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Old 06-10-09, 04:10 PM   #1
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Default Key West, half shut down.

Please note that the city of Key West have just started work on repairing Mallory Square pier and have put up a big fence that cuts off half the pier. The work will carry on till at least November. This dramatically reduces the number of performance spaces. So unless you are in a good bucket you may want to think twice before coming all the way down here.
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Wow. Hope all is well.
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Old 06-11-09, 10:05 AM   #3
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Every ones in the plaza now 'cept me ,Will ,and Rondini.
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Any updates on this? I'm sure as hell coming down this Winter... Anyone need a room mate?
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Old 08-24-09, 09:25 AM   #5
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I'm arriving to Miami 14th october, I was planning to go to Key West directly but with this problem I may stay in Miami for a few weeks. Ihave seen on internet pictures from performers doing shows in Miami. Anybody can tell me if there is any spots where to perform in and around Miami?
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Old 08-24-09, 10:24 AM   #6
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The pier is still half shut down, they say it should be finished by January but that could change. Its already pretty much full up. So if you are not in a good bucket and there are 5 buckets (you normally go up one bucket per season), forget it. If all the Grandfathers are working then it probably won't even get past the regulars.
Key West is expensive for places to stay and food. You need a permit to work on the streets which you can only get in November and is for walk by busking only no circle showsand costs $100.
If you are not in the top 3 buckets it would be best to wait until at least the middle of January if all the work is over.
Here is a link to the Mallory Square webcam.

http://webcam.keywest.com/

just click on the picture

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Old 08-24-09, 12:18 PM   #7
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Maybe we can all go over to Weston ,where you work. So come on down!
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I'll be at Mallory tonight big man!
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Old 08-24-09, 01:03 PM   #9
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Don't get my spot!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-26-09, 10:07 AM   #10
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I hear only of Key west all the time...is it the only place in Florida where you can perform correctly??? It seems to me to be a place where performers are one in top of the other, and figthing for the spots all the time?!..
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Old 08-27-09, 09:37 AM   #11
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Izimajic, key west is one of the best places in this country to work. That's why a lot of performers come here to work. It's a very easy life stile as wall. lot of tourist, women, (sorry Rachael) whiskey and ... what ever you want in life. We work 2 hours a day at sun set and if your good enough you can make a decent living here year round. We have about 19 pitches usually,but due to construction we have half of that at this time.There is some politics but all places have some. So you come on down if you don't get your own spot I will share mine with you,so let's see what you've got. Heck I'll take you sailing if all else fails.
There are some other good spots in Florida to work in Florida as well. Dallas helped to put together Pier 60 in Clearwater, there's Daytona Palm Beach, south beach and others.
There's no fighting for spots. We have a lottery system based on seniority, So new comers don't always get the best spots, so they cry and bitch a lot, but if your good enough any spot is good.
Show us what you got...
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Thank you Jeep. See you soon in Key West.
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Default I'm looking at Dec 1.

Maybe earlier, but no later than that first week in Dec.


I might spend a couple weeks in New Orleans, if I find that I have to leave KC early.

You say the work is only 2 hour (I assume this is during the sunset celebration), but what is it like the rest of the day and night?
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Old 08-30-09, 09:50 AM   #14
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The best time to be in NOLA is from the second week of October till just after Thanksgiving. But you defiantly gotta be out of there the first week of December. Take your time coming to Key West, stopping by to see Dallas at pier 60, maybe Daytona, south beach etc. key West picks up a few days before Christmas then all hell breaks loose till just after the first of January.
You have to have a permit to work in the street here. You apply in November and get it in December. Cost is $100.00. We work 2 hours a day at sun set celebration so you gotta be good to make good,but you can do it.Heck we didn't come to Key West to work all the time.Party all night sleep all day! You know.
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Please note that the city of Key West have just started work on repairing Mallory Square pier and have put up a big fence that cuts off half the pier. The work will carry on till at least November. This dramatically reduces the number of performance spaces. So unless you are in a good bucket you may want to think twice before coming all the way down here.
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The work will likely be till summer 2010. If you have another place to perform, go there.
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Old 09-01-09, 01:23 AM   #16
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What's the alternative? Miami? Another Key? Venice Beach?
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Old 09-01-09, 08:53 PM   #17
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Love Clearwater man

the other posts i've made make key west sound like the locals don't want you . not the case. shit is really tight. come on, but bring a shoe horn. look at some of the posts about clearwater though as well. don't pass it up thinking it's just another nowhere, those that do miss some great people (dallas, gene, nick, my ex-girlfriend who is now an adult entertainer ). the money isn't all that bad. the politics are almost nonexistent. best of all, right now, it is probably more lucrative than key west.
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Old 09-24-09, 06:23 AM   #18
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Can we go sailing first and then see how the rest goes?
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Get in the boat, could you bring Rachel with you?
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I bring my very sexy Italian girl friend...jeje
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