My name is Tamas. I'm 24 years old and decided to run this campaign to save something which is about to fall apart.
I was born in Oradea - Romania, and lived here all my life.
I love my city and i'm really not planning to leave it, unless there is absolutely no other choice...
In 2008, after a charming Halloween party, (where my friends literally dragged me to) i started to get interested in event promoting and nightlife. It's now a full-time job for me that offers the possibility to make hundreds and sometimes thousands of people truly happy, and carefree, after a stressful week of work.
As a young unprepared teenager, it was extremely hard for me to face the difficulties of event promoting and the cruelty of the music industry but somehow (i don't know why, i don't consider myself a "strong" person) i didn't quit. At the age of 20 i have wasted a lot of money and energy and i was suffering from serious depression and anxiety.. However, in the following 3 years, things started to work out pretty nicely. I got used to "the industry" and the obstacles that may pop up. At this point, i have learned that when somethings seems too good to be true than it probably is.
On the 30th October 2015, something terrible happened in our capital Bucuresti... A nightclub called "Colectiv" took fire and 64 people lost their lives in the accident.
The following day it was a worldwide subject... "Romanian nightclubs are not secure enough for the public". Local authorities started to shot down several nightclubs one after another, even if the conditions where more than decent. The remaining club owners started to close their venues gates voluntarily, fearing the sever consequences. At this point my city, Oradea, has no functioning nightclub. Only pubs, beer-houses, restaurants and wedding halls.
The lack of musical and cultural events slowly destroys everything, we and other promoters were fighting for to keep alive. IF we can't find a location that meets the specific regulations provided by the law, we will be forced to suspend our activity...BUT we did. A few months ago we obtained a large industrial hall in the center of the city which has the capacity of 800/1000 persons. Unfortunately it requires rehabilitation. (Proper air conditioning, one extra exit point, painting, new windows, and a sprinkler type fire extinguishing system must be installed). The total cost of the investment is 10.000 Euros +, This amount represents 200% of our available budget (5000 Eur.)
Help us reach our goal of saving something that needs to be saved. Help us create a place where people find relief and magic finds a home. Help us protect a culture that brings us joy, unity and good vibes.