[Harp-L] MHW Events/HCH 2018 Reflections

The Iceman icemanle@xxxxx
Sat Jun 2 16:28:49 EDT 2018

until young blood is attracted to and attends a convention, the writing is on the wall...

If I were still involved, I'd start researching Millenial's interests and any harmonica artists that they have exposure to, whether it be a player or a band that features harmonica. Then, I'd work off this information to book artists to the convention that fall into this category. I'd also do a lot of networking with Millenials to get more insight into this group's mindset, wants and interests.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mick Zaklan <mzaklan at xxxxx>
To: harp-l <harp-l at xxxxx>
Sent: Sat, Jun 2, 2018 12:22 pm
Subject: [Harp-L] MHW Events/HCH 2018 Reflections

Interesting point about younger players getting their information
primarily from the Internet.  That would make the SPAH conventions the
equivalent of a "brick and mortar store".  Let's hope they don't go the way
of Sears and shopping centers across this country.  Myself, I'm gray-haired
and old school.  I like personal interaction.  I like to see, touch, and
try out what I buy.  And I don't like the idea of people grabbing my name
and other info, then selling it to advertisers who will inevitably pester
   I'll take a live convention any day.  Hopefully, we're not fighting a
losing battle here, as far as replenishing members and maintaining our
conventions goes.  See you in St. Louis!

Mick Zaklan

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