A couple of decades ago I started a small DJ service.
Not having much money, I bought the least expensive speakers I could get.
Once out of the store, they looked cheap and I soon discovered they didn’t have much range.
Half-way through a dance one side blew out, and I was left with moving one speaker to the middle of the stage.
Embarrassed, I bought the most expensive speakers on the market. They were big. A thousand watts. When I got home I felt sick. I now owed payments and interest that were not justified with the few bookings I had.
I set up for the next dance. They sure looked good on stage.
Before I started, a man came up to book me for his upcoming event.
“But, you haven’t even seen my show, “I said.
“Don’t need to,” he replied, “I’m looking at your equipment. You’re obviously serious about what you do.”
The bookings flowed in and the cost problem disappeared.
Many of you were concerned about the cost of the new arena, but it, too, is going to look impressive on the Edmonton stage and the clients and the tax generating businesses are already coming.
Let me know what you think, now.