To stop the closure of live music at The Bendigo Hotel, in Collingwood

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Dave Croft
7 years ago
Live music is a way for artists to express emotions of theie own and of the composers who create

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Elliot Burton
7 years ago
Far too many live music venues closing down for similar reasons.

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Brenton Page
7 years ago
Because live music is apart of our culture, not just as Australians, but as humans! It has to live on!

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luke Williams
7 years ago
Because live music culture is important to Australia.

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joachim whitefield
7 years ago
human Rights

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Rowena Reusse
7 years ago
We need live music venues

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alan gojak
7 years ago
BECAUSE I SUPPORT MUSIC AND GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY

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Amanda Bear
7 years ago
Melbourne is culture! don't make it like every other monogamous, stereotypical formulated product of western civilisation. I've lived in many Australian cities, and in Australia and internationally, Melbourne is the place to be. I've been enjoying live music at venues like this for 22 years now. It is who we are. For the culture, for the tourist dollars, what ever reason you justify , preserve the Bendigo hotel as a live music venue.

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Greg Appleby
7 years ago
this venue is awesome, stop moving near venues then complaining about noise yuppy scum

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Susan Butler
7 years ago
Surely there are better, less drastic ways of dealing with neighbour complaints than having to close down yet another inner-city pub and live-music venue. The effect of stopping live music has far-reaching cultural and economic impacts. Do we want yet another pub to be turned into ugly apartments or do we want engaging community hubs, which is what the last of the inner-city pubs offer. Melbourne is renowned for its live-music and pub culture -- it's part of what's made it one of the world's most liveable cities -- but each closure of an inner-city pub because of neighbour complaints (e.g. Empress) changes the shape and culture of our city in a way that will be difficult to reverse. The lack of a vibrant live-music scene affects tourism and tourists' impression of Melbourne. Do we want Melbourne to be a bland city in which live music is only held at a handful of non-intimate venues only open to 'famous' artists (e.g. Rod Laver Arena, U2) or do we want to nurture a local music scene by accommodating live music in inner-city pubs? Yes, the demography of the inner city is changing, and a balance needs to be found between the, in this instance, competing interests of neighbours and businesses. But the wholesale ban of live music from the Bendigo seems to be an action out of proportion to the problem and, in the long term, set a dangerous precedent.