The event was scheduled at a convenient date for the venue and the bands. While we are announcing it here to inform those who follow ARS, the true target "market" for this event is not the average critic, but those Scientology calls "raw meat." It is aimed more at the area live music fan, and what we are calling the "younger crowd" (no offense intended to anyone here), especially into the evening as the music gets harder and more intense. This is intended as an educational event for the community. I am sure that those who cannot be in Clearwater in November AND December will follow the benefit on the live webcast that is planned. You can even turn down the audio if you don't like the music!
We will have speakers and cult experts, as well as former Scientologists appearing, and video presentations between bands. It is looking like this will become an all-day event, beginning in mid or early afternoon, as we are lining up more and more acts on a daily basis. You would be amazed how many bands are behind this event, we will likely be turning some of them away (maybe include them in a second event for December...). The plan is to start out lighter, with Reggae and acoustic music, maybe some blues and Southern rock-type bands, then move into the chunkier stuff as the night wears on. A techno-dance DJ is planned to finish off the evening, after the really heavy stuff is done...
> I can't imagine why you scheduled for this date, when most people here
> won't be in CW until December!