Pete Spynda, event producer, DJ, promoter, operations manager, Porta Potty mover
How he got the job: "I've been in bands and playing shows in Pittsburgh since I was 15. I didn't really decide to get into this, I was absorbed into it. Long story short, in 2012, I was working at a fabrication studio. It closed and I lost my job. At that point, I was already producing/DJ-ing Pandemic Dance Parties (and related events for 'global bass' or 'Global Music bands'). Bill Brittian, my friend and owner of Shadyside Nursery, invited me to throw a party there. That's where the concept of a weekly all-ages, all-inclusive Sunday evening music series began. That was the beginning of the end for me. From there I created Pgh Abides, Pittonkatonk, and took over Bayardstown Social Club."
What he does: "My job consists of... Oh god, do we really wanna go down this rabbit hole? Generally, I/we (the 'we' being my production partner Stephanie Brea) develop an idea/concept for a party, brainstorm and refine ideas, find a venue, decide who is going to do what and how, then we do initial press releases, social media, web development, poster design, more production meetings, networking, and a lot of wishful/hopeful thinking.