Live music banned at Bud and Alleys

Discussion in 'Music and Nightlife' started by coondog, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. coondog

    coondog Beach Lover

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    Anyone know what happenned here? Bud and Alleys can apparently no longer have live music or a DJ playing at the stand behind their place, and now all of the TV's were removed from Bud's, Taco Bar and the Pizza Bar as well. What is going on?
     
  2. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    No surprise to me.
     
  3. justhavinfun

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    Sound to me like Seaside has become "The Truman Show" in real life - No TV's, No music.. whats next?
     
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    Prohibition is alive and well in Seaside.
     
  5. Miss Kitty

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    Can you tell us why you are not surprised?

    Sure hope Dave comes here and gives us an explanation!

    What's next...orange slices and straws????? :creepy:
     
  6. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    Razing the structures south of 30-A.
     
  7. skeek

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    No Music / TV that is insane... Mr. Davis has lost it. It's a BAR!
    Bud and Alleys (Bar, Taco Bar and Pizza Bar) is why 90% of the people who outside of "Seaside" even go to Seaside. What kind of (Bar) lease says you can not have music and tv's? What a shame Mr. Davis go back to Cali!
    And by the way don't ever turn on the music in your car, home, go listen to live music and watch a game on tv.
     
  8. BeachSiO2

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    I wasn't surprised either. In Dave's response earlier, he stated, "I agreed for a variety of reasons but primarily to keep the focus on the food, drink, conversation and the beautiful gulf and sunsets."

    If a TV on mute distracts from the above, then I can see how live music would.
     
  9. skeek

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    Once Dave see's his sales drop by 75% maybe he will see the light...
     
  10. Kurt Lischka

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    Anyone notice that Amavida moved ALL their live music to Rosemary Beach recently?
     
  11. coondog

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    Sounds like Davis is running Seaside like a police state at this point, picking fights with most of his tenants and telling them what they can and cannot do. He is also apparently getting sued by some groups of Seaside residents over certain acts he has taken in the recent past, depriving them of parking and other rights they previously had. I for one enjoyed the music on weekends, and clearly enjoyed stopping in every once in awhile to catch a football game in the evening. This will be a bonanza for Whiskey Bravo when it opens next year, and it is a shame to see such a successful business harmed by the whims of a single persons over the top ego.
     
  12. 30A Skunkape

    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    To be fair, the 'town' is his baby. Anyone is free to buy land, start their own 'town' and have a weekly Ozzfest if they wished.
     
  13. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    That would not surprise me because the property is too valuable for its current low-rise configuraton.
     
  14. Here4Good

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    You must remember that Seaside is not a town, it's a resort. It happens to be a resort where the "concept" is that of a small town - just like the concept at New York New York in Vegas is "New York City" or the concept of the Hard Rock Casino is Rock and Roll.

    Just like Disney World or Bellagio in Vegas, the management of the resort has a "brand" they are promoting and that brand for Seaside, apparently, is a quiet, disconnected place where you reconnect with your family and enjoy the beach without distractions.

    I'm not saying I agree with it, I'm just saying it's not right to compare the management to some sort of despotic dictator. They are resort managers, not elected officials.

    Time will tell if this strategy works with the tourists - and remember, they are the target audience here, not the locals. Whether it works or not, it's their call.
     
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    Just more reasons not to go to Trumantown.
     
  16. skeek

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    For 25 years it was great...The old saying "If it ain't broke don't fix it" Seaside is as Popular now than ever has been due in a large part of the fun at Bud's.
     
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    Are we sure live music has been banned? We had a thread earlier about how TVs were being banned from all the bars and restaurants and that turned out to be false. Don't want Dave's businesses harmed by false rumors.

    And I don't know that Robert is necessarily the one to blame - the amount of complaining, meddling, and biatching from Seaside homeowners who think they live in a members only gated community is epic.
     
  18. hippiechick

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    Wow what nasty things people are saying in their posts. Dave is a great guy with his heart in the right place. Look at all his great places to eat at Seaside, Bud N Alleys, pizza place, Taco Bar! If you want to watch tV stay home. I personally think having a drink and listening to my friends talk and the waves below is way better than listening to a game on the TV.
     
  19. Waterbaddrinkwine

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    His Baby? Yes he developed Seaside but what about the people who have spent millions buying property there? Isn't it their baby too?
     
  20. Dave Rauschkolb

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    You all need not be too concerned. I will be having live entertainment from time to time, it won't be every Friday and Saturday night and not so late in the evening but mostly for special events with very high quality entertainment. A lot of this stems from the fact that homes are being built closer and closer to Bud & Alley's and I need to focus on being a good neighbor regarding sound.

    The TV decision was jointly made with my landlord. We agreed that the focus at Bud & Alley's should be great food, conversation and the best dining and drinking views on the planet. I expect to be showing big sporting events on TV's we will bring in for the occasion. I hope this clears everything up for all of you.

    If you have not joined us on the new open air sky deck you are missing out. We are serving our full menu upstairs for dinner. It's an amazing dining experience. Thanks very much.

    Dave


     

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