news & updates / January 05, 2003


Zehnchronicity Thank You
transmission: website / voicemail


On behalf of the entire Drop Bass Network crew we want to say THANKS to everyone who attended our 10th annual New Year's Eve event Zehnchronicity : A Soundtrack for Life held right here in our good old hometown of Milwaukee USA. More than that, we want to thank you for the past ten great years of New Year's celebrations!

Man oh man, TEN years...that's a long time to be doing the same thing every December 31st. Over the last few years we've sworn up and down we weren't going to be doing another DBN_NYE event. However, at the end of the day we decided making it an even ten in a row couldn't hurt. And are we glad we did...what a night it was! A great time was had by all of us and it also seemed like most of the people in the place had a blast. Everyone really needed another night like that one.

We've received an overwhelming amount of great feedback at the event and since the event on our voicemails, through email, and in a number of Midwest forums. Let us know what you thought. We like to hear your comments; good, bad, or otherwise.

We also want to give a shout out to all of the performers who made the the occasion memorable with a great night of music and to everyone involved with the production who stepped it up and took the way a party should look, sound, and feel to another level. Great stuff all around.

Don't forget we were celebrating for a cause with Zehnchronicity. Everyone who came through the door was asked to pick who they would like to see benefited from a list of thirteen local and national charities and organizations.

A portion of the proceeds from the event was to be earmarked to benefit these charities and organizations according to the percentage of votes each received. At the end of the day 25% (yes 1/4th!) of the events profit was donated. Originally we would have liked to donate something to every one of the charities and organizations, but unfortunately we fell a little short of the goal we hoped for. We decided instead to benefit the top ten so that each of the donations would make more of a difference.

Here is the result (near 80% through the door submitted a vote):

Toys for Tots Foundation 12%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 11%
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies 11%
Wisconsin Humane Society 10%
Habitat for Humanity International 9%
Nation Rifle Association 8%
American Second Harvest of Wisconsin 8%
American Red Cross 7%
Special Olympics 7%
Hunger Task Force 6%
Channel 10/36 Friends 4%
Unicef 4%
Dancesafe 3%

We thank you and so does each of the charities and organizations above. Now doesn't that make you feel good about partying all night?

Have a great '03 and we'll see you on the bus this summer at Even Furthur.

Kurt and the rest of the Drop Bass Network