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Using Same Show From Last Year

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Right now I am really behind on our display due to our business,I have never had a problem with my programming being ready,and I don't think the new show will be ready in time. Just wandering how many use shows from the following year and just modify them for the new additions?

 

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I always maintain my old shows and channel configuration and just add new songs as I have time.  Adding new elements sometimes means I have to go back and update sequences though.

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Well I hope that I can possibly get the new show ready by midseason but I hate to throw it out there without watching it and making changes if need be. I am really anal about that lol!

 

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Well I hope that I can possibly get the new show ready by midseason but I hate to throw it out there without watching it and making changes if need be. I am really anal about that lol!

 

 

haha.  I still find minor errors on sequences that have been running on their 3rd year.  I assume most don't notice if I didn't.

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Well do the visitors notice that it is the same show every year? I try to use different songs every year to keep it fresh, or am I looking way to deep into it.

 

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I think you should not worry about using the same show as last year. I've been doing it for years. I'm lucky if I add a new song to the routine each year. It is time consuming enough making the changes to the old playlist as new props and channels are added each year, let alone add additional songs. I find that onlookers that have been coming for years each have their favorite and when or if I retire it when I add a new song, I get an unbelievable amount of negative feedback so keeping my playlist at around 13 songs (some of which have been used for 6 years) works great for me.

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I do the same thing as many above do.   Most of my show is a carry over from previous years.  I do add a song or two each year, and "shelve" one or two of the older ones.  When I add a feature, like Bellagio poles, I modify all of the sequences to take advantage of the new feature.

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We do it all the time.Between work ,putting on a Halloween display and everything else time is limited

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I added additional elements this year, so re-used about 1/2 of last years and updated.  Sometimes this actually takes longer than new ones... : :wacko:  So out of 20 songs, about 10 are prior ones.... : :P Besides, the wife likes to say... "That would be a GREAT song to do.... Hunny... :wub:

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I think you should not worry about using the same show as last year. I've been doing it for years. I'm lucky if I add a new song to the routine each year. It is time consuming enough making the changes to the old playlist as new props and channels are added each year, let alone add additional songs. I find that onlookers that have been coming for years each have their favorite and when or if I retire it when I add a new song, I get an unbelievable amount of negative feedback so keeping my playlist at around 13 songs (some of which have been used for 6 years) works great for me.

 

I can't say it any better and that is exactly what I do!

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I usually try to add a couple new sequences to the show each year while removing a couple for reuse the next year (rotation). That way the show doesn't get quite as 'stale'.  Yes, Whizzers in Winter only happens every two years. LOL

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