THE A.S. REVIEW
“All-ages music and the right to enjoy music and express yourself is a human right. Once people cross the invisible line of being
21, they forget that music is for everyone,” Eide said. “Having safe, well-managed, all-ages music venues reminds people that everybody is equal and that we all have a right to enjoy great live music and express
"The main difference between Bellingham and Seattle is there's a lot of intermingling," says Carlton Eide, talent buyer at the Old Foundry, a newer all-ages venue in downtown Bellingham... "There's only three or four major music venues, so there's not a huge choice of places to go... By having fewer choices you get people trying out more new things, and there's a lot of bands checking each other out no matter what their genre."
Eide says there is this time right before a [large show with a guarantee] called the “throw-up phase” from when the doors open to around 11 p.m., when the venue hasn’t filled yet. “People in Bellingham don’t buy presale tickets and usually don’t show up until much later in the night, it is something that is unique to Bellingham.”