The 10 Lamest Things Party Promoters Do

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You've already read my amazing column about why I hate nightlife.

Well, now promoter Daniel Nardicio, who's been the victim of other people's bad party pushing, wants to share his pain about that:

His list of no-nos:


(1) Sending text messages that say, "Hey! I haven't seen you in a while! Come to my party." But they're mass texts they send out to everyone!

(2) Calling Wednesday "humpday" and thinking it's clever and funny.

(3) Using "cum" instead of "come" and thinking it's sexy -- it's not.

(4) Promising "naked" dancers, but really it's guys in underwear. Naked is naked.

(5) Calling something an "underwear party," yet when you get there it's 20 people in clothes and one skinny dude the bartender talked into getting into his undies for a free drink.

(6) Calling anything an "underwear party." Leave that to professionals. Throw what you know. I don't throw bear parties for a reason.

(7) Calling anything "So You Think You Can ..." Or "----- Idol". Done a million times before. Get a new gimmick. NEXT!

(8) Alliteration. This is the #1 offender of lazy promoters and bar owners and it makes me sad to the core. Thirsty Thursdays! Wacky Wednesdays! Freaky Fridays! Sinful Saturdays! Now that I've pointed this one out, you'll see it's everywhere! It's awful!

(9) Promoting to me (#1 rule -- don't promote to other promoters). If you sold Avon, would you hit up your local Avon Lady?? Methinks not!

(10) Not going to your own events! How I loathe being begged to go to another promoter's event, only to find out he isn't even there! If your party isn't good enough for YOU to go to, why should we???

DONE!

Oh, and: (11) Don't mess with Daniel Nardicio!


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Mens Underwear
Mens Underwear

Each one had different opinions and views about nightlife but from my view maximum love it. The opinions shared in the post are insightful and am little agree with Daniel about the lamest things done by party promoters.

Gusty Winds
Gusty Winds

Mr Nardicio first of all does not need to get fucked, if you saw his adorable boyfriend you would know why. 

Having worked with Daniel as well as being a good friend I can honestly say he is an absolute sweetheart.  Brutually Honest yes,   Lacking Integrity No. On more than one occasion where things have not been in his control, he always made sure his Entertainers got taken care. He is  never ever drunk or high at his parties and always pays promptly. A lot of the things he mentioned are true. I can honestly say if you had a bad experience your probably a Douche Bag.

LoveGusty

Rustyspotdesign
Rustyspotdesign

Sounds to me like Mr. Daniel Nardicio is really bitter, and needs to get l**d. :)

Tranquil4xxx
Tranquil4xxx

Who the fuck is Daniel Nardicio?? And who cares about his list......

Gregory Dinwoodie
Gregory Dinwoodie

fuck ya mutha in the face fridays ... sounds like fun.. duh.. GET IN THERE!! why is everyone so bitter.. jeesus christ, you're getting free drinks and getting into places for free.. not like the people i promote to have any real loyalty to me.. so where is all this anger coming from.. or any other promoters anyway.. so i suggest you all get a grip and just go out and have fun instead of caring soo much about how certain promoters get their message across. I find it more about reminding the individual of the event than trying to "get them in the door" and "squeeze money ouf of him or her"

Justin
Justin

bitch plz.. daniel nardicio is the only promoter that actually does that.. 

Ohdaseat
Ohdaseat

um. . at 1st i read this, hoping for a good laugh. But all im reading is hatred & bitterness..Which is EXACTLY what lame promoted party's are full of... So either your pointing all of this out, because you cant do any better...or tried an failed. and are trying to sh*t on other ppls success.. Who Could Do it right. & f.y.i, (anyone) pointing out the obvious. . doesnt make you clever or funny. All it really show's, is your a difficult person. who should stay home. Instead of socializing with other people. ;)!

Daniel
Daniel

I definitely agree.  The promoters have got to get a new spin to attract patrons/customers to their events!  Whatever happened to "Creativity in advertising??? I do not go out to the clubs anymore but I still take notice to their promotional materials.  Remember the 80's and 90's when clubs had "original" ideas for their events???Thank you for this posting...at least someone is noticing.

Francina  Holliday
Francina Holliday

thats as bad as promoters giving the entertainment trying to book with them the run around ....just sayen hmmm

Maria Dark
Maria Dark

Theme nights like "Gaga Vs Madonna".

San (unfortunately) Hoe.
San (unfortunately) Hoe.

any san jose party, especially with that one ugly ass mexican drag queen... what is it's name? "mona lot moore"? ugh. horrid. san jose is HORRID. 

Francine Fishpaw
Francine Fishpaw

what do the boys on the couch have to do with this?  I sense a theme

Beachhouse
Beachhouse

  I can think of few more-Hiring a dj by Hype and  the way they look and NOT by the way they sound.. FAILED!-Inviting people to the party to later on Ignore them at the ( almost empty) wanna be event -Organize the parties way over budged without having the money to pay for the entertainers-Get all coked out way before the party is over.-Speak  badly of their guest behind their backs  while meters away.-Put down other promoters and people that work with them..

and I'm gonna stop right here.... lol

Joey
Joey

Underground=low budget.

Kevin Goebel
Kevin Goebel

#11 - Sexy posters that tell me nothing (like a porn star or model who won't even be there, and no details about what to expect there). 

sayertruth59
sayertruth59

Promoters are basically nothing more than "used car salesman".  Say anything to get you in the door to spend that dollar.  Most of them are stuck in that business because of lack of skills for a real job.

Johnnydynell
Johnnydynell

I'm glad you picked up on Daniel's list Musty. It's Dead on!!!! Especially that "Wacky Wednesdays" thing. That Alliteration crap was tired decades ago. That fact that clubs still do it shows how low that scene has become. Of course this is coming from someone who did a Gay Goth night called "DEATH: The Party". Needless to say no one came. I've never been to "Freaky Fridays", it's probabvly packed. What the hell do I know?

Ally
Ally

here's a good one- "Free Friday Facebook phrase"....

Keith Edwards
Keith Edwards

Also, exclamation points!!! You seem to love them!!!

flexfuzz
flexfuzz

Musclebears throw the best parties.

Bare chest jockstrap parties are really hot and cool at the same time.

Lavell
Lavell

The actual sad part about this article is that the Village Voice gave it space. Tired.

timmmyk
timmmyk

Promoting ANY event featuring a drag queen named 'Anita__________(fill in the blank)'

Nycbearman
Nycbearman

"(6) Calling anything an "underwear party." Leave that to professionals. Throw what you know. I don't throw bear parties for a reason."

Bears don't come to your parties for a reason.  You're an asshole.  You throw parties, big deal.  You're so much better than bear.  OOH OOH.  "you're thin"  So much better.  At least bears love everyone, not just the binge and purge crowd.

Jeff
Jeff

One more thing:  Writing stupid columns like this and taking themselves seriously.

alex
alex

thanks for nothing - love your censorship you old hippy gas bags

alex
alex

Daniel N is a butthole.no need to ever go to his crappy "parties" full of loathsome trolls......

YR
YR

hahahaha today is Thirsty Thursday!!!!! Cheers lmao DN DN DN...get it?

Boyhell Flower
Boyhell Flower

Those guys are so natural and hot.  Hot photo!  Great styling.

Stan Wilson
Stan Wilson

Photobooths. Over. Just let the professional photographer roam and catch candid magic, not douchy dress-up sessions. It's always seems like the same small handful of people in those booths anyway.

Vag
Vag

Daniel Nardicio is guilty of all these "rules: himself to promote his parties and magazine. From first hand experience he treats people like shit and lies to get people in the door. He has no class and tact.

TT
TT

Mr. Musto. Shouldn't #8 be "Alliteration"? Or were you being witty in leaving that unedited?

Badpromoter
Badpromoter

Hey, I haven't seen you in a while. Cum see my naked dancers at Sinsational Saturdays! After the underwear party, we'll have So You Think You Can Strip!

Almay
Almay

Or the "open bar" starts later than it's supposed to and ends earlier than it's supposed to, and the bartenders serve really slow.

Starzz
Starzz

Obviously you did since you clicked on it and even left a comment.

Francine Fishpaw
Francine Fishpaw

"hatred & bitterness" is exactly what the gay nightlife is full of

Francine Fishpaw
Francine Fishpaw

i fucking hat gaga and madonna, when are gay men going to man up musically and stop listening to the same music as 8 year old girls?  maybe Musto can write a piece on that 

Joey
Joey

yeah the whole selling of sex gets old. 

Fuckface
Fuckface

coming from someone who probably doesn't have a job.  don't hate the player. hate the game. if it weren't for party promoters you'd actually have to pay for a drink you fuck tard

Mole
Mole

It's owned by the same Arizona company that 's trying to buy up all the alt weeklys. They also own Eastbay Express & SF Weakly.

Nycbearman
Nycbearman

Actually, I take that back.  I misread it.  You don't throw bear parties because you don't know bears.  Makes sense.  Too much Starbucks this morning.  :)

Britton Noah Bennett
Britton Noah Bennett

He's never been anything less than a sweetheart in my experiences with him. Maybe vag's just aren't important... nor should they be. <3

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