We Are Hosting a Ping Pong Championship

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WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE?

The Boulder’s Home of the Blues will be conducting a Ping Pong Championship on August 4-5, 2016 from 2 PM to 9 PM.

Whether you’re a rookie, professional, or an athlete, you are invited to join this fun and exciting table tennis tournament.

The winner will be given free drinks and food, and will receive a gift check for two people to enjoy tourist spots in Boulder. You will enjoy 3 days and 2 nights stay at the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn. You will have an adventurous time in Boulder where you can enjoy outdoor activities, including hiking, skiing, biking, climbing and etc.

HOW TO JOIN THE TOURNAMENT?

Before barging through our door, you’ll have to register through our website! You need to fill up your name, age, address, e-mail address, gender, and if you’re playing singles or doubles. If you’re playing doubles, your partner can exclude him or herself from registering.

After sending us the details, you will receive an e-mail congratulating you for being one of the lucky individuals/pairs. We only allow 10 men and 10 women for singles, and 6 female pairs and 6 male pairs. Therefore, be sure to put the correct information and send us immediately your registration form. This will be a first come first serve basis.

For those who weren’t able to get a slot, you will still be encouraged to go to the tournament. You’ll be on the waiting list where you can get lucky and play as a replacement for the individuals who can’t attend the championship, or if they are sadly disqualified.

WHAT DO I BRING DURING THE TOURNAMENT?

You should bring a valid I.D., with your photo, name, and address. You should also bring your own equipment, which are the racket and ping pong balls. Don’t worry, we have net table tennis table available at blues. Players are required to also wear the proper table tennis outfit, please do not wear jeans, slippers, and other inappropriate clothing. If you can’t follow the instructions mentioned above, you will be disqualified.

HOW TO GET TO BOULDER’S HOME OF THE BLUES?

A lot of you will probably come from the capital city of Colorado, which is Denver. In Denver, head south on Bannock St. toward 14th Avenue. Then, you turn right onto W 13th Avenue, and then turn another right onto Speer Blvd. After that, you can merge onto I-25 N via the ramp to Ft Collins and finally merge onto I-25 N. Then, Take exit 217A on the left to merge onto US-36 W towards Boulder. And then, take the Baseline Rd exit toward Co-93. Furthermore, keep right, and follow the signs for Frontage Rd, and merge onto 28th Street Frontage Rd. Finally, you can merge onto 28th Street Frontage Rd and then turn right. The destination can be found on the right. Specifically, the address of the bar is at The Boulder Outlook Hotel and Suites, 800 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80303, United States.

 

How to Make Your Bar an Awesome Music Venue?

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Turning your bar into a music venue mostly involve a music band. It’s a great way to drive customers, make the ambience better, and get more profit each night. But there’s one problem, how do you find a band? Here is a step-by-step guide to making it less difficult for you as a bar owner.

DECIDE YOUR THEME

Deciding on what type of band you are searching for is the very first and the most significant part of turning your bar into a music venue. At the same time as there are various types of music, there are also different kinds of bands. Most bar owners get close into the idea that only “cool” bands will be able to attract newcomers to their establishment, and so they tend to forget about their customers. You need to take into consideration that this band of your choosing is supposed to “charm” your customers. Therefore, you should look for a band that compliments with them and their dining experience.

Take for an example, if you’re a high-class bar, you don’t just hire an indie band, even though they’re really famous on the radio. If you have a bar that serves Spanish food and drinks, you don’t want to hire a band that plays gothic and metallic music.

After reading this article, you’ll think is an obvious step, but a lot of bar owners ignore or forget to follow it. And instead, they hire bands that are either popular or recommended by someone.

LOOK FOR A BAND

While looking for bands, you need to listen to them on a regular basis. If you don’t have the time, you can ask a trusted friend, family member, or a co-owner to research bands in the locality. You can also look for them on YouTube.

Before hiring a band, there are things you should consider. First of all, they should have a sound system. Most bands have their own sound systems to make sure that they have the best sound. They also have to know how to setup speakers. If they know how they can make it sound better, and you literally don’t have to do anything. Lastly, they should a good visual display, where musicians can have their own lights. But the best bands know how to adjust lights and dress the appropriate attire.

HIRE THE BAND – AND NO ONE ELSE

So you’ve already decided on a band, you’ve already talked about the rates. But do you need to find another band for next week? Nope. We recommend that you shouldn’t play different types of music for various nights. This is why the first step is very important, you should pick one genre and stick with it.

MARKET THE BAND

Marketing is more than just putting a sign on your bar door saying “live band”. You can advertise his band by putting them all over the social media. Or if your bar has a website, you can put it on your site’s calendar. You can also feature them in your local newspaper.

What is Great about Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)

 

What is Great about Eiffel 65 – Blue (Da Ba Dee)

WHAT IS BLUE (DA BA DEE)?

Blue is one of the tracks by the Eiffel 65, which is an Italian music group. The song was released on January 15, 1999, as the main single for the group’s debut album entitled Europop. This track has become Eiffel 65’s most famous single. In fact, it becomes number 1 in several countries including the United Kingdome, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Australia, and Switzerland. In the United States Billboard Hot 100, it was able to land the spot of number 6. Added to that, Blue (Da Ba Dee) was awarded a Grammy Award nomination for the Best Dancing Recording in 2001.

WHAT IS THE SINGLE ALL ABOUT?

“Yo listen up here’s a story,

About a little guy that lives in a blue world,

And all day and all night and everything he sees,

Is just blue like him inside and outside.”

There are lots of meaning to the word Blue. The lead singer couldn’t be just talking about the color Blue. Although yeah, the music video did show real blue men, there are still other things blue refers to. If we think of the word, it means sadness or being down, and the first verse clear depicts a very consuming depression caused by the cruel suffocation of modern reality. It’s not that everything the lead singer sees is blue, but our world alone, and not his own very soul, is poisoned.

Do you see how the small blue guy is expanding the engulfing blueness of his reality in every part of his life? The house, his home, is now fully blue, and that includes his one and only window. The blue window alone is disturbing since we all know that it’s supposed to be a part of the house that allows us to clearly see the outside world. Maybe, the blue window represents how he looks at himself. You can also notice that the blue man does have a girlfriend, but like everything he has, she’s blue.

The music video also commences with the Eiffel 65 members’ faces displayed on television screens. There are a lot of things you can interpret this part alone. But it is somewhat showing how the group feels encased with the attention they get from the media.

There are many confusing imageries in the video. First of all, you see the little blue men and the group having a combat with each other, but at some point, you can also see how they enjoy the Eiffel 65 playing the music. You can also see how they were able to escape the little men, but during their exit from the planet, the blue men seem to want them back with a gigantic blue sign on its planet saying “, PLEASE COME BACK”.

Don’t let anyone tell you that this Eurodance is sh*tty, annoying, nonsense, and badly created pop music. Blue is a hymn to the everlasting yearning, the feeling of being alone that by some means unifies us all.