Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay in posting, we tend to get pretty behind. It's funny, there're a handful of us running the space and keeping it going and an enormous spacefull of people keeping us glued to together; but somehow we forget to find the time to check in here!
Sorry about that!!
Anyway, we'll work on it. I just wanted to write and say that everything is going smooth as ever, every now and then we hit some bumps in the road as far as rent and maintenance go, but it all always evens out. We're working on assuming the responsibility of equal shares in rent. With a space this size and active, it can be a stressful thing when you're nervous about covering rent in the upcoming month. It wreaks havoc on nerves and moods. We're working on devising a plan to keep our heads comfortably above water. I think we're coming to the conclusion that a few of us will be responsible for a certain portion of rent each, though we're allowed to come up with it however we can. Creative or not.
This is probably the healthiest conclusion to come to for running the open space that we want to run. We all assumed this would be the case when we first started BCHQ, but we were extremely fortunate that the first 6 months ran solely off of donations, shows and events.
Essentially this means that I can either take a few bucks out of the pass the hat for shows I book, or if I'm personally having a solid month, I'll not worry about that and just pay outta pocket. Since there are enough of us in the space and we have the Bike Co-op helping us out, we've gotten it down to only about 50 bucks each...which is obscenely cheap for having your own space!
So that's the update for now. I'll try and update a little more. We're still trying to figure this out as we go along, I can't believe at all that it's stayed together for 6 months already! And honestly, all the thanks go to the people reading this and stopping by!
I'll add some pictures when I figure out how to do that.
See ya at the Tooth/Gun Metal Black/Black Tusk show on Sunday, Sept. 30th!!