Upcoming Shows
October 24 7:00 pmGround Rules // Supreme World Emperors // The Quarks // Shafty & The Taints
October 25 4:00 pmWeezer Blue Album Tribute
October 28 7:00 pm152 Productions Presents Self Defense Family, Restorations, Word Travels Fast
October 28 8:00 pmLive at WREK
November 1 8:00 pmHootie Patootie Rocky Horror Party
20 Oct

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 10/20/2014

This week’s events

Thursday: “Date Night” @ Open Mic (https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237)

Friday: Ground Rules + Supreme World Emperors + Shafty & The Taints + The Quarks (http://www.facebook.com/events/284856598364386/)

Saturday: Weezer Blue Album Tribute Fest (https://www.facebook.com/events/762668353796659/)


Attendance: 42

Officer Reports

Open Mic Officer: Open Mic nights are every Thursday night at 8:30.  This week’s open mic theme is Date Night!

Equipment Manager: Please clean up after yourselves when you use the space! Mic stands, cables, etc. Leave it how you found it or better. If you have any questions or requests for things, you can find my email on the website.

Minister of Propaganda: If you’re in one of the New Bands Showcase bands and are interested in competing in the  semifinals/finals, please email  NewBandsGT@gmail.com. The semifinals will be the week of November 10th.

  • Also: The 2nd edition of Lint & Loose Change is complete! I’ll be putting it together tomorrow. We still have copies of the 1st edition, so pick one up if you like! Meetings are every Sunday at 2 pm just outside UtC. And we’re now taking submissions for the third edition, which will come out just before Thanksgiving break. If you want to submit something, you should email llczine@gmail.com.

Senior Hugs Officer: I was helping Andrew out, so I haven’t hugged everybody yet. I’ll fix that now. Also, I am finally appointing Tanika as our new junior hugs officer!

Booking Officer: 3 things this week:

  • Tuesday: AEISEC Trivia Night from 6-8 pm. Ashley and (1 other person) are working the event.
  • Friday night: Ground Rules/Supreme World Emperors/Shafty & the Taints/The Quarks @ 7:30 pm. Workers: Jack Thompson and Aaron
  • Saturday night: Weezer tribute show @ 6 pm. Workers: Krish, Brian, Greg

Treasurer: I’m the Treasurer! Dues are $10 per year, and practice fees are now $10 for the remainder of the semester.

Vice President: The Priority Request Form (tinyurl.com/UTCPRF) is how you get priority practice times. You should sign up if you’ve done unpaid help around UtC. Also: if you have any issues with the Student Center GSMs,  please report them to me so we can sort this stuff out. Also, please go to the desk and ask them to lock up once you’re done with practice.

Secretary: Talk to me after the meeting if a) if you want to sign up on the mailing list or b) if you haven’t joined Musician’s Network on Jacketpages yet. [Instructions to sign up on Jacketpages will be at the bottom of the minutes.]

Advertising Officer (Sid): I’m taking pictures of New Bands Showcase bands. Talk to me after the meeting (or email me at valerielowe22@gmail.com).

General Manager: It’s absurdly fluffy purple headphone cover day! I’m taking on a new role as UtC’s chief paranormal investigator (more on that later). Also, we have a new playlist courtesy of Paul Yavarow. If you want to make a playlist for us, talk to me after the meeting.

IT Officer: My laptop fried this weekend, but luckily I was able to recover most of the things I hadn’t pushed to the server yet. As usual, you can’t see it.

Advertising Officer (Krish): Upcoming shows:

  • Oct. 28th: Self Defense Family + Restorations + Word Travels Fast
  • Nov 1st: Hot Patootie
  • Nov 3rd: Laura Stevenson + Solids + Man Up, Yancey + The Merry Go Rounds

Historian (Claire): Nothing specific to report, but we are taking note of how to hang things and are deep in the history of Under the Couch.

President: Sign up for Jacketpages and join MN! And if you’re having GSM problems, talk to Mike.

General Announcements

Brian: I’m setting up the Weezer Blue Album Tribute show – 7 bands, lots of different genres, and each will be covering at least one of the 10 songs on the album. Also, the best Halloween costume will win some candy.

James: I’m selling copies of my Supreme World Emperors album for $5 (I have to pay off a parking ticket).

Leland: I like going to concerts. There are some shows the week after Halloween that I’m going to, and I have extra tickets for Death From Above 1979 (3 tix), Run the Jewels (1 ticket), Mastodon (possibly 1 ticket). I sell at face value, so talk to me if you want to go to a show with me.

Simon: Secret Chiefs 3 are playing in Atlanta this Sunday. They’re really cool and talented and eclectic, so if you want to check ‘em out with me you should talk to me after the meeting

Chad: Ground Rules is playing a show on Friday at UtC! We’re selling our EP on pieces of my old laptop for $80.

Caroline: I’m hosting UTC girls night! If you’re interested (and you’re a girl), let me know! We’ll be meeting Saturday October 25th at 5 pm and seeing the Hot Patootie show afterwards.

Archie: Tonight I’m having an Archie night and I’m invited. Also, if you want another hug after the meeting, talk to me.

Alex: Some friends and I have an intramural soccer team, and we need people! If you want to join, let me know.

Adam: Is anyone going to Of Montreal show on Saturday? I don’t want to go alone.

Aaron: I potentially have an alto sax to be sold.

Miscellaneous Links

This week’s Spotify playlist (courtesy of Paul): https://play.spotify.com/user/paulyavarow/playlist/78nPssA10hyqERqQKXTrfE

Open Mic (Thursdays 8pm-11pm or everyone’s done): https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237

Ground Rules + Supreme World Emperors + Shafty & The Taints + The Quarks (Oct. 24th): http://www.facebook.com/events/284856598364386/

Weezer Blue Album Tribute Fest (Oct. 25th): https://www.facebook.com/events/762668353796659/

Self Defense Family + Restorations + Word Travels Fast (Oct. 28th): http://www.facebook.com/events/812389082116513/

Rocky Horror Tribute Show feat. Hot Patootie (Nov. 1st): https://www.facebook.com/events/741710149226268/

Laura Stevenson + Solids + The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey (Nov. 3rd): https://www.facebook.com/events/380600072094988/


*How to join up on Jacketpages*

  1. Go to jacketpages.gatech.edu
  2. Login using your GT account
    1. Create an account if you don’t already have one
  3. Follow this link (http://jacketpages.gatech.edu/organizations/view/27894) and click “Join Organization”
  4. Give yourself a pat on the back. You did it!
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07 Oct

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 10/6/2014

This week’s events

Wednesday: Punk Percussion Protest with Chad Miller drum-off + more (https://www.facebook.com/events/1472719829657216)

Thursday: ”Autumn Leaves” @ Open Mic Night (https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237)

Friday: JamesFest! with CCR tribute, exStellarator, Organ Machines + Cerebral Honey (https://www.facebook.com/events/709292405815738/)

Saturday day: ATL Pride Parade in Piedmont Park (http://atlantapride.org/)

Saturday night: UTC Benefit Concert feat. Man Up, Yancey + Sex Jams + Supreme World Emperors + more (http://www.lost-n-found.org/https://www.facebook.com/events/628514183936458/)


Attendance: 47

Officer Reports

Advertising Officer (Krish): This Saturday we have ATL Pride Night at 8 pm featuring Man Up, Yancey and Sex Jams. We need two workers for the show.

Advertising Officer (Sid): If you’re in one of the New Bands Showcase bands, schedule a photo shoot time with me (email valerielowe22@gmail.com).

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list or haven’t signed up for Jacketpages, talk to me after the meeting!

Treasurer: Dues are $10/year, practice fees are now reduced to $10 for the rest of the semester, and locker fees are $5/month (we don’t have any available, but you can get on the waiting list if you want. Also, we’re gonna have a UTC girls night at some point in the future! (Jared’s not invited.) If you’re interested (and also a girl), email carolinewalden94@gmail.com.

Booking Officer: Friday is JamesFest! We’re looking for people who like CCR and want to help us sing some of the songs. Sign up on the sheet!

Vice President: All of our drum stuff has come in and now we have two drum sets! (We still need a snare stand, but otherwise we’re good.) That means we can double book practices all the time now. Also, make sure you notify the GSMs when you leave practice early (and email me if you have any issues)

  • Priority Request Forms: If you have done something for the space, fill out the form so you can schedule practice time early!

Senior Hugs Officer: If I haven’t hugged you yet, come talk to me after the meeting. If I have, come give me a hug after the meeting.

Historian (Claire): We have nothing to report this week. We’re working on it.

Open Mic Officer: My name’s Bailey, and I’m the new Open Mic hostess! Open mic night is this Thursday – signups start at 8 pm, show starts at 8:30. This week’s theme is Autumn Leaves. See you there!

Historian (Meredith): If you’re a girl and want to form an all girls band, come talk to me after the meeting (or email me at mjacobs36@gatech.edu).

IT Officer: I got in an accident last week, so I wasn’t able to do anything. You wouldn’t have been able to see it anyways.

Minister of Propaganda: The first issue of Lint & Loose Change is still available! The second issue is in progress, and the due date for submissions is this Friday! Send submissions to acounsellor3@gatech.edu. That issue will be out a week or two after Fall Break. LLC meetings are Sundays at 2 pm (no meeting during Fall Break, though).

General Manager: Nothing to report. Also, it’s bright in here now.

Equipment Manager: We’re having sound class this week! Nick Shooter is holding a tutorial for using Reaper tonight from 8-10 pm in CULC 443 today. Also, if you’re doing double-booking for practice and you find that we don’t have something that you need, just email me.

  • Jared: all emails are on gtmn.org under the Contacts tab.

President: If you don’t have a copy of our October Social Calendar, I can give you a copy after the meeting.

General Announcements

James: I’m running daytime open mic tomorrow from 12-2 pm! If you want to come by and play a song or help me run it, that would be awesome.

Alex P.: I made this week’s UTC Spotify playlist! It’s good for walking to class. Enjoy! If you want to make your own playlist, talk to Leland.

Chad: I’m going to be holding a drum-off this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at noon, directly in front of the fundamentalist Christian protesters. Join me! Bring things to make noise.

Leland: I’m looking to write another restaurant review for Lint & Loose Change (the first one is extremely popular  in the 2nd issue that hasn’t come out yet), so if you want to do that with me, come talk to me after the meeting. I’m probably going to Cook-Out.

Evan: I’m looking for people to do music with! Looking for people who don’t want to make their career out of music, but can put a lot of time into it. I’m a multi-instrumentalist, and I have my own practice space (and mics)! I like all genres.

Tanika: I bought spider webs! I’m planning on decorating UTC with cool spooky things after the meeting. Join me!

Christian: I’m one of the beginning guitar instructors. We’re having a session tonight at 8:30. There are also sessions on Wednesday and Friday, so if you can’t make it tonight let me know.

Chris: I’m doing drum lessons this Thursday from 6-7 pm. If you aren’t already on the Facebook group or can’t make it this week, talk to me after the meeting.

Jared: I’m one of the vocal teachers. My lessons are from 5-6 pm on Tuesdays. We’ll be going over stage antics and such.

  • ATL Pride Night is this Saturday! Supreme World Emperors + Man Up, Yancey + Sex Jams (from Austria!) + and Rebecca Flax. Benefits from the show are going to Lost and Found. It’s a great cause.
  • There’s also a huge festival at Piedmont Park that weekend, so if you want to go let me know! Email me at jared.r.mcgrath@gmail.com.
  • Two more things: Ashley and I are taking a road trip to Asheville at some point over fall break. If you want to come with us, talk to me after the meeting. Also, if you have any issues or questions with the New Bands Showcase, email newbandsGT@gmail.com.

Archie: About Asheville – it’s a) a great day trip, b) a little bit cold sometimes, and c) where the Moog showcase store is located. It’s awesome, you should check it out.

Tony: I’m one of the other beginning guitar teachers. We won’t have the Friday class this week, but normally it’s Fridays from 5-6 pm.

Sid: I hate fire alarms at 3:15 am.

Miscellaneous Links

October Social Calendar (updated): http://i.imgur.com/NcFCxj9.jpg

This week’s UtC Spotify playlist (courtesy of Alex):  https://play.spotify.com/user/peljo1/playlist/37gq5Rz3dUV64n3LeMsFW0

Open Mic (Thursdays 8pm-11pm or everyone’s done): https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

JamesFest 2014 (Oct. 10th): https://www.facebook.com/events/709292405815738

ATL Pride Night show (Oct. 11th): https://www.facebook.com/events/628514183936458/


Other Upcoming Shows

Ground Rules + Supreme World Emperors + The Taints + The Quarks (Oct. 24th): https://www.facebook.com/events/284856598364386/

A Tribute to Weezer’s Blue Album (Oct. 25th): https://www.facebook.com/events/762668353796659/

Self Defense Family + Restorations + Word Travels Fast (Oct. 28th): https://www.facebook.com/events/812389082116513/

Rocky Horror Tribute Show feat. Daniel Hearn’s Hot Patootie (Nov. 1st): https://www.facebook.com/events/741710149226268/

Laura Stevenson + Solids + The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey (Nov. 3rd): https://www.facebook.com/events/380600072094988/

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30 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/29/2014

This Week in Musician’s Network

Thursday: Geekapalooza Comedy Night (https://www.facebook.com/events/1481501208772480/)

Saturday: Pumpkins, T-Shirts, Voodoo Reggae Thingamabobber (https://www.facebook.com/events/1489677461284896/)


Attendance: 67


Kishore: I’m the new president! We’ve had some the recent officer changes, effective until the next elections.

  • Caroline = new Treasurer
  • Ashley = new Minister of Propaganda
  • Bailey = new Open Mic Officer

Officer Reports

Vice President: We are now going to have a new special priority request method! If you do something special for MN (i.e. do unpaid work for a show), you can get 1 practice time booked a week in advance! Details are going to be on the Google form, which you should fill out here: tinyurl.com/utcprf

  • Also: On Saturday we’re going to be having a pumpkin carving/decorating/t-shirt screen printing event! Afterwards there’ll be a football tailgate thing. More on that later.

Booking Officer: On October 10th we have Me-fest! Playing will be exStellarator, SU(2), The Organ Machines, and CCR live band karaoke! If you’re interested in coming to the event and singing one of these songs, come talk to me after the meeting. Also, shows need workers! Sign up on the whiteboard behind the desk. Perks include getting experience running shows and getting priority practice points.

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list or haven’t signed up for Jacketpages, talk to me after the meeting.

Treasurer: I’m the person that will take your money! Dues are $10 per year , practice fees are $15 per semester, and locker fees are $5 per month (none available, but you can get on the waiting list). Remember, you can’t book practice time without paying dues.

Advertising Officer (Sid): If you’re part of the New Bands Showcase, I’ll be taking pictures of your band. Come schedule time with me (or email valerielowe22@gmail.com).

Open Mic Officer: Thursday’s Open Mic theme is laughter! This week, open mic will run from 7:45-8:45 pm because we’ll be hosting the Geekapalooza Comedy event at 9. If Jared brings food, there will be food.

IT Officer: I’m the internal technology officer, and boy is my technology internal. Much like last week, the stuff I’ve been doing can’t be seen.

General Manager: Last Saturday was the best thing ever because things are organized now. Thanks to everyone who came out to help! Also, this Saturday we’re carving pumpkins and putting them on display at UTC! We’ll also potentially be putting up cobwebs and other cool creepy things.

Equipment Manager: When you practice and run shows, please try to keep the space organized. Clean up after yourself so it can feel awesome and clean all the time! Today, we’re going to have sound class – Nick Shooter is teaching a tutorial on Reaper  (digital audio workstation). Also, if you want an instrument, packets of Nerds make great kazoos.

Historian (Meredith): If you didn’t get a calendar at the door, I’ll get you one later. While we were cleaning up this weekend, we found a bunch of cool stuff!

Minister of Propaganda: We need flyers for our events! If you want to help out with advertising stuff, come talk to me so we can organize a new Ministry of Propaganda meeting. Also, the first edition of Lint & Loose Change is still available (now in Easter colors!). For the 2nd issue, we’re still taking submissions (until October 10th) and the issue will come out around October 15th. LLC meetings are at 2pm every Sunday  at the round tables outside UTC. Also also, come talk to me after the meeting if you went to Saturday’s show – I want to interview you!

Historian (Jed): [hands out more calendars]

Senior Hugs Officer: If you feel that you haven’t been hugged enough, or if you have, please come hug me after the meeting

Advertising Officer (Krish): You may have seen me dancing very awkwardly and violently at the show. Calendar events:

  • Geekapalooza, Saturday’s tailgate, Jamesfest, ATL pride on Oct 11th (there’ll be a band from Vienna), Ground Rules show on Oct 24th, Weezer on Oct 25th, and the Rocky Horror Picture Show cover band on Nov 1st
  • Also, I made a dumb: we don’t have a meeting on October 13th (unless you want to meet one on one with me).

General announcements

Leland:Two things.

  1. Tentative question: we have a free weekend on the 18th. Do we want to have a picnic? [Survey says: YES]
  2. Tanika made this week’s Spotify playlist! Check it out here.

James: I’ll be hosting daytime open mic at UtC from 12-2 pm on Tuesday October 7th!

Jared: If you want to help the CCR cover band sing songs, check the signup sheet that James made.

  • This Saturday, 12-4 pm: carving pumpkins, screenprinting t-shirts, decorating UTC
  • 4 pm-infinity: eating beef patties, listening to reggae, and generally having a good time
  • Do we want to have an official UtC entry for this year’s homecoming events? [Survey says: meh]
  • New Bands Showcase: Sid is scheduling times to do band portraits, and I’ll be scheduling times for you guys to meet with me. Meet me outside after the MN meeting (or email newbandsGT@gmail.com).

Evan: Victor Vino and I are forming an experimental electronic group (ambiance < x < drone). We’re still looking for a singer, I think, but come talk to me regardless if you’re interested. Also, I like doing general music things and am looking for people to play with. Generally interested in doing as much music as I can. I’m a multi-instrumentalist, and I have my own practice space. Not available for other New Bands Showcase bands. Email me at cemahaffey@gatech.edu.

Chris: I teach intermediate guitar lessons. We meet Sundays at noon at UtC. If you’re interested in joining in, you can contact me at chris_fadden@yahoo.com.

Ethan: My beginning guitar class will start this Wednesday at 12 pm. If anyone’s interested in a beginning Chinese class, talk to me later. That’ll start at 6 pm this Wednesday.

Tony D’Arienzo: I teach beginning guitar lessons Fridays at 5 pm. If you’re interested, contact me at jdarienzo1@gatech.edu.

Casey: If anyone’s looking for a guitarist, let me know! I play mostly rock. Contact me at casey.crowe1@gmail.com.

Miscellaneous links

October Social Calendar: http://i.imgur.com/IPKrtve.png

UTC curated Spotify playlist (courtesy of Tanika!): https://play.spotify.com/user/129062230/playlist/6NMahkdo8tgZypy0OFo7i7

Open mic/Geekapalooza: https://www.facebook.com/events/1481501208772480/

Halloween decorating + Voodoo Reggae thing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489677461284896/


Free Group Lessons:

All are welcome, all group classes are FREE!

[Beginner Guitar]

[Intermediate Guitar]

[Advanced Guitar]

[Drums Lessons]

[Voice & Stage Presence]

[Bass Lessons]


Fun photos from this weekend:

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23 Sep

Musician’s Network Meeting Minutes 9/22/2014

Posted by Secretary 3 comments

Attendance: 59

Booking Officer: We have a show this Saturday! It’s The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey + The Frutones + The Future Babes. Also, if you want to learn to work a show, come to the show early on Saturday (around 7 pm) and you can watch how set-up works.

Equipment Manager: We have a studio! And our previous tech difficulties have been resolved. You can record in the studio for a fee of $20 an hour. Also, we’ll be having sound class after the meeting focusing on recording, so hang out after the meeting  if you want to join in.

Open Mic Officer: This Thursday we’re having a joint open mic with Erato (Tech’s arts & literature club). They’ll be bringing a bunch of awesome snacks. This week’s theme is Ninjas!

Senior Hugs Officer: Come hug me after the meeting!

Vice President: I’m wearing wool pants! Don’t be frightened. Come to me after the meeting if you want practice time.

Advertising Officer (Krish) Nothing to report. If you want to talk about Walter White, we can do that.

Advertising Officer (Ashley) Lint & Loose Change just got our first issue printed! Take a copy or more! Give them to people. More will be printed soon. Meetings are at 2 pm by the round tables outside UTC. We’re taking submissions for our 2nd issue, which are due by Oct 10th.

Minister of Propaganda: Most of the new bands have been ironed out by now. If you’re part of the New Bands Showcase, make sure your whole band joins the Facebook event for announcements and updates. And if you’re interested in voice/frontman lessons, come talk to me.

Advertising Officer (Sid): If you’re in the New Bands Showcase, I’ll be taking pictures of your band.

IT Officer: I mess with the website sometimes. I’ve been making changes you can’t see yet.

Secretary: If you want to join the mailing list or haven’t signed up for Jacketpages, talk to me after the meeting.

Treasurer: Dues are $10 per year (stay tuned for t-shirt news), practice fees are $15 per semester, and locker fees are $5 per month (none available, but you can get on the waiting list).

General Manager: On Saturday, we will be having a fun pizza party type thing going on.

*Historian position election*:

  • Candidates: Claire, Jed, Meredith, & Josh
  • Results: Everybody wins! Congratulations, guys!

General announcements:

Elliott: I’m looking for someone to go to airborne toxic event concert with this Saturday. Tickets are ~$25. If you’re interested let me know.

Leland: I’m starting a weekly  UTC-curated Spotify playlist! I made the first playlist (link below) of what I think is good study music. If you’re interested in helping curate some playlists, let me know. Also, the open daytime staff position has been filled.

Nick Shooter: VGDev is a student-led club that makes video games! We’re desperately looking for people to make music for video games.

Archie: Nic’s hat is fantastic.

Anna: Thanks for everyone who came to Moon Tunes last week! It was awesome. Also, this year’s Homecoming artist is Hoodie Allen!

Shaiv: Looking for people to go with to the Yellowcard concert on Oct 28th at The Masquerade. If you’re interested, contact me at batman@gatech.edu.

Andrew: I run a jazz band and we’re still looking for a guitarist! You should come talk to me if you’re interested.


  • Anybody interested in doing drum lessons should come talk to me so we can figure out when it should happen.
  • This Wednesday, exStellarator, SU(2), Killer Eskimos, and my band The Organ Machines are playing at The Music Room! Unfortunately, it’s 21+ (sorry!). Tix are $7 at door, $5 beforehand, and if you need a ride you should talk to Jared after the meeting.

Tony: I just released an album! You can listen to it on Spotify. Also, the album is going to be reviewed in the Technique this week, so you should definitely check that out!


  • For the weekend of Halloween, who’d be interested in having a Rocky Horror Picture Show cover band (called Hot Patootie) play at UTC? Also, who wants to go see the midnight showing at the Plaza Theater?
  • There is a ska show happening here in November before ! Ye Flask (10 person ska band), El Chupaskabra, Hermits of Suburbia, and a rare appearance by Champagne Room.
  • The MGRs are playing here on Saturday! The Frutones, Man Up, Yancey, and The Future Babes. It’s gonna be an amazing show with a ton of people,

Stearns: I’m celebrating my birthday (again) this weekend. My parents are going to be there, so be there!

Miscellaneous links:

Leland’s curated Spotify playlist: http://open.spotify.com/track/4m8ttWM8IKXyhpv89E867J

exStellarator + SU(2) + Killer Eskimos + The Organ Machines @ The Music Room: https://www.facebook.com/events/809251515763279/ (meet at UTC at 8:30 for carpool, courtesy of Jared)

Open Mic (Thursdays 8pm-11pm or everyone’s done): https://www.facebook.com/groups/695540757126237/

Pizza Party Tidy Up (Sep. 27th @ 12-4 pm): https://www.facebook.com/events/462711440537688

The Merry Go Rounds + Man Up, Yancey + The Future Babes + The Frutones (Sep. 27th @ 8pm): https://www.facebook.com/events/947892495225999/

New Bands Showcase: https://www.facebook.com/events/715081548529547/

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