description of/satisfaction with:
the scene at the beginning of the 90’s was better.
maybe globally the world is more conservative.
there are too few people working in/on the scene.
after the fall of the berlin wall it was popular to play and find venues for “revolutionary” music, but now people are more comfortable and busy with keeping a “good” living standard.
few people are active in a non-commercial independent-type scene.
maybe in 10 years there will be another revolutionary wave and/or a spread of the anti-globalization movement.
there are good ideas out there musically, but no audience for them.
i am satisfied. i visit all kinds of experimental shows and festivals. i think nothing has changed.
there is the same amount of creative-thinking people as there was 20 or 30 years ago, but the visibility of pop music is much greater.
there are many underground bands, but it’s hard to find a place to play. venues are very commercially-minded.
the keczkemét fringe festival attracts twice as many applicants every year, otherwise, the only resources for emerging bands are sponsored talent shows.
i tried to organize some hungarian shows for a foreign band with minimum requirements and it was very hard to find anyone to host them.
the internet is the main source for discovering bands.
indy.hu is a good resource.
use an example from budapest in which people are organizing concerts in rehearsal rooms. bands from the rehearsal rooms pool their money and resources to host bands and pay for their travel and food expenses.
reduce the size of events in order to survive.