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    Blechblos'n

    This may be a dumb questions but I can't find the answer and I know I'm not the only one wondering.

    From what i understand, Blechblos'n is the entertainment on Friday night just outside the rally grounds. The ad on ON mentions special pricing and ticket info. i realize BMW Motorrad is trying to attract locals to this event, but does this mean rally attendees are also expected to purchase tickets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    This may be a dumb questions but I can't find the answer and I know I'm not the only one wondering.

    From what i understand, Blechblos'n is the entertainment on Friday night just outside the rally grounds. The ad on ON mentions special pricing and ticket info. i realize BMW Motorrad is trying to attract locals to this event, but does this mean rally attendees are also expected to purchase tickets?
    The Motorrad venue is separate from our event. As far as I know we are having our own band(s) that night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newstar View Post
    ... does this mean rally attendees are also expected to purchase tickets?
    If you want to attend the BMW NA event, you have to purchase a ticket. If you have no interest, you don't have to purchase a ticket. Simple as that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fauster View Post
    If you want to attend the BMW NA event, you have to purchase a ticket.
    I guess that I'm a bit confused as to why BMW NA is even having an event at the same time and location as the MOA Rally if it is not part of the rally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robsmoto View Post
    I guess that I'm a bit confused as to why BMW NA is even having an event at the same time and location as the MOA Rally if it is not part of the rally.
    I'm calling it the "Drink the Bavarian Kool-Aid" event. BMW NA knows that the MOA Rally will stir up a bunch of attention in the surrounding areas. So they want to draw in non-MOA folks and generate interest in their products. Kind of like "If you buy one of our bikes, you too can be one of the Happy Rally Goers inside the Fairgrounds!"

    Parasitic marketing at its finest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fauster View Post
    I'm calling it the "Drink the Bavarian Kool-Aid" event. BMW NA knows that the MOA Rally will stir up a bunch of attention in the surrounding areas. So they want to draw in non-MOA folks and generate interest in their products.
    Um, I really don't think that there is going to be that much interest in BMW motorcycles outside the MOA rally. It seems that this marketing idea, directed towards a non-captured market segment, would be better located at other major motorcycle events, e.g., AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days (same weekend as MOA rally), Americade in NY in June, Honda Hoot in Knoxville, Aspencade, etc.

    If BMW NA wants to reward / retain current customers then the "event" which they are sponsoring should have been part of the MOA Rally.

    If the Blechblos'n performance is going to charge admission in addition to the MOA Rally fee, be outside the MOA area, and the MOA is going to have their own concurrent entertainment then BMW NA shouldn't be too surprised if their event has poor attendance.

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    You know, after thought and consideration, yeah, I think we'll pass.
    After all it's a lot better to spend the time with our friends at the rally then go offsite for some promotional entertainment.

    Hope to see each and every one of you there. Pat & I will be helping with registration Wednesdya afternoon and Thursday morning. Stop by and say HELLO!

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    I noticed that the website homepage for today (14 July - Bastille Day) features the Blechblos'n entertainment. My question concerns this concert's association with the BMW MOA rally. If the concert is associated with the rally, why is there an additional cost?

    And if the concert, sponsored by BMW Motorrad USA, is not part of the rally, then why is the MOA providing free publicity (e.g., prominently placed on the homepage)? Why doesn't BMW Motorrad USA just purchase ad space? Is the promotion of the extra-fee concert in exchange for other goods and/or services? How does the MOA club and membership benefit from freely promoting this concert?

    http://www.bmwmoa.org/rally11/local_...national_rally

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    Quote Originally Posted by fauster View Post
    I'm calling it the "Drink the Bavarian Kool-Aid" event. BMW NA knows that the MOA Rally will stir up a bunch of attention in the surrounding areas. So they want to draw in non-MOA folks and generate interest in their products. Kind of like "If you buy one of our bikes, you too can be one of the Happy Rally Goers inside the Fairgrounds!"

    Parasitic marketing at its finest.
    I feel for the VOLUNTEER gate and security folks...going to have their hands full...but you can't say Friday night is without a choice of entertainment... I count four for rally attendees during that time slot...
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    Here is what it actually says:

    "An amazing treat for you: BMW has invited a very famous event band from Germany called "Blechblos'n" to join us for the first time in the USA. This madcap eight-person group is quite possibly the hottest rally band you will ever see and is one of the biggest draws at the Oktoberfest in Munich as well as outdoor festivals all over Europe. The fabulous "Blechblos'n" concert attendance is free."

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    Question

    OK, I'm mostly illiterate on the computer, but i tried to find info on the Blechblos'n band on the websites mentioned in the add and couldn't find a link. Anybody know how to get the info?

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    Lots more here:

    http://www.lonestarcycle.com/bmw/bmwdays1.htm

    AND You can hear their music here:

    http://music.napster.com/artist-musi...st_id=12275191

    AND if you read German, here you go:
    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Die_Blechblos%E2%80%99n

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    Thanks Voni & Gort, but now I really feel stupid.
    I can get the utube links, which really don't say anything and when I click on the lonestarcycles link Voni has I get nothing. So I went on lonestar's main page and for the life of me I can't find any link to the Rally or Blechbos'n.
    Can you give this old cogger any other advice?

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    You know I'm half German, but it will take a lot of hefeweisen to get me to listen to that all night...
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