Little over one month to meet you all in London, and we're at full speed now. Hope we can make it worth your while; hope everybody loves this as much as we do. The Echelon is so divided right now. Some hate the new era, some hate the old school Echelon, some can't respect the band's wishes and promote piracy. We will never agree on everything, but we need to learn how to discuss as a family. This is our purpose
We know some people don't understand the concept of the Conference. "What is it for? We can get together as Echelon anyday, anywhere." Yes, we can. But from our experience it is hard to gather more than 5, 10 people at each time. Besides getting more of "us" together, we wanted a place to discuss the state of the Echelon, to look back at what Mars accomplished, to hear stories from Echelon that come from other places of the world.
This is our purpose: getting together as a Family, not only as a group of music lovers that occasionally meets.
We want to have an unforgettable night convo on Saturday night and there are a lot of pubs and clubs around the Camden Area. Do share your experiences there if you have them, or just tell us what would you like to do. Dance to party anthems? Go to a rock bar? Drink shots till 2am? This is our night and we want to make the most of it. Come forward Echelon!
Looking back to photos from last year's Conference it's impossible not to get chills. Meeting so many people from around the world, hearing about the many shades of what it means to be an Echelon, seeing how much fun people had, both at the events and the after party, it just made everything worth it. Those were magical days none of us will forget. I just hope we can make it as fun and lovely and exciting and unforgettable this year. Hopefully yes. Wherever the Echelon gets together, some pretty amazing things go down.
Thanks for being a part of this journey, whether you're coming to London or not.
So tickets are being sold and things being arranged. We have secured a venue for the Conference and the only thing we need now is to be able to pay for it... believe me, it was a hard task. Hotels & conference facilities in London are super expensive, even worst considering how much stronger the pound is regarding the Euro and the Dollar. But we are on track and we'll announce it pretty soon :) it is in the Camden area. We're also trying to figure out some accommodation options in the area, so that we all stay close to each other and have a rocking Conference. Some people will travel earlier to London to get around the town, so if you're planning on doing so let us know!
Thank you for believing in us and fighting for Mars. We will do our best to give you the most awesome Echelon Gathering to date. Full of fun, debates, some singing, some dancing and a lot of friend-making. We would like to have this free for everyone but venues are quite expensive and there's no way we can afford all by ourselves. So thank you if you come, if you share a weekend of your life with us, if you reward us with your presence and your laugh and your emotions. We are one big family that almost never gets together.
That's why we're here.
PROVEHITO IN ALTUM