David – If I understand correctly, at first you had the idea to book already established performers, but then you shifted to booking burgeoning artists, some who had even never performed before an audience, to help them in their first steps.
We were looking for a way to find women to play at our parties and we were also understanding that there is a reason why they are not performing, why they are not showing their music to the public.
Agata – Yeah, exactly, because we obviously knew bands, especially from abroad, that we liked, and we would love to book and have their concerts happening in Warsaw
David – Events like yours need to be hosted in welcoming venues to thrive. Where do the G*TTF parties take place?
Agata – We used different venues and clubs. The first club was kind of like a cafe/restaurant during the daytime which became a small alternative venue by night. The reason we started organizing Girls* To The Front there first was that they were very open. They didn’t really care about profits.
They were allowing us to make a party with the risk that no one’s going to come, the risk of having not much of a turnout and no profits from the bar. It was already a venue where other concerts, other parties were happening, and our friends were spending all their time there.
After some time when we attracted bigger crowds, we started switching between different venues. Sometimes we were invited to come, in other cases we were reaching out because we knew that the vibe of the place was better for this particular gig.