I'm trying to set up a page for concert news (on different venues for different bands and of course with multiple bands per gig) etc...
I was glad to find this component, so I installed it
But then I saw this "only one band" thing, what meant to me, that gigCal is complete worthless for me.
Now I'm happy to see, that my problem is already adressed here.
So I have some things to say about:
I have some concerts with far more than 4 bands and I wouldn't call this a festival. E.g. a show with 5-6 bands, mostly playing under 30 minutes. And this isn't an exception, it's the standard.
But why differ between Festival and multiple Band gigs?
85 Bands per Gig/Festival would be enough for me. But I think, there are a couple of festivals with more than 85. Okay, the difference between a gig and a festival could be, that a festival has a title like "Wacken Open Air" or so (Sometimes a Tour of some Bands also has a title..). So it could make sense to differ, but I wouldn't limit a gig
to a count of under 5-6 bands...
To the discussion on starting times: Sometimes I even don't know the open doors or starting time of the whole event, so this should be optional. And in 99% of all gigs the exactly starting times of each band are unknown. On real festivals you have in 80% the starting times.
I have no idea, what the extension to multiple gigs looks like...
I could imagine 2 different types of entering multiple bands:
1 drop down menue for the first band and dann a "add next band" link, which opens a new drop down. And so on.... (But I think, this would be very uncomfortable to manage... (to much mouse interaction..
No drop down. Only type all bands, seperated by comma or plus or something else (but keep in mind, that some bands might have a comma in their names...) and the extension connects the typed artists directly with the database, if available.
For me it's unnecessary to have artists with profiles.
Up to now, if have no gigs scheduled, so it's no problem for me, if this feature would change the database.
I would be very pleased, if I could get a pre-version of the actual developement version