More About Holelive.com
Holelive.com was created in late Summer of 2004. The idea had sprung up way before that. Eryn, Stephanie, and Jenny all met around the same time, around the beginning of 2001. They met at the Trading Post of what was then Hole.com. They bonded over their interest in Hole, Courtney, music, and live recordings. After building up all of their collections of rare Hole recordings, they began great friendships with each other. The idea was brought about because of their admiration of great trading sites like Livenirvana.com and several Smashing Pumpkins trading communities. These communities had extensive rules on their recordings. These rules made it difficult for a bad copy to circulate and difficult for people to get ripped off. This was exactly what the Trading Post at Hole.com needed.
The Hole trading world had its work cut out for them. The problems it faced included: MP3 sourced discs, discs with errors, bad sound qualities, incomplete setlists, and a strand of people who were notorious for ripping others off. They let the idea simmer for a while, and Jenny made a 'prototype' holelive.com. This site was located at www.toxicated.net/hole (which is no longer available). The site included an incomplete liveguide, concert reviews, and a small database of people willing to trade their Hole recordings.
The girls finally got all together and went on vacation to Seattle, WA for the 10th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's passing in April of 2004. Once all together, plans really started coming together. Planning on Holelive.com began in May of 2004 and construction began on the actual site in August of 2004. By September 1, the girls were ready to reveal their site.
Since then, we have had more than 200 members agree to our guidelines and have had many successful new circulations of new shows and better quality shows.