The Victoria Event Centre (VEC) was established in 2003 and ...
Open / Operational
Tent City & Wet Cigarette | Friday, October 1st
Doors: 8PM | Show: 9PM
All-Ages | ID Required For Alcohol Service
Purchase tickets at: https://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca
Tent City is a three-piece post-punk band from Victoria, BC. The band is comprised of Christian Hardy (bass, vocals), Neil Croswell (drums), and Seamus R-L (guitar, vocals). The name Tent City was chosen out of the band's frustration with how the growing homeless and underprivileged population in our community continue to be neglected by those in positions of power.
Wet Cigarette plays punk rock music in Victoria BC. They play a mix of drums, guitar, bass, voice and can also sing. They have played in several public and private parties across Canada. They have toured the United States, England, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Finland and now have a Facebook page. Wet Cigarette is a cool band. They play punk music for the little people.
The rules: -don't stop a show for them -don't get suspended -don't get fucked up on copious amounts of medication -don't be a dick.
Tho they have set times for their shows, they often play multiple times in a night. So use that to your advantage if you have a favor to ask them. Their music style is raw, aggressive, no-holds-barred… No fuck that. For these 5 crazy kids, the war is real. Its thick crust crusty crustcore crust and equal parts race car, Marcellus Jackson, and modern punk, original inspired vocals, jarring country charm, fuzzy riffs and dramatic rock and roll rhythms, as well as some nod to folk, ska, and original style straight outta the wild west that is India. A literal and figurative portrayal of life in the wild. They began their career at the Blackwater Pistol Club and started strong. Their sound is heavily influenced by hardcore punk. Their songs include "badeblades saved my life", "big beans", "FRANK BAMBINO", and "International Googly Moogly." The band is also known for their lyrical content, especially the infamous lines such as "Shout out to the dumber zebras."
In the event that public health restrictions prevent this event from going ahead, all tickets purchased for this event will automatically be valid for the next rescheduled date. Refunds will be made available as needed - please email [email protected] to arrange.
≫ COVID Safety Info ≪
▪︎ Due to COVID-19, there will be a limit of 80 tickets available for purchase. Tables will be seated in the venue once the whole group has arrived.
▪︎ Tickets should be purchased online in advance, through our website, to ensure availability. If space remains, additional tickets will be available at the door.
▪︎ The bar will provide table service. Instead of going up to the bar, a server will visit you to take orders and to clear empty glassware.
▪︎ Masks are required, except when seated at your table. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you.
▪︎ Unfortunately, we cannot allow mingling between tables or dancing. If you’re feeling the groove, we encourage you to shimmy in your seat!
▪︎ Beginning September 13th, in accordance with Provincial Health Order, all ticketholders will be required to show proof of vaccination at the door in order to attend. More information about the BC Vaccine Card is available at https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html
Read the VEC's full Covid safety plan here:
≫ Safer Spaces ≪
▪︎ At the VEC there is zero tolerance for any type of racist, sexist, ableist, fatphobic, transphobic or homophobic behaviour. By purchasing a ticket and attending this event, you agree to conduct yourself with the utmost respect for everyone at this event. In the event that you do not, you may be asked to leave without a refund.
▪︎ If you feel uncomfortable at any time, please let a VEC staff person know and we will try to support you in the best way possible.
≫ We're Livestreaming ! ≪
▪︎ The show will also be available as a livestream at facebook.com/VictoriaEventCentre and twitch.tv/victoriaeventcentre
▪︎ This livestream will be available without admission fee.
If you’re able to donate and support these artists and the venue so they can keep it happening, donate here:
▪︎ Credit Card: http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/donate/
▪︎ Etransfer (please put "Tent City/Wet Cigarette in the message line and the password as "livestream"): [email protected]
≫ Land Acknowledgement ≪
▪︎ We would like to gratefully acknowledge that the territory on which this event takes place is on the traditional, stolen, unceded land of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge the rich cultural history of the many peoples and rituals that have been affected by the ongoing process of dispossession and colonialism. We hold this understanding in our interactions and engagements with this land and its people.
≫ Accessibility ≪
▪︎ Our seating is a combination of high tables, bar stools, and cocktail tables with chairs. If you require assistance with this, please make a note when purchasing tickets or contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ There are three multi-user, gender-inclusive bathrooms with stalls. One bathroom has a larger stall with its own sink and a grab bar (more details in the ‘Bathrooms’ section).
▪︎ The Victoria Event Centre currently does not have an operational elevator, and there is one long flight of stairs at the venue entrance. The only way into the VEC is up 27 wood stairs, 11″ deep, 6″ high. There are wooden 2.5” handrails 38” up the wall on each side of the staircase (54” apart, so not graspable on both sides at once. See further details in the ‘Getting Inside’ section)
▪︎ If you would like to attend the event but require assistance with accessing the space, please contact us at [email protected] and VEC staff will do their best to accommodate.
▪︎ Inside the Victoria Event Centre there is a gender inclusive wheelchair accessible washroom that technically fits necessary size dimensions, but is missing a bar and a handrail beside the toilet.There are two stalls in the washroom, but only one of these has been renovated to meet 5'x5' wheelchair clearance.
▪︎ More detailed venue accessibility info is available at:http://www.victoriaeventcentre.ca/attendees/accessibility/