March 16th), then April we can have it over at the Jupiter if possible (which would be a blast to shoot at) or Cooper's Coffee Shop. This will be a perfect opportunity to plan ahead at least one month
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
I'm sure this isn't a problem, but what if you're under 21?

I'm only 20, and if the bar is going to be during business hours, couldn't that be a problem?
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
oh yeah, i never even thought about that...
hmmm?
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OregonVelo 10 years ago
@mr. Meeker: We can say you are with the band. :)
thinkable straw [deleted] 10 years ago
@ OregonVelo - LOL i'll bring drumstick!

@metakephoto, If I don't shave for a few days I doubt anyone would even ask.
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metakephoto PRO 10 years ago
@Mr.Meeker: yeah you can cary my equipment in...i would of never guessed that you are only 20....
jack satta (fnb) 10 years ago
Let me know if you want me to call anyone at Someday; though I could probably get them to swing it, they would likely want to know why, etc. when I approach them. They have a stage, a bar, dressing rooms, sound, etc.

They are good friends, but it would be a favor. So. Drinks?
dansana 10 years ago
I think vacant commercial space could be cool if we could find a landowner who is willing. Electricity could be a problem though.
The_Nothing 10 years ago
Dan - Coming soon, with wifi and a TON of power...
The_Nothing 10 years ago
here's a few quick shots of Jimmy's that I JUST took while i'm here

flickr.com/photos/23542025@N07/sets/72157604022947787/
Whoowl 10 years ago
Jupiter won't be an issue with under 21, but those over 21 can't go in the bar in the restaurant across the way. Coopers' is a coffee shop that serves beer and it's fine until I think 10:30pm but I don't think we are meeting at night. Both places have ample outlets and should be happy with us.

Jupiter would totally be the better place, but it's going to take everyone kicking a few bucks. They will give us a cool room, and we can do whatever we want. The room has bamboo floors, one white wall, one black wall (chalkboard paint actually), and north and west facing windows with good curtains that block all the light.

Coopers is going to be a bit tighter on space, but we basically just have to let them know and we can have the meeting space below at no cost. Wifi and good coffee, beer, and food there too.

John
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