6.1 Will moe. allow me to tape their live shows?
Absolutely, but there are a few basic guidelines that the band would like tapers to follow:
moe. has some new taping and trading news to report. Starting fall 1999, we will no longer be
allowing board patches. We understand that this might discourage some of you, but keep in mind
that many tapers get just as good recording quality from audience mics and will hopefully allow
those who do not have the necessary equipment to patch in.
moe. is not in a position to offer AC power to any tapers, so, be prepared to supply and use
battery power ONLY.
NO mixers of any type, NO Reel to Reel recorders, NO Multitrack recorders, and NO large equip.
boxes of any type will be allowed into any venue.
Please stay out of the way of the working crew at all venues.
Live Tapes are a big part of why moe. is growing rapidly, and we want to continue to provide a
cozy taping environment for everyone. Please respect the wishes of the band and crew and please
feel free to ask questions and make comments. It's always been a goal of ours to make taping as
much a part of the show as possible, please help us help you by following common sense at all
times. We always try and make it as easy as possible for everyone to enjoy our shows. Respect
your neighbors space.
6.2 Can I set my mic stand up where ever I want?
The band has asked that you do not place your mic stands in certain areas of the venue as it
impairs the sight lines of the lighting director, Chris Ragan. Upon arrival at the show, please
listen to the crew and obey their wishes. While both crew and band are very enthusiastic about
live taping, their top priority is putting on a quality show. At many shows you may be asked not
to set up in front of the soundboard. The moe. orginazation as also expressed a desire that
those with microphones share stands when possible. Please, if you have them, bring your clamps.
6.3 What about video taping??
While video taping was allowed for a long period of time, that is no longer the case. As of
Spring 1998, video taping is no longer permitted at moe. shows. There are, however, many quality
videos to be found, through trade, for shows prior to this period.
6.4 What is moe.'s position on CD-R's?
moe. does allowing trading of CD-R. You may not trade any CD-R of moe. albums only live
recordings. The band strongly supports trading of their live shows while discouraging *ANY* sale
of live recordings, this includes the so-called "tape fee". moe. has stated that they will end
all taping privileges if there is any evidence of sales of any kind.
For further information on CD-R's, check out these resources:
6.7 How can someone without any live tapes get some?
If you are new to moe. and are looking to get some live tapes, there are ways to go about it.
1)Respond to tape offers. Often, those who have live tapes will offer them up over the moe-l.
This is a great way for those who have no tapes to find some and for those with many to share
2) Tape trees and vines. If you are unfamiliar with a tape tree is or how one works, you can
check out this excerpt from the Dead FAQ:
What is a Tape Tree and how does it work?
3) Grovels, or posting to the net. Although it possible to get live tapes this way, it is a
method that is generally looked upon as a waste of bandwidth. The previous two methods are much