Metalesque Fest 2016 Waiver of Liability

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Metalesque Fest 2016 Waiver of Liability
(It will be required for performers to sign this waiver in person at the performance venue
before they are allowed to perform. Producers will be obtaining these signatures before
performers are allowed to take the stage.)
“Metalesque Fest 2016” is a show that is operated by producers Hai Fleisch and Rocket.
Go Go Rocket Productions LLC DBA Sign of the Beast Burlesque is responsible for payments
to performers and paid staff of Metalesque Fest 2016.
I. Duties of Performer
As a performer in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I recognize and
acknowledge there are certain risks of physical injury, and I agree to assume the full risk of
injuries, including but not limited to death, damages, or injury to my person or property (or
loss of property due to theft) that I may sustain as a result of participating in any activities
connected with or associated to such program or class. I hereby represent and warrant that
I have the physical ability and skill necessary for my performance and do not have any
limitation, condition or problem which would inhibit my ability to participate properly and
safely. At all times when performing, I agree to limit my activities, as appropriate for my
level of conditioning, skill and experience. I agree not to take any unreasonable risks while
performing or to cause any other persons present to take or be exposed to any
unreasonable risk or harm.
If I choose to interact physically with audience members while performing or at any time
during the programs or events of Metalesque Fest, I agree to assume the full risk of injury
to that person or persons; including but not limited to death, damages, or injury to their
person or property that may be sustained as a result of my actions.
If I become aware of any unusual hazard during the performance, I will immediately stop
performing and bring such hazard to the attention of the nearest Metalesque Fest 2016
volunteer or employee, official or representative immediately.
Furthermore I agree follow any policies set by Metalesque Fest 2016 and its officers, agents,
volunteers, employees, and independent contractors and agree to take full responsibility for
my behavior in addition to any damage I may cause to the facilities, equipment, or staff.
I give consent and permission to Metalesque Fest 2016 and its representatives, as
necessary in their discretion and judgment, to obtain on my behalf any emergency medical
attention and treatment in case of sickness, accident or injury and to secure such medical
attention and treatment at my sole expense.
In addition to the above, the following also applies for specialty performances:
As a fire performer in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I understand and
acknowledge the following rules set forth regarding fire performances:
a. All fire performers must meet with the venue’s fire safety attendant before their
performance in order for him/her to approve the implements and fuel for the
performance.
b. All fire performers must adhere to the rules of Portland City Code.
c. All fire performers must provide a “pink slip” from the City of Portland before their
performance. Note that the fire safety attendant is referenced as a “spotter” in City
of Portland materials.

d. All fire performers must provide proof of liability insurance before their performance.
As an aerial/pole performer in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I understand
and acknowledge the following rules set forth regarding aerial/pole performances:
a. All aerial/pole performers must meet with the venue’s safety attendant/stage hand
before their performance in order for him/her to approve the implements used for
the performance and discuss proper rigging technique pertaining to the venue.
b. All aerial/pole performers must provide proof of liability insurance before their
performance.
II. Drug and Alcohol Policy
As a performer in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I recognize and
acknowledge that illegal drug use and over consumption of alcohol at any program or event
of Metalesque Fest 2016 is strictly prohibited.
Although it is a legal medicinal and recreational drug in the state of Oregon, I understand
that consumption of marijuana IN ANY FORM on premises of the venues hosting events of
Metalesque Fest 2016 is banned. I understand that vaping is also prohibited. I understand
that if I am caught breaking these rules that I will be asked to leave the venue immediately
and will forfeit payment.
III. Waiver and Indemnification
I agree to waive and relinquish all claims I may have as a result of performing or occurring
in the period before or after any performance against Metalesque Fest 2016 and its officers,
agents, volunteers, employees, and independent contractors including claims arising from
defects in the facility, defects in equipment, or the negligence or willful actions of Windy City
Burlesque Festival or its officers, agents, volunteers, employees, and independent
contractors.
I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless Metalesque Fest 2016 and its officers,
agents, volunteers, employees, and independent contractors from my claims resulting from
injuries, including death, damages and losses sustained by me that arise out of, in
connection with, or in any way associated with the activities of this performance, the use of
the facilities or equipment provided, or occurring in the period before or after any
performance.
I agree that in the event that Metalesque Fest 2016 is required to defend against a claim
made by me, my heirs, agents, personal representatives, or assigns that Metalesque Fest
2016 shall be entitled to all reasonable attorney's fees and court expenses resulting
therefrom.
This Agreement shall be effective and binding upon my heirs, agents, personal
representatives, and assigns.
Metalesque Fest Photo and Video Waiver
I understand that Sign of the Beast Burlesque/Metalesque Fest 2016 is a for-profit
organization that promotes dance as an art form to the community at large. As such,
articles, brochures, videos and websites may be used commercially, promotionally, or

educationally and may include images/video of Metalesque Fest 2016 performers or other
participants in our programs.
I hereby permit the use of my image in photo/video form without limitation, whether
photographed, videotaped or otherwise recorded for use, in Sign of the Beast
Burlesque/Metalesque Fest 2016 commercial, publicity, or educational materials. These
materials include, but are not limited to, photos/videos of performances, email and social
media blasts, Sign of the Beast Burlesque/Metalesque Fest 2016 internet webpage and
social networking sites, various other publications.
This waiver may be revoked in writing at any time and Sign of the Beast
Burlesque/Metalesque Fest 2016 will no longer use your image as described in any future
publications if you so choose, but the revocation will not be retroactive and Sign of the
Beast Burlesque/Metalesque Fest 2016 shall have no obligation to remove your image from
prior publications and postings made before the written request.
In addition to the photos taken at Metalesque Fest 2016 events, I have provided the
producers with an image or images for pre-show promotions. I acknowledge that I have
express permission from the photographer to use these images and to allow Metalesque
Fest 2016 to use them as well.
I hereby permit the use of these images for the same purposes outlined above; and I
recognize and acknowledge that the images may be cropped or altered for use by
Metalesque Fest 2016; including addition of the show’s
watermark
Metalesque Fest Volunteer Agreement
As a volunteer in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I recognize and
acknowledge that the same rules and waivers set forth above for performers also apply to
me.
In addition, I recognize and acknowledge that my volunteer status denotes that I will
receive no payment for my participation in Metalesque Fest 2016.
Metalesque Fest Paid Staff Agreement
As a paid staff member in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I recognize and
acknowledge that the same rules and waivers set forth above for performers also apply to
me.
As a staff member in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I recognize and
acknowledge that my guaranteed payment is contingent upon my duties. Separate payment
agreements have been made for show hosts, fire safety attendants, stage managers, raffle
sales kittens, and headlining talent. Payments are outlined in separate agreements.
Metalesque Fest Performer Payment Agreement
As a performer in any program or event of Metalesque Fest 2016, I recognize and
acknowledge that my guaranteed base payment is $50.00 per set performed. I understand
that additional payment is contingent of ticket sales on the night of the show; and I
acknowledge that although it is unlikely, I may not make more than $50.00 from my
participation in this event.

*I have provided an email for electronic payment method (preferably Square Cash, Paypal
second preferred) and I understand that all payment for my participation in Metalesque Fest
2016 will be made in this way; and it may take up to one week after completion of all the
event dates (which would be calendar date November 12, 2016) for me to receive my
payment. I understand that NO CASH PAYMENTS will be made; no exceptions.
I HAVE READ AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS.
Sign and return:
(Legal Name) __________________________
Stage Name ___________________________
Date ______________________