Note: This policy is subject to change at any time.
We allow taping our live concerts for non-commercial home use
only. Any resale or use of live concert tapes for commercial gain without
explicit written permission of Strangefolk or their employees is strictly
prohibited. The taping community exists in a spirit of freedom, cooperation, and
respect for the artists and for each other, and we seek to preserve these ideals
as much as possible. However, as with any community that is growing, some
general guidelines are herein suggested for the benefit of everyone, including
the band and the band's staff.
A good general rule of thumb: assume nothing, be prepared for anything.
Where possible until further notice, board patches are available on a first
come, first served basis. It may not always be possible to offer board patches
at every show, so be prepared to use microphones. Where possible power will be
available to save on the use of disposable batteries, but again it may not be
possible at each venue so if you want to tape, bring a portable deck. If you
have to use disposable batteries, please save them and recycle, but
rechargeables are encouraged. There has been a lot of trash left behind lately
by tapers, so please respect the venue and clean up after yourselves.
Strangefolk and their employees reserve the right to deny taping privileges to
anyone at any time.
If you use mic stands, please keep them out of the way of the view between the
mix position (the sound board) and the stage. Our sound engineer needs a clear
view of the band. If you are blocking the view you will be asked to move your
mic stand. If you refuse to move you could be asked to pack up your recording
equipment, leave the venue and miss the show. Again, Strangefolk or their
employees reserve the right to deny taping privileges to anyone at any time.
In the interest of advancing the technology, or reverting to previous
technology, use anything you want to record the audio component of our
shows: wax cylinder, wire recorder, reel-to-reel, etc. The technology is
advancing quickly and sometimes we lose sight of viable techniques that
fall by the wayside in the name of "progress". Reel-to-reel decks have all
but disappeared from the taping scene for issues of convenience, but try it
sometime: done right, the sound is amazing. But again, if you do record,
keep it non-commercial. The scene shouldn't have to be jeapordized by a
Photography will be allowed at most shows during the first three songs, HOWEVER, no
flashes are permitted. This rule is subject to change at any time.
Video recording is not allowed at Strangefolks shows. Sorry. If you do
happen to see someone with a video camera they are most likely set up at
the request of Strangefolk, or they might be the news media so smile for
Thanks to Nat Koren for his work on this.