this is kind of timely as i watched this last night.
from a band perspective, if you want the gig to start ealier then you need all the punters to turn up early, most gigs i've played the bands are happy to play early if they have an audience to play to, gigs just start late cause thats when the crowd turns up.
i have played many times to an almost empty room only to watch as everyone shows up after the second band has finished, and my friends complain about missing my bands because they turned up at 11.
i think it's a vicious cycle that started in the late 90s, the crowed wanted to seem cool by being fashionably late and so the bands just waited till they showed up now it's the norm and no one can change it.
IMO the KA has gone down hill in recent months not sure whats going on but i have no desire to play there anymore and the room hire fee has doubled for weekend shows so now you have to sell it out before you can make any $$ from the show.
i just love the cost per bed line designed to stir up some public furor.
p.s. check this out for good use of shipping containers (and its local)
I went and had a great time, and yeah it was nice to see young people (although I guess I was one of them) and even shock horror.... women! on sunday, it made a nice change from all the fat rich men on saturday and the oddness of the "do" on friday.
also my advice compass box canto cask.
it's from a single cask! and every country has a different cask, NZ's one is very good!
Dan get yourself a copy of R-studio. i just used it to recover my friends Raid 0 after the motherboard died i'm pretty sure it'll work on JBOD. it's very powerful recovery software and it's saved my ass a couple of times now (crappy WD drives)
Microsoft offer free techsupport for problems relating to windows updates call them and they'll help you get it up and running.
P.S same applies for service packs, viruses and new install problems.
in my experience they can get it fixed within 20min