#1) Longevity of The 8x10.
Purity of music. Unity of minds. Personal Enjoyment. In That Order.
#2) The 8x10 is the building, the staff, the bands & the audience.
The 8x10 includes the 4 walls and all they encompass. Take responsibility for The 8x10. This includes yourself and everything around you
#3) Either by action OR BY INACTION, do no harm to The 8x10. (See #2.)
#4) The 8x10 shall police itself so the OTHER police don't feel they need to!
If you see something that isn't cool, say something to someone
#5) Even if you think The 8x10 is a safe place, doesn't mean it is.
Be smart, trust no one and don't spin out of control
#6) 2:00AM is the hour of closing and the hour of closing shall remain 2:00AM
As it is written in the book of the board of liquors, never shall the hour of closing exceed 2:00AM although earlier it may be. Doeth the right thingth & leaveth.
#7) The smoke & the smell stand out like a sore thumb, even if your are just one hitting on a cigarette to get a nicotine fix
Dont give some asshole a reason to call the Liquor Board on us. (See #3)
#8) ALL smoking shall be done outside, around the corner on Patapsco Street.
THE BALTIMORE CITY POLICE WILL ENTER THE BUILDING IF WE HAVE PATRONS BLOCKING THE SIDEWALK.
#9) Your right to enjoy yourself ends when you prevent others from enjoying themselves.
Life is too short, music is too fleeting to let some asshole ruin it. Be tolerant, to a point, then be polite, then get a bartender.
#10) The stage is a sacred place for musicians to transport us all to greater heights
It's not your coat rack, purse shelf, drink table or dance floor. The dressing rooms are the place where bands go to prepare for their show. No one thinks it's cool that you snuck backstage and forced yourself into their world, except you. So don't do it. Period. Respect it.