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Photographer (Las Vegas) & note on Theaters for Rock

"Hi, my name is Archure, I photograph everyone at no obligation, can I get you to put your arm around the lady and smile for the camera?" is what I say to people in the showroom before the show, then we sell the photos in the loby after the show. I just love my job, its so much fun, meeting so many people, and selling well posed photos to those who fall in love with them (we sell around 20% of what we take on a good day, typically). "Flowers last a week, but photos last a lifetime". And I think of all the photos I could have had, should have had, over the years, memories. I work for Cashman Photo www.cashmanphoto.com who has around 200 employees all over town (Las Vegas). They regularly hire, and experience is not always required (I think I have noticed that they have a prefrence towards people in the Arts, Music, etc, high IQ people, people who do, because its commission, I get a percent). Summer is busy season (they might need extra help), but it doesnt slow down till Nov or Dec. When seeing a show in Las Vegas, line up and get in early, then wave (or go up to) the photographer and ask for photos at no obligation (don't have to buy them unless you want to take them home). Don't wear all black (it blends with the surroundings and messes up the focus. Do wear nice attire (Las Vegas is formal and/or casual, where ever you go, mostly). Do wear Black & White (easy to focus, shows your shape), or Red, or Blue (photograph well), Purple and other colors may vary a slight bit on the hue. Look in the lens and smile (or just say a quick "no thanks" if you don't want photos taken, but there is no obligation). Its lots of fun, and I really appreciate the nice smile, the beautiful ladies, the nice attire, the nice people, and by all means, wear Grateful Dead attire if you want, that should photograph well. Lots of great shows in this town. I would like to see the Dead play here again (I have to work most nights, rock stars should have a day show, so all the night workers can go for the rock, also its an international town, English people are on Greenwhich Time, Japanese are on Tokyo Time, EC is on Tulsa Time, and I am Justin Time. I think there is a market in this town for shows at all hours, Brittish people wake up by 12 midnight and want something to do, by 6 AM they would love to see a show. Prefered Theaters: UNLV Thomas & Mac (saw the Other Ones there, great show, great showplace), the Sun Coast (good place, I saw Tower of Power there, and the Spazmatics (Hollywood Vegas band, friends of Pat Benatar), play all around town. ROCKERS, BEWARE of places like Boulder Station (the seats are so small, and tie wrapped together, so that there is no room, its very unpleasant, and I can't go see the great shows they book). House of Blues is cool, but rarely any place to sit (they advertize SEATS on the web, you show up, no seat, you stand, my girlfriend has MS, so we couldn't go). I saw Robin Trower at House of Blues (too much man, and low price), as well as Hot Tuna & Jefferson Airplane. The Cannery is a great show place, but I have not been there recently (I hope they don't over crowd like Boulder Station does. The Cannery is not owned by the Station Casinos (unless they took over). Station Casinos are Palace Station, Santa Fe Station, Boulder Station, Sunset Station, they are all off the strip (30 min drive), and they are very nice places, but the SEATING SUCKS TO HECK, its terrible (I wrote them and told them, I love the acts, but can't go, besides I work nights). Rockers, promote your concerts on radio, like KKLZ radio and The Point radio (rock stations). I don't like the MGM Grand theater, as the stands are real weak, I just hope they don't colapse (or if they have, I have not heard aobut it), and the MGM is very expensive. The Dead should play at the Thomas & Mac (if the University will allow it). I know Rat Dog played the Palms (nice smaller place), and I have not been to the New Orleans Arena (Van Halen plays there), but if its as nice as their regular showroom theater, then thats great.

Music for the New Millennium by ARCHURE reg tmrk www.archure.net

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Joined: Jun 24 2007
dunkin donuts

i work at a dunkin donuts. its amazing though, since every sunday we hook up the ipods to the speakers in the store and play 5-7 hours of the dead every week. we were amazed how many customers stop before they order and go...wait! this is the dead! i remember i saw em like...and stores just keep coming. its pretty amazing stuff.

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What do I do?

I do lot's of things. Most of which are not gainful employment. I prefer to look at the stars, go hiking in the mountains, listen to the Dead, hang out with friends, go for a bike ride, read poetry, play the guitar.

However to pay my bills I work as a Registered Nurse at a non-profit mental health agency. Before this I was the Conservation Director of an environmental group that worked on forest and wilderness issues. I have gone between these two worlds for years. I have had some great but stressful jobs. I continue to be involved in conservation, wildlife, forest and wilderness issues as a volunteer for the Sierra Club.

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.) Walt Whitman-Song of Myself

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Cosmic Tattoos

nice work. really nice.

peace.

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
I'm a bookkeeper . .

. . and if not for shows, I'd die of boredom

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Joined: Jun 9 2007
Let it Grow

I own a retail and wholesale plant nursery in NJ . Im kinda lucky because I love what I do for a living . Im 41 and have been working in the bussiness for 28 years . The work is fucken tough but the payoff is good . RE: gypsy soul Im with you , In miss the old under constuction format . To me it seemed a helluva lot easier and I got to know alot of the folks there . This too Im sure will be cool , this old dog just got to learn some new tricks.

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My Day Job

Well I have had many, creature at Knott's Scary Farm, Line cook at Magic Mountain, Set Dresser at Universal Theme Park, stage tech. for the Batman stunt show at Magic Mountain, Runner for TV shows, receptionist at a spring house, cashier at OSH, shipping and recieving clerk at Camp Pendleton, Sandwich maker, and now the job that I think suits me very well. Accounting and office assistant at a prop house in Los Angeles, and one should never forget Professional DEADHEAD! Peace to All F

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My Job

I work at Richland Newhope Center, and provide adult day services for individuals with MR/DD. It's a very rewarding job. It's not something that just any person can do-you defenitly have to have a heart for it. I absolutly love it. I know I'm making a difference in individuals lives everyday.

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I own a Tattoo Parlor

I own Cosmic Tattoos in Charlotte, NC. http://www.cosmictattoos.com My wife is the lead artist and a head as well. We love to meet new Deadheads and all Grateful Dead Tattoos are up to 50% off. You must be able to pass a simple quiz. Depending on your knowledge level of the dead, the more you know the higher the % you get off your tattoo. Cool custom designs will also help the %. Great personality will also help the %.

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Back to school

Well at 41 I am going back to schol for my masters in Social Service and then my doctorate in Public Admin. I want to help those that would otherwise not attend college find a way to do so!

I'll walk you in the morning sunshine

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